What is the relationship of the Board of Trustees to the Lead Minister?

In general, the Board sets policies and the Lead Minister makes decisions within those policies. The Lead Minister reports to Board and is also a permanent non-voting member of the Board. The Board can not hire or dismiss the Lead Minister - these actions can only be performed by a vote of the Congregation. There is an annual evaluation of the Lead Minister that is performed by the Board. An overview of this and other organizational relationships at ERUUF can be found in the ERUUF organizational chart, and additional information can be found in the ERUUF Bylaws.