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
Asheville, NCUU Congregation of AshevilleEFullMinister of Faith Development. For more information see and contact Rev. Mark Ward at minister@uuasheville.orgJuly 2018
Boulder, COUnitarian Universalist Church of Boulder FullActing Assistant Minister. For more information see or August 2018
Santa Rosa, CAThe Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa 50%For more information see and contact Rev. Christopher Bell at christopherthomasbell@earthlink.netAugust 2018
Denver, COFirst Universalist Church of DenverEFullAssistant MinisterAugust 2018
Westport, CTThe Unitarian Church in Westport FullAssistant Minister for Faith Formation. For more information see 2018
Indianapolis, INAll Souls Unitarian ChurchP75%2ND ROUND--Congregational Life MinisterAugust 2018
Mahtomedi, MNWhite Bear UU ChurchEFullAssistant Minister (apply through the settlement system)August 2018
Rochester, NYFirst Unitarian of Rochester FullInterim Associate Minister. 2 Year interimAugust 2018
Rochester, NYFirst Unitarian Church of Rochester FullFor more information contact Rev. Joel Miller, Interim Senior Minister, by email: jmiller@uuma.orgAugust 2018
Brookfield, WIUnitarian Universalist Church West FullActing Assistant Minister for Lifespan Religious Education. For more information see 2018
Bethesda, MDRiver Road UU Congregation FullMinister (or Director) of Justice and Community Building. For more information, contact Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd at revnancymladd@gmail.comAugust 15, 2018


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Chicago, ILCommunity Renewal Society FullExecutive Director position, for more information visit: 2, 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
Southold, NYFirst Universalist Church of Southold 75%Parsonage available. For more information see congregational record and contact Cecilia Loucka at czloucka@yahoo.comAugust 2017 - flexible
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland TBDActing DRE/MRE/DLL - 1 Full Time or 2 Part Time positions - For more information contact Mary Ellen McNulty at memshaker@gmail.comJanuary 2018
Valparaiso, FLUU Fellowship of the Emerald Coast 50%For more information see and contact Jane Park MSCchair@uufec.comJanuary 2018 - flexible
Rockledge, FL Friendship Fellowship at Pineda FullFor more information see and contact Andy Petruska at or Sue Holland at suepholland@ymail.comJanuary 2018 - negotiable
Cincinnati, OHSt. John's Unitarian Universalist - Director of Lifespan Religious Education FullFor more information see and contact Mitra Jafarzadeh at office@stjohnsuu.orgJanuary 18, 2018 - Flexible
Fairfax, VAUU Congregation of Fairfax - Young Adult Community Leader 50%For more information see by March 30, 2018
Sioux Falls, SDAll Souls Church UU 50%For more information contact Linda Hallstrom at hallstrom643@gmail.comApril 2018
San Marcos, TXSan Marcos UU Fellowship 75%For more information see 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 contact John Roleke at 2018 - flexible
Sierra Vista, AZSky Island UU Church 75%For more information see and contact Tricia Gerrodette at tricia.gerrodette@gmail.comJuly 2018 - negotiable
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 2018
La Crescenta, CAUU Church of the Verdugo Hills 75%For more information contact Marty Barrett at themartybarrett@gmail.comAugust 2018
Decatur, ILUU Fellowship of Decatur FullFor more information see and contact Search Chairman Patricia(Pat) Rossiter and Co-Chair Mark Sorensen sorens1@comcast.netAugust 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
Troy, MIBeacon UU Congregation 75%For more information see congregational record and contact Erica Giorda at brugorosa@gmail.comAugust 2018
Mahtomedi, MNWhite Bear UU Church FullMinister or Director of Congregational Community. For more information see 2018
New Bern, NCUU Fellowship of New Bern 50%For more information see 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
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie 50%For more information see congregational record and express interest in the settlement systemAugust 2018
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullFor more information and for the password to the search site (, contact Debbie Reihart at deborah.reihart@gmail.comAugust 2018
Philadelphia, PAUU Church of the Restoration Full2ND ROUND - Updated two-year contract. See congregational record for more information. Express interest in the settlement system or by contacting Allen Radway or Annabel Grote at Also see https://uucrministersearch.squarespace.comAugust 2018
