Governance

Governance

Our Congregation governs itself democratically. We elect our Minister, Officers, and Board of Directors, which makes our policies and support our programs, volunteers, and staff between congregational meetings. Congregational meetings are usually held directly after Sunday services several times each year. They also may be called, with at least ten days notice to the congregation, to respond to special concerns. Our by-laws presently mandate one annual meeting in December to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year (which is from January to December), elect Board members, and conduct any other necessary business. All members may vote, serve on committees, and hold elected offices.

Our Board of Directors plans for and administers the resources and facilities needed to fulfill the purposes of the Church. It sets policy and acts in the name of the Church between Congregational meetings. The Board has final jurisdiction over all activities of all committees and offices of the church, and authorizes all committees needed for carrying out its responsibilities and specifies their duties.

Board of Directors (2021)

  • President: Vince Ober
  • Vice President: Tessie Bond
  • Treasurer: Liz Dion
  • Secretary: Nancy Murrey-Settle
  • Inreach Portfolio Leader: Munsell McPhillips
  • Operations Portfolio Leader: Gary Rhodes
  • Outreach Portfolio Leader: Terri Mitchell
  • Stewardship Portfolio Leader: Open

By-Laws

You can download the most recent version of our by-laws below (last updated December 9, 2018):

More Resources

Board Minutes

You can find the UUCJ approved Board meeting minutes below. Click on the month to view a PDF of that month’s minutes. Also listed here is the the agenda of upcoming and recent meetings. 2021 January Minutes February Agenda 2020 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2019 January 8 January 13 February March April May…

Board Covenant

Board Covenant UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF JACKSONVILLE Mission of the Board: The Board is responsible, directly or through delegation, for leading our Church to carry out our congregation’s mission. We supervise and accept responsibility for the stewardship of the Church’s financial and business operations, human resources management, the use and…

Committees

INREACH Committees in the Inreach Portfolio focus on congregants, friends, and guests. You can contact the Inreach Portfolio head at inreach@uucj.org. Adult Religious EducationChair: OPENConducts classes & occasional programs Caring NetworkChair: Janine LelandProvides support to the congregation and serves as a resource through neighborhood network coordinators…