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
Boston, MAKing's Chapel FullAsst. minister, for more information see and contact Gretchen Horton <> (studio apt available as parsonage)March 2017
Chestnut Hill, MAFirst Church in Chestnut Hill 50%Minister of Religious Education. For more information see 2017
Sterling, MAThe First Church in Sterling FullMinister of Lifespan Faith Development - For more information see and contact Rev. Robin Bartlett at pastor@fcsterling.orgAugust 2017
Port Townsend, WAQuimper UU Fellowship FullAsst. minister. For more information see link at or email selectionscommittee@quuf.orgAugust 2017
Oakton, VAUU Congregation of FairfaxFFull10 month contract, option to renew; For more information go to 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Orono, METhe Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue at The University of Maine 50%Seeking a director. For more information see 2017
Vienna, VANorthern Virginia Ethical Society 25%Director of Ethical Education. For more information see 2017 or earlier


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
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
Northfield, MAFirst Parish of Northfield, Unitarian 25%For more information contact Stephanie Ciccarello at sciccarello@hotmail.comJuly 2017
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church 50%For more information contact Tracey Koch at thowekoch@gmail.comAugust 2017
DeKalb, ILUU Fellowship of DeKalb 25%For more information contact Beth Schewe at beth.schewe@gmail.comAugust 2017
Rockton, ILUU Congregation of Rock Valley 50%For more information contact Leroy at or Linda.brefeld@comcast.netAugust 2017
Braintree, MAAll Souls Church UU 50%For more information contact Pat Mascelluti at patmascellutilicsw@gmail.comAugust 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
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
Springfield, MOFirst UU Church of Springfield 75%For more information see Congregational Record and contact Doug Hill at 2017 - flexible
Honolulu, HIFirst Unitarian Church of Honolulu 50%For more information contact Nan Kleiber at nankleiber44@gmail.comAugust 2017 or September 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
Bakersfield, CAUU Fellowship of Kern County 50%2 year contract - For more information contact Elaine LeCain at elecain@hotmail.comSeptember 2017
North Hills, CASepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society 50%For more information contact suuspersonnel@gmail.comSeptember 2017
North Palm Beach, FLFirst UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches 50%For more information please contact Nickie Albert at and see 2017
Ashby, MAFirst Parish Church, UU 25%For more information contact Ward Clark at ward@wardclark.comSeptember 2017
Plattsburgh, NYUU Fellowship Plattsburgh 50%For more information contact Dorothy Latta at lattadm@gmail.comSeptember 2017
Pasco, WACommunity UU Church 50%For more information contact Teri Robertson at teresarobertson53@gmail.comSeptember 2017
Philadelphia, PAUU Church of the Restoration 50%One year contract with opportunity to renew. For more information contact Search Committee Chair, Allen Radway, at uucrsearch@gmail.comSeptember 2017 or earlier
New Bern, NCUU Fellowship of New Bern 50%For more information see 2018
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 FullGreg WardJuly 2017
San Francisco, CAFirst UU Society of San Francisco FullVanessa SouthernAugust 2017
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato Full August 2017
Freeport, NYSouth Nassau UU Congregation 50% August 2017
Ashland, ORRogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Full August 2017
Raleigh, NCUU Fellowship of Raleigh FullJustin OstermanSeptember 2017
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
Spartanburg, SCUU Church of Spartanburg Full2 year interimSeptember 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
X Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPacific Unitarian ChurchCFull(Steve Wilson)August 2017
X Solana Beach, CAUU Fellowship of San DieguitoDFull(Meghan Cefalu)August 2017
West Hartford, CTThe Universalist Church of West HartfordEFull(Adam Robersmith)August 2017
X Lewes, DEUU Society of Southern DelawareAFull(Michelle Collins)August 2017
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of ChicagoAFullColleen Vahey - contractAugust 2017
X Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFull(Lucas Hergert)August 2017
X Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisCFull(Florence Caplow)August 2017
X Columbus, INUU Congregation of ColumbusAFull(Nic Cable)August 2017
Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU ChurchCFull(Jessica Clay)August 2017
X Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian UniversalistCFull(Adam Dyer)August 2017
