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 transitions@uua.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

Congregation
Size

Typically
Recommended Salary

I. Small (under 150 members)

A

II. Midsize I (150-249 members)

B

III. Midsize II (250-349)

C

IV. Midsize III (350-499)

D

V. Large I (500-749)

E

VI. Large II (750 and over)

F

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
2nd Rnd - Fort Collins, COFoothills Unitarian Church FullAssistant Minister. For more information, see congregational record and contact Gretchen Haley [gretchen@foothillsuu.org]July 2016
Davis, CAUU Church of Davis FullFor more information see http://www.uudavis.org/PDFs/2016_01_JobOpening_aMinCongLife.pdf Application due April 30August 2016
X Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington IncDFullDoug WadkinsAugust 2016
Rochester, NY1st Unitarian of Rochester Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew; contact transitions@uua.org if interestedAugust 2016
X Seattle, WAUniversity Unitarian ChurchEFull August 2016
Napa, CANapa Valley Unitarian UniversalistsP50%For more information contact Ministerial Search Chairs: David Lindsay, at dalindsay16@gmail.com and Mary Lu Kennelly, at mlk1817@comcast.net.August 2016 - flexible
New York, NYAll SoulsFFullNancy ArnoldAugust 2017

Community

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
telecommuteInternational Council of Unitarians and Universalists FullExecutive Director - Application Deadline is March 1, 2016. For more information see http://www.icuu.net/July or August 2016
Chicago, ILUU Prison Ministry of Illinois 25%For more information contact Marcia Curtis marciacurtis6@gmail.com. Also see https://www.facebook.com/UUPrisonMinistryofIllinois/?fref=tsJuly 2016
Washington, DCNorthern Virginia Ethical Society 50%Seeks non-theistic, humanist clergy leader. For more information see http://www.noves.org/article/209/about-noves/committees/leader-search-committee and send email to leadersearch@noves.orgAugust 2016 - negotiable
Berkeley, CAThe Chaplaincy Institute 50%For more information see http://chaplaincyinstitute.org/welcome/jobs/ 
Annapolis, MDUS Naval Academy FullSeeking 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 
Appleton, WILawrence University FullDean of Spiritual Life - For more information, see http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-752 
Dartmouth, NHDartmouth College - Chaplain and Dean at the Tucker Center for Spiritual Life FullThe complete Chaplain and Dean Search Profile may be viewed at http://agbsearch.com/searches/chaplain-and-dean-tucker-center-spiritual-life-dartmouth-collegeApp Deadline - Nov 30, 2015

