Deadline to vote is Sunday, June 12
The JUC Board of Trustees is using the bylaws section enacted by the congregation allowing a vote without a meeting. Members will vote by electronic or mail-in ballots.

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

Only members who joined no later than May 13 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 109 ballots in order to achieve a quorum for the vote. Your vote must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 12 to be counted.

Voting includes the following:

  • Elect Board Trustees (nominees for three-year terms: Martha Johns, Mary LeBoeuf, Linda Ropes);
  • Elect Leadership Nominating Committee members (nominee for three-year term: Jessy Hennesy)
  • Elect Endowment and Memorial Gift Trust Directors (nominee for three-year term: Bill Finley);
  • Approve 2022-23 annual operating budget.

Questions can be sent to

Nominations for Board of Trustees

Martha Johns

Martha Johns has been an active member of JUC since she moved to Arvada 26 years ago with her family. She has been part of the JUC Choir, Bell Ringers, Treble Chamber Choir, and I Heart Christmas. Martha has enjoyed going to First Friday Open Mic, where she sometimes performs, singing or reading some of her writing. She was a member of the Committee on Ministry when Peter Morales was senior minister. She participates in the mindfulness meditation group, volunteers with Family Promise, and currently is a Circle of Connection guide. Martha recently retired after many years of practice as a family and preventive medicine physician and is thrilled to have more time to write, read, walk, garden, and watch birds.

Mary LeBoeuf

Mary LeBoeuf first heard of Jefferson Unitarian Church in 2010 when she was invited to participate in the Spanish conversation group, ¡Charla!. The first time she attended a worship service, she found herself blown away. There was an energy and an excitement among the congregation that was palpable. Mary kept repeating in her head, “These people WANT to be here.” Since then, Mary has wanted to be here. She has expanded her knowledge of Unitarian Universalism, has regularly attended services and has participated in various volunteer activities. This year she has been active in her Circle of Connection and is teaching K-1st Religious Education for the first time as well as jumping in as an usher. Mary became a member of JUC in 2017. One of the activities at JUC that Mary is particularly committed to is the Reflections on Race series. She believes that each of us is required to identify our Individual racism and move beyond it in order to make our community and our world a better place.

Linda Ropes

Linda Ropes has been an active member of JUC for 32 years.  She has served in various leadership positions, including secretary and president of the Board of Trustees. She was also co-chair of the Futures Task Force and chair of pastoral care for the choir for many years. For 14 years, Linda served as a weekly volunteer in the church office and has sung in the choir for three decades. She considers JUC her family and community and is delighted to be nominated to serve on the Board again.

Nominations for Leadership Nominating Committee

Jessy Hennesy

Jessy came to JUC off and on as a young child, becoming a consistent presence once she started 6th grade. She was active in district youth programs through middle and high school, serving as a representative to the Continental Youth Council for two years. After an eight-year stint in Minnesota, she returned home to Colorado and JUC in 2015. Jessy can be found most weeks working with JUC’s teens. She also heads up JUC’s UU the Vote team. Outside of JUC, Jessy works for our local power company (ask her about your rates!). She’s also frequently found at local theater and women’s basketball events (and always looking for folks to join for either).

Nominations for EMGT

Bill Finley (he/him/his)

Bill holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University and has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. He began his career working summer camps and after college he and his wife, Tolani, became ministers in the Salvation Army and focused on running shelters and treatment programs before moving into a role as a CFO.  In 2016 they left the ministry and Bill transitioned to different Nonprofit Organizations as the CFO or Finance Director.  He is currently the CFO of the Butterfly Pavilion the only accredited Invertebrate Zoo in America. He loves the nonprofit sector and has a commitment to ensure the sector thrives and continues to attract and retain the best talent possible. Bill is  a native of the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Denver for the last six years since moving from Alaska. His family is bi-racial and he and his wife  have a 16 year old non-binary kiddo.

Nominations for Shared Mission Team

Jim Carlson
Sarah Pingel

Sarah joined JUC in 2017 with her husband Ian and their daughter Abby. While Ian has been a lifelong UU, Sarah also found a home for a more liberal faith tradition at JUC. Since then, she has been an active member of Going Deeper and Circle of Connection groups. Sarah has appreciated the opportunity to connect with other church members virtually through these groups. In her day job, Sarah works with state policy leaders on issues facing higher education, with a focus on affordability and access. A prolific knitter, she is also active in the local fiber art community.