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, 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


Recommended Salary

I. Small (under 150 members)


II. Midsize I (150-249 members)


III. Midsize II (250-349)


IV. Midsize III (350-499)


V. Large I (500-749)


VI. Large II (750 and over)


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
Chestnut Hill, MAFirst Church in Chestnut Hill 50%Minister of Religious Education. For more information see 2017
Asheville, NCUU Congregation of AshevilleEFullMinister of Faith Development. For more information see and contact Rev. Mark Ward at minister@uuasheville.orgJuly 2018
Paradise Valley, AZUU Congregation of PhoenixCFullAssistant Minister for Congregational Life. For more information, contact Rev. Margret A. O'Neall at minister@phoenixuu.orgAugust 2018
Denver, COFirst Universalist Church of DenverEFullAssistant MinisterAugust 2018
Indianapolis, INAll Souls Unitarian ChurchP75%Congregational Life MinisterAugust 2018
Northampton, MAUnitarian Society of Northampton and FlorenceP75%Community Engagement Minister (apply through the settlement system)August 2018
Mahtomedi, MNWhite Bear UU ChurchEFullAssistant Minister (apply through the settlement system)August 2018
Houston, TXFirst UU Church of Houston FullFor more information please contact Rev. Daniel O'Connell at daniel@firstuu.orgAugust 2018
Bethesda, MDRiver Road UU Congregation FullMinister (or Director) of Justice and Community Building. For more information, contact Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd at revnancymladd@gmail.comAugust 15, 2018


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Vienna, VANorthern Virginia Ethical Society 25%Director of Ethical Education. For more information see 2017 or earlier
Chicago, ILMeadville Lombard Theological School FullDirector of Development. For more information see 2018 - negotiable
Cambridge, MAFriends Meeting at Cambridge FullYouth Ministries and Education Coordinator - For more information see Applications due by October 18, 2017.January 2, 2018
Washington, DCNational Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) FullDirector of U.S. Prisons Program - Further details are available at and deadline 8/18/2017
Washington, DCFaith in Public Life FullOrganizing and Outreach Director - For more information see 10/6/2017 - Immediate opening


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Northfield, MAFirst Parish of Northfield, Unitarian 25%For more information contact Stephanie Ciccarello at sciccarello@hotmail.comJuly 2017
Southold, NYFirst Universalist Church of Southold 75%Parsonage available. For more information see congregational record and contact Cecilia Loucka at czloucka@yahoo.comAugust 2017 - flexible
Ashby, MAFirst Parish Church, UU 25%For more information contact Ward Clark at ward@wardclark.comSeptember 2017
Cortland, NYUU Church of Cortland TBDApproximately 25 hours per month. For more information contact Marion Lutz at marionlutz@mac.comSeptember 2017
White Stone, VAUU Fellowship of the Rappahannock 25%For more information see and contact Ruth Micklem: ruthmicklem@gmail.comSeptember 2017
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland TBDActing DRE/MRE/DLL - 1 Full Time or 2 Part Time positions - For more information contact Mary Ellen McNulty at memshaker@gmail.comJanuary 2018
Valparaiso, FLUU Fellowship of the Emerald Coast 50%For more information see and contact Jane Park MSCchair@uufec.comJanuary 2018 - flexible
Rockledge, FL Friendship Fellowship at Pineda FullFor more information see and contact Andy Petruska at capt446@aol.comJanuary 2018 - negotiable
Cincinnati, OHSt. John's Unitarian Universalist - Director of Lifespan Religious Education FullFor more information see and contact Mitra Jafarzadeh at office@stjohnsuu.orgJanuary 18, 2018 - Flexible
North Palm Beach, FLFirst UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches FullFor more information please contact Nickie Albert at and see 2018
Murrysville, PAEast Suburban (Pittsburgh) UU Church 25%For more information contact the search committee at sc@esuuc.orgJune 2018
Portland, ORFirst Unitarian Church FullInterim DRE - For more information see - Application Deadline March 15, 2018July 2018
Sierra Vista, AZSky Island UU Church 75%For more information see and contact Tricia Gerrodette at tricia.gerrodette@gmail.comJuly 2018 - negotiable
Nanaimo, BCFirst Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo 50%Potential to add 1/4 time postion as Director of Fellowship's Winter Weather Shelter. For more information see Congregational Record and contact Robert Goodman at goodmanvi@gmail.comAugust 2018
Decatur, ILUU Fellowship of Decatur FullFor more information contact Search Chairman Patricia(Pat) Rossiter and Co-Chair Mark Sorensen sorens1@comcast.netAugust 2018
New Bern, NCUU Fellowship of New Bern 50%For more information see 2018
Canandaigua, NYUU Church of Canandaigua 50%For more information see congregational record and contact William Mehls at mehlsfamily@aol.comAugust 2018
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie 50%For more information see congregational record and express interest in the settlement systemAugust 2018
Philadelphia, PAUU Church of the Restoration FullFor more information see congregational record and express interest in the settlement systemAugust 2018
Pasco, WACommunity UU Church 50%For more information contact Teri Robertson at teresarobertson53@gmail.comAugust 2018
Kelowna, BCUnitarian Fellowship of Kelowna 66%For more Information contact Kim Dawson at You can find more information at (minister search tab)September 2018
Watertown, NYAll Souls UU Church 50% September 2018
Ellensburg, WAKittitas Valley UU Congregation 25%For more information, contact Jim Schwing at Schwing@fairpoint.netSeptember 2018
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland FullPaula GableAugust 2019
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2019
San Miguel de Allende, MXUU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 20%For more information see and contact Steve Singer at stevesingermx@gmail.comflexible start
New Braunfels, TXUnitarian Universalists of New Braunfels 25%For more information, contact Bob Keyser. E-mail: varuna781@gmail.comnegotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Greenville, SCGreenville UU Fellowship Full March 2018 - negotiable
Bradenton, FLManatee UU Fellowship Full July 2018
San Rafael, CAUU Congregation of Marin 75%Joy AtkinsonAugust 2018
Freeport, NYSouth Nassau UU Congregation 50% August 2018
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa FullLen De RocheAugust 2018
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2018


