Philosophy of Governance Policy

[Adopted April 17, 2013]

Using democratic processes, the membership of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia (UUCC) elects a Board of Trustees to function as its governing body and it calls a Minister to serve as UUCC’s spiritual, programmatic, and administrative leader. Together the Board of Trustees and the Minister work to help the Church follow its mission and vision. The Board of Trustees, led by the President, is responsible for the long-term mission and well-being of the congregation. The paid and volunteer staff, led by the Minister, is responsible for the operational decisions, adopting administrative policies and procedures, and allocating congregational resources except as specifically limited by these policies.