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.

Please Note: as we transition the search process to the new MinistrySearch system, this page will no longer be updated with new opportunities beginning in November 2018. For up-to-date information about opportunities for ministry, other congregational positions, and listings from related organizations, please see the new Jobs Board on MinistrySearch.

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
Brookfield, WIUnitarian Universalist Church West FullActing Assistant Minister for Lifespan Religious Education. For more information see 2018
Sarasota, FLUU Church of Sarasota 50%For more information: 2019


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Northbrook, ILUU Military Ministry Great Lakes TBDUUMGLC seeks Part Time Ministry Coordinator, for more information please see the job description at 2018
Chicago, ILCommunity Renewal Society FullExecutive Director position, for more information visit: 2, 2019
Shelburne, VTAll Souls Interfaith Gathering FullImmediate opening for Lead Pastor to be filled by 6/1/2019. For more information: opening
New York, NYNew York Society for Ethical Culture FullNYSEC seeks a Leader. For more information please see the job description: 2019


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist 50%Homeless Ministry Coordinator - For more information see opening
Sioux Falls, SDAll Souls Church UU 50%For more information contact Linda Hallstrom at hallstrom643@gmail.comApril 2018
Murrysville, PAEast Suburban (Pittsburgh) UU Church 25%For more information contact the search committee at sc@esuuc.orgJune 2018
Garden City, NYUU Congregation of Central Nassau 50%For more information, please see 2018
Sierra Vista, AZSky Island UU Church 75%For more information see and contact Tricia Gerrodette at tricia.gerrodette@gmail.comJuly 2018 - negotiable
La Crescenta, CAUU Church of the Verdugo Hills 75%For more information contact Marty Barrett at themartybarrett@gmail.comAugust 2018
Ashby, MAFirst Parish Church, UU 25%For more information contact info@ahsbyuu.orgAugust 2018
Duxbury, MAFirst Parish Church UU FullDirector of Community Life and Learning - For more information see 2018
Plymouth, MAFirst Parish in Plymouth FullFor more information see and contact Anne-marie Harnett at or call Anne-marie at 1-617-750-9140August 2018
Weymouth, MAUU Church of Weymouth 50%For more information contact Theresa Szymczuk at Also see 2018
Auburn, NYAuburn Unitarian Universalist Society TBDpart time ministry position Please contact ckincaid@jmt.comAugust 2018
Mohegan Lake, NYFourth Unitarian Society of Westchester 50%Two year contract ministry. For more information contact Harold Stillman at haroldeva@verizon.netAugust 2018
Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of Columbus FullActing Director or Minister of Religious Exploration. For more information see and contact re-search@firstuucolumbus.orgAugust 2018
St. Croix, USVISt. Croix Unitarian Universalist FellowshipP25%For more information and positions description, email 2018
Colorado Springs, COHigh Plains Church UU 50%(contact to apply, or for more information see hpcuu.orgSeptember 2018
Watertown, NYAll Souls UU Church 50%For more information see congregational record and contact Sarah O'Connell at doon45@aol.comSeptember 2018
Collegeville, PAThomas Paine UU Fellowship 50%For more information contact Christine Perry at president@tpuuf.orgSeptember 2018
Flint, MIUU Congregation of FlintA75%contract transitions@uua.orgSeptember 15, 2018
Nanaimo, BCFirst Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo 66%POSITION INCREASED TO 2/3 TIME as Director of Fellowship's Winter Weather Shelter. For more information see Congregational Record and contact Robert Goodman at goodmanvi@gmail.comAugust 2019
Napa, CANapa Valley Unitarian UniversalistsP75%.August 2019
Dover/Newark, DEUus of Central Delaware/UU Fellowship of Newark FullTwo congregations looking for one full-time ministerAugust 2019
Bowling Green, KYUU Church of Bowling GreenP50%Roger MohrAugust 2019
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2019
Anaheim, CAUU Church in Anaheim TBD1/4 to 1/2 time contract ministry position. For more information contact Kat Bodnar at katbodnaroc@gmail.comflexible - after June 30
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


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill Full August 2019


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Elgin, ILUU Church of Elgin Fullone year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Peoria, ILUniversalist Unitarian Church of Peoria Full January 2019
Baton Rouge, LAUnitarian Church of Baton Rouge Full18 month interimJanuary 2019
Pittsburgh, PA1st Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Full January 15, 2019


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Auburn, ALAuburn UU Fellowship FullMarti KellerAugust 2019
Prescott, AZGranite Peak UU Congregation FullTerry CummingsAugust 2019
Auburn, CASierra Foothills Uus FullMike WalkerAugust 2019
Livermore, CAUU Church in Livermore FullJade BensonAugust 2019
Oakland, CAFirst Unitarian Church of Oakland FullJacqueline DuhartAugust 2019
Danbury, CTUU Congregation of DanburyAFull2ND ROUND - Nancy ArnoldAugust 2019
Wilmington, DEFirst Unitarian Church of Wilmington FullRoberta FinkelsteinAugust 2019
Gainesville, FLUU Fellowship of Gainesville FullCathy HarringtonAugust 2019
Marietta, GAEmerson UU Congregation FullDon CameronAugust 2019
Sandy Springs, GANorthwest UU Congregation FullJonathan RogersAugust 2019
Des Moines, IAFirst Unitarian Church of Des Moines FullJennifer BrooksAugust 2019
Chicago, ILSecond Unitarian Church FullJennie BarringtonAugust 2019
Louisville, KYFirst Unitarian Church of Louisville FullKathy HurtAugust 2019
Amherst, MAUU Society of Amherst FullStephen CookAugust 2019
Belmont, MAThe First Church in Belmont Full August 2019
Berlin, MAFirst Parish Church, FederatedA75%2ND ROUND - Freida GillespieAugust 2019
Dorchester, MAFirst Parish Church of Dorchester FullTricia BrennanAugust 2019
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of MedfieldPFull2ND ROUND - David ChandlerAugust 2019
Salem, MAFirst Congregational Society in Salem Unitarian FullTerry SweetserAugust 2019
Sharon, MAUnitarian Church of Sharon FullWendy BellAugust 2019
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial ChurchAFull2ND ROUND - Bob RenjilianAugust 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
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
Chattanooga, TennesseeUnitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga Full August 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
Kirkland, WANorthlake Unitarian Universalist Church FullJames VanderWeeleAugust 2019
Olympia, WAOlympia UU Congregation FullEric PosaAugust 2019
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist Congregation FullAlex HoltAugust 2019
Redwood City, CAUU Fellowship of Redwood City FullGretchen WoodsAugust 2020

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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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