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
Paradise Valley, AZUU Congregation of PhoenixDFull August 2016
Atlanta, GAUU Congregation of Atlanta, AssistantEFull August 2016
Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington Inc FullDoug WadkinsAugust 2016
New York, NYAll Souls FullNancy ArnoldAugust 2016
Seattle, WAUniversity Unitarian ChurchEFull August 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
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 


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
Raleigh, NCUU Peace Fellowship 25% July 2015
Danvers, MANorthshore UU Church 50%To access the recruiting package for Half-Time Contract Minister, email See our Congregational Record.August 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
Kerrville, TXUU Church of the Hill CountryP50%For more information contact Kay White -- 2015
Aiken, SCAiken Unitarian Universalist ChurchP50%For more information see and contact Julie Evonna julieevonna@gmail.comStart Date Negotiable
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
Kamloops, BCUU Fellowship of Kamloops 25%Ministry may be combined with Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna, BC; for more information, contact Barbara Bowmar and Janet Kusler janetkusler@gmail.comTBD
Kelowna, BCUnitarian Fellowship of Kelowna 25%Ministry may be combined with UU Fellowship of Kamloops, BC; for more information, see // and contact the UFK Search Committee at Unitarian@telus.netTBD
New Bern, NCUU Fellowship of New Bern 50%For more information contact Sam Love at email: Minister@uufnb.orgTBD


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
North Hills, CASepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society Full August 2015
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU FullJeff BriereAugust 2016
Omaha, NE2nd Unitarian FullFrieda GillespieAugust 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Wakefield, MAFirst Univerisalist Society of Wakefield 50%For more information contact Joe Cresta, President, at j7cresta@comcast.netAugust 2015
Media, PAUU Church of Delaware County FullInterim Director Of Lifespan Religious Education. For more information 2015
Honolulu, HIFirst Unitarian Church of Honolulu Full September 2015


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullJoanne GianninoAugust 2016
West Vancouver, BCNorth Shore Unitarian Church FullFran DearmanAugust 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
Newbury Park, CAConejo Valley UU Fellowship Full August 2016
Ventura, CAUU Church of Ventura FullEd BrockAugust 2016
Fort Collins, COFoothills Unitarian Church FullHowell LindAugust 2016
Madison, CTShoreline UU Society FullLyn OglesbyAugust 2016
Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta North FullCynthia PrescottAugust 2016
Sioux City, IA yoked with Sioux Falls SDFirst Unitarian Church of Sioux City FullFull time ministry shared with All Souls Church UU in Sioux Falls, SDAugust 2016
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church FullSunshine WolfeAugust 2016
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of Chicago FullJennifer NordstromAugust 2016
Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU Church FullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2016
Carlisle, MAFirst Religious Society in Carlisle Full August 2016
Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Memorial Church FullBob McKetchnieAugust 2016
Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and Upton FullTom BozemanAugust 2016
Lexington, MAFirst Parish of Lexington FullJenny RankinAugust 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
Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian Society FullKaren GustafsonAugust 2016
Bozeman, MTUU Fellowship of Bozeman 75% August 2016
Peterborough, NHPeterborough UU Church FullShayna Appel and Olivia HolmesAugust 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
Summit, NJUnitarian Church in Summit FullTerry SweetserAugust 2016
Canton, NYUU Church of Canton FullJoel MillerAugust 2016
New York City, NYFourth Universalist Society FullSusan MilnorAugust 2016
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullMichael WalkerAugust 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
Providence, RIFirst Unitarian Church FullCharlie OrtmanAugust 2016
Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of Beaufort FullKevin TarsaAugust 2016
Sioux Falls, SD yoked with Sioux City, IAAll Souls Church UU FullFull time ministry shared with First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, IA.August 2016
Carrollton, TXHorizon UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2016
Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus Christi FullRoger MohrAugust 2016
Fort Worth, TXWestside UU Church FullAlex HoltAugust 2016
Reston, VAThe UU Church in Reston FullBarbara CoeymanAugust 2016
St. Johnsbury, VTUU Congregation of St. Johnsbury Full August 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
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of Charleston FullTricia 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
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
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
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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