The Ministerial Search Process

Click HERE if you would like to know more about how Unitarian Universalist congregations conduct the Ministerial Search process.

UU Wellesley's Search Committee

Contact a member of our Ministerial Search Committee: David Barnard, Kathy Coolidge, Rachel Cottone, Bill Fenstenmacher, Lisa MarkeyVic Polk, and Doug Poutasse


Your Ministerial Search Committee is off and running!

We finished up a planning retreat with a representative from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and defined the roles and responsibilities of the committee, learned the timeline for this important UUA-defined process, and began the year-long process that will result in welcoming a new minister in August 2018.

Transparency on progress! While the identities of ministerial candidates are necessarily confidential, we on the Search Committee appreciate the need to communicate progress and are committed to maximum transparency with the congregation. To that end, please check out:

  • A bulletin board (coming soon) in Parish Hall with updates, frequently asked questions, and a timeline for key activities
  • At least monthly updates in the newsletter, Order of Service, weekly email, and on the internal section of the UU Wellesley website
  • Occasional updates in person in the Sunday service

In coming months, we will be asking for your input on the skills we are looking for in our next minister. To achieve this goal, we are at work designing a Survey -- goal is 100% participation! -- and will also be inviting you to small-group meetings. Please make every effort to ensure you complete your survey and ensure your voice is heard. UU Wellesley is all of us!

Thank you!
David Barnard, Kathy Coolidge, Rachel Cottone, Bill Fenstemacher, Lisa Markey, Vic Polk, and Doug Poutasse