Committees & Teams

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.


Committees in the Ministry Portfolio focus on congregants, friends, and guests. You can contact the Board liason at .

Adult Religious Education Team
Chair: Sharon Scholl
Provides a lifespan adult religious education program at UUCJ

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

Children/Youth Religious Education Team (CYRET)
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information
Conducts Sunday classes and special programs for children and youth

Denominational Affairs Team
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information
Manages relationships between UUCJ and other churches or UUA matters

Hospitality Team
Chairs: Luis Parra and Martha Aiken
Welcomes new members, visitors, and special interest groups. Coordinates coffee hosts.

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

Minister’s Formation & Transition Team
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information

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

Small Group Ministry Team
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information

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

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


Committees in the Inreach Portfolio focus on organization, relationships, and growth. You can contact the Board liaison at .

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

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

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


Committees in the Outreach Portfolio focus on service external to UUCJ. You can contact the Board liaison at .

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


Committees in the Operations Portfolio oversee our physical assets, environmental responsibilities, and Social Hour. You can contact the Board liaison at .

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

Fernandina Beach/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

New Normal Team
Chair: Contact the Board liaison

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


Committees in the Stewardship Portfolio focus on the financial well-being of the church. You can contact the Board liaison at

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

Capital Campaign
Chair: Kathleen McKenzie
Promotes and collects financial membership commitments to annual funding goals

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