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Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Grid of Members of the UUA Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting on October 17, 2020.

Members of the UUA Board of Trustees gathered together via Zoom at the October 2020 meeting

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, ten trustees elected at large, and two youth trustees. The President of the Association is the member 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 and covenanting communities, 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; and creates policies to promote openness and transparency and to establish the boundaries and goals governing the work of the staff and committees.

Contacting the Board

The UUA Board of Trustees welcomes communication, comments, questions, and suggestions. If you would like to contact the Board, including to request time on the agenda at an upcoming board meeting, please email board-contact@uua.org. Emails will receive an acknowledgement and will be reviewed by Board members at the next available opportunity, recognizing that Board members are volunteers. Smaller questions and comments may receive a response within a week, while more detailed or substantive questions and comments are typically discussed at the next monthly Board meeting.

If you have an urgent need, contact Stephanie Carey Maron at scarey@uua.org

Packets, Minutes, and Reports

News and Announcements

Board Statement in Response to Association of Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries’ “Update on GA 2020 and Other Advocacy Work”

The UUA Board intends to continue the process of developing a memorandum of understanding with Association of Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (AUUMM) that provides for an equitable and inclusive approach to the work of professional music leaders at General Assembly (GA). Last month, the General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC) wrote to the Board requesting support in resolving concerns raised over the past year by AUUMM about the GA planning process. GAPC noted they had met half a dozen times with Board members of the AUUMM in the past year to address stated concerns, and that they had already taken the following actions based on those concerns: (Read the full statement.)

Join the Board's Webinar About What to Expect at General Assembly 2020

In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith ask of us?

At this year’s fully virtual General Assembly (GA), we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. During this time of rapid change, the collective practice of our faith evolves and adapts to follow that path. Whether you're a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, please join us at a pre-GA webinar to learn about some of these changes. Members of the Board of Trustees will provide an overview of some of the changes, along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions. (Read more and register for a webinar.)

Nominations for Election at General Assembly 2020

The following people will be installed in their positions at General Assembly (GA) 2020.

Board of Trustees

  • 3-Year Term
    • Kathy Burek
    • Barbara De Leeuw
    • John Newhall
    • Bill Young​​
  • 2-Year Term
    • Rebecca Throop (Youth Trustee)

(Read the full slate of nominees.)

Complete Board Announcement List