Committees

Art & Exhibitions
Charles Brackett
Cynthia Brzak
Bonnie Mathias
Barbara McClellan
Ellie Smith
Nan Worthington

Community Needs
Jane Fochtman, chair
Shari Cope
Candace Lee
Sandra McDonald
Joan Sheard
Chris Walter

Congregational Care Team
We act as a friend or neighbor to those in our congregation who need us. We offer temporary assistance and a listening ear. In doing this, we all become more connected to one another in care and compassion.

Joanie Jackson, co-chair
Pat Light, co-chair
Judith Briggs
Linda Fletcher
Don Fraser
Barb Gibson
Hal Gurian
Caroline Hirth
Carolyn Kelly
Christie McGue
Millie Putz

CUUPS - Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans
Ariel Love
Sarah Montgomery-Richards
Amanda Sparks

Endowment
Don Pyne, co-chair
Ellie Smith, co-chair
Nancy Doughty
Karl Keinath
Ann Swaney

Facilities Management
Dave Halsted, chair
Bernard Hanchett
Karl Keinath
Richard Miller
Bill Scharf
Price Watts

Finance
In addition to “counting beans” the Finance Committee has several responsibilities including ensuring proper financial practices are followed, preparing the budget for the next fiscal year, recommending to the Board where funds for special projects and unexpected expenses are to come from, developing financial policies and ensuring that those policies are followed. The Finance Committee meets monthly to review financial reports, project revenues, and expenses to ensure that we are financially sound and discuss any pertinent items regarding financial practices, policies, and unusual expenses.

Jim Walworth, Chair
Dusty Culton
Karl Keinath
Mike McDonald
Price Watts
Glennda Corning (ex officio)

Healthy Congregations
Barb Gibson
Jim Linsell
Susan Lio
Mary Anne Rivers
Barb Termaat
Rev. Cathy Harrington (ex officio)

Kitchen / Hospitality
Sandra McDonald, Chair
Judith Briggs
Sandy Cartwright
Bonnie Mathias
Ellie Smith
Chris Walter

Landscape Committee
Lauren Keinath, chair
Karl Keinath
Pat Light
Richard Miller
Jalene Moore
Bill Scharf
Jan Zerbel
Dave Halsted (ex officio)
Clarence Kroupa (Member Emeritus)

Leadership Development
Lauren Keinath, chair
Mary Grover
Judith Halsted
Sandra McDonald
Joy Platteborze
Bill Scharf
Mike McDonald, Board liaison

Library
Bonnie Mathias, chair
Barb Gibson
Barb Culton, Archivist
Carol Ritter, Archivist

Membership
The Membership Team assists the Congregation’s growth by seeing that each visitor, potential member and new member experience a friendly introduction and welcome. New members will be afforded an opportunity to grow in understanding of the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources and encouraged to participate according to their talents and interests. The Membership Team also schedules events to help build and nurture fellowship within the Congregation.

Chris Lautz, chair
John Hoffmann
Chris Walter
Rick Walter
Jane Watts

Memorial Garden
The Memorial Garden is a space on our site dedicated to preserving the ashes of deceased members and friends of UUCGT. It is located beneath a large, mature oak tree embraced by both wings of our building.
The role of the Committee is three-fold:
- Maintenance and improvement of the site, an informal garden within which the interred are identified by stone markers.
- Facilitation of the procedural process of interment by the families and friends of the deceased.
- Administration of records and materials associated with the garden.

Richard Miller, chair
Ingrid Brophy
Arlene Dean
Andi Kramer
Jalene Moore
Bill Scharf

Memorial Reception
Lauren Keinath, co-chair
Sandra McDonald, co-chair

Music Committee
Cindy Edmonson, co-chair
Mary Anne Rivers, co-chair
Dave Halsted
Jim Linsell
Lauren Keinath
Richard Miller
Jolynn Paige
Mary Van Valin
Judy Weaver
Karl Keinath, Board liaison

Policy
The Policy Committee serves as a clearing-house of UUCGT policies, making recommendations to the Board. The Committee develops new policies as requested by the Board while refining, revising and replacing current policies as needed. The committee also maintains the Policy Manual regulating the activities of the Board and Committees. It consists of up to 5 members, two of whom are Board members. Membership in the committee is determined by Board appointment.

Tom Darnton, chair
Judy Myers
Don Pyne

Religious Education - RE
Jolynn Paige, acting chair
Maja LaForest
Jessica Shaw
Heather Shumaker
Katie Tomzcyk
Betsy Hammerberg (ex officio)

Safe Congregation
Pat Light
Judy Myers
Betsy Hammerberg (ex officio)
Rev. Cathy Harrington (ex officio)

Social Justice Action
The Social Justice Action Committee engages and educates UUCGT members and friends on the what, where, when and why of critical social justice issues and activities. The Committee aims to be a resource to build and grow a dialogic culture at UUCGT and in the community at large, modeling the six sources of the UU tradition. The goal is to nurture compassionate involvement in social justice in the UUCGT and beyond by:
- Direct social service (direct assistance to those in need)
- Education on social justice issues in light of our religious tradition
- Social witness (making public the convictions of UUCGT on social justice issues)
- Social action (organized efforts to influence policy and decision-makers)
We recommend becoming familiar with the Unitarian Universalist website Love Resists at https://www.uua.org/loveresists and the UU Service Committee at https://www.uusc.org/ . We also recommend the following book for those interested: “The Prophetic Imperative: Social gospel in theory and practice” by Richard S. Gilbert, Skinner House Books, 2000

Emmy Lou Cholak, co-chair
Barbara Conley, co-chair
Connie Mooney
Jane Watts

Staff Resources
The Staff Resources Committee is responsible for managing human resources on behalf of the Board, and is appointed by the Board and includes the president. The minister serves as an ex-officio member. The committee is responsible for the hiring and management of staff including compensation and benefits administration. The committee maintains and revises the employee handbook, job descriptions, evaluations and makes recommendations to the Board accordingly. Because of the confidential nature of employment records, Staff Resources meetings are closed.

Mike McDonald, chair
Dusty Culton
Pat Light
Donna Stein-Harris
Rev. Cathy Harrington (ex officio)

Stewardship/Pledge Drive
Dave Halsted
Karl Keinath
Penny Ort
Rick Walter
Jan Zerbel

Sunday Services
The Sunday Services Committee is responsible for collaborating with and supporting the minister in ensuring services effectively meet the diverse spiritual and intellectual needs of the Congregation. Clergy-led and lay-led services will be utilized to meet congregational needs. The Congregation affirms a pulpit that is free and untrammeled, and the Minister is expected to express his/her values, views, and commitments without fear or favor. The committee will support the development of high-quality religious services by:
- receiving regular training from the minister in the conduct of religious services;
- collaborating with the minister in developing and delivering regular religious services;
- meeting regularly to discuss schedules and topics;
- providing feedback to lay speakers;
- submitting, as needed, reports to the Board and a budget request to the Finance Committee

Hal Gurian, co-chair
Amanda Mangiardi, co-chair
Pam Hendrick
Andi Kramer
Richard Miller
Jolynn Paige
Donna Stein-Harris
Katie Tomczyk
Mary Van Valin
Margaret Wozniak
Betsy Hammerberg (ex officio)
Rev. Cathy Harrington (ex officio)

Tuesday Community Lunch
Every week, UUCGT provides a free lunch to those in our community at the Friends Meeting House on the corner of Fifth & Oak. Lunch is served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Volunteers are always welcome to help prepare and serve a meal or stop in to visit us.
Mary Kiner, chair
Candace Lee

Wednesday Night Suppers
Sandra McDonald, chair
John Hoffmann