Presidential Search Committee

Six members of the Presidential Search Committee in a Zoom meeting.

The Presidential Search Committee selects nominees for the position of President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The next UUA presidential election will take place at General Assembly 2023.

Nomination of Candidate for UUA President

After months of careful and caring discernment, on November 15, 2022, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Presidential Search Committee (PSC) announced its nomination for the next President of the UUA: the Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt.

Read more about this in the press release of the PSC's announcement.

The UUA Board of Trustees released a statement about the Presidential Search Committee's nomination of the Rev. Dr. Betancourt.

Application for UUA President

The Presidential Search Committee accepted applications for the next President of the UUA. The application was closed on July 15, 2022.


As the UUA Presidential Search Committee, we strive to work together as a team of dedicated volunteers to identify candidates who will serve and lead our faith tradition well, in preparation for the presidential election in 2023. Holding in common our love for Unitarian Universalism, and our commitment to transparency, inclusion, and dismantling systems of oppression, we affirm this covenant and promise one another:

  • that we will prioritize this work being clear about the commitments we are making and the capacity they require, and following through to the best of our ability.
  • that we will hold a balance of confidentiality and transparency within this space, knowing that our work is at times delicate, requiring discretion, and that we want the process of our work to be understood and affirmed by our larger community.
  • that we will honor the identities and skills we each bring to this team, and remember the unequal sacrifices required to contribute.
  • that we all have permission to be messy, and commit to practicing grace and forgiveness.
  • that we will share the responsibility of acknowledging and countering oppressive power structures, and ensuring that it does not fall to those of us who are most marginalized to point out when these oppressive systems are being enacted.
  • that we will listen actively and speak candidly with each other, seeking deep collaboration and healthy communication.
  • that we will remain open to possibility and embrace innovation.
  • that we will regularly return to gratitude and joy, reminded that this work should be spiritually fulfilling.

Knowing that we will fall short of these promises, we understand that it will take acts of accountability to return to right relationship.

Knowing that our needs may change throughout our time together, we commit to returning to these promises every two to three months.

In commitment to our work together, we affirm this covenant.