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
Edmonds, WAEdmonds UU Church 50%Minister of Family and Faith Development - See for position description. For more information or to apply, contact the Rev. Eric Kaminetzky at 2014
Geneva, IL (2nd Round)Unitarian Universalist Society of GenevaCFullSeeking Assistant MinisterAugust 2014
Brookline, MA (2nd Round)First Parish in Brookline, AssistantP75%(Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa)August 2014
Houston, TXFirst Unitarian Universalist Church FullActing Assistant positionAugust 2014


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Roxbury, MAUU Urban Ministry, Director of Congregational and Volunteer Engagement FullFor more information see 2014 (negotiable start between May and mid-August)
Cambridge, MAUnitarian Univesalist Service Committee FullAssoc. Dir. Advocacy Activism and Engagement, go to // for more detailsAugust 2014
Boston, MAUUA - Massachusetts Bay District FullDirector of Congregational Development - for more information see Application deadline is April 22, 2014Open


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Terre Haute, INFirst UU Congregation of Terre Haute 50% August 2013
@ New Orleans, LAFirst UU Church of New Orleans 50% August 2013
Marlborough, NHThe Federated Church of MarlboroughAFullFor more information see Congregational RecordAugust 2013
Kelseyville, CAUU Community of Lake County 25%For more information, contact Board President, Cathy Thorburn Wilson cathywilson123@sbcglobal.netSeptember 2013
Boston, MAKing's Chapel 50%Asst. minister, applications (letter of interest, resume, sermon) to: administrator@kings-chapel.orgOctober 2013
Norton, MAFirst Unitarian Church of Norton 50%For more information contact Al Falzone af783@comcast.netNovember 2013
Clinton, NCFirst Universalist Church 50%For more information, contact Billy Peterson at billypeterson@earthlink.netNovember 2013
Washington, DCUniversalist National Memorial Church 60%For more information contact Donna Simonton at 2014
Decatur, ILUU Fellowship of DecaturP75%For more information, please see Congregational RecordJuly 2014
Chicago, ILBeverly Unitarian Church 50%For more information, see congregational record and please contact Pam Carlson at pamcarlson18@hotmail.comAugust 2014
Joliet, ILUniversalist Unitarian Church of Joliet 50%For more information, please see Congregational RecordAugust 2014
Medford, MAUnitarian Universalist Church of Medford 50%Send paragraph of interest to searchcommitee@uumedford.orgAugust 2014
Wellesley Hills, MAUU Society of Welllesley HillsBFullAssistant Ministry Position, contact Rev. Sarah Ascher sascher@uuwellesley.orgAugust 2014
Weymouth, MAUU Church of Weymouth 75%Anne BancroftAugust 2014
Camp Springs, MDDavies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church FullFor more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Rochester, MIPaint Creek UU Church 50%Seeking a contract minister jointly with Troy MI. For more information, contact Mary Lousie Parker at and see congregational records for both congregations.August 2014
Troy, MIEmerson Church UU 50%Seeking a contract minister jointly with Rochester MI. For more information contact Benjamin Allen at and see congregational records for both congregations.August 2014
Walpole, NHWalpole Unitarian Church 50%For more information contact Karen Walter at 2014
Saranac Lake, NYAdirondack Unitarian Universalist Community 25%Contact Jean Chamberlain for further information: jeanc229@gmail.comAugust 2014
Syracuse, NYUU Society of Syracuse 75%For more information please see congregational record and contact Dennis Killian-Benigno at denniskb6@gmail.comAugust 2014
Utica, NYUU Church of Utica 75% August 2014
Athens, OHUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens 25%For more information contact Barbara Harrison at harrisob@ohio.eduAugust 2014
Roseburg, ORUmpqua UU ChurchP60%5/8 time (62.5%)August 2014
Langhorne, PAUU Fellowship of Lower Bucks 25%For more information, please contact Scott Thompson at 2014
Harrisburg, PA (2nd Round)Unitarian Church of Harrisburg FullAssistant Minister - See Congregational Record, and/or contact Rev. Eric Posa, Interim (Sr.) Minister, at revericposa@gmail.comAugust 2014
