2019 Spring Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 19 –
12:30 p.m. NOTE TIME CHANGE – 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Please plan to attend! Child care is provided.
Agenda items will include:
- Making Room Update
- 2018-19 Annual Report
- Introduction of 2019-20 lay leaders;
- Elect Board Trustees (nominee to fill a vacancy through 6/30/19: Derek Bassett) (nominees for 3-year terms: Derek Bassett, Ken Andrus, David Fleck);
- Elect Leadership Nominating Committee members (nominees for 3-year terms: Brad West, Zach Schreiner);
- Elect Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust Directors (nominee for 3-year term: Bill Finley);
- Approve 2019-20 annual operating budget: Summary 2019-20 Budget
Friends and newcomers are welcome to attend and will be given the courtesy of the floor, but only members who have signed the Membership Book no later than April 19 may vote.
Absentee Ballots will be available from the church office by Friday, May 3 and are due back no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. A 15% quorum is necessary to conduct the business of this meeting; absentee ballots will not count toward this quorum.
Nominations for Board of Trustees
Derek joined JUC in Nov 2017 with his wife Marla and daughters Erica and Lucy. He was raised in the UU faith, and enjoyed reliving his own experience with his oldest daughter in Neighboring Faiths. Derek is a Senior Software Engineer at a software company in Denver. He is a member of the JUC choir. He enjoys travel, walking and attending events with his family.
Ken joined JUC in 2016 with his wife Julie. Their son Jacob is a sophomore at Arizona State University. Their daughter Sydney is a freshman at Arizona University. Ken is a Technical Support Engineer at a software company in Boulder. He is a member of the JUC choir, and is active in the Shared Ministry. He also participates in Family Promise and Habitat for Humanity. Ken plays keyboards and sings in a local band. He and Julie enjoy hiking, playing golf and spending time with their kids and friends.
David Fleck became a member of JUC in 2012 with wife Erin and daughter Annabelle. He was raised in the UU faith and has benefited from YRUU, Coming of Age, AYS and Youth Group programs in his past. David came to Colorado to study Architecture at CU-Boulder and is a licensed Architect. Biking, skiing and camping are favorite pastimes. David currently serves on the JUC Board of Trustees as well as the Edgewater Redevelopment Authority Board, Edgewater Board of Adjustments and is a board member of the Edgewater Collective. Previously David has served on the Edgewater City Council and as the Race Director and VP of the Rocky Mountain Road Club.
Nominations for Leadership Nominating Committee
Kerri and I moved to Denver in 1995 with four teenagers. Our oldest daughter has since moved to Wisconsin. Our two boys are happy here in Denver and the youngest, Katie still lives with us. If you come at 9 a.m. Brad, Kerri and Katie can be seen in chairs on the aisle, three rows from the back on the west side. Between services Katie likes to sit on the sofa in the commons and greet people. She wants everyone to meet her Barbie dolls. Since last year we have been joined by our two granddaughters, now age 4 and 6.
Throughout my life my Sundays have been spent in church. When I was growing up in Topeka we were faithful to the local Methodist church. After college I joined the Catholic Church hoping to find the one true church of God. Ten years ago we became disappointed with the Church policies on social issues and decided to move on. After searching and looking we found Jefferson Unitarian. A few years later I joined the choir and have been singing with them since.
Zack and his family have been members of JUC for about three-and-a-half years. He has served as a co-facilitator for the Dad’s Going Deeper group for the past two years and has been involved with the internship committee since the beginning of 2019. In his day-to-day life Zack is a manager for a leadership development company based out of Golden. Zack moved to Colorado about 7 years ago from Oklahoma where he was a lawyer. JUC is Zack’s first and only experience with a religious institution. He has found the tenets and beliefs of Universalist Unitarianism to be enlightening and works to understand how they might help him understand his experience as a human being in the world.
Nominations for Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust Directors
Bill, Tolani, and child Aissa joined JUC in the fall of 2016. Prior to joining JUC Bill and Tolani were ordained ministers with the Salvation Army. During that time Bill focused on shelter and addiction treatment program management and then moved into financial management. Bill is now the CFO for the National Ski Patrol. Bill holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Bill’s passions are centered around increasing organizational and individual financial literacy. Bill is also very aware of the challenges deconverting christians and former evangelical christians experience.