State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre County FullDirector of Lifespan Relgious Education (and open to ministers applying). See job descriptions at 2018
St. Croix, USVISt. Croix Unitarian Universalist FellowshipP25%For more information and positions description, email 2018
Pasco, WACommunity UU Church 50%Possibility of combining with the ministry at Kittitas Valley UU Congregation in Ellensburg, WA to create a 3/4 time position. For more information contact Teri Robertson at teresarobertson53@gmail.comAugust 2018
McHenry, ILTree of Life UU Congregation 50%Contract ministry for two years. For more information contact Carol Alfus at calfus77@gmail.comAugust 19, 2018
Kelowna, BCUnitarian Fellowship of Kelowna 66%For more Information contact Kim Dawson at You can find more information at (minister search tab)September 2018
Cortland, NYUU Church of Cortland TBDApproximately 25 hours per month (1 Sunday). For more information contact Marion Lutz at marionlutz@mac.comSeptember 2018
Queens, NYUU Congregation of Queens 50%For more information contact joanofwhitestone@yahoo.comSeptember 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
Ellensburg, WAKittitas Valley UU Congregation 25%Possibility of combining with the ministry at Community UU in Pasco, WA, to create a 3/4 time position. For more information, contact Cindy Coe at cdcoe1@gmail.comSeptember 2018
Freeland, WAUU Congregation of Whidbey Island 50%For more information see and contact Denise McIntyre-Workman at webreathetogether@yahoo.comSeptember 2018 - flexible
Shaker Heights, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cleveland FullPaula GableAugust 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
Greenville, SCGreenville UU Fellowship Full March 2018 - negotiable
Rancho Mirage, CAUnitarian Universalist Church of the Desert 75% July 2018
Bradenton, FLManatee UU Fellowship Full July 2018
San Rafael, CAUU Congregation of Marin 75%Joy AtkinsonAugust 2018
Gainesville, FLUU Fellowship of Gainesville Full August 2018
Freeport, NYSouth Nassau UU Congregation 50% August 2018
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa FullLen De RocheAugust 2018
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2018
Bellevue, WAEast Shore Unitarian Church Full August 2018
Eugene, ORUU Church in Eugene Full August 15, 2018


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Dallas, TXUU Church of Oak Cliff Full18 month interimJanuary 2018
Auburn, ALAuburn UU Fellowship Fullone year interimAugust 2018
Huntsville, ALUU Church of Huntsville Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Tuscaloosa, ALUU Congregation of Tuscaloosa Full August 2018
Prescott, AZGranite Peak UU Congregation Fullone year interimAugust 2018
Fremont, CAMission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Pensacola, FLUU Church of Pensacola Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Coralville - Iowa City, IAUU Society of Iowa City Full1 year with option to renewAugust 2018
Bloomington, ILUU Church of Bloomington Normal Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Elgin, ILUU Church of Elgin Fullone year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Evanston, ILUnitarian Church of Evanston Fullone year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Geneva, ILUnitarian Universalist Society of Geneva Fullone year with option to renewAugust 2018
West Lafayette, INUU Church of Tippecanoe County Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Lawrence, KSUU Congregation of Lawrence Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Louisville, KYThomas Jefferson Unitarian Church FullTwo year interimAugust 2018
Amherst, MAUU Society of Amherst Full August 2018
Framingham, MAFirst Parish in Framingham UU Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Lincoln, MAFirst Parish Church Fullone year with option to renewAugust 2018
Silver Spring, MDUU Church of Silver Spring Full1 year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Belfast, MEUU Church of Belfast Full1 year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Portland, MEAllen Avenue UU Church Fullone-year position with the option to renewAugust 2018
Yarmouth, MEFirst Universalist Church Full Two year interim - one year contract with an option to renewAugust 2018
Wayzata, MNUU Church of Minnetonka Full August 2018
Omaha, NEFirst Unitarian Church Full August 2018
Somerville, NJUU Congregation of Somerset Hills Fullone year interim with optiion to renewAugust 2018
