UUA Board of Trustees Announces Interim Co-Presidents
On Monday, April 10, 2017, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint the Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt, the Rev. William G. Sinkford, and Dr. Leon Spencer to serve as interim Co-Presidents of the Association until June 24, 2017 when a new president will be elected at the Association's annual General Assembly. This decision was necessitated by the resignation last month of UUA President Rev. Peter Morales. Information on Morales' resignation and other staff changes can be found in UU World articles.
The Rev. Dr. Betancourt is the Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at Starr King School for the Ministry and will serve as Interim Co-President for the Commission for Institutional Change. The Rev. Sinkford, Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon, served as UUA President from 2001-2009, and will now serve as Interim Co-President for the role of President as described in the UUA bylaws. Dr. Leon Spencer is Professor Emeritus in Leadership, Technology and Human Development at the University of Southern Georgia and will serve as Interim Co-President for Constituent Outreach.
We are grateful to these leaders for their commitment to Unitarian Universalism and their willingness to lead in a time of significant reflection and change at the UUA.