Committees

Committees

Below you can find our four committee portfolios as well as brief descriptions of the committees that they house. If you want a more in-depth description of our committees, you can download this handout. If you’d like to join or contact a committee, 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 inreach@uucj.org.

Adult Religious Education
Chair: Sharon Scholl
Conducts classes & occasional programs

Caring Network
Chair: Janine Leland
Provides support to the congregation and serves as a resource through neighborhood network coordinators

Children/Youth Religious Education (CYREC)
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Conducts Sunday classes and special programs for children and youth

Committee on Ministry
Chair: Lois Hoeft
Conducts evaluation of minister and mediates conflicts between organized groups

Denominational Affairs Committee
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Manages relationships between UUCJ and other churches or UUA matters

Leadership Development Council
Chair: Karen Kempf
Cultivates leadership skills among members

Music
Chair: Cee Cee Severin
Assists our church musicians in carrying out their duties

Right Relations Team
Chair: David Seiken
Settles conflicts between individual members

Worship Services Committee
Chair: Jeff Funderburk
Coordinates elements of Sunday service

Congregational Life Committee
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Manages church social events

STEWARDSHIP

Committees in the Stewardship Portfolio focus on talent, time, and treasure. You can contact the Stewardship portfolio head at stewardship@uucj.org

Finance
Chair: Tom Larson
Creates the annual budget and keeps the church solvent

Foundation
Chair: Meg Rohal
Oversees the UUCJ Endowment Fund

Membership
Chair: Nancy Murrey-Settle
Helps visitors become UUCJ members and encourages new members to connect with other members and committees

Mission Funding
Chair: Vince Ober
Promotes and collects financial membership commitments to annual funding goals

Fundraising
Chair: Darlene Larsen
Coordinates fun and engaging events that raise money for UUCJ

OUTREACH

Committees in the Outreach Portfolio focus on service external to UUCJ. You can contact the Outreach Portfolio head at outreach@uucj.org.

ICARE
Chair: Lois Hoeft
Organizes our church’s participation with other churches to bring about civic improvements

Partner Church
Chair: Carlos Fraticelli
Nurtures the relationship with our partner church in Bozod

Social Action Committee
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information

Special Collections
Chair: Meg Rohal
Selects civic organizations to receive Sunday offerings

OPERATIONS

Committees in the Operations Portfolio oversee our physical assets, environmental responsibilities, and Social Hour. You can contact the Operations Portfolio head at operations@uucj.org.

Building & Grounds
Chair: Carlos Fraticelli
Maintains the campus building and grounds

Campus Renewal
Chair: Steve Settle
Guides future development of expansion and modifications of the building and grounds

East Nassau
Chair: Steve Mobbs
Assists the development and functioning of the East Nassau branch

Green Sanctuary
Chair: Lynne Paradise
Ensures that we follow our Green Sanctuary commitments to the UUA and our Seventh Principle

Hospitality Team
Co-Chairs: Luis Parra and Martha Aiken
Coordinates the Social Hour after worship service

Keepers of the Church
Chair: David Laffitte
Maintains stylistic harmony of future changes to our buildings and grounds

Tech Team
Chair: Rob McKennon
Maintains church’s computer network and A/V capabilities and manages our live broadcast