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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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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City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open Kent, OH UU Church of Kent, Ohio 75% Assistant Minister for Lifespan Faith Development, start date negotiable. For more information, contact Melissa at email@example.com July 2015 Wellesley Hills, MA UU Society of Welllesley Hills Full Assistant Minister for Lifespan Faith Development Programming. For more information, see http://uuwellesley.org/open-position and contact Rev. Sarah Ascher firstname.lastname@example.org August 2015 Seattle, WA University Unitarian Church E Full (Matt Cockrum) January 2016 Atlanta, GA UU Congregation of Atlanta, Assistant E Full August 2016 New York, NY All Souls Full Nancy Arnold August 2016
City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open Grand Haven, MI C3Exchange TBD Seeking a part-time leader for an inclusive spiritual community. For more information see http://www.c3exchange.org/governance/leader-position/ July 2015 Annapolis, MD US Naval Academy Full Seeking a Chaplain. Complete information can be found at: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Chaplain.php. The application period will end on January 6, 2015
City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 50% For more information please see http://media.wix.com/ugd/e20d54_7eb70fc29b644fb1a5700120600999e3.pdf June 2015 Raleigh, NC UU Peace Fellowship 25% July 2015 Greeley, CO UU Church of Greeley 50% For more information contact Hollis Berendt at email@example.com August 2015 Lakeland, FL UU Congregation of Lakeland Full Janet Onnie; please contact Transitions Office @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (and see CR in settlement system) August 2015 Danvers, MA Northshore UU Church 50% To access the recruiting package for Half-Time Contract Minister, email email@example.com. See our Congregational Record. August 2015 Finksburg, MD Cedarhurst Unitarian Universalists 50% Bruce Marshall August 2015 St. Cloud, MN St. Cloud UU Fellowship 50% 3 years - For more information see congregational record. Also contact Lisa Presley firstname.lastname@example.org and see http://www.uufstcloud.org/minister.html August 2015 Kerrville, TX UU Church of the Hill Country TBD For more information call Ellen Jackson at (830) 895-4148 or (830) 357-1234 or email Bob Lentner. 1/2 to 3/4 time position email@example.com. August 2015 Woodinville, WA Woodinville UU Church 80% Director of Lifelong Learning - For more information, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IxLUke7aKoInA60bRwUsIOAReBvRUShztw1VBiIqNCA/edit August 2015 Concord, MA First Parish in Concord Full Director of Religious Education/ Minister of Religious Education (January 3, 2015 through June 30, 2015.) Contact Rev. Howard Dana firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://www.firstparish.org/cms/about-first-parish/job-openings August 15, 2015 Fredonia, NY UU Church of Northern Chautauqua County P 50% For more information contact Renee Ruchotzke at email@example.com September 2015 Aiken, SC Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church P 50% For more information see http://aikenuu.org/we-are-seeking-a-new-minister/ and contact Julie Evonna firstname.lastname@example.org September 2015 Kamloops, BC UU Fellowship of Kamloops 25% Ministry may be combined with Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna, BC; for more information, contact Barbara Bowmar email@example.com and Janet Kusler firstname.lastname@example.org TBD Kelowna, BC Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna 25% Ministry may be combined with UU Fellowship of Kamloops, BC; for more information, see //www.unitariancongregation.org/kelowna/ and contact the UFK Search Committee at Unitarian@telus.net TBD New Bern, NC UU Fellowship of New Bern 50% For more information contact Sam Love at email: Minister@uufnb.org TBD