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Providence, RIReligious Society of Bell Street Chapel 50%2 year interimSeptember 2017
Anchorage, AKAnchorage UU Fellowship Full18 month interimJanuary 2018
Long Beach, CAUnitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach Full18 - 30 month interimJanuary 2018
Sandy Springs, GANorthwest UU Congregation Full18 month interimJanuary 2018
Annapolis, MDUU Church of Annapolis Full30 month interimJanuary 2018
Dallas, TXUU Church of Oak Cliff Full18 month interimJanuary 2018
Idaho Falls, IDUU Church in Idaho Falls Full2 year interimSeptember 2018


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Birmingham, ALUU Church of BirminghamBFullEd BrockAugust 2018
Tucson, AZUU Church of TucsonCFullLyn OglesbyAugust 2018
Montclair, CAMonte Vista UU CongregationBFullSusan Manker-SealeAugust 2018
Danbury, CTUU Congregation of DanburyAFullNancy ArnoldAugust 2018
Tallahassee, FLUU Church of TallahasseeBFullCharlotte LehmannAugust 2018
Amherst, MAUU Society of AmherstBFullCynthia FradoAugust 2018
Berlin, MAFirst Parish Church, FederatedA75%Freida GillespieAugust 2018
Brookline, MAFirst Parish in BrooklineCFullRebecca BryanAugust 2018
# Essex, MAFirst Universalist Church of EssexAFullJustine SullivanAugust 2018
Franklin, MAFirst Universalist Society of FranklinBFull Jenny RankinAugust 2018
Kingston, MAFirst Congregational Parish Kingston, UUBFullArt LavoieAugust 2018
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian LittletonBFullSteve EdingtonAugust 2018
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of MedfieldP66%David ChandlerAugust 2018
Melrose, MAMelrose UU ChurchBFullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2018
Newburyport, MAFirst Religious Society UUEFullSusan MilnorAugust 2018
Stow, MAFirst Parish Church of Stow & ActonCFullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2018
Wellesley, MAUU Society of Welllesley HillsCFullTerry SweetserAugust 2018
Weston, MAFirst Parish Church in WestonDFull August 2018
X Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County Full August 2018
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial ChurchAFullBob RenjilianAugust 2018
Saco, MEUU Church of Saco and Biddeford - shared ministry with Sanford, MEAFullStephen CookAugust 2018
Sanford, MESanford UU Church - shared ministry with Saco and Biddeford, MEAFullStephen CookAugust 2018
# Ann Arbor, MIFirst UU CongregationFFullDoug WadkinsAugust 2018
Bloomfield Hills, MIBirmingham Unitarian ChurchDFullDaniel Budd and Patricia SheldenAugust 2018
Flint, MIUU Congregation of FlintA75%Theresa SotoAugust 2018
Troy, MIBeacon UU CongregationP75% August 2018
Greensboro, NCUU Church of GreensboroBFullDiane DowgiertAugust 2018
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullLarry Smith, AIMAugust 2018
Las Cruces, NMUU Church of Las Cruces, NMCFullSue Redfern-CampbellAugust 2018
Rochester, NYFirst Universalist ChurchAFullPeggy MeekerAugust 2018
Syracuse, NYMay Memorial Unitarian Universalist SocietyBFullSunshine WolfeAugust 2018
Utica, NYUU Church of UticaP75% August 2018
Cincinnati, OHFirst Unitarian Church of CincinnatiCFullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2018
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU FellowshipBFullHolly HornAugust 2018
Kent, OHUU Church of Kent, OhioBFull August 2018