Denton, TXDenton UU Fellowship Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Houston, TXFirst Unitarian Universalist Church Full1 year interim with option to renewAugust 2018
Plano, TXCommunity UU Church Fulltwo yaer interimAugust 2018
Arlington, VAUU Church of Arlington Fullone year interim - potentially renewableAugust 2018
Norfolk, VAUnitarian Church of Norfolk Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Burlington, VTFirst UU Society Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Port Townsend, WAQuimper UU Fellowship Fulltwo year interimAugust 2018
Madison, WIFirst Unitarian Society of Madison FullTwo year interim - one year contract with an option to renewAugust 2018
Idaho Falls, IDUU Church in Idaho Falls Full2 year interimSeptember 2018
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
Birmingham, ALUU Church of BirminghamBFullEd BrockAugust 2018
Tucson, AZUU Church of TucsonCFullLyn OglesbyAugust 2018
Montclair, CAMonte Vista UU CongregationBFull2ND ROUND - Susan Manker-SealeAugust 2018
Danbury, CTUU Congregation of DanburyAFull2ND ROUND - Nancy ArnoldAugust 2018
Tallahassee, FLUU Church of TallahasseeBFullCharlotte LehmannAugust 2018
Berlin, MAFirst Parish Church, FederatedA75%2ND ROUND - Freida GillespieAugust 2018
Brookline, MAFirst Parish in BrooklineCFullRebecca BryanAugust 2018
# Essex, MAFirst Universalist Church of EssexAFullJustine SullivanAugust 2018
Franklin, MAFirst Universalist Society of FranklinBFull Jenny RankinAugust 2018
Kingston, MAFirst Congregational Parish Kingston, UUBFullArt LavoieAugust 2018
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian LittletonBFullSteve EdingtonAugust 2018
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of MedfieldP66%2ND ROUND - David ChandlerAugust 2018
Melrose, MAMelrose UU ChurchBFullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2018
# Newburyport, MAFirst Religious Society UUEFullSusan MilnorAugust 2018
Stow, MAFirst Parish Church of Stow & ActonCFullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2018
Wellesley, MAUU Society of Welllesley HillsCFullTerry SweetserAugust 2018
Weston, MAFirst Parish Church in WestonDFull August 2018
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial ChurchAFull2ND ROUND - Bob RenjilianAugust 2018
Saco, MEUU Church of Saco and Biddeford - shared ministry with Sanford, MEAFullStephen CookAugust 2018
Sanford, MESanford UU Church - shared ministry with Saco and Biddeford, MEAFullStephen CookAugust 2018
# Ann Arbor, MIFirst UU CongregationFFullDoug WadkinsAugust 2018
Bloomfield Hills, MIBirmingham Unitarian ChurchDFull2ND ROUND - Daniel Budd and Patricia SheldenAugust 2018
Flint, MIUU Congregation of FlintA75%2ND ROUNDAugust 2018
Greensboro, NCUU Church of GreensboroBFullDiane DowgiertAugust 2018
Las Cruces, NMUU Church of Las Cruces, NMCFullSue Redfern-CampbellAugust 2018
Rochester, NYFirst Universalist ChurchAFullPeggy MeekerAugust 2018
# Syracuse, NYMay Memorial Unitarian Universalist SocietyBFullSunshine WolfeAugust 2018
Utica, NYUU Church of UticaP75% August 2018
Cincinnati, OHFirst Unitarian Church of CincinnatiCFullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2018
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU FellowshipBFull2ND ROUND - Holly HornAugust 2018
Kent, OHUU Church of Kent, OhioBFull2ND ROUNDAugust 2018
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma CityCFullGreg StewartAugust 2018
Kingsville, ONUU Church of OlindaAFullFran DearmanAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist FellowshipAFullSusan RakAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUsBFull2ND ROUND - Madelyn CampbellAugust 2018
# Stephens City, VAUU Church of Shenandoah ValleyBFull August 2018
Norwich, VTUU Congregation of the Upper ValleyATBD August 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU ChurchCFullHelen CarrollAugust 2018
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of CharlestonAFull2ND ROUNDAugust 2018
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of MankatoAFullKaren Gustafson (part-time)August 2018 - or sooner, if available
Prescott, AZGranite Peak UU Congregation Full August 2019
Auburn, CASierra Foothills Uus FullMike WalkerAugust 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
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
Manhasset, NYUU Congregation at Shelter Rock FullNed WightAugust 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
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

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