Our Congregation governs itself democratically. We select 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: Elizabeth Dion ()
  • Secretary: Nancy Murrey-Settle ()
  • Inreach Portfolio Leader: Munsell McPhillips ()
  • Operations Portfolio Leader: Gary Rhodes ()
  • Outreach Portfolio Leader: Terri Mitchell ()
  • Stewardship Portfolio Leader: Tessie Bond ()


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 Minutes March Minutes April Minutes May Minutes June Minutes July Minutes September Minutes October Agenda 2020 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2019 January 8 January 13 February March April May June July August September October…

Board Covenant

Board Covenant UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF JACKSONVILLE February 2020, Accepted by Board 2021, Feb 2021 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 operation, human resources management, the use and maintenance of its property, and the policies and procedures under which programs operate. We ensure that these policies and procedures are consistent…

Committees & Teams

Below you can find our four portfolios as well as brief descriptions of the committees and teams that they house. If you want a more in-depth description of our committees and teams, you can download this handout. If you’d like to join or contact a committee or team, email the associated portfolio leader and they will help you out. INREACH Committees in the Inreach Portfolio focus on congregants, friends, and guests. You can contact the Inreach Portfolio head at .…