UUSM Board of Trustees
UUSM’s Board of Trustees is elected by and acts on behalf of UUSM’s membership to promote the realization of the congregation’s Mission and Vision.
The Board governs with an emphasis on:
- outward vision rather than internal preoccupation
- encouragement of diversity in viewpoints
- collective rather than individual decisions
- future viewpoint rather than past or present, and with a proactive rather than reactive focus.
There are nine positions on the UUSM Board of Trustees – four officers (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) who serve for one-year terms; and five general trustees, who serve for two-year terms but continue go on to hold officer positions. Each board member serves as liaison to one or more functional areas within our community, such as Religious Exploration, the Facilities Committee, or the Campus Development Task Force. Nominations for new officers and trustees are made each spring by the Leadership Development Committee, and are approved by members at a congregational meeting.
UUSM’s 2019-2020 Board of Trustees
Officers, trustees, and liaison responsibilities for the 2018-2019 congregational year are as follows:
|President||Marty Hoffman||Campus Development Task Force (B. Du Mond) / Membership (C. Spearing)|
|Vice President||Shaun Collins||Tech Support / Website / Breeze (Staff)|
|Secretary||Christine Thorsteinson||Development/Sustainable Stewardship|
|Trustee 1||Jose Mendez||Facilities (J. Berdoulay / D. Candee / N. Martin) / Sanctuary (J. Thomas)|
|Trustee 2||Aleksey Lavery||Congregational Life (Rev. Ben)|
|Trustee 3||Betsy Blosser||Benefits & Compensation (K. Preston-Watson), Religious Exploration (K. Goka, T. Webster)|
|Trustee 4||Betsy Taub||Worship Associates/Pastoral Care (C. Hughan, S. Latner)|
|Trustee 5||Mike Williamson||Social Justice/Congregational Life|