OBIC Board Highlights — May 2024

OBIC Board Highlights — May 2024

Did you know that UUCC owns ~90% of the entity that is the Owen Brown Interfaith Center? We share ownership with Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC). You can learn more about this arrangement here.  

The success of OBIC is integral to the success of UUCC: not only are we financially responsible for the operations of OBIC, but OBIC is a tangible way we live our pluralistic values here in Howard County. 

OBIC is its own 501(c)3 nonprofit separate from the two owning congregations with its own management, staff, and board of directors. UUCC is represented on the board by 5 UUCC congregants. This year’s representatives are Linda Adcox-Kimmel, Ed Gaddy, Gregory Seidman, Lindsay Thompson, and Richard Yocum. 

To help UUCC congregants understand and learn how to support OBIC (and UUCC as a result), our UUCC OBIC directors will share highlights and updates from the OBIC board here in this Good Governance blog.


The OBIC Board met over Zoom on May 21 for regular business. The Board discussed retaining OBIC employees by giving raises, candidate congregations who might join OBIC as owners, marketing OBIC rental space, attracting congregants to attend board meetings, and standardizing the process for congregants to request maintenance on the building. UUCC’s recent accessibility survey, which brought up issues OBIC may address, was discussed briefly and the Board will continue to discuss via email. The Board closed by choosing June 18 for the next meeting.

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