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
X Bloomington, INUU Church of Bloomington IncDFull(Scott McNeil)August 2016
New York, NYAll SoulsFFull August 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Washington, DCNorthern Virginia Ethical Society 50%Seeks non-theistic, humanist clergy leader. For more information see and send email to leadersearch@noves.orgAugust 2016 - negotiable
Appleton, WILawrence University FullDean of Spiritual Life - 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
Philadelphia, PAUU Church of the Restoration 50%For more information see and contact uucrsearch@gmail.comJuly 2016
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
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 and contact Marcia Free at 2016
Chicago, ILBeverly Unitarian Church 50%For more information, please see 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
Deerfield, MAFirst Church of Deerfield TBD25 - 30 hours For more information see 2016
North Easton, MAUnity Church of North EastonP25%For more information contact Lori Miller-Freitas at lori.millerfreitas@verizon.netAugust 2016
Pittsfield, MEFirst Universalist Church of Pittsfield, ME 25%For more information see 2016
Bloomington, MNMinnesota Valley UU Fellowship FullFor more information please contact Judith Anderson at andersonkj@earthlink.netAugust 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
Newport, RIChanning Memorial Church 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew. For more information contact Christine Laudon at 2016
Leesburg, VAUU Church of Loudoun 50%For more information contact Chair of Search Committee; Richard Keech, rmkeech@verizon.netAugust 2016
West Brattleboro, VTAll Souls UU Church 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renew For more information contact Jamie Gibson at jamiedirigo@gmail.comAugust 2016
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU Fellowship FullFor more information contact Michelle Valentine at 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 uumscspfld@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 see Congregational Record and contact Robert Goodman at goodmanvi@gmail.comAugust 15, 2016
Charleston, WVUU Congregation of Charleston Full August 20, 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
Hickory, NCUnitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley 25%Application deadline is August 12, 2016. For more information see 2016
Canton, OHUU Congregation of Greater Canton 25%One Year Contract - For more information please contact Lauri Molnar at sis1of3@yahoo.comSeptember 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 Contact Ingrid Iverson iiverson@uwlax.edunegotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Ft. Lauderdale, FLUnitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale FullDevelopmental Minister - Susan SmithAugust 2016
Cedar Rapids, IAThe Peoples Church UU FullDevelopmental Minister - Rebecca HindsAugust 2016
Pocatello, IDPocatello UU Fellowship 75% August 2016
Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU Church FullDevelopmental Minister - Thomas BozemanAugust 2016
Omaha, NE2nd Unitarian FullDevelopmental Minister - Cyndi SimpsonAugust 2016
Plainfield, NJFirst Unitarian Society of Plainfield  Full3 yearsAugust 2016
Ottawa, ONUU Fellowship of Ottawa 50%Developmental Minister - Rodrigo Solano-QuesnelAugust 2016
Lancaster, PAUU Church of Lancaster FullDevelopmental Minister - Barbara CoeymanAugust 2016
Gray, TNHolston Valley UU Church FullDevelopmental Minister - Jeff BriereSeptember 2016
Stuart, FLTreasure Coast UU Church 75%Developmental Minister - Paul Johnsonnegotiable, between June and September 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Brighton, MICommunity UUs in Brighton 50%2 Years - contract for one year with option to renewAugust 2016
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania County Full1 year renewable (2nd year of 2 year interim)August 2016
Manhasset, NYUU Congregation at Shelter Rock Full3 yearsAugust 16, 2016
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullOne yearSeptember 15, 2016


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
X Flagstaff, AZBeacon Unitarian Universalist FellowshipAFull(Kevin Lawson)August 2016
X West Vancouver, BCNorth Shore Unitarian ChurchCFull(Emily and Marcus Hartlief)August 2016
2nd Rnd - Kensington, CAUU Church of BerkeleyEFullGreg WardAugust 2016
X Canoga Park, CAEmerson UU ChurchBFull(Matthew McHale)August 2016
X Fullerton, CAUU Church in FullertonAFull(Jason Cook)August 2016
X Grass Valley, CAUU Community of the MountainsBFull(Kevin Tarsa)August 2016
X Hayward, CAStarr King UU ChurchAFull(Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa)August 2016
X Thousand Oaks, CAConejo Valley UU FellowshipCFull(Nica Eaton-Guinn)August 2016
X Ventura, CAUU Church of VenturaCFull(Dana Worsnop)August 2016
X Madison, CTShoreline UU SocietyAFull(Jeanne Lloyd)August 2016
X Ormond Beach, FLUnitarian Universalist Congregation Ormond BeachBFull(Kathy Rickey)August 2016
