Church Governance

The UUCA is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, established under California law. 

Unitarian Universalist Churches are governed by what is known as the “Congregational Model.” Essentially, this means that all power in the church is held by congregation members themselves, and not by the minister or church hierarchy. The UUCA holds a minimum of two congregational meetings per year at which church members exercise their voting rights in critical church matters.

Members of the congregation elect a Board of Trustees to conduct church business. The Board meets nearly every month. There is also a comprehensive committee structure to manage church activities in the areas of worship, religious education, finance, membership, social justice, by-laws review, board and committee nominations, and other areas as needed.  

To learn more about church governance at UUCA, please refer to our By-Laws.

National Governance

The UUCA is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), an assembly of over 1,000 UU churches throughout the world.

Current Board of Trustees Members

Name Title Term
Katie Bodnar President 2018-2020
Mary Chittenden Vice President 2018-2020
Neal Hartsough Treasurer 2017-2019
Gary Sjogren Secretary 2018-2020
Bob Cerince
Judy Demesse Trustee 2017-2019
Mark EricksonTrustee2018-2020
Janell Mort
Mary Oster
Trustee 2017-2019
Words from our Music Director: 

Music is an important part of our celebration and as the music director I'm proud to be a part of our voices joining together in song. I'm happy to have the opportunity to pick songs that support our weekly theme and grateful that we have such a friendly and talented pool of singers and musicians right here in our own congregation that are so willing to share their talents.

 - David, Cameron & Brianna