Houston/Huntsville, TXUnitarian Fellowship of Houston/Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church Fulltwo congregations jointly seeking to share a full time minister; contact Transitions Office for more informationAugust 2014
Washington, DCAll Souls FullSeeking Chief Program Officer, // --for more information Apply by 4/30/14August 15, 2014
Sonora, CAUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne CountyP25%please contact PCD Office for more informationSeptember 2014
Waukesha, WIUnited Unitarian Universalist CongregationP50%See Congregational RecordSeptember 2014
South Strafford, VTUniversalist Society of Strafford 25%For more information see Congregational Record.October 2014


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Kirtland, OHEast Shore UU Church 75%Application is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgJuly 2014
Berkeley, CABerkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 75%Application is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at 2014
X San Francisco, CAFirst UU Society of San Francisco Full(Dave Sammons)August 2014
Durango, COUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Greenville, NCUU Congregation of Greenville NC FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Ashland, ORRogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at 2014
Bend, ORUU Fellowship of Central Oregon FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Providence, RIReligious Society of Bell Street Chapel FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Chattanooga, TNUU Church of Chattanooga FullApplication is complete. For more information please contact the UUA Transitions Office at transitions@uua.orgAugust 2014
Tacoma, WATahoma UU Congregation Full August 2014
Bridgehampton, NYUU Congregation of the South Fork 75%(Nancy Arnold)February 2015


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Full August 2014
Berkeley, CAUU Church of Berkeley Full August 2014
Canoga Park, CAEmerson UU Church Full August 2014
Carmel, CAUU Church of the Monterey Peninsula Full August 2014
Fullerton, CAUU Church in Fullerton Full August 2014
Grass Valley, CAUU Community of the Mountains Full August 2014
Hayward, CAStarr King UU Church Full August 2014
Fort Collins, COFoothills Unitarian Church Full August 2014
Madison, CTShoreline UU Society Full August 2014
Valparaiso, FLUU Fellowship of the Emerald Coast 66% August 2014
Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta North Full August 2014
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU Full August 2014
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church Full August 2014
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian Church Full August 2014
Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington Inc Full August 2014
Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU Church Full August 2014
Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Memorial Church Full August 2014
Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UU Full August 2014
Lincoln, MAFirst Parish Church Full August 2014
Northboro, MAFirst Parish Church UU Full August 2014
Bangor, MEUU Society Full August 2014
Brighton, MICommunity UUs in Brighton 50% August 2014
Kalamazoo, MI  Full August 2014
Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian Society 75% August 2014
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of Lincoln Full August 2014
Plymouth, NHStarr King UU Fellowship Full August 2014
Tamworth, NHUU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes 75% August 2014
Baptistown, NJFirst UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County Full August 2014
Summit, NJUnitarian Church in Summit Full August 2014
Freeport, NYSouth Nassau UU Congregation 50% August 2014
New York City, NYFourth Universalist Society Full August 2014
Schenectady, NYUU Society Full August 2014
Oregon City, ORAtkinson Memorial Church 50% August 2014
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie Full August 2014
Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church of Philadelphia Full August 2014
West Chester, PAUnitarian Fellowship of West Chester Full August 2014
Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of Beaufort Full August 2014
Carrollton, TXHorizon UU Church Full August 2014
Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus Christi Full August 2014
