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UUA Board of Trustees Announces Appointment of Denise Rimes as Vice Moderator

Denise Rimes

Denise Rimes

At its January 2016 meeting, the Board of Trustees accepted with deep regret the resignation of Trustee and Vice Moderator Susan Weaver. As was announced at that meeting, Susan’s resignation was for personal and family reasons and effective February 23, 2016.

The board met in executive session to consider and approve the appointment of Denise Rimes to fill the vacancy effective February 23, 2016 through June 26, 2016. She will also serve as Vice Moderator. The appointment announcement was delayed until the effective date of Susan Weaver’s resignation.

Denise was nominated by the Nominating Committee to stand for election as an at-large trustee at General Assembly in Columbus, OH, June 22-26, 2016.

Denise Rimes is a thirteen-year member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, VA. She was raised in the Jewish tradition but, as a religion major in college, she felt drawn to the teachings and principles of Unitarian Universalism after the 9/11 tragedies.

She has served in a variety of leadership roles in her congregation and in the broader denomination. Her most recent involvement includes:

  • Southeast District Ministerial Search Representative (2011-present)
  • President of the Southeast District (2012-2015)
  • Member, Board of Review, Unitarian Universalist Association
  • President, District Presidents’ Association (2015-2017)

She lives and works in Richmond, VA, and is married with two daughters and three grandchildren, to all of whom she credits her current hair color.