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
Gainesville, FLUnited Church of Gainesville (UCC) FullAsst Ministry position at liberal UCC church. For more information email Sally Simonis at ( Start date negotiable.January 2017
Boston, MAKing's Chapel FullAsst. minister, for more information see and contact Gretchen Horton <> (studio apt available as parsonage)March 2017
Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU Church FullSee congregational recordAugust 2017
New York, NYAll SoulsFFull August 2017
Walnut Creek, CAMount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Congregation Full August 15, 2017
Salt Lake City, UTFirst Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City FullFor more information see 15, 2017 negotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
New York, NYIntersections International FullExecutive Director - For more information, please visit and/or Contact Kevin Chase,Managing Partner or Catie DiFelice, Senior Associate 
Boston, MAUUA Stewardship and Development - Legacy Challenge Manager FullNew position. Will report to Director of Stewardship and Development (in collaboration with the UUSC Chief Development Officer) For more information see
Syracuse, NYHendricks Chapel, Syracuse University FullFor more information see and contact SyracuseHendricksDean@wittkieffer.comOpen until filled
Somerville, MASomerville-Cambridge Elder Services, Inc. 25%Seeking Part-time Spiritual Caregiving Coordinator. For more information, see
Orono, METhe Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue at The University of Maine 50%Seeking a director. For more information see 2017
Framingham, MAOUT MetroWest FullSeeking Executive Director. For more information see 
Oakland, CASt. Paulís Towers, Episcopal Senior Communities 50%Seeking a Chaplain. For more information see


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
St. Cloud, MNSt. Cloud UU Fellowship 50%3 years - For more information see congregational record. Also contact Lisa Presley and see Date Negotiable
Studio City, CAUU Church of Studio City Full1 year. For more information contact Brian Bielanski at bcbielanski@gmail.comAugust 2016
Hobart, INFirst Unitarian Church of HobartP50%For more information contact Tim Cook at trcook01@comcast.netnegotiable
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 15, 2016
Canton, OHUU Congregation of Greater Canton 25%One Year Contract - For more information please contact Lauri Molnar at sis1of3@yahoo.comSeptember 2016
Springfield, MOFirst UU Church of Springfield 50%For more information see Congregational Record and contact Doug Hill at 2017 - negotiable
Northfield, MAFirst Parish of Northfield, Unitarian 25%For more information contact Stephanie Ciccarello at sciccarello@hotmail.comJuly 2017
Pocatello, IDPocatello UU Fellowship 75% August 2017
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church 50%For more information contact Tracey Koch at thowekoch@gmail.comAugust 2017
Chicago, ILBeverly Unitarian Church 50%For more information, contact Linda Cooper at lsymonscooper@gmail.comAugust 2017
Rockton, ILUU Congregation of Rock Valley 50%For more information contact Leroy at or Linda.brefeld@comcast.netAugust 2017
Leominster, MAFirst Church UU Leominster 50%2 years - For more information, contact Betsy Moran, President, at Bam36uu@gmail.comAugust 2017
Southold, NYFirst Universalist Church of Southold 50%For more information see congregational recordAugust 2017
Staten Island, NYUnitarian Church of Staten Island 50%For more information contact Stanley Hellman at president@uucsi.orgAugust 2017
Houston, TXEmerson UU Church 75% August 2017
Houston/Lake Chapala, TX/MXFirst Unitarian Houston/Lake Chapala UU FellowshipP50%Half-time position in Mexico associated with 1st Unitarian in Houston. For more information please contact Rev. Daniel O'Connell at daniel@firstuu.orgAugust 2017
Leesburg, VAUU Church of Loudoun 50%For more information contact Chair of Search Committee; Richard Keech, rmkeech@verizon.netAugust 2017
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU Fellowship 75%For more information contact Michelle Valentine at 2017
Chestertown, MDUUs of the Chester River 50%Two to three year developmental type ministry. For more information contact Pat Bjorke at morningmom2@gmail.comAugust 2017 or sooner
Plattsburgh, NYUU Fellowship Plattsburgh 50%For more information contact Dorothy Latta at lattadm@gmail.comSeptember 2017
Brooklyn, NYAll Souls Bethlehem Church 50%For more information see and contact Joseph Indelicato at josephindelicato@yahoo.comnegotiable
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
Santa Monica, CAUU Community Church of Santa Monica Full July 2017
San Francisco, CAFirst UU Society of San Francisco FullJohn Buehrens (Developmental)August 2017
North Palm Beach, FLFirst UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches Full August 2017
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato FullDon CameronAugust 2017
Freeport, NYSouth Nassau UU Congregation 50%Laurie StuartAugust 2017
Ashland, ORRogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Full August 2017
Raleigh, NCUU Fellowship of Raleigh Full September 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Evanston, ILLake Street Church of Evanston - American Baptist affiliation FullFor more information see Contact search committee chair George Rounds at grrounds34@gmail.comFebruary 2017
Hot Springs Village, ARUU Village Church 50%2 - 3 years (percent of time negotiable) For more information see and contact Bob McCleskey at bmccleskey@sbcglobal.netJuly 2017 - negotiable
DeKalb, ILUU Fellowship of DeKalb 50% August 2017
Milford, NHUU Congregation in Milford Full August 2017
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg Full1 year interimAugust 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPacific Unitarian ChurchCFullStephen FurrerAugust 2017
X Solana Beach, CAUU Fellowship of San DieguitoDFullMeghan CefaluAugust 2017
West Hartford, CTThe Universalist Church of West HartfordEFullLen DeRocheAugust 2017
Lewes, DEUU Society of Southern DelawareAFullPaula MaioranoAugust 2017
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of ChicagoAFullLillie Mae HenleyAugust 2017
