Updated info about Minister Search Committee

Nominate Members for Ministerial Search Committee!

Mill Creek is beginning the process of assembling a team to search for our next settled minister. This is an extremely important task, and we encourage all members of our community to nominate people to serve on this team. We have extended the deadline for doing so to Sunday, February 11.

To make nominations: Click the red button below to provide the full names of the members you are recommending for the Search Committee. (Or if you prefer, you may submit your nominations on paper; look for the nomination form in Sunday’s Order of Service; completed paper forms can be placed in the collection box in the gathering space.) You can nominate as many people as you like, including yourself, though we suggest you think of 3-5 people you feel would be best. From all nominations received, the nominating committee has been asked to assemble a 5-person team.

Qualifications: Members of the committee should be deeply committed to the congregation, able to set aside their personal desires in favor of what is best for the whole group, bring various skills and backgrounds to the work, and above all, be people who the congregation trusts to carry out this work.

What serving on the committee entails:
1. A year-long commitment to the search, which will run from roughly July 2024 through May 2025.
2. Engaging the congregation in discerning what we need in our next minister through surveys and other means.
3. Developing materials for potential candidates to review: a congregational record describing the UU Society of Mill Creek, what qualities we seek in a minister, what the congregation is offering, and information about the local area.
4. Reviewing and interviewing candidates, including welcoming some candidates for weekend visits to the area.
5. Selecting a top candidate to be presented to the congregation at a special meeting in late April or early May 2025.

Time commitment: Members of the committee will devote, on average, several hours a week to this work for most of the year, though some periods will be much lighter and at least a few weeks will be a much heavier time commitment.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the team at nominatingcommittee@uusmc.org (mailto:nominatingcommittee@uusmc.org) . Or you may reply to this message.

We thank you for your thoughtful consideration and look forward to seeing your nominations!

From the Mill Creek Nominating Committee:
Sara Durham, Chair; Kristina Ellura; and Kathie Stamm
Make your nomination(s) HERE (mailto:nominatingcommittee@uusmc.org?subject=Nomination(s)%20for%20the%20Ministerial%20Search%20Committee&body=I%20nominate%20the%20following%20individual(s)%20for%20the%20Ministerial%20Search%20Committee%3A)

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