Starr King Mission Statement
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a multigenerational, welcoming congregation where different beliefs come together in common covenant. We work together in our fellowship, our community, and our world to nurture justice, respect, and love.
Governance at Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is through an elected Governing Board. According to our By-Laws, the Governing Board’s responsibilities are to conduct the business affairs and provide for the administration of the Fellowship.
The Board establishes and reviews policies for the Fellowship. The Board is also in charge of preparing and conducting the Annual Meeting of the Fellowship during which the budget is approved and congregational business is conducted. The Board may form or dissolve such committees as the Board, from time-to-time, deems prudent for the operation and management of the Fellowship.
The Board holds a public meeting monthly to conduct their business. At those meetings the Board reviews reports from the Budget and Finance Committee, the Minister, and the Committee Chairs. The day-to-day operations of the Fellowship are conducted by the Minister and Fellowship staff along with duties assigned to committees (link to committees here).
The Governing Board consists of 4 officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and three Trustees. Officers have two-year terms and Trustees have staggered three-year terms. Typically, when the Vice-President’s term is finished they are subsequently nominated to become the next President. The Minister serves as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board.
All Officers and Trustees shall be members of the Fellowship. Board members may serve a maximum of seven consecutive years with a minimum of two years off before serving on the Board again. Elections of officers are held at the Annual Meeting. The Board shall have the power to fill any vacancies on the Board until the next election at the Annual Meeting.
Learn more about how Unitarian Universalist congregations relate to the Unitarian Universalist Association of which we are members here.
Bylaws and Policies
- Smooth Sunday Task Manual
- By-laws: Last Update June 2015
- Current Policies
- Starr King Unitarian Universalist Committee Descriptions
- Board Meeting Minutes
- 2017 Annual Meeting