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFullMarlene WalkerAugust 2017
# Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisCFullJoanne GianninoAugust 2017
Columbus, INUU Congregation of ColumbusAFullMary MooreAugust 2017
# Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU ChurchCFullDevelopmental Minister - Thomas BozemanAugust 2017
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian UniversalistCFull Clyde GrubbsAugust 2017
Falmouth, MAUU FellowshipBFullLaurel HallmanAugust 2017
Harvard, MAHarvard UU ChurchCFullMark WorthAugust 2017
Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UUAFullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2017
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian LittletonAFullSteve EdingtonAugust 2017
Malden, MAFirst Parish in Malden, UniversalistBFullWendy BellAugust 2017
Reading, MAUU Church of ReadingCFullCatherine SenghasAugust 2017
Winnipeg, MBFirst UU Church of WinnipegBFullNicoline GuerrierAugust 2017
Adelphi, MDPaint Branch UU ChurchBFullEvan KeelyAugust 2017
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford CountyAFullCarol CisselAugust 2017
# Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist ChurchDFullFritz HudsonAugust 2017
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania CountyBFullIan White MaherAugust 2017
# Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of LincolnCFullGretchen WoodsAugust 2017
Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey ShoreA75%John MarshAugust 2017
# Montclair, NJUU Congregation at MontclairDFullJustin OstermanAugust 2017
Ridgewood, NJUnitarian Society of RidgewoodCFullTony JohnsonAugust 2017
Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of IthacaCFullJane ThickstunAugust 2017
Schenectady, NYUU SocietyEFullMargret O'NeallAugust 2017
Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of ColumbusEFullJennifer BrooksAugust 2017
Kingston, ONTKingston Unitarian FellowshipAFullCarol StreckerAugust 2017
Bend, ORUU Fellowship of Central OregonBFullAntonia WonAugust 2017
State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre CountyDFullGabi ParksAugust 2017
York, PAUU Congregation of YorkBFullLyn CoxAugust 2017
Providence, RIFirst Unitarian ChurchDFullCharlie OrtmanAugust 2017
Columbia, SCUU of Columbia SCBFullJennie BarringtonAugust 2017
Spartanburg, SCUU Church of SpartanburgBFull August 2017
Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River)CFullEric PosaAugust 2017
Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU FellowshipAFullAddae KrabaAugust 2017
Blacksburg, VAUU Congregation of BlacksburgBFullDon RollinsAugust 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian UniversalistsBFullDavid JohnsonAugust 2017
Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel SocietyAFull August 2017
# Bellevue, WAEast Shore Unitarian ChurchDFullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2017
# Vancouver, WAUU Church of VancouverDFullGreg WardAugust 2017
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist CongregationBFullAlex HoltAugust 2017
Appleton, WIFox Valley UU FellowshipEFullKathleen RolenzAugust 2017
Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of WausauBFullLaurie BushbaumAugust 2017
Cheyenne, WYUU Church of CheyenneAFullAudette Fulbright FulsonAugust 2017
Auburn, ALAuburn UU Fellowship FullPam GehrkeAugust 2018
Birmingham, ALUU Church of Birmingham FullEd BrockAugust 2018
Tucson, AZUU Church of Tucson FullLyn OglesbyAugust 2018
Montclair, CAMonte Vista UU Congregation FullSusan Manker-SealeAugust 2018
Danbury, CTUU Congregation of Danbury FullNancy ArnoldAugust 2018
Tallahassee, FLUU Church of Tallahassee FullCharlotte LehmannAugust 2018
Amherst, MAUU Society of Amherst FullCynthia FradoAugust 2018
Berlin, MAFirst Parish Church, Federated FullFreida GillespieAugust 2018
Brookline, MAFirst Parish in Brookline FullRebecca BryanAugust 2018
Dorchester, MAFirst Parish Church of Dorchester FullTricia BrennanAugust 2018
Franklin, MAFirst Universalist Society of Franklin Full Jenny RankinAugust 2018
Kingston, MAFirst Congregational Parish Kingston, UU FullArt LavoieAugust 2018
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of Medfield 66%David ChandlerAugust 2018
Melrose, MAMelrose UU Church FullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2018
Newburyport, MAFirst Religious Society UU FullSusan MilnorAugust 2018
Wellesley, MAUU Society of Welllesley Hills FullTerry SweetserAugust 2018
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial Church FullBob RenjilianAugust 2018
Saco, MEUU Church of Saco and Biddeford FullStephen CookAugust 2018
Sanford, MESanford UU Church FullStephen CookAugust 2018
Ann Arbor, MIFirst UU Congregation FullDoug WadkinsAugust 2018
Flint, MIUU Congregation of Flint 75%Theresa SotoAugust 2018
St. Louis, MOFirst Unitarian Church of St. Louis FullGary JamesAugust 2018
Greensboro, NCUU Church of Greensboro FullDiane DowgiertAugust 2018
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullLarry Smith, AIMAugust 2018
Las Cruces, NMUU Church of Las Cruces, NM FullSue Redfern-CampbellAugust 2018
Rochester, NYFirst Unitarian Church of Rochester FullJoel MillerAugust 2018
Syracuse, NYMay Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society FullSunshine WolfeAugust 2018
Cincinnati, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cincinnati FullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2018
Kent, OHUU Church of Kent, Ohio FullAnya Drew JohnstonAugust 2018
Rocky River, OHWest Shore Unitarian Universalist Church FullPatricia HartAugust 2018
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City FullGreg StewartAugust 2018
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa FullPaula GableAugust 2018
Kingsville, ONTUU Church of Olinda FullFran DearmanAugust 2018
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullSusan RakAugust 2018
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUs FullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2018
Bainbridge, WACedars UU Church Full August 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2018

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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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