Fort Worth, TXWestside UU Church Full August 2014
Ogden, UTUU Church of Ogden Full August 2014
Oakton, VAUU Congregation of Fairfax Full August 2014
Brattleboro, VTAll Souls UU Church 75% August 2014
Chester/Springfield, VTFirst Universalist Parish and UU Church in Springfield Fullseeking a full-time interim minister for two congregations, 8 miles apartAugust 2014
Olympia, WAOlympia UU Congregation Full August 2014
Milwaukee, WIFirst Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Full August 2014
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of Chicago Full August 15, 2014


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Indianapolis, IN (2nd Round)All Souls Unitarian Church FullAssistant Minister of Lifespan Faith Formation. For more information, see congregational record and contact Rev. Anastassia Zinke at azinke@uuma.orgJune 2014
Montgomery, AL (2nd Round)UU Fellowship of MontgomeryBFullSunshine WolfeAugust 2014
Fayetteville, ARUU Fellowship of FayettevilleBFull August 2014
# Goleta, CALive Oak UU Congregation of GoletaBFullThomas AnastasiAugust 2014
Redwood City, CAUU Fellowship of Redwood CityBFull(Stephen Furrer)August 2014
# San Diego, CAFirst UU Church of San DiegoEFullAssistant Minister - HireAugust 2014
Modesto, CA (2nd Round)UU Fellowship of Stanislaus CountyAFullJoe CherryAugust 2014
Santa Paula, CA (2nd Round)UU Church of Santa PaulaAFullKristen RohmAugust 2014
Colorado Springs, COHigh Plains Church UU FullBeatrice Hitchcock, AIMITAugust 2014
# Golden, COJefferson Unitarian ChurchEFullAssistant Ministry Position - hire to callAugust 2014
Hartford, CTUnitarian Society of HartfordBFullDave Johnson (KS), AIMAugust 2014
Hamden, CT (2nd Round)Unitarian Society of New HavenDFullEmily Melcher, AIMITAugust 2014
Naples, FLUU Congregation of Greater NaplesDFullLyn Plumb, AIMITAugust 2014
Venice, FLUU Congregation of VeniceBFullMike YoungAugust 2014
Macon, GAHigh Street UU ChurchAFullCynthia PrescottAugust 2014
Des Moines, IAFirst Unitarian Church of Des MoinesDFullSeeking Associate MinisterAugust 2014
# Carbondale, ILCarbondale Unitarian FellowshipBFullDon Vaughn-FoersterAugust 2014
# Hinsdale, ILUnitarian Church of HinsdaleCFullHelen Carroll, AIMITAugust 2014
# Naperville, ILDuPage UU ChurchDFull August 2014
# Danville, INUU Community Church of Hendricks CountyA75%Lynda SmithAugust 2014
Topeka, KS (2nd Round)UU Fellowship of TopekaAFullJim ParrishAugust 2014
Bridgewater, MAFirst Parish Church, UUP50%Anita Farber-Robertson, AIMAugust 2014
# Needham, MAFirst Parish in Needham UUCFullKatie Lee CraneAugust 2014
# Quincy, MAUnited First Parish ChurchBFullDavid Johnson (RI), AIMITAugust 2014
Sherborn, MAUU Church at First ParishC75%Assistant Minister for Youth and Family Ministries - HireAugust 2014
Wayland, MAFirst Parish in WaylandDFullJohn Nichols, AIMAugust 2014
West Roxbury, MATheodore Parker UU ChurchA75%Phyllis O'Connell, AIMITAugust 2014
# Worcester, MAThe First Unitarian Church of Worcester, Second ParishDFull(Tracy Robinson-Harris)August 2014
Attleboro, MA (2nd Round)Murray Unitarian Universalist ChurchBFullRobert McKetchnieAugust 2014
Hopedale, MA (2nd Round)Hopedale Unitarian ParishAFull(Beverly Waring)August 2014
# Westford, MA (2nd Round)First Parish Church United of Westford (Federated)BFullHank PeirceAugust 2014
Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU ChurchEFullSeeking Minister or Director of Lifespan Religious Education. For more information see or contact Abhi Janamanchi at email - 2014
Kennebunk, MEFirst Parish UU of KennebunkA75%Marcel Duhamel, AIMITAugust 2014
Bloomington, MN (2nd Round)Minnesota Valley UU FellowshipBFull(Janet Newman)August 2014
# Chapel Hill, NCThe Community Church of Chapel HillDFull(Gary Kowalski)August 2014
Nashua, NH (2nd Round)UU Church of NashuaBFullOlivia Holmes, AIMAugust 2014
Titusville, NJUU Church at Washington CrossingCFullJennifer BrooksAugust 2014
Rochester, NYFirst UniversalistBFullMartha Munson, AIMAugust 2014
# Saratoga Springs, NYUU Congregation of Saratoga SpringsAFullThomas MikelsonAugust 2014
Buffalo, NY (2nd Round)UU Church of BuffaloDFullMargret O"Neall, AIMITAugust 2014
