The President is elected for a three year term first as President Elect, then as President and finally as Past President. Each term begins July 1st. The President leads the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the church, and functions as chief officer in Congregational affairs. The President represents the Board to congregants and the community, follows up on Board decisions and requests for information relating to official church business, and consults with and works with the minister, committees, and staff on major congregational issues, decisions, policies and initiatives.


Time Commitment

The President sets the agenda and presides over the monthly Board of Trustee meetings, the Annual Meeting of the Congregation and all special meetings of the Board and Congregation. The President is responsible for organizing and leading an annual Board Retreat.  The President is expected to communicate frequently with Board Members, Congregants, Minister and staff.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supports and promotes the mission of the Congregation
  • Communicates regularly with the Congregation
  • Performs all duties described in job description for Trustee
  • Presides at all Board meetings, sets the agenda, monitors deliberation to ensure that it is fair, open, thorough, timely, orderly, and on topic
  • Presides at all meetings of the Congregation and Executive Committee and may call special meetings as needed
  • Leads development of a strategic plan
  • Resolves any dispute involving interpretation of the Bylaws
  • Participates with the Finance Committee, the Board and the Minister in the preparation of the budget for the upcoming financial year
  • Helps develop and maintain and reviews annually the UUCC Policies and Procedures Manual and Board Manual
  • Signs legal documents approved by the Board on behalf of the Congregation
  • Is authorized to make purchases on behalf of the Congregation
  • Is an ex-officio member of all Committees except the Leadership Development Committee and the Shared Ministry Committee
  • Presents to the Board the names of potential Committee Chairs, with the exception of the Leadership Development and Shared Ministry Committees
  • Ensures appropriate reporting of activities of each Committee for presentation to the Board and the Congregation
  • Consults with the Minister concerning appointment of the Chair of the Worship Committee
  • Ensures that confidentiality is maintained and that all new Trustees and Committee Chairs sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Participates in District and UUA functions and maintains good relationships with each
  • Attends Regional conferences and General Assembly whenever possible
  • Ensures that the Board selects representatives to the General Assembly
  • Provides a written report of the past year’s activities at the Annual Congregational Meeting
  • In consultation with the Minister and the Executive Committee, responds to requests for waiver of the financial contribution requirement
  • Secures a bond for the Treasurer as specified in the Bylaws
  • Signs checks in the absence of the Treasurer
  • Serves as a nonvoting advisory member of the Endowment Fund Committee
  • May perform other duties as described in the Bylaws or determined by the Board



  • Is a member in good standing of the Congregation
  • Models behavior that supports the mission of the Congregation
  • Has proven leadership and mediation ability
  • Has an active and sustained engagement in the life of the Congregation
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Unitarian Universalism
  • Has a working knowledge of the Bylaws and Policies of the Congregation

(This information is meant to be supplemental to the Bylaws of the Congregation. In case of conflicting information, the UUCC Bylaws take precedent.)