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
Fort Collins, COFoothills Unitarian Church FullAssistant Minister. For more information, see congregational record and contact Gretchen Haley []July 2016
Paradise Valley, AZUU Congregation of PhoenixDFull August 2016
Fresno, CAUU Church of FresnoDFullAssistant Minister for Education and Family Ministries. For more information, see congregational record and contact Rev. Tim Kutzmark, Minister, tkutzmark@uufresno.orgAugust 2016
Atlanta, GAUU Congregation of Atlanta, AssistantEFullFor more information, see congregational recordAugust 2016
Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington IncDFullDoug WadkinsAugust 2016
New York, NYAll SoulsFFullNancy ArnoldAugust 2016
Rochester, NY1st Unitarian of RochesterFFullFor more information see congregational recordAugust 2016
Seattle, WAUniversity Unitarian ChurchEFull August 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
telecommuteInternational Council of Unitarians and Universalists FullExecutive Director - Application Deadline is March 1, 2016. For more information see or August 2016
Chicago, ILUU Prison Ministry of Illinois 25%For more information contact Marcia Curtis Also see 2016
Washington, DCNorthern Virginia Ethical Society 50%Seeks non-theistic, humanist clergy leader. For more information see and send email to leadersearch@noves.orgAugust 2016 - negotiable
Annapolis, MDUS Naval Academy FullSeeking a Chaplain. Complete information can be found at: The application period will end on January 6, 2015 
Dartmouth, NHDartmouth College - Chaplain and Dean at the Tucker Center for Spiritual Life FullThe complete Chaplain and Dean Search Profile may be viewed at Deadline - Nov 30, 2015


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 50%For more information please see 2015
Finksburg, MDCedarhurst Unitarian Universalists 50%Bruce MarshallAugust 2015
St. Cloud, MNSt. Cloud UU Fellowship 50%3 years - For more information see congregational record. Also contact Lisa Presley and see Date Negotiable
Fredonia, NYUU Church of Northern Chautauqua CountyP50%For more information contact Renee Ruchotzke at rruchotzke@uua.orgSeptember 2015
Aiken, SCAiken Unitarian Universalist ChurchP50%For more information see and contact Julie Evonna julieevonna@gmail.comStart Date Negotiable
Raleigh, NCUU Peace Fellowship 25%For more information, contact uupeaceministerialsearch@gmail.comJanuary 2016
Portland, OR Wy'east UU Congregation 50%A summary of the position, including how to apply, is posted on the Wy'east website. See Screening will begin in mid-October, 2015January 2016
Pomona, NYUnitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland 50%For more information contact Melissa Schroeter, Head of Search Committee melissaanneschroeter@gmail.comJanuary 2016 or sooner
Palo Alto, CAUU Church of Palo Alto 50%Seeking Sabbatical Minister - 6 month position. For more information contact SabbaticalSeek@uucpa.orgJuly 2016
Ludington, MIWest Shore UU Congregation (People's Church) 50%For more information see congregational record and contact Jane Carpenter at and Kent Gage at KHGage@aol.comJuly 2016 - negotiable
Carbondale, COTwo Rivers Unitarian Universalists FullFor more information, see congregational record and contact Sue Coyle at soprissue2@aol.comAugust 2016
Stockton, ILUU Church of Stockton 50%For more information, see congregational recordAugust 2016
Salina, KSThe UU Fellowship of Salina 25%For more information see congregational record and contact Linda Lakes at llakes@cox.netAugust 2016
Boston, MACommunity Church of Boston, MA TBDFor more information, contact Ron J. Escobar Shapiro ronjes24amor@hotmail.comAugust 2016
Leesburg, VAUU Church of Leesburg 50%For more information contact Chair of Search Committee; Richard Keech, rmkeech@verizon.netAugust 2016
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU Fellowship FullFor more information contact Michelle Valentine at Application is available through Transitions Office.August 2016
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 contact Debbie Goodman crittercollages@gmail.comAugust 15, 2016
La Crosse, WIUU Fellowship of La Crosse 25%For more information see congregational record and Contact Ingrid Iverson iiverson@uwlax.edunegotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Ft. Lauderdale, FLUnitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale Full August 2016
