Next church year, 2018-2019, we embark upon our search for a new, settled minister. The process of selecting a search committee has begun.

On April 15, our guest speaker on Sunday morning was Rev. Craig Hirshberg,  our Central Region Consultant and Transition Coach.  The Board met with Craig and developed a search plan. In March, the Board of Trustees asked you, the congregation, for names of people you would trust to represent you on the Search Committee for our next settled minister.  We received 96 names and ranked those names by the criteria we announced:

  1. The frequency of the name suggested,
  2.  The willingness of the person to serve on the committee,
  3. Ensuring a diverse team with the balance of skills needed to perform the role.
Per our By-Laws, we affirmed the Search Committee during the Annual Meeting of the Congregation on May 6, 2018. The Board of Trustees thanks the congregation for participating in the survey process and we thank the Search Committee members for their willingness to serve the congregation over the next year in this important work.

Search Committee Members are:

Edris Harrell

She served on the Connections Team, which planned social events for church families and multigenerational activities, and on the Member Engagement and Development Team.  She has assisted in planning the...

Barry Marrs

Barbara and I joined First U in 1997, having previously been active in the Unitarian church we joined in St. Louis in 1974. We have two married daughters and four grandchildren....

Linda Sanders

Linda joined First U in October 2010 when she moved to Pennsylvania to get ready for retirement in March 2012. She has been a UU for over 25 years, and...