Our Councils, Teams, and Task Forces
In addition to our Board of Trustees, UUCJ has additional Councils, Committees, and Task Forces which support the health of our community:
The Ministry Council, co-led by our Minister and President-Elect, meets throughout the year to coordinate the ministry activities of UUCJ. The Ministry Council consists of the chairs of the various Ministry Teams:
Welcoming Community – Outreach & Hospitality
The Welcoming Community Ministry Team is responsible for outreach, greeting guests, hospitality, welcoming new members and friends, and social activities. The Team is facilitated by Stacy Callender. See the Welcoming Community page for more information.
Exploring Our Beliefs – Worship & Religious Education
The Exploring Our Beliefs Ministry Team is responsible for Sunday services, lifespan religious education, and affinity groups. The Team facilitated by Snowdancer [Jim Becker]. See the Exploring Our Beliefs page for more information.
Living Our Values – Member Care & Facilities
The Living Our Values Ministry Team is responsible for caring for members and friends in need, memorials and remembrance, promoting responsible and open communication in our congregation, ethical practices in our congregation, and ecological stewardship of our facilities and grounds. The Team facilitated by Eric Wood and Lisa Dunn. See the Living Our Values page for more information.
Changing Our World – Social Justice
The Changing Our World Ministry Team is responsible for promoting social justice in our world, organizing social action events for members and friends, and collaborating in interfaith and allied action. The Team is facilitated by Katie Coates and Esther Smith-Newell. See the Changing Our World page for more information.
The Calm Council supports a healthy and safe church community by providing guidance in situations involving interpersonal conflict among members, friends, and/or groups and allegations of violations of the UUCJ Behavioral Covenant. The CALM Council consists of three members in good standing, who are not on the Board, elected annually at the Spring Biannual Meeting. The current members are: Jim Becker, Lisa Kersen, and Judy Williams.
Ministerial Relations Council
The MRC supports the needs of the minister and maintains communication between the minister and the congregation. The MRC conducts an annual evaluation of the minister-congregation relationship and reviews the minister’s contract, including job description, covenant, and other terms, including compensation, and recommend revisions to the Board, as needed. The MRC consists of three members in good standing, who are not on the Board, appointed by the President and Minister. The current members are: Snowdancer [Jim Becker] (Chair), Kristen Golden, and Jill Morgan.
Leadership Development Council
The LDC supports the development of quality leadership with the UUCJ and provides a slate of candidates to fill all elected positions. The LDC consists of the Past President and three members in good standing, who are not on the Board, who serve three-year staggered terms, with one new member elected each year at the Spring Biannual Meeting. Please contact the LDC if you are interested in becoming a leader or need assistance in your role serving the congregation. The current members are: Eric Wood (Chair), Jill Morgan, and Joe Clayton.
The Personnel Council hires and supervises all staff of the UUCJ. The Personnel Council develops and revises the duties and responsibilities for each position as well as determines appropriate staff compensation. The Personnel Council consists of the elected officers of the Board. Please contact the Personnel Council if you need more information about staff positions with the UUCJ.