The work of UUCE is guided by our mission: “Empowered by Love, we Transform ourselves, and Serve our world.” The Board of Trustees ( 4 officers, 3 members at large) is elected each year by the congregation to ensure that the church’s work follows our mission. The Board is responsible for: Policy, Personnel, Mission and Vision, Looking Ahead, and Budget. The staff and lay leaders carry out the mission of the church through programming. Three areas of ministry categorize our work. It should be noted that many of the listing under each ministry could easily fit under another ministry.

Ministry of Connection and Engagement  Exactly what it sounds like! All the ways in which we connect to and engage with the congregation.

Accessibilty, Membership, Sunday Hospitality, Welcome Table, Greeters, Sister Circle, Men’s Group, Birders, Poetry Groups, Faith Forward/Inquirers, Art Gallery, Crafters, Young Adults, Lunch Bunch, Touchstone Tuesdays Potluck

Ministry and Transformation and Action  Faith Formation allows us to explore our religious and spiritual selves; if we take this learning seriously we will want to live out our faith in the world; and if we live our faith in the world we will need to be sustained through worship.

This ministry has three subcategories:

Faith Formation: Care for Infants and Toddlers, Children’s Programming, Youth Programming, Adult Programming, Small Group Ministry ,Coming of Age, Our Whole Lives

Worship: Worship Associates, Music, Ushers, AV and Sound

Justice: Conestoga Huts, Trillium Produce Plus, Food Rescue at Food for Lane County, Seed to Supper, Community Court, Earth Justice, Sanctuary/Refugee/Immigration, Healthcare for All, First Place Family Shelter, Community Offering, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, Quilting for a Cause.

Ministry of Sustainability: The nuts and bolts work of the church.

IT, Communications, Buildings and Grounds, Safety, Generosity Network (oversees all fundraising efforts in support of the church), COOK, Disaster Preparedness, Library

Board Committees: Endowment, Financial Oversight and Review, Leadership, By-Laws

Minister Oversight: Staff, Kindness Team, Lay Pastoral Associates, Worship

Lay Ministry Leads: Each ministry has a lay ministry lead who is in touch with the committee or team leaders on a monthly basis.

A Lay Ministry Council which meets monthly is comprised of the Lay Ministry Leads of each ministry and the staff. These meetings are to strategize about gaps in ministries or to create new programming to meet congregational needs. A monthly report is sent to the Board. The role of the council is communication and creativity.


Click this proposal for the congregation for the detailed proposed budget for 2019-2020, and please contact Katy Colburn for the latest budget information.

And thank you for your support of the church.

Board of Trustees


Contact Us:

President: Daniel Blades, 

Vice President: Poppy Lochridge, 

Treasurer: Katy Colburn, 

Secretary: Merri Carlisle: 

Members at Large (in alphabetical order):

Ryan Dopplemayr

Andrew Emmott

Frankie Pauncevolt Hill

Annual Report

Annual Report 2018-2019

2018 – Annual Report 2017-2018

2017 – Annual Report 2016-2017

2016 – Annual Report 2015-2016

Governing Policies

Please click below for a copy of the Board’s Governing Policies:

Click here for PDF file

Please click below for a copy of the Safe Congregations Policy:

Safe Congregation Policy

Please click below for a copy of the Appeal, Inquiry and Mediation (AIM) Form:

UUCE AIM policy – Form


UUCE Board Bylaws-Updated 6.2.19.pdf

Covenant of Right Relations

The Covenant of Right Relations.pdf