updated 5/1/2021

Transitional Minister Search Update

The position application was submitted in early April and our transitional minister position is posted on the UUA job board. Ministers have until May 1st to submit their interest in the position.

The interview process is organized into two rounds. If the task force does not select a minister in the first round, we will continue the search in round two.

In the first round of interviews, the candidate applications will be released to the task force in early May, and the team will review the candidate applications and conduct the necessary background checks. The most qualified candidates will be scheduled for interviews.


The final decision for each candidate is due to the UUA Transitions office by mid-May to complete the first round. If we find a match, an offer will be made by the task force. If no offer is made in the first round, the task force will continue to round two. The round two timeline extends into mid-June.


With any luck, the next update will include the introduction of our Transitional Minister to the congregation.

As a reminder, this position will be for a term of two years beginning in August. The members of the transitional search task force and are your best points of contact for questions about the search.


     ● Gail Black
     ● Amy Farrell
     ● Cindy Good
     ● Kristen Wycha


Updates will be provided as we progress through the search process. For questions about the transitional minister search, please email to Kristen Wycha at kwycha@gmail.com.

Posted 4/15/2021

The board has been doing the necessary work to find and hire a transitional minister. The transitional minister will help support the congregation while we work to hire a settled minister.  The transitional minister will be hired for a term of 2-years beginning in August.  While this may seem like a long time, the 2-year term allows for the time needed to complete the search for the settled minister.

To manage the work of the transitional search process, a task force was created from members of the board.  The members of the transitional search task force are your best points of contact for questions about the search.  

  • Gail Black
  • Amy Farrell
  • Cindy Good
  • Kristen Wycha 

Following the UUA’s very well-defined process to help guide us in the search we have:

  • Built the application – assembled information for potential candidates about our past, present, and our future hopes and plans so that they might get a sense of who we are and whether or not they would like to know more about us and perhaps serve as our Interim Minister.
  • Posted the UUCV position on the UUA Ministerial Search Site jobs board in early April in preparation for interviews in early May
  • Updated our website to provide a more accurate sense of who we are for potential candidates who may be interested in learning about us.

On May 3rd the UUA will release a list of Interim Minister candidates to the task force.

From May 4th – May 17th the task force will review applicant packets and interview selected candidates.

On May 17th the task force will submit a list of their preferences to the UUA Transition Office which will assist in matching candidates with congregations.

ON May 19th (at noon!) Interim Search Task Force can extend an offer to selected Interim Minister. The offer may only be made at noon eastern time on May 19th.

If the offer is made and accepted then the search is over! If not, another round of names will be suggested and the process will repeat

For questions about the transitional minister search, please email to Kristen Wycha at kwycha@gmail.com.