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
Moderator Election Planned for 2020
Earlier this year, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees reported that we did not have a candidate to propose for the 2019 Moderator election. Despite a thorough search by the Moderator Search Committee, there was not a candidate who was willing to undertake the role. In addition, the report from the Search Committee raised specific questions and concerns that came from potential candidates about the structure and expectations of the position. (Read the full announcement.)
Board Announces Resignation of Christina Rivera
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees announced it had received the resignation of trustee Christina Rivera, effective December 31, 2018. Ms. Rivera, elected to the Board in 2014, currently serves as Secretary and previously served as Financial Secretary.
“For the past four and a half years I have had just about every experience you can imagine on the Board,” said Ms. Rivera. “I have put the best of my abilities to work for our faith, serving with a deep and abiding love for Unitarian Universalism. Some of my proudest moments as a UU are intertwined with my Board service, and it is with deep sadness that I tender my resignation.” (Read the full statement.)
Nominations for Election at General Assembly 2019
Commission on Appraisal
- Victor Ashear
- Madeleine Campbell
- Rodney Lemery
Commission on Social Witness
- Jessica Star Rockers
- Pippin Whitaker
(Read the full roster.)