Board of Trustees 2018-12-20T22:04:43+00:00

The Board of Trustees is the highest administrative policymaking, long-range planning and visioning body of the Fellowship. The Board of Trustees meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, at 7:00pm in the social hall. The meetings are open to all Fellowship members. If you have an item which you would like to have included on the meeting agenda please contact the Board Chair, Kelley Hughes (UUKelley@hotmail.com). Committees may also work with their BOT Liaisons to present items to the Board.

November Notes 2018

MVUUF’s board has moved and approved to ordain our Minister of Congregational Programs, Andrea Johnson.

We learned in November the joyous news that Andrea received “preliminary fellowship” from the UUA. Preliminary fellowship is our denomination’s way of formally recognizing the transition from a ministerial student to “minister.”

A minister in the UUA becomes “Reverend” only after a congregation ordains her or him. I am delight-ed to say that Andrea has asked MVUUF to be her ordaining congregation.

This is an honor MVUUF has received in the past. We have “grown” and ordained both community and parish ministers, including Roberta Haskin, Mary Samuels, Carol Martinacco, and our current parish minister, Laura Thompson. A special meeting of members to hold a vote for this will occur directly after the service on December 16.

Another special highlight: We voted to approve and welcome the following people into MVUUF membership:

Alan Phillips, Kirk and Madolynn Duckwall and JC (Jacqueline) St. Onge-Holm and John Holm

Officers of the Fellowship

Chair: Kelley Hughes

Chair-Elect:  Nancy Buckman (also serves as Program Council facilitator)

Treasurer: Dale Lewellyn

Secretary: David Olson

Trustees

Max Chessler

Diane Bick

Tom Schoenbauer

Judith Anderson

Board Covenant

MINNESOTA VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWHIP BOARD COVENANT APPROVED OCTOBER 14, 2009 To serve the congregational mission, the board at MVUUF will: Lead with vision and continue to learn; Openly and intentionally communicate with the congregation; Respect the work of committees, chairs, staff and minister; and, Presume good faith. As board members we will respect our time together and will: Come regularly and on time to board meetings; Come prepared by reading board e-mails and relevant documents in advance; Seek and share appropriate knowledge so we all have information for wise decisions; Keep commitments to each other and to the congregation; Actively seek and listen to all points of views and share our own; Be brief; Share in the work of the board; If unable to fulfill responsibilities, resign so a new trustee can be named; Ensure that all board members are involved in decisions requiring a congregational vote; Stand by board decisions and speak to the congregation with one voice; Avoid triangulation; Stay connected to, and actively involved in, the church community; and, Maintain perspective and a sense of humor.

Fellowship Bylaws

The bylaws as amended 5/16/2015 can be downloaded as a pdf.

Governance Manual

The Governance Manual as amended 12/15/2016 can be downloaded as a pdf