BridgesUU

Connecting the Beloved Community

Our Governance Teams

Our Governance consists of two teams. The Vision & Mission Team and The Policy Team. If you are interested in participating in any leadership role please contact Pastor AJ

The Vision & Mission Team is composed of leadership from each of our local communities / congregations. The Team will serve three year terms and be appointed by consensus between the local community / congregation leadership and BridgesUU Professional Team.

The Policy Team is composed of long time committed Unitarian Universalists and community leaders who are in sympathy with BridgesUU Vision and Mission. The Team will serve two year terms and will be nominated by the Professional Team and appointed by the Vision and Mission Team.

Our Vision & Mission Team

AJ Blackwood

Pastor

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The Mountain Top

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Progressive Interfaith Alliance

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Congregation

The Vision & Mission Team aims to ensure that BridgesUU’s Vision and Mission remain on course as we look ahead to BridgesUU’s growth and development.

This is accomplished by striving to live in covenant and right relation by building the beloved community locally and globally. The underlying goal for BridgesUU’s culture is to maintain loving relationships, respect, listen, hear, and understand perspectives of all by truly understanding grievances, compassionately identifying agreement, compassionately identifying disagreement; seeking consensus, developing a mutually respectful action plan which maintains/restores loving relationship, implements the action plan, and evaluates the effectiveness of the plan for achieving the goal.

In hope to create a safe space for all participants of our community to be engaged in open and candid dialogue, the Team is charged with setting priorities, assessing the entire ministry, providing constructive feedback and criticism and making recommendations to our Professional and Policy Teams

Our Policy Team

AJ Blackwood

Pastor

Karen Stoyanoff

Progressive Interfaith Alliance

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CommunityCare

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MemberCare

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Ethics & Standards

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Endowment & Finance

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Health & Safety

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Youth & Young Adults

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Title

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The Policy Team aims to ensure the success of BridgesUU acting as trustees of BridgesUU on behalf of the local communities / congregations, their memberships, and other stakeholders .

This is accomplished by acting in accordance with Unitarian Universalist and BridgesUU values. The Team has oversight and responsibility to fulfill the fiduciary care, and guard against undue risk. In collaboration with the Vision and Mission and Professional teams, the team will set and manage policy development for BridgesUU. Additionally, the team is responsible for oversight of fundraising for BridgesUU. Each member of the Team is asked to individually raise $5000.00 annually in support of BridgesUU.

In hope to create a safe space for all participants of our community to be engaged in transparency and equity of power, the Team is charged with serving the community with diligence, welcome, cooperation, consensus and fidelity to BridgesUU.