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:

Paul Pinson

Paul Pinson has been a member of First Unitarian since 1972 and has served the congregation as youth leader, RE chair, staff relations chair, board member, president, treasurer and finance...

Ed Scott

Ed Scott and his wife Darlene moved to Wilmington following retirement in 2014. Seeking a new and urban experience, they chose to make a downtown row house their home. It...

Edris Harrell

Edris and her husband David have been members of First Unitarian Church for about 13 years. Edris has taught children and youth religious exploration (CYRE), including OWL, chairing the CYRE...

Barry Marrs

Barry Marrs has been a UU for 45 years, 21 of those at First Unitarian. He is passionate about the intersection of science and moral behavior. For ten years, Barry...

Jeff Lott

Jeff Lott is a writer, editor, graphic artist, and activist. He finds inspiration for his social justice work in many sources, particularly in the rational and compassionate principles of Unitarian...

Cindy Cohen

Cindy Cohen found Unitarian Universalism at First U in 1991 as a wonderful fit with her humanist leanings and need to help others. Since that time her spiritual journey has...

Linda Sanders

Linda Sanders came to Unitarian Universalism through a friend who introduced her to a Women’s Circle at the Unitarian Fellowship of Newark about 25 years ago. She joined the fellowship...