chalice Ministerial Settlement System
Opportunities for Ministry

Below are listed all UUA congregations in which a ministry position is in some stage of transition, according to information received by the Transitions Office. Ministers may find the list of those congregations now actively seeking to fill a ministry position, together with links to their Congregational Records, by entering the UUA Settlement System.

The S&H code of a congregation which does not meet the UUA-recommended benefits and expenses will receive an asterisk. Criteria for qualification are listed in the Compensation (PDF) section of the Settlement Handbook.

Contact the Transitions Office at transitions@uua.org, the Rev. Keith Kron, Ministerial Transitions Director 617/948-6409.

Symbol Meaning
+ committee has received names
X committee has selected a candidate
# no more names wanted
@ contact District Executive
% multi-denominational
& not in UUA

Congregation
Size

Typically
Recommended Salary

I. Small (under 150 members)

A

II. Midsize I (150-249 members)

B

III. Midsize II (250-349)

C

IV. Midsize III (350-499)

D

V. Large I (500-749)

E

VI. Large II (750 and over)

F

Note: "S" indicates S & H less than UUA-recommended minimum for the geographic area, "P" indicates part-time ministry offered, and an "*" next to any letter indicates that the recommended benefits and professional expenses are not being offered.

 

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Assistant/Second (Contract or Settled)

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
San Diego, CAFirst UU Church of San Diego FullMinister of Music and Worship Arts; For the full job description, please visit http://www.firstuusandiego.org/minister-of-music-and-worship-arts-job-postingJuly 2015
Santa Barbara, CAUnitarian Society of Santa Barbara Full(Julia Hamilton)August 2015
Atlanta, GAUU Congregation of Atlanta, AssistantEFullJane ThickstunAugust 2015
Geneva, ILUnitarian Universalist Society of GenevaCFullSeeking Assistant MinisterAugust 2015
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian UniversalistCFull August 2015
Raleigh, NCUU Fellowship of RaleighEFull August 2015
Seattle, WAUniversity Unitarian ChurchEFull(Matt Cockrum)August 2015
Brookfield, WIUnitarian Universalist Church WestP50%For more information see congregational record and contact Rev. Suzelle Lynch at rev.lynch@uucw.orgAugust 2015

Community

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Wellesley Hills, MAWellesley College FullDean of Religious and Spiritual Life. Application deadline noon on March 6. For more information contact David Mersky david@merskyjaffe.comJuly 2013
Detroit, MIBreathe Life Healing Centers FullSpiritual Director - For more information, http://www.breathelhc.org/job/spiritual-director/January 2015
Somerville, MASomerville-Cambridge Elder Services, Inc. 25%Seeking Part-time Spiritual Caregiving Coordinator. For more information, see http://eldercare.org/join-us/job-opportunities/March 2015
Annapolis, MDUS Naval Academy FullSeeking a Chaplain. Complete information can be found at: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Chaplain.php. The application period will end on January 6, 2015 

Contract

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
St Louis, MOEthical Society of St. Louis Fullsee ww.ethicalstl/blogs/jobs/outreach-leader-position for more information and to applyJune 2014
Lakeland, FLUU Congregation of Lakeland FullJanet Onnie; please contact Transitions Office @ transitions@uua.org for more information (and see CR in settlement system)August 2014
Tarpon Springs, FLUU Church of Tarpon Springs3/475%For more information, please see congregational recordSeptember 2014
Hamilton, ONTFirst Unitarian Church of Hamilton 50%Assistant Minister (Outreach/Social Justice). For more information see http://www.firstunitarianhamilton.org/administration/2014May15OM_Recruitment_Announcement.pdf Application deadline June 1, 2014September 2014
Aiken, SCAiken Unitarian Universalist ChurchP50%For more information see http://aikenuu.org/we-are-seeking-a-new-minister/ and contact Julie Evonna julieevonna@gmail.comSeptember 2014
Concord, MAFirst Parish in Concord FullInterim Director of Religious Education/Interim Minister of Religious Education (January 3, 2015 through June 30, 2015.) Contact Rev. Howard Dana hdana@firstparish.org. See http://www.firstparish.org/cms/about-first-parish/job-openingsJanuary 2015
Kerrville, TXUU Church of the Hill Country TBDFor more information call Ellen Jackson at (830) 895-4148 or (830) 357-1234 or email Bob Lentner. 1/2 to 3/4 time position rwlinthewest@yahoo.com.January 2015
Chester, VTFirst Universalist Parish 50% January 2015
Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 50%For more information please see http://media.wix.com/ugd/e20d54_7eb70fc29b644fb1a5700120600999e3.pdfJune 2015
Carbondale, COTwo Rivers Unitarian Universalists 50%For more information see http://tworiversuu.org/two-rivers-uu-seeks-part-time-minister/ and contact Sue Coyle at soprissue2@aol.comAugust 2015
Greeley, COUU Church of Greeley 50%For more information contact Hollis Berendt at hollisbeth28@gmail.comAugust 2015
Danvers, MANorthshore UU Church 50%To access the recruiting package for Half-Time Contract Minister, email nsuusearch@gmail.com. See our Congregational Record.August 2015
St. Cloud, MNSt. Cloud UU Fellowship 50%For more information contact Lisa Presley lpresley@uua.orgAugust 2015
Kitty Hawk, NCUU Congregation of the Outer Banks 50%For more information please see congregational record and contact Douglas Kent Zimmerman at zimmerdk@jmu.eduAugust 2015
Laramie, WYUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie 50%For more information, please see congregational recordAugust 2015
St. Augustine, FLUU Fellowship of St. Augustine, Inc 50%For more information, contact Beverly Cree (bjcree@gmail.com). Deadline for application is 2/28/2015.September 2015
Southold, NYFirst Universalist Church of Southold 50% September 2015
Pasco, WACommunity UU Church 50%For more information, contact the Rev. Sarah Schurr (sschurr@uuma.org), PNWD Ministerial Transitions TeamSeptember 2015