# Cleveland, OHUU Society of ClevelandAFullDoug WadkinsAugust 2014
# North Royalton, OHSouthWest UU ChurchAFullEvin Carvill-ZiemerAugust 2014
# Mississauga, ONTThe Unitarian Congregation in MississaugaBFull(Fran Dearman, AIMIT)August 2014
Hood River, ORMid Columbia UU FellowshipP50%Ken JonesAugust 2014
Pittsburgh, PAUU Church of the South HillsBFullJay AbernathyAugust 2014
# Cedar Park, TXLive Oak UU ChurchCFullLinda Bunyard, AIMAugust 2014
Waco, TXUU Fellowship of Waco Full August 2014
Arlington, VAUU Church of Arlington FullDavid Keyes, AIMAugust 2014
Glen Allen, VAUU Community ChurchBFullJeff BriereAugust 2014
Richmond, VAFirst UU of Richmond VA Fullassistant ministerAugust 2014
# Manassas, VA (2nd Round)Bull Run UUsBFullGreg WardAugust 2014
Bellingham, WABellingham Unitarian FellowshipCFullLee Bond-Upson, AIMITAugust 2014
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU FellowshipBFullLinda HartAugust 2014
# Madison, WIJames Reeb UU CongregationAFullMarlene Walker, AIMAugust 2014
@ Portland, OREastrose Fellowship UUP50%Heather Lynn Hanson, AIMTBD
Pasadena, CANeighborhood UU Church of Pasadena Full February 2015
Austin, TXWildflower Church FullKate RohdeFebruary 2015
Little Rock, ARUU Church of Little Rock Full(Jennie Barrington)August 2015
Prescott, AZGranite Peak UU Congregation Full(Jacqueline Ziegler)August 2015
Carmel, CAUU Church of the Monterey Peninsula FullJohn BuehrensAugust 2015
Fresno, CAUU Church of Fresno Full(Sofia Betencourt)August 2015
Laguna Beach, CAUU Fellowship of Laguna Beach Full(Donald Cameron)August 2015
Oakland, CAFirst Unitarian Church of Oakland Full(Ed Brock)August 2015
Westport, CTThe Unitarian Church in Westport Full(Roberta Finkelstein)August 2015
Clearwater, FLUUs of Clearwater Full(Anthony Johnson)August 2015
Gainesville, FLUU Fellowship of Gainesville Full(Benjamin Maucere)August 2015
Ormond Beach, FLUnitarian Universalists Daytona Beach Full(Craig Roshaven)August 2015
Tampa, FLUU Church Full(Doak Mansfield)August 2015
Atlanta, GAUU Congregation of Atlanta, Assistant FullJane ThickstunAugust 2015
Elgin, ILUU Church of Elgin Full(Lise Adams Sherry)August 2015
Lexington, KYUU Church of Lexington KY Full(Gretchen Woods)August 2015
Gloucester, MAGloucester UU Church 66%(Jenny Rankin)August 2015
Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and Upton Full(Dacia Reid)August 2015
Norwell, MAFirst Parish Norwell UU Full(Leonard DeRoche)August 2015
Stoughton, MAFirst Parish Universalist Full(Stephen Cook)August 2015
Westborough, MAUU Congregational Society of Westborough 75%(J. Mark Worth)August 2015
Winchester, MAWinchester Unitarian Society Full(Trica Brennan and Cricket Potter)August 2015
Finksburg, MDCedarhurst Unitarian Universalists Full(Bruce Marshall)August 2015
Castine, MEUU Congregation of Castine Full(Charles Stephens)August 2015
Kalamazoo, MIPeople's Church Full(Pam Allen-Thompson)August 2015
Mt. Pleasant, MIUU Fellowship of Central Michigan Full(Joseph Cleveland)August 2015
Kalispell, MTGlacier UU Fellowship 75%(Mary Wellemeyer)August 2015
Las Cruces, NMUU Church of Las Cruces, NM Full(Sue Redfern-Campbell)August 2015
Queens, NYUU Congregation of Queens 50%(Orlanda Brugnola)August 2015
Dayton, OHMiami Valley UU Fellowship Full(Mary Moore)August 2015
Oregon City, ORAtkinson Memorial Church Full(Alicia Forsey)August 2015
Devon, PAMain Line Unitarian Church Full(Evan Keely)August 2015
Peace Dale, RIUU Congregation of South County 75%(Judith Smith-Valley)August 2015
Knoxville, TNWestside UU Church Full(Morris Hudgins)August 2015
Nashville, TNGreater Nashville UU Congregation Full(Rachel Lonberg)August 2015
College Station, TXUU Church of the Brazos Valley Full(Sam Schaal)August 2015
San Antonio, TXFirst UU Church of San Antonio Full(Maureen Killoran)August 2015
Fredericksburg, VAUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg FullWalter Braman (part-time, contract)August 2015
Reston, VAThe UU Church in Reston Full(Barbara Coeyman)August 2015
Roanoke, VAUU Church of Roanoke FullDavid Owen-O'QuillAugust 2015
Waynesboro, VAUU Fellowship of Waynesboro Full(Alex Richardson)August 2015
Barre, VT1st Church Universalist of Barre Full(Cynthia Simpson)August 2015
Montpelier, VTUnitarian Church of Montpelier Full(Steve Edington)August 2015
St. Johnsbury, VTUU Congregation of St. Johnsbury 50% August 2015
Seattle, WAUniversity Unitarian Church Full(Matt Cockrum)August 2015

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