Leadership Development Committee
Annual Report for Committees, 2019-2020
Committee Name: Leadership Development Committee
Committee Chair: Emilio Perez-Jorge
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Emilio Perez-Jorge (Chair), Jessica Kross, Elizabeth Harris, Tim Vandenberg, Keitha Withaker,
Next year changes: Keitha Withaker rotating out. Jane Gillespie rotating in and replacing Keitha
Major accomplishments this year.
We got all the required leadership positions filled except one (unfortunately it is the most important, President- elect for 2021)
This is a summary of the positions to be announced for a vote during the Annual Meeting of the Congregation May 31st:
Draft Ballot for Officers and Committees Members requiring a vote at the Annual Meeting
President (replaced Richard McLeod) – Rod Brown
President Elect-Vacant as of today
Secretary (replaces Bob Gillespie) – Beth Ann Rochleau
Trustee 1(replaces Pat Mohr)-Johnathan White
Trustee 2 (replaces Terrence Sullivan) -Tiffanny Rushton
Endowment Committee Member (replaces Daryl Shier)-Matt Thompkins
LDC Committee Member (replaces Keitha Whitaker)-Jane Gillespie
We were able to significantly decrease the mean age of the members serving in leadership positions, so we can get the younger generation of members involved in the day to day activities of the congregation.
With the help of the Worship Committee (Marc Drews), Phil Turner and Reverend Stephen Robinson, we organized a zoom Committee Fair
Please briefly describe any factors that facilitated or impeded your work this year.
- We are a good group of people and for the most part, we put our talent and time to the service of the UUCC.
- Some people already are volunteering or have volunteered in the past and others are too busy to commit to volunteer
- The COVID 19 pandemic has made it difficult to connect personally with people. Asking somebody to serve our congregation cannot be done very well over the phone or email. It requires a personal interaction that no digital media can substitute for.
Any special initiatives continuing into the next program year.
Hope to continue to have annual committee fairs so congregation members can explore and understand the needs of the congregation to fill the leadership positions.
Future dreams or long-range plans for the committee
Continue to renew the leadership positions with members that have never served before and that are able to provide new perspectives to our governing committees and board
Once the travel situation and the congregation budget are more stable, take advantage of leadership training events from the UUA.
Constraints on accomplishing these plans.
An aging congregation that has already paid their dues serving
Difficulties attracting younger members to the congregation that have the time of the willingness to serve in leadership positions
The disruption to travel and budgets that the current pandemic has imposed.