Developmental

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Ellensburg, WAKittitas Valley UU CongregationP25%For more information, contact the Rev. Sarah Schurr (sschurr@uuma.org), PNWD Ministerial Transitions Team.January 2015
Bridgehampton, NYUU Congregation of the South Fork 75%Nancy ArnoldFebruary 2015
Austin, TXWildflower Church Full February 2015
Laguna Beach, CAUU Fellowship of Laguna Beach 50%Donald CameronAugust 2015
Wilmington, DEFirst Unitarian Church of Wilmington Full August 2015
X Gainesville, FLUU Fellowship of Gainesville Full August 2015
Manhattan, KSUU Fellowship of Manhattan Full August 2015
Las Vegas, NVUnitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas FullIan Riddell, developmentalAugust 2015
Williamsville, NYUU Church of Amherst Full August 2015
College Station, TXUU Church of the Brazos Valley FullSam SchaalAugust 2015
Norfolk, VAUnitarian Church of Norfolk Full August 2015
Barre, VTFirst Church Universalist of Barre Full August 2015
Weymouth, MAUU Church of Weymouth 75%Danielle DiBona 

Interim

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato Full2 1/2 year interimJanuary 2015
Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of Ithaca Full18 month interimJanuary 2015
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania County Full August 2015
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie Full August 2015