City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open X Ellensburg, WA Kittitas Valley UU Congregation P 25% For more information, contact the Rev. Sarah Schurr (email@example.com), PNWD Ministerial Transitions Team. January 2015 North Hills, CA Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society Full August 2015 West Brattleboro, VT All Souls UU Church 50% Ann Willever August 2015 Cedar Rapids, IA The Peoples Church UU Full Jeff Briere August 2016 Omaha, NE 2nd Unitarian Full Frieda Gillespie August 2016
City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open Miami, FL UU Congregation of Miami Full 12 months August 2015 Wakefield, MA First Univerisalist Society of Wakefield 50% For more information contact Joe Cresta, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org August 2015 Camp Springs, MD Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 75% 24 months August 2015 Castine, ME UU Congregation of Castine Full 12 months August 2015 Media, PA UU Church of Delaware County Full Interim Director Of Lifespan Religious Education. For more information http://www.uucdc.org/sites/default/files/pdf/interim_dre_position_description_final.pdf August 2015 Honolulu, HI First Unitarian Church of Honolulu Full September 2015 Falmouth, MA UU Fellowship Full 18 - 24 months September 2015 Cambridge, MA First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist Full 24 months September 28, 2015
City and State Congregation S&H (if known) Percent of Time Current Interim or (newly Settled Minister) Date Open Flagstaff, AZ Beacon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Full Joanne Giannino August 2016 West Vancouver, BC North Shore Unitarian Church Full Fran Dearman August 2016 Berkeley, CA UU Church of Berkeley Full Greg Ward August 2016 Canoga Park, CA Emerson UU Church Full Mike Young August 2016 Fullerton, CA UU Church in Fullerton Full Steve Furrer August 2016 Grass Valley, CA UU Community of the Mountains Full David Usher August 2016 Hayward, CA Starr King UU Church Full Joy Atkinson August 2016 Newbury Park, CA Conejo Valley UU Fellowship Full August 2016 Ventura, CA UU Church of Ventura Full Ed Brock August 2016 Fort Collins, CO Foothills Unitarian Church Full Howell Lind August 2016 Madison, CT Shoreline UU Society Full Lyn Oglesby August 2016 Roswell, GA UU Metro Atlanta North Full Cynthia Prescott August 2016 Sioux City, IA First Unitarian Church of Sioux City 50% Full time ministry shared with Sioux Falls, SD August 2016 Alton, IL First Unitarian Church Full Sunshine Wolfe August 2016 Chicago, IL Third Unitarian Church of Chicago Full Jennifer Nordstrom August 2016 Bloomington, IN UU Church of Bloomington Inc Full Doug Wadkins August 2016 Lenexa, KS Shawnee Mission UU Church Full Benjamin Maucere August 2016 Carlisle, MA First Religious Society in Carlisle Full August 2016 Fairhaven, MA Unitarian Memorial Church Full Bob McKetchnie August 2016 Grafton, MA UU Society of Grafton and Upton Full Tom Bozeman August 2016 Lexington, MA First Parish of Lexington Full Jenny Rankin August 2016 Milton, MA First Parish Milton Full Hank Peirce August 2016 Northboro, MA First Parish Church UU Full Anita Farber-Robertson August 2016 Stoughton, MA First Parish Universalist Full Stephen Cook August 2016 Bangor, ME UU Society Full Art Vaeni August 2016 Farmington Hills, MI UU Church of Farmington Full Leonetta Bugleisi August 2016 Fridley, MN Michael Servetus Unitarian Society Full Karen Gustafson August 2016 Peterborough, NH Peterborough UU Church Full Shayna Appel and Olivia Holmes August 2016 Plymouth, NH Starr King UU Fellowship Full Judith Smith-Valley August 2016 Tamworth, NH UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes 75% David Chandler August 2016 Baptistown, NJ First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County Full Larry Smith August 2016 East Brunswick, NJ The Unitarian Society of East Brunswick Full Carol Cissel Thomas August 2016 Galloway, NJ UU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore 75% Cynthia Cain August 2016 Summit, NJ Unitarian Church in Summit Full Terry Sweetser August 2016 Canton, NY UU Church of Canton Full Joel Miller August 2016 New York City, NY Fourth Universalist Society Full Susan Milnor August 2016 Harrisburg, PA Unitarian Church of Harrisburg Full Michael Walker August 2016 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia Full Susan Rak August 2016 West