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
# Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU Church FullSee congregational recordAugust 2017
X New York, NYAll SoulsFFull August 2017
Houston, TXEmerson UU Church 75%For more information contact Ben Withers at benjamin.f.withers@gmail.comAugust 2017
Port Townsend, WAQuimper UU Fellowship FullAsst. minister. For more information see link at or email selectionscommittee@quuf.orgAugust 2017
Walnut Creek, CAMount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Congregation Full August 15, 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
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
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
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
# Canton, MAFirst Parish UU Canton FullFor more information see and contact Fran Lytz at transition@fpuucanton.orgAugust 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 75%Parsonage available. For more information see congregational record and contact Cecilia Loucka at czloucka@yahoo.comAugust 2017
Staten Island, NYUnitarian Church of Staten Island 50%For more information contact Stanley Hellman at president@uucsi.orgAugust 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
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
Glens Falls, NYUU Congregation of Glens Falls 33%For more information contact Bob Rockwell at robertrockwell1938@gmail.comSeptember 2017
Plattsburgh, NYUU Fellowship Plattsburgh 50%For more information contact Dorothy Latta at lattadm@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
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
Auburn, CASierra Foothills Uus Full2 year interimJuly 17, 2017
Livermore, CAUU Church in Livermore Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Redwood City, CAUU Fellowship of Redwood City Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Marietta, GAEmerson UU Congregation Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Des Moines, IAFirst Unitarian Church of Des Moines Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Chicago, ILSecond Unitarian Church Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Louisville, KYFirst Unitarian Church of Louisville Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Essex, MAFirst Universalist Church of Essex Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Sharon, MAUnitarian Church of Sharon Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Stow, MAFirst Parish Church of Stow & Acton Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Silver Spring, MDUU Church of Silver Spring Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Bloomfield Hills, MIBirmingham Unitarian Church Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Lansing, MIUU Church of Greater Lansing Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Midland, MIUU Fellowship of Midland Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Milford, NHUU Congregation in Milford Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Croton-on-Hudson, NYUU Congregation of the Hudson Valley Full2 year interimAugust 2017
New York, NYThe Community Church of NY UU Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Rochester, NYFirst Universalist Church Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU Fellowship Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg Full1 year interimAugust 2017
Pittsburgh, PAUU Church of the North Hills Full 2 year interimAugust 2017
Burke, VAAccotink Unitarian Universalist Church Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Sterling, VAUU Congregation of Sterling Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Bainbridge Island, WACedars UU Church Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Kirkland, WANorthlake Unitarian Universalist Church Full2 year interimAugust 2017
Olympia, WAOlympia UU Congregation Full1 year interim with option to renewAugust 2017
Fremont, CAMission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Full2 year interimSeptember 2017
Bowling Green, KYUU Church of Bowling Green Full2 year interimSeptember 2017
Providence, RIReligious Society of Bell Street Chapel 50%2 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 ChurchCFullStephen FurrerAugust 2017
X Solana Beach, CAUU Fellowship of San DieguitoDFullMeghan CefaluAugust 2017
West Hartford, CTThe Universalist Church of West HartfordEFullLen DeRoche - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Lewes, DEUU Society of Southern DelawareAFullPaula MaioranoAugust 2017
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of ChicagoAFullLillie Mae Henley - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFullMarlene WalkerAugust 2017
X Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, IllinoisCFullJoanne GianninoAugust 2017
X Columbus, INUU Congregation of ColumbusAFullMary MooreAugust 2017
Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU ChurchCFullDevelopmental Minister - Thomas Bozeman - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian UniversalistCFull Clyde GrubbsAugust 2017
X Falmouth, MAUU FellowshipBFullLaurel HallmanAugust 2017
Harvard, MAHarvard UU ChurchCFullMark Worth - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UUAFullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2017
X Malden, MAFirst Parish in Malden, UniversalistBFullWendy BellAugust 2017
X Reading, MAUU Church of ReadingCFullCatherine SenghasAugust 2017
X Winnipeg, MBFirst UU Church of WinnipegBFullNicoline GuerrierAugust 2017
Adelphi, MDPaint Branch UU ChurchBFullEvan Keely - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist ChurchDFullFritz HudsonAugust 2017
X Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania CountyBFullIan White MaherAugust 2017
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of LincolnCFullGretchen Woods - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey ShoreA75%John MarshAugust 2017
X Montclair, NJUU Congregation at MontclairDFullJustin OstermanAugust 2017
X Ridgewood, NJUnitarian Society of RidgewoodCFullTony JohnsonAugust 2017
X Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of IthacaCFullJane ThickstunAugust 2017
X Schenectady, NYUU SocietyEFullMargret O'NeallAugust 2017
X Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of ColumbusEFullJennifer BrooksAugust 2017
X Kingston, ONTKingston Unitarian FellowshipAFullCarol StreckerAugust 2017
X Bend, ORUU Fellowship of Central OregonBFullAntonia WonAugust 2017
X State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre CountyDFullGabi ParksAugust 2017
X York, PAUU Congregation of YorkBFullLyn CoxAugust 2017
X Providence, RIFirst Unitarian ChurchDFullCharlie OrtmanAugust 2017
Columbia, SCUU of Columbia SCBFullJennie Barrington - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
Spartanburg, SCUU Church of SpartanburgBFullSECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River)CFullEric PosaAugust 2017
X Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU FellowshipAFullAddae KrabaAugust 2017
X Blacksburg, VAUU Congregation of BlacksburgBFullDon RollinsAugust 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian UniversalistsBFullDavid Johnson - SECOND ROUNDAugust 2017
X Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel SocietyAFull August 2017
X Vancouver, WAUU Church of VancouverDFullGreg WardAugust 2017
X West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist CongregationBFullAlex HoltAugust 2017
X Appleton, WIFox Valley UU FellowshipEFullKathleen RolenzAugust 2017
X Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of WausauBFullLaurie BushbaumAugust 2017
X 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
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian Littleton FullSteve EdingtonAugust 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
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
Bellevue, WAEast Shore Unitarian Church FullElaine PeresluhaAugust 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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