Leadership at the Piedmont UU Church

Piedmont UU Church Board Of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is elected by the congregation and is responsible for the business affairs and policies of the church and is the trustee of the property of the church. Our denomination’s principle of congregational policy means that ultimate authority rests with the congregation. Therefore, whenever appropriate, the board meets with the congregation or with committee chairs and team leaders on business and policy issues.

Board of Trustees Email:  bot@puuc.org

President Steve Whitfield, president@puuc.org

Vice President Diane Daum, vice.president@puuc.org

Secretary Anne Laukaitis

Treasurer Lisa Dickinson, treasurer@puuc.org

Member At-Large Karen Haag

Member At-Large Amanda Howard

Member At-Large Neil Mara

Committee Chairs and Team Leaders

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work with our committees and teams! If you are interested in learning more about a committee or team or volunteering, please contact us at info@puuc.org and we’ll connect you with the right person.


Building & Grounds: Jeff Cold
Oversees the upkeep of our physical spaces.

Endowment Fund: Eric Hake, Eileen Hanson-Kelly, Karl Hesse, Pam Whistler, and Sandra Woolsey
Oversees the management of our long-term endowment fund.

Finance: Neil Mara
Monitors and manages the church’s financial resources.

Fundraising: Karl Hesse
Plans and implements fundraising activities.

Leadership Development: Jeff Blum, Tanya Caesar-Waller, Beth Foreman, and George Johnson
Recruits and supports candidates to fill leadership positions within the congregation in partnership with the BOT and Lead Minister


Communications: Karen Dutton
Supports church communication avenues with members and the public.

Congregational Care: Diane Labovitz and Val Whitfield
Supports church members and friends through a ministry of caring and kindness in times of need.

Plans and implements the annual Generosity Campaign to support the annual budget.

Membership: Gail Smith-Arrants
Oversees the membership process through welcoming visitors and providing newcomer orientations.

Music: Nancy DeLux
Promotes and supports the music programs of the church.

Religious Education
Plans, provides, and nurtures faith development and UU identity formation for all ages.

Salisbury Gathering Steering Team: Pam Bloom
Addresses needs specific to the Salisbury Gathering location. Provides fellowship and community-building activities both within the Salisbury Gathering and greater area.

Social Action: Ali Allen
Promotes and supports social action activities and goals for the congregation.

Worship: Cosette Blackmer
Supports the minister in planning and implementing worship services.