Our Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees
Final authority in a Unitarian Universalist congregation rests with the Congregation itself, which meets at least once per year to conduct business. We entrust the day-to-day operations of Peoples Church to our Staff and Volunteer Teams, while our Board of Trustees is responsible for steering Peoples Church toward a sustainable future. The board meets monthly along with the Minister and Treasurer to:
- Oversee the financial and visionary goals of the congregation.
- Implement governance and management policies.
- Identify the resources needed to advance our mission.
Board of Trustees
June 2020 – May 2021
- Marion Patterson, President
- Kris Davis
- Charles Cizio
- Sue Davis
- Erin Ogle
- Marta Hershner
Contact the Board President about questions, concerns, and potential agenda items.
Download Board Meeting Minutes from the past year.
Download documents related to the governance of Peoples Church from Resources.
Marion (Manny) Patterson
Seriously! In this upside-down world of 2020 and 2021, what was she thinking when she said, “Yes,” to board presidency? Devouring videos and books on Policy Governance and receiving guidance from past presidents and our current minister have eased doubts about this role. Together we ask, “What difference do we want to make? For whom? At what healthy capacity?” She offers healing energy work and helps people create wondrous yards. And plays with their bunny, Oreo.
Recently retired from teaching, Marta graciously stepped in to fill a term and already shares her educational background, community experience and enthusiasm by reviewing Governance Policy videos, asking thoughtful questions, and considering all points of view. She and husband, Steve, raised their girls in the UU tradition and enjoy having them in town. As her photos reveal she is active, compassionate, and has a great laugh!
A longtime member of Peoples, Charlie is the “go-to” guy for small building needs and is currently pledge treasurer. He enjoys math and science for real world projects and loves outdoor activities. His wife, Judy, keeps track on the finance committee. In his governance style, he recognizes the need to help the church proceed toward the long-term goals of financial and community sustainability.
A woman of few words, Erin identifies as a chemist, crocheter, and mom of two wonderful girls. She and husband, Doug, take in adventures as they share values with their children. She is busy at board meetings carefully noting discussion items and actions. Periodically, she pauses from note taking to insert poignant comments on Policy Governance.
Whether chatting over a cuppa, or winding up a big project, Sue Davis is your woman. From her service on varied community boards and church teams she knows Governance Policy. She loves travel and solving puzzles which lend themselves to deep perspectives for Peoples Church. She and her husband Jerry have hosted Peoples Spiritfests at their Amana Colonies home.
Kris is a retired nurse practitioner and has been a member of Peoples since the late 1980s. She currently serves on the Good Neighbors team. Her past contributions include as a Board member, treasurer, newsletter editor, and has “…participated on more committees than I can recall.” Kris looks forward to working with the Board and Minister on the developmental ministry.