We are excited to report that the interim minister search subcommittee has received ministerial records through the UUA search portal for eight ministers interested in exploring a match with UTUUC. Over the next week and a half our work is to discern who might be best able to support us in a healthy transition from the past, into the present and on toward the future as we aspire to live into our mission.
The interim search timeline calls for us to make decisions about candidates by May 17, in order for the Board to ultimately extend an offer to our top candidate by May 19. What happens if we are not able to make a match in this round? If we need to, we will have the opportunity to participate in a second round that happens between May 24–June 9.
Thank you to all of you who have expressed willingness to serve on a transitions team to eventually support our interim minister. We are not yet to the point of actually forming the team and appreciate your patience. Please see the end of this message for more information on the Transition Team.
Please stay tuned for updates on the farewell celebration for Rev. Taylor. The planning team continues to explore dates and venues, with some options to celebrate earlier in the summer than originally thought possible. Thanks to all who are contributing your generous time and energy!