Interim Search

Interim Search

On January 18, 2024, Rev. Paige Getty announced she would be departing UUCC at the end of the congregational year on June 30, 2024.

Read her letter to the congregation here.

Timeline

In the coming weeks, UUCC’s Board of Trustees will be available for conversation at the Board Corner during social hour on Sunday mornings. On January 28, 2024, the Board of Trustees met for a planning retreat to begin the interim ministry search process and establish an interim search committee; at the end of this process, we hope to invite an interim minister to serve UUCC for two years while the congregation undergoes a settled ministry search.

The Board will be following the guidance of the UUA’s Office of Transitions for the interim ministry search in spring 2024. The Board of Trustees will be adhering to the following Transition Timeline 2024 established by the Office of Transitions:

Description (with status in italics)Deadline
Recommended time minister announces departure — announced January 18January to mid-March
Board reads transitional ministry handbook — completedFebruary / early April
Board appoints Interim Minister Search Committee — announced on February 2February / early April
Interim Search Committee asks Transitions Office to initiate interim search — completedFebruary / early April
Interim Search Committee prepares interim search documents packet — in progressMarch / late April
Earliest publish date for congregational interim recordsThursday, April 4
Congregational interim record sheet (application) deadlineThursday, April 18
Names of interim ministers released to congregationsApril 28
Interim Search Committee submits lists of yeses / nos / maybes to Transitions OfficeMay 13
First offer date / offers extended by Interim Search Committee to interim ministersMay 15, noon EDT
Consultations with congregations interested in preparing for second offer dateMay 15-17
Interim search continues / names of interested ministers released to congregationsMay 20
Interim Search Committee submits lists of yeses / nos / maybes to Transitions OfficeJune 4
Second offer date / offers extended by search committee to interim ministersJune 6, noon EDT
Consultations with congregations unable to find an interim ministerJune 6-8

Key People

Per the guidance of the Office of Transitions, the interim search committee is composed of three members of UUCC’s current Board of Trustees. Our interim search committee members are Meagan Lopes, Becky Reese, and Regina Verow.

The Board of Trustees will be supported through this process by Lenore Bajare-Dukes, our Central East Region point-of-contact at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Our Interim Search Committee is also working closely with Christine Purcell, Transitions Program Manager on the UUA’s Congregational Life field staff team

Updates

As the interim search process gets underway, members of the Board of Trustees, the interim search committee, and other congregants will share updates and reflections about the process in blogposts. Those blogposts can be found here:

Resources

Contact