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
New York, NYAll SoulsFFull August 2017


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
New York, NYIntersections International FullExecutive Director - For more information, please visit and/or Contact Kevin Chase,Managing Partner or Catie DiFelice, Senior Associate 
Boston, MAUUA Stewardship and Development - Legacy Challenge Manager FullNew position. Will report to Director of Stewardship and Development (in collaboration with the UUSC Chief Development Officer) 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
Studio City, CAUU Church of Studio City Full1 year. For more information contact Brian Bielanski at bcbielanski@gmail.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
Salina, KSThe UU Fellowship of Salina 25%For more information see congregational record and contact Linda Lakes at llakes@cox.netAugust 2016
Deerfield, MAFirst Church of Deerfield TBD25 - 30 hours For more information see 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 Loudoun 50%For more information contact Chair of Search Committee; Richard Keech, rmkeech@verizon.netAugust 2016
Springfield, MOFirst UU Church of Springfield 75%For more information see Congregational Record and contact Lynn Dalton at uumscspfld@gmail.comAugust 2016 - negotiable
Hobart, INFirst Unitarian Church of HobartP50%For more information contact Tim Cook at trcook01@comcast.netnegotiable
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
Woodbury, CTMattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society 50%For more information contact Tom Oakes at toakes@snet.netSeptember 2016
Canton, OHUU Congregation of Greater Canton 25%One Year Contract - For more information please contact Lauri Molnar at sis1of3@yahoo.comSeptember 2016
River Falls, WIUU Society of River Falls 50%For more information contact Brad Moore at or Please express interest by September 5September 2016
Rockton, ILUU Congregation of Rock Valley 50%For more information contact Linda at or Linda.brefeld@comcast.netAugust 2017
Detroit, MIFirst U-U Church of Detroit Full August 2017
Marysville, WAEvergreen UU Fellowship FullFor more information contact Michelle Valentine at Application is available through Transitions Office.August 2017
Gettysburg, PAUU's of Gettysburg 25%For more information see Congregational Record and contact Bonnie Overholtzer at bonnieo@comcast.netnegotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
Pocatello, IDPocatello UU Fellowship 75% August 2016


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 years (percent of time negotiable) For more information see and contact Bob McCleskey at bmccleskey@sbcglobal.netJuly 2017 - negotiable


City and StateCongregationS&H (if known)Percent of TimeCurrent Interim or (newly Settled Minister)Date Open
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 - 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
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
Chicago, ILThird Unitarian Church of Chicago 75%Lillie Mae HenleyAugust 2017
Deerfield, ILNorth Shore Unitarian Church FullMarlene WalkerAugust 2017
Urbana, ILUU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois FullJoanne GianninoAugust 2017
Columbus, INUU Congregation of Columbus FullMary MooreAugust 2017
Brewster, MAFirst Parish Brewster UU Church FullDevelopmental Minister - Thomas BozemanAugust 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 Church FullEvan KeelyAugust 2017
Mankato, MNUU Fellowship of Mankato FullDon CameronAugust 2017
Rochester, MNFirst Unitarian Universalist Church FullFritz HudsonAugust 2017
Ellisville, MOEmerson UU Chapel FullDawn FortuneAugust 2017
Brevard, NCUUs of Transylvania County FullIan White MaherAugust 2017
Lincoln, NEUnitarian Church of Lincoln FullGretchen WoodsAugust 2017
Galloway, NJUU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore 75%John MarshAugust 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
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
Spartanburg, SCUU Church of Spartanburg Full August 2017
Memphis, TNFirst Unitarian Church of Memphis (River) FullEric PosaAugust 2017
Amarillo, TXAmarillo UU Fellowship FullAddae KrabaAugust 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 LehmannAugust 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
Bethesda, MDCedar Lane UU Church FullMichelle CollinsAugust 2018
Churchville, MDUU Fellowship of Harford County FullCarol CisselAugust 2018
Ellicott City, MDChanning Memorial Church FullBob RenjilianAugust 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
Cherry Hill, NJUU Church in Cherry Hill FullLarry Smith, AIMAugust 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
Harrisburg, PAUnitarian Church of Harrisburg FullMichael WalkerAugust 2018
Meadville, PAUU Church of Meadville 50%Robin ZuckerAugust 2018
Warrington, PABuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship FullSusan RakAugust 2018
The Woodlands, TXNorthwoods UU Church FullDonna RenfroAugust 2018
Manassas, VABull Run UUs FullMadelyn CampbellAugust 2018
Des Moines, WASaltwater UU Church FullHelen CarrollAugust 2018

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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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