X Falmouth, MAUU FellowshipBFull(David Kohlmeier)August 2017
Harvard, MAHarvard UU ChurchCFull(Jill Cowie)August 2017
X Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UUAFull(Elizabeth Bukey)August 2017
X Malden, MAFirst Parish in Malden, UniversalistBFull(Otto O'Connor)August 2017
X Reading, MAUU Church of ReadingCFull(Hank Peirce)August 2017
X Winnipeg, MBFirst UU Church of WinnipegBFull(Meghann Robern)August 2017
Adelphi, MDPaint Branch UU ChurchBFull(Rachel Christensen)August 2017
X Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist ChurchDFull(Luke Stevens-Royer)August 2017
X Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania CountyBFull(Ilene Gillispie)August 2017
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of LincolnCFull(Oscar Sinclair)August 2017
X Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey ShoreA75%(Dawn Fortune)August 2017
X Montclair, NJUU Congregation at MontclairDFull(Anya and Scott Sammler-Michael)August 2017
X Ridgewood, NJUnitarian Society of RidgewoodCFull(Sarah Lenzi)August 2017
X Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of IthacaCFull(Margaret Weis)August 2017
Rochester, NYFirst Universalist Church Fullone year interimAugust 2017
X Schenectady, NYUU SocietyEFull(Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner)August 2017
X Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of ColumbusEFull(Marian Stewart)August 2017
X Kingston, ONTKingston Unitarian FellowshipAFull(Beckett Coppola)August 2017
X Bend, ORUU Fellowship of Central OregonBFull(Scott Rudolph)August 2017
X State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre CountyDFull(Carol Cissel)August 2017
X York, PAUU Congregation of YorkBFull(Gabi Parks)August 2017
X Providence, RIFirst Unitarian ChurchDFull(Liz Lerner Maclay)August 2017
Columbia, SCUU of Columbia SCBFull( Jeff Liebmann)August 2017
X Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River)CFull(Sam Teitel)August 2017
X Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU FellowshipAFull(Nell Newton)August 2017
X Blacksburg, VAUU Congregation of BlacksburgBFull(Pam Philips)August 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian UniversalistsBFull(Laura Horton-Ludwig)August 2017
X Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel SocietyAFull(Leon Dunkley)August 2017
X Vancouver, WAUU Church of VancouverDFull(Kathryn Bert)August 2017
X Appleton, WIFox Valley UU FellowshipEFull(Christina Leone-Tracy)August 2017
X Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of WausauBFull(Brian Mason)August 2017
X Cheyenne, WYUU Church of CheyenneAFull(Hannah Villnave)August 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
North Palm Beach, FLFirst UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches Full August 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
Essex, MAFirst Universalist Church of Essex FullJustine SullivanAugust 2018
Franklin, MAFirst Universalist Society of Franklin Full Jenny RankinAugust 2018
Kingston, MAFirst Congregational Parish Kingston, UU FullArt LavoieAugust 2018
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian Littleton FullSteve EdingtonAugust 2018
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of Medfield 75%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
Bloomfield Hills, MIBirmingham Unitarian Church FullDaniel Budd and Patricia SheldenAugust 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
Syracuse, NYMay Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society FullSunshine WolfeAugust 2018
Cincinnati, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cincinnati FullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2018
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU Fellowship FullHolly HornAugust 2018
Kent, OHUU Church of Kent, Ohio FullAnya Drew JohnstonAugust 2018
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City FullGreg StewartAugust 2018
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa FullLed DeRocheAugust 2018
Kingsville, ONTUU Church of Olinda FullFran DearmanAugust 2018
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullLyn CoxAugust 2018
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullSusan RakAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUs FullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2018
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
Stow, MAFirst Parish Church of Stow & Acton FullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2019
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County FullMaria McCabeAugust 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
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
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland FullPaula GableAugust 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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