Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board acts on behalf of the membership of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC).  It sees that UUCC achieves the goals of its mission statement and the Board’s Ends policies with appropriate use of its resources. The Board also sees that unacceptable actions and situations as defined in the bylaws and in its policies are avoided.


 Current Board Members

POSITION NAME TERM
President Frank Hazzard Term ends 6/30/2018
First Vice President Jen Hayashi Becomes President  7/1/2018
Second Vice President Carla Gates Becomes First Vice President 7/1/ 2018
Treasurer Jodi Brown 3 Year Term ends 6/30/2018
Secretary Katja Rhoden 3 Year Term ends 6/30/2019
At Large John Harris 3 Year Term ends 6/30/2018
At Large Robin Hessey 3 Year Term ends 6/30/2020

Meetings, Milestones and Deadlines

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

The Board generally meets on the second Tuesday evening of the month at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.  Contact the Board for additional information about meetings and other pertinent dates.

May 2017 minutes
June 2017 agenda
April 2017 minutes


What the Board Does

The Board meets to establish congregational priorities by ensuring that Congregational Ends reflect the congregation’s collective purposes, by directly communicating its vision to the Executive Team, and by crafting the operating budget.  The Board also makes sure that the Executive Team both follows the policies set out in the Ends (it does so through the Ends Monitoring process), and stays within the boundaries prescribed by the congregation’s Administrative Limitations.  The Board acts as a representative of the congregation. In part, its representation derives from the fact that its members are elected; in addition, the Board listens directly to the concerns of congregants – you can make your concerns known by emailing the Board or filling out the contact form (links below), or attending a Board meeting and signing up to speak at the Listening Post.  For more details about how the Board operates, see the Governance Process.

The Board gets its power from the congregation’s Bylaws.  In turn, the Board, in its Board-Staff Linkage policy, has delegated the day to day operations of UUCC to the Executive Team, reserving the power to guide the overall course of the congregation and to monitor the Executive Team’s performance (this delegation structure is depicted in an operational org chart, linked from here).  It limits the scope of the Executive Team’s conduct by monitoring whether the Executive Team is furthering Congregational Ends and by making sure the Executive Team does not transgress the Administrative Limitations that the Board has put in place.


Contact The Board of Trustees

We welcome comments, questions, complaints, expressions of thanks, plaudits, suggestions, requests to come speak to us, and requests for assistance. We especially welcome your inquiries about how you can become involved with what we do. We’ll do our best to personally respond to each person who asks for a response.  We can be reached at board@uucolumbia.net.