X Roswell, GAUU Metro Atlanta NorthBFull(Dave Dunn)August 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
X Lenexa, KSShawnee Mission UU ChurchDFull(Rose Schwab)August 2016
2nd Rnd - Grafton, MAUU Society of Grafton and UptonAFullTom BozemanAugust 2016
X Carlisle, MAFirst Religious Society in CarlisleBFull(Lisa Mobayed)August 2016
X Fairhaven, MAUnitarian Universalist Society of FairhavenBFull(Jordinn Nelson Long)August 2016
X Lexington, MAFirst Parish of LexingtonCFull(Anne Mason)August 2016
X Milton, MAFirst Parish MiltonCFull(Lisa Ward)August 2016
X Northboro, MAFirst Parish Church UUBFull(Lynda Sutherland)August 2016
X Stoughton, MAFirst Parish UniversalistAFull(Sarah Napoline)August 2016
X Bangor, MEUU SocietyBFull(Andrew Moeller)August 2016
X Castine, MEUU Congregation of CastineAFull(Margaret Beckman)August 2016
X Fridley, MNMichael Servetus Unitarian SocietyAFull(Laura Smidzik)August 2016
X Bozeman, MTUU Fellowship of BozemanP75%(Duffy Peet)August 2016
X Peterborough, NHPeterborough UU ChurchAFull(Diana McLean)August 2016
X Plymouth, NHStarr King UU FellowshipAFull(Linda Barnes)August 2016
X Tamworth, NHUU Fellowship of the Eastern SlopesP75%(Betsy Tabor)August 2016
X Baptistown, NJFirst UU Fellowship of Hunterdon CountyAFull(Seth Fisher)August 2016
X East Brunswick, NJThe Unitarian Society of East BrunswickCFull(Karen Johnston)August 2016
X Summit, NJUnitarian Church in SummitDFull(Robin Tanner)August 2016
X Canton, NYUU Church of CantonBFull(James Galasinki)August 2016
X New York City, NYFourth Universalist SocietyFFull(Schyler Vogel)August 2016
X Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church of PhiladelphiaBFull(Abbey Tennis)August 2016
X West Chester, PAUnitarian Fellowship of West ChesterBFull(Dan Schatz)August 2016
X 2nd Rnd - South Kingstown, RIUU Congregation of South CountyP75%Jan KnostAugust 2016
X Beaufort, SCUU Fellowship of BeaufortAFull(Lori Hlaban)August 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 ChurchCFull(Lora Brandis)August 2016
X Corpus Christi, TXUU Church of Corpus ChristiBFull(Cynthia Hockman)August 2016
X Fort Worth, TXWestside UU ChurchBFull(Shari Woodbury)August 2016
X Reston, VAThe UU Church in RestonBFull(Debra Haffner)August 2016
X Olympia, WAOlympia UU CongregationCFull(Thomas Perchlik)August 2016
X Kenosha, WIBradford Community Church UUAFull(Erik David Carlson)August 2016
X Milwaukee, WIFirst Unitarian Society of MilwaukeeFFull(Jennifer Nordstrom)August 2016
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAPacific Unitarian Church FullStephen FurrerAugust 2017
San Rafael, CAUU Congregation of Marin FullJoy AtkinsonAugust 2017
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
Alton, ILFirst Unitarian Church FullDawn FortuneAugust 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
Detroit, MIFirst U-U Church of Detroit Full August 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
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
Bend, ORUU Fellowship of Central Oregon FullAntonia WonAugust 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
Blacksburg, VAUU Congregation of Blacksburg FullDon RollinsAugust 2017
Williamsburg, VAWIlliamsburg Unitarian Universalists FullDavid JohnsonAugust 2017
Woodstock, VTNorth Universalist Chapel Society Full August 2017
Bellevue, WAEast Shore Unitarian Church FullElaine PeresluhaAugust 2017
Vancouver, WAUU Church of Vancouver FullLee Bond-UpsonAugust 2017
West Seattle, WAWestside Unitarian Universalist Congregation FullAlex HoltAugust 2017
Appleton, WIFox Valley UU Fellowship FullKathleen RolenzAugust 2017
Wausau, WIFirst UU Church of Wausau FullLaurie BushbaumAugust 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 LehmanAugust 2018
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of Chicago FullLillie Mae HenleyAugust 2018
Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois FullJoanne GianninoAugust 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
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
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County FullCarol CisselAugust 2018
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial Church FullBob RenjillianAugust 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
Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore 75%John MarshAugust 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
Rocky River, OHWest Shore Unitarian Universalist Church FullPatricia HartAugust 2018
Oklahoma City, OKFirst Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City FullGreg StewartAugust 2018
Ottawa, ONFirst Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa FullPaula GableAugust 2018
Ruthven, ONTUU Church of Olinda FullFran DearmanAugust 2018
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullSusan RakAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUs FullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2018

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