Chester, PA Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester Full Bill Zelazny August 2016 Peace Dale, RI UU Congregation of South County 75% Jan Knost August 2016 Providence, RI First Unitarian Church Full Charlie Ortman August 2016 Beaufort, SC UU Fellowship of Beaufort Full Kevin Tarsa August 2016 Sioux Falls, SD All Souls Church UU 50% Full time ministry shared with Sioux City, IA. August 2016 Carrollton, TX Horizon UU Church Full Helen Carroll August 2016 Corpus Christi, TX UU Church of Corpus Christi Full Roger Mohr August 2016 Fort Worth, TX Westside UU Church Full Alex Holt August 2016 Reston, VA The UU Church in Reston Full Barbara Coeyman August 2016 Olympia, WA Olympia UU Congregation Full Emily Melcher August 2016 Kenosha, WI Bradford Community Church UU Full Lillie Mae Henley August 2016 Milwaukee, WI First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Full Elaine Peresluha August 2016 Charleston, WV UU Congregation of Charleston Full Tricia Hart August 20, 2016 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Pacific Unitarian Church 75% James Ford August 2017 Solana Beach, CA UU Fellowship of San Dieguito Full Meghan Cefalu August 2017 West Hartford, CT The Universalist Church of West Hartford Full Len DeRoche August 2017 Lewes, DE UU Society of Southern Delaware Full Paula Maiorano August 2017 Deerfield, IL North Shore Unitarian Church Full Marlene Walker August 2017 Urbana, IL UU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Full Janet Newman August 2017 Columbus, IN UU Congregation of Columbus Full Mary Moore August 2017 Harvard, MA Harvard UU Church Full Mark Worth August 2017 Jamaica Plain, MA First Church in Jamaica Plain UU Full Tracey Robinson-Harris August 2017 Littleton, MA First Church Unitarian Littleton Full Steve Edington August 2017 Malden, MA First Parish in Malden, Universalist Full Wendy Bell August 2017 Reading, MA UU Church of Reading Full Catherine Senghas August 2017 Winnipeg, MB First UU Church of Winnipeg Full Nicoline Guerrier August 2017 Adelphi, MD Paint Branch UU Congregation Full Evan Keely August 2017 Bethesda, MD Cedar Lane UU Church Full Michelle Collins August 2017 Mankato, MN UU Fellowship of Mankato Full Don Cameron August 2017 Rochester, MN First Unitarian Universalist Church Full Fritz Hudson August 2017 Ellisville, MO Emerson UU Chapel Full Dawn Fortune August 2017 Bozeman, MT UU Fellowship of Bozeman Full August 2017 Brevard, NC UUs of Transylvania County Full Paula Gable August 2017 Lincoln, NE Unitarian Church of Lincoln Full Gretchen Woods August 2017 Cherry Hill, NJ UU Church in Cherry Hill Full Christian and Kristin Schmidt August 2017 Montclair, NJ UU Congregation at Montclair Full Justin Osterman August 2017 Ridgewood, NJ Unitarian Society of Ridgewood Full Tony Johnson August 2017 Ithaca, NY First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Full Jane Thickstun August 2017 Schenectady, NY UU Society Full Margret O'Neall August 2017 Columbus, OH First UU Church of Columbus Full Jennifer Brooks August 2017 Kingston, ONT Kingston Unitarian Fellowship Full Carol Strecker August 2017 Erie, PA UU Congregation of Erie 50% Pam Allen-Thompson August 2017 Meadville, PA UU Church of Meadville 50% Pam Allen-Thompson August 2017 State College, PA UU Fellowship of Centre County Full Gabi Parks August 2017 York, PA UU Congregation of York Full Lyn Cox August 2017 Columbia, SC UU of Columbia SC Full Jennie Barrington August 2017 Memphis, TN First Unitarian Church of Memphis (River) Full Eric Posa August 2017 The Woodlands, TX Northwoods UU Church Full Donna Renfro August 2017 Stephens City, VA UU Church of Shenandoah Valley Full Madelyn Campbell August 2017 Woodstock, VT North Universalist Chapel Society Full Wendy Pantoja August 2017 Vancouver, WA UU Church of Vancouver Full Lee Bond-Upson August 2017 West Seattle, WA Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Full Beatrice Hitchcock August 2017 Appleton, WI Fox Valley UU Fellowship Full Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arneson August 2017 Wausau, WI First UU Church of Wausau Full Laurie Bushbaum August 2017
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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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