Letter to the Congregation: Board of Trustees

December 2021

Letter to the Congregation

Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees would like to thank the members of the Ministerial Search Committee for their careful work on the search and their commitment to our congregation. We are proud to concur with their recommendation of Rev. Jacqueline Brett as the candidate for ERUUF’s Lead Minister.

We hereby announce a special meeting of the full congregation on January 30th to vote on the call of Rev. Jacqueline Brett as ERUUF’s next Lead Minister.

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Board News - December 2021

December 17, 2021

Thanks to all who attended the finance forum last Sunday. We are so looking forward to getting to see more and more folks over the coming months. It has been a long pandemic and the ERUUF Board of Trustees is eager to connect!

As the Board reflected at our retreat earlier in the year, two things were obvious: we are in a time of great transition as a congregation and we need each other. And so, ERUUF’s Annual Vision of MInistry was born: A Year of Connection and Change. While these ideas might feel a bit at odds, this vision conjures for me the image of our joining, hand in hand, and moving as one towards a great new adventure.

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Ministerial Search Committee Begins Work

The Ministerial Search Committee met for the first time on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Having been approved by the congregation to carry out a search and recommend a ministerial candidate for a congregational vote, we are excited about the important work that lies ahead. We have already begun learning about the UUA’s recommended procedures and guidelines for the search process. Using these guidelines will enable us to benefit from the wisdom gained through many years of experience with ministerial searches throughout the denomination. Please note that we will be using this as a guide. Each ministerial search is unique to the congregation and the time it is taking place. Those who would like more information on the process can find it online in the Settlement Handbook.

Read more: Ministerial Search Committee Begins Work

ERUUF Annual Meeting 2021

Register Now!

Sunday, June 13, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 PM via Zoom. 

All members are asked to join us for this very important meeting. Registration is required.  

Our Annual Meeting will be virtual this year and will include very important information regarding the state of ERUUF and our future. We will also vote on our fiscal year 2021-22 budget as well as nominees for the Board of Trustees, Healthy Congregation Committee, and Nominating Committee. All members are asked to join us for this very important meeting. Contact the Board directly with questions: .

Annual Meeting Packet

pdf2021 Annual Meeting Agenda

pdf2020 Minutes

 pdf2021 Annual Meeting Instructions

pdf2021 Final Slate of Candidates





Update on the Ministerial Transition Process


April 16, 2021

I am writing today to give you an update on the ministerial transition process including a description of the job of the search committee and an ask for your input to help us find search committee candidates.

Read more: Update on the Ministerial Transition Process

Board News - March 2021

Special Message from ERUUF’s Board of Trustees

March 18, 2021

ERUUF Members and Friends,

Yesterday you heard from Rev. Cayer on her plan to leave her position as ERUUF’s lead minister in June 2022. The Board spoke at length with Rev. Cayer on her plans and the transition process on Tuesday evening. We are writing to you today to let you know what to expect in the coming months.

Read more: Board News - March 2021

ERUUF Annual Meeting 2020

This article remains published as an archive of the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Read more: ERUUF Annual Meeting 2020

Upcoming Congregational Listening Sessions in May

Join the ERUUF Board of Trustees in two upcoming Congregational Listening Sessions: Our Financial and Strategic Future - Sunday, May 17, 1:00 pm and Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm via Zoom (links below) 

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Board News - November 2019

ERUUF’s Board of Trustees welcomes new members Ed Hoefle and Carolyn Lekavich to the Board this year. We are grateful that Julie Edmunds and Bob Brown (Finance Liaison) agreed to continue to serve (Julie for one year and Bob for a full 3-year-term). Other board members are Bonnie LaCroix (Chair), Albert Hardy, Lenora Harris-Field (Secretary), Joan Tilghman, and Helen Wolfson.

Read more: Board News - November 2019

Board News - June 2019


by Kristi Chilton, outgoing Board chair

The members of ERUUF’s 2018/2019 Board of Trustees were Bob Brown, Rev. Deborah Cayer, Julie Edmunds (Secretary), Albert Hardy, Lenora Harris-Field, Bonnie LaCroix (Finance Liaison), Barb Sheline, Joan Tilghman, Helen Wolfson and me, Kristi Chilton (Chair). Each of these individuals brought unique gifts, and it was an honor to lead such a devoted, thoughtful, capable team of people.

Read more: Board News - June 2019