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, 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, 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.
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 [at] uua [dot] 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 [at] uua [dot] org.
Packets, Minutes, and Reports
- Board meeting packets, minutes, and reports are organized chronologically.
News and Announcements
Nominations for Election at General Assembly 2020
Elections for the following positions will take place at General Assembly (GA) 2020 in Providence, RI.
Board of Trustees
- 3-Year Term
- Kathleen Burek
- Barbara De Leeuw
- John Newhall
- Bill Young
- 2-Year Term
- Rebecca Throop (Youth Trustee)
General Assembly Planning Committee
- 4-Year Term
- Andrea Lerner
- 3-Year Term
- Ben Gabel
- Yadenee Hailu
- Carrie Stewart
Board Announces Its Nominations for Co-Moderators of the Association
The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce its unanimous nomination of the Rev. Meg Riley and Charles Du Mond for election as the next co-moderators of the UUA, at the special election to be held at General Assembly (GA) 2020, in Providence, RI. If elected, they will serve in this position for a term beginning at the conclusion of GA 2020 and ending at the conclusion of GA 2025.
The Board and the two Moderator Search Committees that have brought us to this point have worked hard over the past two years to understand and re-envision the roles of the moderatorship. They recognized from the search a year ago that the combination of unique challenges in our time and the expectations that have grown up around the moderator role have made it increasingly hard to find the right candidate or candidates who could afford to commit to the exceptional demands of this volunteer position. They also understood it was essential to bring forth people who could offer substantial leadership to help move forward the shared vision and goals of the Board and the Administration. (Read the full announcement.)