Settled

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Pasadena, CANeighborhood UU Church of Pasadena Full(Lissa Gundlach)February 2015
# Fairbanks, AKUU Fellowship of FairbanksP75%Tracy SpringberryAugust 2015
# Little Rock, ARUU Church of Little RockBFullJennie BarringtonAugust 2015
Prescott, AZGranite Peak UU CongregationBFullJacqueline ZieglerAugust 2015
Carmel, CAUU Church of the Monterey PeninsulaCFullDennis HamiltonAugust 2015
Chico, CAUU Fellowship in Chico*75% August 2015
# Fresno, CAUU Church of FresnoDFullSofia BetencourtAugust 2015
La Crescenta, CAUU Church of the Verdugo HillsAFull August 2015
# Boulder, COUnitarian Universalist Church of BoulderCFullHowell Lind ( as Developmental Minister)August 2015
Hamden, CTUnitarian Society of New HavenDFullEmily Melcher/Fritz HudsonAugust 2015
Westport, CTThe Unitarian Church in WestportFFullRoberta FinkelsteinAugust 2015
Clearwater, FLUUs of ClearwaterCFullAnthony JohnsonAugust 2015
Ormond Beach, FLUnitarian Universalists Daytona Beach FullCraig RoshavenAugust 2015
Tampa, FLUU ChurchBFullDoak MansfieldAugust 2015
# Boise, IDBoise UU FellowshipCFullDana WorsnopAugust 2015
Elgin, ILUU Church of ElginAFullLise Adams SherryAugust 2015
# Lexington, KYUU Church of Lexington KYCFullGretchen WoodsAugust 2015
Gloucester, MAGloucester UU ChurchP75%Jenny RankinAugust 2015
Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and UptonAFullDacia ReidAugust 2015
# Hopedale, MAHopedale Unitarian ParishAFullBeverly WaringAugust 2015
Lincoln, MAFirst Parish ChurchDFullJohn NicholsAugust 2015
Norwell, MAFirst Parish Norwell UUBFullLeonard DeRocheAugust 2015
Westborough, MAUU Congregational Society of WestboroughAFullJ. Mark WorthAugust 2015
Winchester, MAWinchester Unitarian SocietyDFullTrica Brennan and Cricket PotterAugust 2015
Finksburg, MDCedarhurst Unitarian UniversalistsP75%Bruce MarshallAugust 2015
Castine, MEUU Congregation of CastineAFullCharles StephensAugust 2015
Houghton, MIKeweenaw UU FellowshipAFull August 2015
Kalamazoo, MIPeople's ChurchAFullPam Allen-Thompson/Dave Johnson (KS)August 2015
Kalispell, MTGlacier UU Fellowship 50%Mary WellemeyerAugust 2015
# Nashua, NHUU Church of NashuaCFullOlivia Holmes/Janet NewmanAugust 2015
Buffalo, NYUU Church of BuffaloDFullMary Hnottavange-Telleen, AIMAugust 2015
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU FellowshipBFullMary MooreAugust 2015
Oregon City, ORAtkinson Memorial ChurchBFullCraig MoroAugust 2015
Devon, PAMain Line Unitarian ChurchEFullEvan KeelyAugust 2015
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of HarrisburgCFullEric PosaAugust 2015
Nashville, TNGreater Nashville UU CongregationAFullRachel LonbergAugust 2015
# San Antonio, TXFirst UU Church of San AntonioDFullMaureen KilloranAugust 2015
Fredericksburg, VAUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of FredericksburgBFullWalter Braman (part-time, contract)August 2015
# Oakton, VAUU Congregation of FairfaxFFullJennifer BrooksAugust 2015
Roanoke, VAUU Church of RoanokeBFullDavid Owen-O'QuillAugust 2015
Waynesboro, VAUU Fellowship of WaynesboroBFullAlex RichardsonAugust 2015
# Montpelier, VTUnitarian Church of MontpelierBFullSteve EdingtonAugust 2015
Summit, NJUnitarian Church in Summit FullTerry SweetserJanuary 2016
Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullJoanne GianninoAugust 2016
Berkeley, CAUU Church of Berkeley FullGreg WardAugust 2016
Canoga Park, CAEmerson UU Church FullMike YoungAugust 2016
Fullerton, CAUU Church in Fullerton FullSteve FurrerAugust 2016
Grass Valley, CAUU Community of the Mountains FullDavid UsherAugust 2016
Hayward, CAStarr King UU Church FullJoy AtkinsonAugust 2016
Fort Collins, COFoothills Unitarian Church FullDavid KeyesAugust 2016
Madison, CTShoreline UU Society FullLyn OglesbyAugust 2016
Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta North FullCynthia PrescottAugust 2016
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU FullJeff BriereAugust 2016
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church FullSunshine WolfeAugust 2016
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of Chicago FullJennifer NordstromAugust 2016
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian Church FullMarlene WalkerAugust 2016
Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington Inc FullDoug WadkinsAugust 2016
Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU Church FullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2016
Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Memorial Church FullBob McKetchnieAugust 2016
Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UU FullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2016
Milton, MAFirst Parish Milton FullHank PeirceAugust 2016
Northboro, MAFirst Parish Church UU FullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2016
Stoughton, MAFirst Parish Universalist FullStephen CookAugust 2016
Bangor, MEUU Society FullArt VaeniAugust 2016
Farmington Hills, MIUU Church of Farmington Full August 2016
Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian Society 75%Karen GustafsonAugust 2016
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of Lincoln FullJustin OstermanAugust 2016
Omaha, NE2nd Unitarian FullFrieda GillespieAugust 2016
Peterborough, NHPeterborough UU Church Full August 2016
Plymouth, NHStarr King UU Fellowship FullJudith Smith-ValleyAugust 2016
Tamworth, NHUU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes 75%David ChandlerAugust 2016
Baptistown, NJFirst UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County FullLarry SmithAugust 2016
East Brunswick, NJThe Unitarian Society of East Brunswick FullCarol Cissel ThomasAugust 2016
Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore 75%Cynthia CainAugust 2016
New York City, NYFourth Universalist Society FullSusan MilnorAugust 2016
Schenectady, NYUU Society FullMargret O'NeallAugust 2016
Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church of Philadelphia FullSusan RakAugust 2016
West Chester, PAUnitarian Fellowship of West Chester FullBill ZelaznyAugust 2016
Peace Dale, RIUU Congregation of South County 75%Jan KnostAugust 2016
Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of Beaufort FullKevin TarsaAugust 2016
Carrollton, TXHorizon UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2016
Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus Christi FullPam Allen-ThompsonAugust 2016
Fort Worth, TXWestside UU Church FullAlex HoltAugust 2016
Ogden, UTUU Church of Ogden FullShelley PageAugust 2016
Reston, VAThe UU Church in Reston FullBarbara CoeymanAugust 2016
Brattleboro, VTAll Souls UU Church 75%Ann WilleverAugust 2016
Olympia, WAOlympia UU Congregation FullEmily MelcherAugust 2016
Kenosha, WIBradford Community Church UU FullLillie Mae HenleyAugust 2016
Milwaukee, WIFirst Unitarian Society of Milwaukee FullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2016
Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of Wausau FullLaurie BushbaumAugust 2016
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of Charleston FullTricia HartAugust 20, 2016

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