Greetings from your 2017/2018 Board of Trustees! My name is Kristi Chilton, and I have the honor of serving as the Chair of the Board this year. I would like to provide an overview of what we have been doing since the program year began. This summer, we welcomed Albert Hardy, Helen Wolfson and Mike DeBellis to the Board. In addition, Chuck Kimpel will be with us for another year. The other members of the Board are Rev. Deb Cayer, myself, Julie Edmunds (Secretary), Dave Mills (Finance Liaison), Kat Moran, and Barb Sheline.

In August, the Board met for its annual planning retreat. It was a productive and positive meeting that left us energized about our work for this year. Our two top high-level priorities for this year are a) to promote better two-way communication with the Fellowship and b) to engage in strategic Governance work, beginning with an evaluation of ERUUF's Ends statements. We welcome and encourage the input of every ERUUFian over the next year, and hope that you will seek us out to share what is on your minds. If you don't know us by sight, our name tags are printed on a yellow background. Here's to a year of talking and listening well!