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 Co-Financial Advisors, 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 monthly throughout the course of the year.
The Board approves new congregations; 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packets, Minutes, and Reports
- Board meeting packets, minutes, and reports are organized chronologically.
News and Announcements
Board Statement on the Presidential Search Committee's Nomination for UUA President
We are delighted that the Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt has been nominated as a candidate for President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) by the Presidential Search Committee (PSC). She brings the wisdom, experience, and passion for our faith to lead us through the challenges and opportunities ahead.
We, the UUA Board, are grateful to the members of the PSC for their work and their willingness to take on the monumental task of understanding the needs of our community and finding candidates who can help us move forward. The work of volunteers makes this faith community possible. (Read more.)
Board Calls for Volunteers for Bylaws Renewal Team
Your Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees will soon be appointing members to a five to seven person Bylaws Renewal Team. This team will lead the work in reimagining and rewriting the UUA Bylaws as called for the in the 2022 General Assembly Business Resolution: Renewing UUA Bylaws for Theologically Grounded and Mission-Focused Governance (PDF). If you are interested in this work, please fill out this Volunteer General Interest Form and share your experience and interest in bylaws and governance. In addition, the Bylaws Renewal Team will be engaging thought partners and stakeholders to grapple with the bigger questions that arise in this process. Even if not selected for the Renewal Team, there will be other ways to be engaged in the process of reimagining the bylaws. (Read more and apply!)