As we have done since the pandemic began, we will not hold a Fall Congregational Meeting in order to avoid the large gathering. The State of the Church information, normally part of the Fall meeting is presented in video format. In addition, there is a vote on two Board Trustee replacements that will done by electronic or mail-in ballot.

State of the Church
The Fall meeting is the time when we share the State of the Church which is presented in the video message below. Please email questions or comments to

Board Trustee Replacements
Two Trustees have been appointed by the Leadership Nominating Committee and are to be approved by the Congregation by electronic or mail-in ballot:

  • Brooke Maddaford to replace Craig Williamson with a term ending June 30, 2024
  • Elizabeth Duhegraham to replace Paula Reed with a term ending June 30, 2023

Candidate Bios

Brooke Maddaford
Brooke Maddaford was raised in Chicago in the Catholic faith, but by her early twenties she began seeking other ways of accessing the divine. She, her husband Kevin, and their (now) 7-year-old son Felix joined JUC in the spring of 2016 after a long search for a spiritual home that was open-minded and truly welcoming to all people. Also in 2016, Brooke was a founding member of the Family Ministry Team (FMT) and she is still on the FMT today. She served on the Shared Mission Team (SMT) for a 3-year term (2018-2021) and she was the SMT’s chairperson for the 2020-2021 church year. For the past eighteen years, Brooke has been a professional book editor and, since 2006, she has owned a freelance book editing business called Word Hawk Editing, LLC ( Brooke is honored to be nominated to JUC’s Board of Trustees and she looks forward to serving our beloved church as a board member.

Elizabeth Duhegraham
Elizabeth Duhegraham joined JUC in 2007 with her wife Julie and daughter Jessica. Elizabeth has an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University and currently works at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority conducting management and occupancy reviews for section 8 housing. She was the president of JUC’s Gay Straight Alliance and a Religious Education teacher along with many other volunteer roles at the church.

How to Vote
You may vote in one of the following ways:

Only members who joined no later than November 19, 2021 may vote. Voting eligibility will be verified by the JUC office, so your name must appear on the ballot to be counted. We must receive 112 ballots in order to achieve a quorum for the vote. Your vote must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 17 to be counted.

Questions can be sent to