Some choose and receive leading, visioning, and decision-making roles as they fulfill leadership responsibilities in the ministry of our church. Serving on the board, task forces, or committees as a leader extends involvement beyond personal interaction to the kind of ministry that strengthens our church. Newcomers are encouraged to think about what gifts they have to offer to the work of our church community.

Pastoral Care at UUCC exists to provide help and support to our members. This group strives to provide comfort and care to members who are home-bound, providing food or transportation to those who are ill, visiting people in the hospital, assisting each other through life transitions, helping with memorial services, generally keeping the minister aware of the pastoral needs of the church, and listening to friends. We provide meals, cards, home and hospital visits, care and assistance to anyone in need. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please contact Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave at 307-638-4554 ext. 13 or hrvillnave@gmail.com

The Building and Grounds Committee maintains and improves the church grounds, structures, and property. If you need more information or want to help, contact Mike Shonsey at 307-630-5169 or shonseym@aol.com

The Finance Committee is responsible for all financial matters concerning the church. If you need more information or want to help, contact Steve Furtney at 307-631-9858 or sfurtney53@gmail.com

The Fun and Fellowship Sub-Committee plans and arranges for church-wide social functions, coordinates coffee, tea, and refreshments after Sunday services, and assists with coordinating receptions after memorial services. If you need more information or want to help, contact Thomas Redding at 307-640-6038 or Jessica Taken at 307-365-3587 or theredmenace@gmail.com

The Membership Committee is responsible for the enrollment of new members by providing for the registration of visitors and guests and by following up with those interested in membership. If you need more information or want to help, contact Camille Furtney at 307-631-9868 or cfurtney@gmail.com

The Music Team, led by our Music Director, works with our musicians to provide music for Sunday services and other special occasions. Click here to find out more about our Music Program or contact Marcie Smith at 307-631-5649 or me.msmarcie@gmail.com

The Worship Team plans and supports our Sunday services, which includes arranging for high-quality worship services when the Minister is not leading a service. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please contact Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave at 307-638-4554 ext. 13 or hrvillnave@gmail.com

The Lifespan Faith Development Team is responsible for the philosophy, content, and implementation of religious education programs for our children and youth. Click here to find out more about our Children and Youth Program or contact Marcie Smith at 307-631-5649 or me.msmarcie@gmail.com

Special committees that are elected by a congregation vote:

The Board of Trustees provides oversight to the governance of our church and, at times, designates other committees to enhance the governance as needed (e.g., Nominating Committee, Audit Committee).

UUCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017

President – Camellia El-Antably

Vice President – Hailey Ellingham

Treasurer – Paul Howard

Secretary – Natalie Vernon

At-Large – Garth Shanklin

At-Large – Sleeter Dover

At-Large – Audri Mata

Past President – Lynne Weidel

The Endowment Committee manages the church’s endowment funds.

Current Members:

Emily Smith, Phil Stump, Bitsy Heckert

The Committee on Shared Ministry–The Committee on Shared Ministry is an elected team, whose mission is to pay attention to and support the ministries of the church, both lay and professional. We work to listen to ministry leaders and make sure they have what they need for success, and we work to make new ministry ideas possible when there is an idea that has congregational support. The COSM works in partnership with the Board; while the Board sets the vision and handles the governance and fiduciary aspects of church life, the COSM oversees the ministry side.

Current members:

Carol Bowles, Elaine Hayes, Gary Gonzales, Maria Means, and Elizabeth Thorson

Leadership Development Team–Replacing the older model of a Nominating Committe, the Leadership Development Team, appointed by the Board, is a team whose focus is on developing the leadership qualities of all members. While the LDT does a) recruit members for elected leadership, and b) recruits team members for committees of the Board, the LDT also runs workshops for church leaders and all members at various points in the year and meets year-round.

Team members

Ken Vernon, Chuck Skinner, Rhonda Woodard, Tim Thorson, Rev. Audette

The Ministerial Search Committee, when needed, searches for a ministerial candidate and nominates that candidate to the congregation. A ministerial search is an intense process that takes several months to complete.