Rev. Lara Fuchs-Holm named new assistant minister

Apr. 17, 2019. The UUCF Assistant Minister Search Team and Board of Directors are thrilled to announce the selection of our new Assistant Minister for Congregational Life Rev. Lara Fuchs-Holm. Rev. Lara lives in Switzerland and is a European consulting minister serving numerous UU congregations throughout Europe. She completed her intern ministry at the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT. Rev. Lara is an ordained minister in preliminary fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and has a masters of divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before becoming a UU minister, she had a career in nursing. Rev. Lara grew up in Canada and her mother was also a UU minister. […]

DRE Search Team update

Jan. 21, 2019. When former Director of Religious Exploration (DRE) Linnea Nelson left UUCF in late 2017, we contracted with Diana Tycer to serve as an interim director. Diana has served the children and youth of our congregation in that capacity ever since and we are grateful for all that she has done. Now the time has come for us to find a new DRE. Last fall a search team was constituted to do that. The DRE Search Team includes current and former RE teachers Darryl Branting, Laureen Branting, Meredith Carr and Tessa Grubb; youth Zachary Grubb and Samarra Pack; Board of Directors member Scott Kestner; Coordinating Team representative Peter […]

Assistant Minister Search Team update

Jan. 21, 2019. The Assistant Minister Search Team – made up of Susan Bennett, Mary Lareau, Mark Magee, Rev. David A. Miller, Anthony Salvi, Kathy Smerke Hochberg, Milver Valenzuela and chair Shannon Williams – has met regularly since early November. In consultation with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other congregations, the committee developed a position description and posted it on the UUA jobs board on Jan. 1. We have received 10 applications for the position and have begun scheduling first-round interviews with the selected candidates. While we cannot relate details about the individuals on the list, we can say that we are excited about the qualities and experiences they […]