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma CityCFullGreg StewartAugust 2018
Kingsville, ONUU Church of OlindaAFullFran DearmanAugust 2018
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of HarrisburgCFullLyn CoxAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist FellowshipAFullSusan RakAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUsBFullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2018
Stephens City, VAUU Church of Shenandoah ValleyBFull August 2018
Norwich, VTUU Congregation of the Upper ValleyATBD August 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU ChurchCFullHelen CarrollAugust 2018
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of CharlestonAFull August 2018
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of MankatoAFullKaren Gustafson (part-time)August 2018 - or sooner, if available
Auburn, CASierra Foothills Uus FullMike WalkerAugust 2019
Fremont, CAMission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation FullJD BensonAugust 2019
Livermore, CAUU Church in Livermore FullSteve FurrerAugust 2019
Redwood City, CAUU Fellowship of Redwood City FullGretchen WoodsAugust 2019
Marietta, GAEmerson UU Congregation FullDon CameronAugust 2019
Des Moines, IAFirst Unitarian Church of Des Moines FullJennifer BrooksAugust 2019
Chicago, ILSecond Unitarian Church FullJennie BarringtonAugust 2019
Bowling Green, KYUU Church of Bowling Green FullRoger MohrAugust 2019
Louisville, KYFirst Unitarian Church of Louisville FullKathy HurtAugust 2019
Dorchester, MAFirst Parish Church of Dorchester FullTricia BrennanAugust 2019
Sharon, MAUnitarian Church of Sharon FullWendy BellAugust 2019
Silver Spring, MDUU Church of Silver Spring FullEvan KeelyAugust 2019
Lansing, MIUU Church of Greater Lansing FullJohn MarshAugust 2019
Midland, MIUU Fellowship of Midland FullConnie GrantAugust 2019
St. Louis, MOFirst Unitarian Church of St. Louis FullGary JamesAugust 2019
Milford, NHUU Congregation in Milford FullCarol StreckerAugust 2019
Croton-on-Hudson, NYUU Congregation of the Hudson Valley FullJane ThickstunAugust 2019
Manhasset, NYUU Congregation at Shelter Rock FullNed WightAugust 2019
New York, NYThe Community Church of NY UU FullCarlos MartinezAugust 2019
Rochester, NYFirst Unitarian Church of Rochester FullJoel MillerAugust 2019
Rocky River, OHWest Shore Unitarian Universalist Church FullPatricia HartAugust 2019
Pittsburgh, PAUU Church of the North Hills FullDon RollinsAugust 2019
Burke, VAAccotink Unitarian Universalist Church FullLinda PeeblesAugust 2019
Sterling, VAUU Congregation of Sterling FullWayne ArnesonAugust 2019
Bainbridge Island, WACedars UU Church FullThomas PerchlikAugust 2019
Bellevue, WAEast Shore Unitarian Church FullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2019
Kirkland, WANorthlake Unitarian Universalist Church FullJames VanderWeeleAugust 2019
Olympia, WAOlympia UU Congregation FullEric PosaAugust 2019
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist Congregation FullAlex HoltAugust 2019

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For general information about international settlement opportunities contact Keith Kron, and for a letter of good standing required to be on recommended lists for international positions, contact Sarah Lammert.

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