Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the Association and carries out policies and directives, acting for the Association between General Assemblies. The Board is composed of the Co-Moderators, who chair the Board, the Financial Advisor, and ten trustees elected at large. The Youth Observers and the President of the Association are members of the Board without voting privileges. The Board meets at least quarterly, with additional conference call meetings throughout the course of the year.
The Board approves new congregations, associate organizations, and affiliate member organizations; defines rules for Association membership, General Assembly (GA) procedures, ministerial and religious educator credentialing, and delegate accreditation; sets the business agenda for General Assemblies and schedules the time and location; proposes amendments to bylaws and rules; appoints members of board committees and officers of the Association; nominates candidates for Moderator; adopts the annual budget; oversees investments; appoints study commissions as required by the bylaws; creates policies to promote openness and transparency and to establish the boundaries and goals governing the work of the staff and committees; and assigns new congregations to districts.
- Covenant of the UUA Board of Trustees (PDF, 1 page)
Packets, Minutes, and Reports
- Board meeting packets, minutes, and reports are organized chronologically.
News and Announcements
Our Abundance of Resources
At General Assembly, there will be a multitude of resources that will be available, and there is a wealth of very current resources that are available to congregations and covenanted communities facing challenges in today’s society. We also have newly updated resources online for congregational and covenanted community leaders. (Read the full statement.)
Supporting Religious Professionals of Color in Our Congregations and Covenanted Communities
Your Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees wants to make sure you know what we are discussing at our Board meetings. At the April 2018 Board meeting, among other conversations, we had a robust discussion on the issues and challenges facing religious professionals of color. (Read the full statement.)
Join the Board's Webinar, "What General Assembly Delegates Can Expect at GA 2018"
If you are attending General Assembly (GA) 2018 this summer as a delegate, either in Kansas City or as an offsite delegate, the Board of Trustees Cordially invites you to the webinars "What to Expect at GA" as they discuss the business agenda for this year—including multiple bylaw amendments, congregational study action issues, and changes to the process. Your delegate experience will be greatly enhanced by being prepared for the mini-assemblies and discernment and discussion on important issues. (Watch the webinar and find out what you need to know.)
Join Us at General Assembly 2018!
Our theme this year is “All Are Called,”reminding us that while we may be called in many different ways, we are all called. General Assembly (GA) gives us an opportunity to navigate the landscape of today’s world together, joining our efforts to continue crafting this faith we love. The manner and ways in which we conduct our business is the institutional embodiment of how we live our faith. This year we will discern and discuss multiple recommendations for bylaw changes, justice issues, and more. Please join us in what promises to be a series of rich conversations. Stay tuned for Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board Office Hours, where we can visit with you. (Read the full invitation.)
Statement on the 2019 Moderator Election
With gratitude to the Moderator Nominating Committee, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is unable to announce a candidate for nomination to the position of UUA moderator by the February 1 deadline. In their search and deliberations, the Moderator Nominating Committee discovered that the job of moderator requires more time than many volunteers are able to give to the Unitarian Universalist faith movement. This is particularly true as we strive to make the position accessible to someone who is not yet retired nor has the financial means to do the job as it is currently perceived. (Read the full statement.)
Nominations for Election at General Assembly 2018
Elections for the following positions will be held at General Assembly (GA) 2018 in Kansas City, MO.
Board of Trustees
- 2018: 4 open seats
- 3-year terms
- Patrick McLaughlin
- Tim Atkins
- Greg Boyd
- Latifah Woodhouse
- 3-year terms
- 2018: 3 open seats
- 3-year terms
- Joe Cherry
- Aisha Hauser
- Sana Saeed
- 3-year terms
Read the full roster.
Statement from Co-Moderators Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams
We are excited, humbled and honored to be selected to be the Interim Co-Moderators for this coming year. Our passionate love of our faith calls us to leadership and service in this time of transition. Both life-long Unitarian Universalists, we collectively bring wisdom, broad experience, and are rooted in what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. We have known each other for over 15 years and had the pleasure of co-leading the Right Relationship Team at the 2013 General Assembly in Louisville, KY. (Read the full statement.)
Board Appoints Co-Moderators
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Co-Moderators following the passing of our beloved Moderator Jim Key in June. We are delighted that Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams have agreed to serve as Co-Moderators until a special election for Moderator can be held at the 2018 General Assembly. The Board intends that the new Co-Moderators shall function with the co-equal authority and duties of the Moderator position. (Read the full announcement.)