Contract

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 lpresley@uua.org and see http://www.uufstcloud.org/minister.htmlStart Date Negotiable
Aiken, SCAiken Unitarian Universalist ChurchP50%For more information see http://aikenuu.org/we-are-seeking-a-new-minister/ and contact Julie Evonna julieevonna@gmail.comStart Date Negotiable
Raleigh, NCUU Peace Fellowship 25%For more information, contact uupeaceministerialsearch@gmail.comJanuary 2016
Pomona, NYUnitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland 50%For more information contact Melissa Schroeter, Head of Search Committee melissaanneschroeter@gmail.comJanuary 2016 or sooner
Palo Alto, CAUU Church of Palo Alto 50%Seeking Sabbatical Minister - 6 month position. For more information see http://uucpa.org/main/sabbaticalposting.html and contact SabbaticalSeek@uucpa.orgJuly 2016
Philadelphia, PAUU Church of the Restoration 50%For more information see http://www.uurestoration.us/search.php and contact uucrsearch@gmail.comJuly 2016
Ludington, MIWest Shore UU Congregation (People's Church) 50%For more information see congregational record and contact Jane Carpenter at janekcarpenter@charter.net and Kent Gage at KHGage@aol.comJuly 2016 - negotiable
Walpole, NHWalpole Unitarian Church 50%2 years with option to call. For more information contact Dorothy Read at dot.rotr@gmail.comAugust 1, 2016 - negotiable
Surrey, BCSouth Fraser Unitarian CongregationP75%For more information see congregational record and contact Ann Bryce at abryce@shaw.caAugust 2016
Studio City, CAUU Church of Studio City Full1 year. For more information contact Brian Bielanski at bcbielanski@gmail.comAugust 2016
Carbondale, COTwo Rivers Unitarian Universalists FullFor more information, see congregational record and contact Sue Coyle at soprissue2@aol.comAugust 2016
Greeley, COUU Church of Greeley 50%For more information see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ld9Y-qSzUG3cdQ-fpJf0mxB5Xp3-O_e9QLpARIbdqqc/edit?usp=sharing and contact Marcia Free at marcia.mae.free@gmail.comAugust 2016
Chicago, ILBeverly Unitarian Church 50%For more information, please see http://www.beverlyunitarian.org/sites/default/files/buc_minister_search_summary_0.pdf and our congregational record. Contact Amanda Price at Mandyasp@yahoo.comAugust 2016
Hobart, INFirst Unitarian Church of HobartP50%For more information contact Tim Cook at trcook01@comcast.netAugust 2016
Salina, KSThe UU Fellowship of Salina 25%For more information see congregational record and contact Linda Lakes at llakes@cox.netAugust 2016
Boston, MACommunity Church of Boston, MA TBDFor more information, contact Ron J. Escobar Shapiro ronjes24amor@hotmail.comAugust 2016
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist TBDFor more information see http://firstparishcambridge.org/contact-us/job-opportunities/ and contact Rev. Clyde Grubbs at interim.minister@firstparishcambridge.orgAugust 2016
Cohasset, MAFirst Parish Cohasset TBD August 2016
Deerfield, MAFirst Church of Deerfield TBD25 - 30 hours For more information see http://www.newenglanduua.org/job_openingsAugust 2016
Weymouth, MAUU Church of Weymouth 50%1 year - For more information contact Ann DeYoung at ann.deyoung@gmail.comAugust 2016
Portage, MIUU Community Church of Southwest Michigan 75%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. For more information contact Lauren Ritter at lauren.ritter05@gmail.comAugust 2016
Athens, OHUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens 25%For more information contact Barbara Harrison at harrisob@ohio.edu. Also, see congregational record.August 2016
Portland, ORWest Hills UU Fellowship 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. For more information contact Rick Tangeman at rickt@teleport.comAugust 2016
Erie, PAUU Congregation of Erie 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. For more information contact Doug Russell at dbass50@verizon.netAugust 2016
Leesburg, VAUU Church of Leesburg 50%For more information contact Chair of Search Committee; Richard Keech, rmkeech@verizon.netAugust 2016
Stephens City, VAUU Church of Shenandoah Valley Full August 2016
West Brattleboro, VTAll Souls UU Church 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew For more information contact Carla Fogg at 802carla@gmail.comAugust 2016
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU Fellowship FullFor more information contact Michelle Valentine at emvalentin@aol.com. Application is available through Transitions Office.August 2016
Springfield, MOFirst UU Church of Springfield 50%For more information see Congregational Record and contact Lynn Dalton at lynn3488@gmail.comAugust 2016 - 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 contact Debbie Goodman crittercollages@gmail.comAugust 15, 2016
Petaluma, CAU U s of Petaluma 50%2 years. For more information contact Mary Bevins at marybevins27@gmail.comSeptember 2016
Woodbury, CTMattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society 50%For more information contact Tom Oakes at toakes@snet.netSeptember 2016
St. Johnsbury, VTUU Congregation of St. Johnsbury Full3 to 5 years with option to renewSeptember 2016
Waukesha, WIUnited Unitarian Universalist Congregation 75%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. For more information see congregational record and contact Meg Whaley at megwhaley@hotmail.comSeptember 2016
La Crosse, WIUU Fellowship of La Crosse 25%For more information see congregational record and http://www.uulacrosse.org/home-2/forms-and-document-archive/consulting-minister/. Contact Ingrid Iverson iiverson@uwlax.edunegotiable

Developmental

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Ft. Lauderdale, FLUnitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale Full August 2016
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU FullJeff BriereAugust 2016
Pocatello, IDPocatello UU Fellowship 75% August 2016
Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU Church Full1 year with option for renewal (this will be 3rd year of this developmental ministry)August 2016
Omaha, NE2nd Unitarian FullFrieda GillespieAugust 2016
Plainfield, NJFirst Unitarian Society of Plainfield  Full3 yearsAugust 2016
Ottawa, ONUU Fellowship of Ottawa 50% August 2016
Lancaster, PAUU Church of Lancaster Full August 2016
Gray, TNHolston Valley UU Church Full September 2016
Stuart, FLTreasure Coast UU Church 75% negotiable, between June and September 2016

