Trust & Reconciliation Committee

Trust & Reconciliation Committee

The Trust & Reconciliation Committee (TRC) includes: Laurie Coltri (chair), Laurie Alderman, Jill Christianson, Liam Estell, Suzi Gerb, Alice Pham, Becky Reese, Phil Webster, and Jim Johnston (Board Liaison).  

The TRC was formed by the Board of Trustees to respond to what some call “troubles” or “problems” and others might call “conflict” or “discord” within our congregation.  There are many perspectives on what, exactly, these troubles are about, but people can agree that they feel disappointed and sad about how they are affecting our community.

The TRC’s purpose is to diagnose these troubles and to pass their diagnosis, with recommendations for healing, along to the Board. 

Listening Session Initiative

A centerpiece of the committee’s efforts was active listening sessions with congregants who volunteered to talk and share their concerns and perspectives. A total of 89 volunteers came forward to speak, and the committee is so very grateful for their participation.

Trust & Reconciliation Committee Final Report

The TRC synthesized what they heard in listening sessions to diagnose the situation and create recommendations for UUCC.  The recommendations were presented at the monthly Board meeting on May 11, as well as to the congregation at the Annual Meeting on June 6. The final report was delivered to the Board prior to the Annual Meeting and is now available for the congregation to read.

Resources

Contact Us

To contact the committee, please email trc@uucolumbia.net.