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU FullJeff BriereAugust 2016
Pocatello, IDPocatello UU Fellowship 75% August 2016
Omaha, NE2nd Unitarian FullFrieda GillespieAugust 2016
Ottawa, ONUU Fellowship of Ottawa 50% August 2016
Lancaster, PAUU Church of Lancaster Full August 2016
Gray, TNHolston Valley UU Church Full September 2016
Stuart, FLTreasure Coast UU Church 75% negotiable, between June and September 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU Fellowship 50%For more information contact Keralee Clay at and see the congregation's website http://www.uuamarillo.orgJanuary 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist FellowshipAFullJoanne GianninoAugust 2016
West Vancouver, BCNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFullFran DearmanAugust 2016
Canoga Park, CAEmerson UU ChurchBFullMike YoungAugust 2016
Fullerton, CAUU Church in FullertonAFullSteve FurrerAugust 2016
Grass Valley, CAUU Community of the MountainsBFullDavid UsherAugust 2016
Hayward, CAStarr King UU ChurchAFullJoy AtkinsonAugust 2016
Kensington, CAUU Church of BerkeleyEFullGreg WardAugust 2016
# Thousand Oaks, CAConejo Valley UU FellowshipCFullAnne HinesAugust 2016
Ventura, CAUU Church of VenturaCFullEd BrockAugust 2016
Madison, CTShoreline UU SocietyAFullLyn OglesbyAugust 2016
Ormond Beach, FLUnitarian Universalist Congregation Ormond BeachBFullLyn PlumbAugust 2016
Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta NorthBFullCynthia PrescottAugust 2016
Sioux City, IA yoked with Sioux Falls SDFirst Unitarian Church of Sioux CityAFull3/4 time ministry shared with All Souls Church UU in Sioux Falls, SDAugust 2016
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian ChurchAFullSunshine WolfeAugust 2016
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of ChicagoAFullJennifer NordstromAugust 2016
Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU ChurchDFullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2016
Carlisle, MAFirst Religious Society in CarlisleBFull August 2016
Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Universalist Society of FairhavenBFullBob McKetchnieAugust 2016
Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and UptonAFullTom BozemanAugust 2016
Lexington, MAFirst Parish of LexingtonCFullJenny RankinAugust 2016
# Milton, MAFirst Parish MiltonCFullHank PeirceAugust 2016
Northboro, MAFirst Parish Church UUBFullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2016
Stoughton, MAFirst Parish UniversalistAFullStephen CookAugust 2016
Bangor, MEUU SocietyBFullArt VaeniAugust 2016
Castine, MEUU Congregation of CastineAFull August 2016
Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian SocietyAFullKaren GustafsonAugust 2016
Bozeman, MTUU Fellowship of BozemanP75% August 2016
Peterborough, NHPeterborough UU ChurchAFullShayna Appel and Olivia HolmesAugust 2016
Plymouth, NHStarr King UU FellowshipAFullJudith Smith-ValleyAugust 2016
Tamworth, NHUU Fellowship of the Eastern SlopesP75%David ChandlerAugust 2016
Baptistown, NJFirst UU Fellowship of Hunterdon CountyAFullLarry SmithAugust 2016
East Brunswick, NJThe Unitarian Society of East BrunswickCFullCarol Cissel ThomasAugust 2016
Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey ShoreP75%Cynthia CainAugust 2016
# Summit, NJUnitarian Church in SummitDFullTerry SweetserAugust 2016
Canton, NYUU Church of CantonBFullJoel MillerAugust 2016
# New York City, NYFourth Universalist SocietyFFullSusan MilnorAugust 2016
Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church of PhiladelphiaBFullSusan RakAugust 2016
West Chester, PAUnitarian Fellowship of West ChesterBFullBill ZelaznyAugust 2016
Providence, RIFirst Unitarian ChurchDFullCharlie OrtmanAugust 2016
South Kingstown, RIUU Congregation of South CountyP75%Jan KnostAugust 2016
Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of BeaufortBFullKevin TarsaAugust 2016
Sioux Falls, SD yoked with Sioux City, IAAll Souls Church UUAFull3/4 time ministry shared with First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, IA.August 2016
Carrollton, TXHorizon UU ChurchCFullHelen CarrollAugust 2016
Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus ChristiBFullRoger MohrAugust 2016
# Fort Worth, TXWestside UU ChurchBFullAlex HoltAugust 2016
Reston, VAThe UU Church in RestonBFullBarbara CoeymanAugust 2016
St. Johnsbury, VTUU Congregation of St. Johnsbury Full August 2016
# Olympia, WAOlympia UU CongregationCFullEmily MelcherAugust 2016
Kenosha, WIBradford Community Church UUAFullLillie Mae HenleyAugust 2016
Milwaukee, WIFirst Unitarian Society of MilwaukeeFFullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2016
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of CharlestonAFullTricia HartAugust 20, 2016
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPacific Unitarian Church 75%James FordAugust 2017
Solana Beach, CAUU Fellowship of San Dieguito FullMeghan CefaluAugust 2017
West Hartford, CTThe Universalist Church of West Hartford FullLen DeRocheAugust 2017
Lewes, DEUU Society of Southern Delaware FullPaula MaioranoAugust 2017
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian Church FullMarlene WalkerAugust 2017
Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois FullJanet NewmanAugust 2017
Columbus, INUU Congregation of Columbus FullMary MooreAugust 2017
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist Full Clyde GrubbsAugust 2017
Falmouth, MAUU Fellowship FullLaurel HallmanAugust 2017
Harvard, MAHarvard UU Church FullMark WorthAugust 2017
Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UU FullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2017
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian Littleton FullSteve EdingtonAugust 2017
Malden, MAFirst Parish in Malden, Universalist FullWendy BellAugust 2017
Reading, MAUU Church of Reading FullCatherine SenghasAugust 2017
Winnipeg, MBFirst UU Church of Winnipeg FullNicoline GuerrierAugust 2017
Adelphi, MDPaint Branch UU Congregation FullEvan KeelyAugust 2017
Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU Church FullMichelle CollinsAugust 2017
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato FullDon CameronAugust 2017
Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist Church FullFritz HudsonAugust 2017
Ellisville, MOEmerson UU Chapel FullDawn FortuneAugust 2017
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania County FullPaula GableAugust 2017
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of Lincoln FullGretchen WoodsAugust 2017
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullChristian and Kristin SchmidtAugust 2017
Montclair, NJUU Congregation at Montclair FullJustin OstermanAugust 2017
Ridgewood, NJUnitarian Society of Ridgewood FullTony JohnsonAugust 2017
Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of Ithaca FullJane ThickstunAugust 2017
Schenectady, NYUU Society FullMargret O'NeallAugust 2017
Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of Columbus FullJennifer BrooksAugust 2017
Kingston, ONTKingston Unitarian Fellowship FullCarol StreckerAugust 2017
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie 50%Pam Allen-ThompsonAugust 2017
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullMichael WalkerAugust 2017
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Pam Allen-ThompsonAugust 2017
State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre County FullGabi ParksAugust 2017
York, PAUU Congregation of York FullLyn CoxAugust 2017
Columbia, SCUU of Columbia SC FullJennie BarringtonAugust 2017
Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River) FullEric PosaAugust 2017
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2017
Stephens City, VAUU Church of Shenandoah Valley FullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian Universalists FullDavid JohnsonAugust 2017
Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel Society FullWendy PantojaAugust 2017
Vancouver, WAUU Church of Vancouver FullLee Bond-UpsonAugust 2017
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist Congregation FullBeatrice HitchcockAugust 2017
Appleton, WIFox Valley UU Fellowship FullKathleen RolenzAugust 2017
Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of Wausau FullLaurie BushbaumAugust 2017

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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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