Interim

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Hot Springs Village, ARUU Village Church 50%2 - 3 yearsJuly 2016
St. Louis, MOFirst Unitarian Church of St. Louis Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewJuly 2016 negotiable
Birmingham, ALUU Church of Birmingham Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Tucson, AZUU Church of Tucson Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Montclair, CAMonte Vista UU Congregation Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPacific Unitarian Church Full1 year (2nd year of 2 year interim)August 2016
Tallahassee, FLUU Church of Tallahassee Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church Full1 yearAugust 2016
Amherst, MAUU Society of Amherst Full Duration of ministry: 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Franklin, MAFirst Universalist Society of Franklin Full 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Kingston, MAFirst Congregational Parish Kingston, UU Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Medfield, MAFirst Parish UU of Medfield 66% 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Newburyport, MAFirst Religious Society UU Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Wellesley, MAUU Society of Welllesley Hills Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Saco, MEUU Church of Saco and Biddeford Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. Ministry to be shared with Sanford CongregationAugust 2016
Sanford, MESanford UU Church Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. Ministry to be shared with Saco/Biddeford CongregationAugust 2016
Ann Arbor, MIFirst UU Congregation Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Brighton, MICommunity UUs in Brighton 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Flint, MIUU Congregation of Flint 75%1 yearAugust 2016
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania County Full1 year renewable (2nd year of 2 year interim)August 2016
Greensboro, NCUU Church of Greensboro Full 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Cincinnati, OHFirst Unitarian Church of Cincinnati Full 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Rocky River, OHWest Shore Unitarian Universalist Church Full 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Ruthven, ONTUU Church of Olinda Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%1 year contract with option to renew. For more information contact David Anderson at david_mark_a@hotmail.comAugust 2016
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Blacksburg, VAUU Congregation of Blacksburg Full 2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Manassas, VABull Run UUs Full1 yearAugust 2016
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist Congregation Full1 yearAugust 2016
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU Church Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016 or September 2016
San Rafael, CAUU Congregation of Marin Full1 yearAugust 15, 2016
Danbury, CTUU Congregation of Danbury Full2 yearsAugust 15, 2016
Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Full1 year (2nd year of 2 year interim)August 15, 2016
Melrose, MAMelrose UU Church Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 15, 2016
Syracuse, NYMay Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 15, 2016
Manhasset, NYUU Congregation at Shelter Rock Full3 yearsAugust 16, 2016
Berlin, MAFirst Parish Church, Federated Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. Open to a part-time contract.September 2016
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial Church Full2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewSeptember 2016
Auburn, ALAuburn UU Fellowship Full2 yearsOctober 2016

