Interim Minister Search Committee News and Notes

Interim Minister Search Committee News and Notes

April will be a busy month for the Interim Minister Search Committee. Committee members are: Jeff Blum, George Bame, Cosette Blackmer, Michelle Murphy, and Beth Foreman. We have been working diligently to carry out our responsibility to seek an Interim Minister for Piedmont UU Church.
In case you didn’t know, when a settled minister leaves a church, the UUA helps each BOT evaluate their options and makes recommendations. In our situation the UUA recommended we seek an Interim Minister to help us transition from one settled minister to the next. The role of Interim Ministers is to be that “transitions time” minister who will bridge that gap with us, helping us to look to our future. So, to that end, this process began with your BOT informing the UUA of its intention to enter this search. The BOT, as required, also met with a member of the UUA transitions team. Next step was to form the Interim Search Committee. Then the Interim Minister Search Committee began our work.
We are diligently researching and writing to update our church profile, the first step in our part of this process. Next, we will submit our profile to the UUA for review, recommendations and comments. Our profile along with profiles of all other UU Churches in search for an Interim Minister will be published on a UUA website for prospective Interim Ministers to view. All of this will take place in the month of April. The next step will be for the search committee to view the profiles of all prospective Interim Ministers—more on that next time.
We, the search committee are acutely aware of the trust that has been given to us. We, through doing this research and writing, have developed a great appreciation for all of our ministers, our lay leaders, our members and staff who have helped Piedmont UU Church remain a vibrant community throughout the years.
If you have questions, concerns or recommendations please contact a search committee member.