Settled

City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
2nd Rnd - Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist FellowshipAFullJoanne GianninoAugust 2016
X West Vancouver, BCNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFullFran DearmanAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Kensington, CAUU Church of BerkeleyEFullGreg WardAugust 2016
X Canoga Park, CAEmerson UU ChurchBFullMike YoungAugust 2016
X Fullerton, CAUU Church in FullertonAFullSteve FurrerAugust 2016
X Grass Valley, CAUU Community of the MountainsBFullDavid UsherAugust 2016
X Hayward, CAStarr King UU ChurchAFullJoy AtkinsonAugust 2016
X Thousand Oaks, CAConejo Valley UU FellowshipCFullAnne HinesAugust 2016
X Ventura, CAUU Church of VenturaCFullEd BrockAugust 2016
X Madison, CTShoreline UU SocietyAFullLyn OglesbyAugust 2016
X Ormond Beach, FLUnitarian Universalist Congregation Ormond BeachBFullLyn PlumbAugust 2016
X Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta NorthBFullCynthia PrescottAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Sioux City, IA yoked with Sioux Falls SDFirst Unitarian Church of Sioux CityAFull3/4 time ministry shared with All Souls Church UU in Sioux Falls, SDAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of ChicagoAFullJennifer NordstromAugust 2016
X Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU ChurchDFullBenjamin MaucereAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Carlisle, MAFirst Religious Society in CarlisleBFull August 2016
2nd Rnd - Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and UptonAFullTom BozemanAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Northboro, MAFirst Parish Church UUBFullAnita Farber-RobertsonAugust 2016
X Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Universalist Society of FairhavenBFullBob McKetchnieAugust 2016
X Lexington, MAFirst Parish of LexingtonCFullJenny RankinAugust 2016
X Milton, MAFirst Parish MiltonCFullHank PeirceAugust 2016
X Stoughton, MAFirst Parish UniversalistAFullStephen CookAugust 2016
X Bangor, MEUU SocietyBFullArt VaeniAugust 2016
X Castine, MEUU Congregation of CastineAFull August 2016
X Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian SocietyAFullKaren GustafsonAugust 2016
X Bozeman, MTUU Fellowship of BozemanP75% August 2016
2nd Rnd - Peterborough, NHPeterborough UU ChurchAFullShayna Appel and Olivia HolmesAugust 2016
X Plymouth, NHStarr King UU FellowshipAFullJudith Smith-ValleyAugust 2016
X Tamworth, NHUU Fellowship of the Eastern SlopesP75%David ChandlerAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey ShoreP75%Cynthia CainAugust 2016
X Baptistown, NJFirst UU Fellowship of Hunterdon CountyAFullLarry SmithAugust 2016
X East Brunswick, NJThe Unitarian Society of East BrunswickCFullCarol Cissel ThomasAugust 2016
X Summit, NJUnitarian Church in SummitDFullTerry SweetserAugust 2016
X Canton, NYUU Church of CantonBFullJoel MillerAugust 2016
X New York City, NYFourth Universalist SocietyFFullSusan MilnorAugust 2016
X Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church of PhiladelphiaBFullSusan RakAugust 2016
X West Chester, PAUnitarian Fellowship of West ChesterBFullBill ZelaznyAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - South Kingstown, RIUU Congregation of South CountyP75%Jan KnostAugust 2016
X Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of BeaufortAFullKevin TarsaAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Sioux Falls, SD yoked with Sioux City, IAAll Souls Church UUAFull3/4 time ministry shared with First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, IA.August 2016
X Carrollton, TXHorizon UU ChurchCFullHelen CarrollAugust 2016
X Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus ChristiBFullRoger MohrAugust 2016
X Fort Worth, TXWestside UU ChurchBFullAlex HoltAugust 2016
X Reston, VAThe UU Church in RestonBFullBarbara CoeymanAugust 2016
X Olympia, WAOlympia UU CongregationCFullEmily MelcherAugust 2016
X Kenosha, WIBradford Community Church UUAFullLillie Mae HenleyAugust 2016
X Milwaukee, WIFirst Unitarian Society of MilwaukeeFFullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2016
2nd Rnd - Charleston, WVUU Congregation of CharlestonAFullTricia HartAugust 20, 2016
Solana Beach, CAUU Fellowship of San Dieguito FullMeghan CefaluAugust 2017
West Hartford, CTThe Universalist Church of West Hartford FullLen DeRocheAugust 2017
Lewes, DEUU Society of Southern Delaware FullPaula MaioranoAugust 2017
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian Church FullMarlene WalkerAugust 2017
Columbus, INUU Congregation of Columbus FullMary MooreAugust 2017
Cambridge, MAFirst Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist Full Clyde GrubbsAugust 2017
Falmouth, MAUU Fellowship FullLaurel HallmanAugust 2017
Harvard, MAHarvard UU Church FullMark WorthAugust 2017
Jamaica Plain, MAFirst Church in Jamaica Plain UU FullTracey Robinson-HarrisAugust 2017
Littleton, MAFirst Church Unitarian Littleton FullSteve EdingtonAugust 2017
Malden, MAFirst Parish in Malden, Universalist FullWendy BellAugust 2017
Reading, MAUU Church of Reading FullCatherine SenghasAugust 2017
Winnipeg, MBFirst UU Church of Winnipeg FullNicoline GuerrierAugust 2017
Adelphi, MDPaint Branch UU Congregation FullEvan KeelyAugust 2017
Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU Church FullMichelle CollinsAugust 2017
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato FullDon CameronAugust 2017
Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist Church FullFritz HudsonAugust 2017
Ellisville, MOEmerson UU Chapel FullDawn FortuneAugust 2017
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of Lincoln FullGretchen WoodsAugust 2017
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullChristian and Kristin SchmidtAugust 2017
Montclair, NJUU Congregation at Montclair FullJustin OstermanAugust 2017
Ridgewood, NJUnitarian Society of Ridgewood FullTony JohnsonAugust 2017
Ithaca, NYFirst Unitarian Society of Ithaca FullJane ThickstunAugust 2017
Schenectady, NYUU Society FullMargret O'NeallAugust 2017
Columbus, OHFirst UU Church of Columbus FullJennifer BrooksAugust 2017
Kingston, ONTKingston Unitarian Fellowship FullCarol StreckerAugust 2017
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullMichael WalkerAugust 2017
State College, PAUU Fellowship of Centre County FullGabi ParksAugust 2017
York, PAUU Congregation of York FullLyn CoxAugust 2017
Providence, RIFirst Unitarian ChurchDFullCharlie OrtmanAugust 2017
Columbia, SCUU of Columbia SC FullJennie BarringtonAugust 2017
Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River) FullEric PosaAugust 2017
Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU Fellowship FullAddae KrabaAugust 2017
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian Universalists FullDavid JohnsonAugust 2017
Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel Society Full August 2017
Vancouver, WAUU Church of Vancouver FullLee Bond-UpsonAugust 2017
Appleton, WIFox Valley UU Fellowship FullKathleen RolenzAugust 2017
Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of Wausau FullLaurie BushbaumAugust 2017
Brookline, MAFirst Parish in Brookline FullRebecca BryanAugust 2018

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