USR Governance

Welcome to the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood from the 2017-18 Board of Trustees.

The USR is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is elected by the congregation and adheres to a set of bylaws approved by the congregation. There is a Program Council, which is headed by the Vice President of the Board, and is comprised of the Membership Council, Ministry Council and Social Responsibilities Committee. Committees, programs, task teams and functions associated with membership, ministry and lifespan faith development and social justice fall within these individual councils. Individual councils and committees report directly to the Program Council, and through this Council, to the Board. The Program Council is responsible for the day-to-day programming for the USR.

There is a Nominating Committee, which is elected directly by the congregation. Its role is to foster leadership development and to select nominees to serve on the Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee.

The Stewardship Council, Facilities Council, Safe Congregation Response Team report directly to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees, Program Council, Nominating Committee, other councils and teams, and minister and staff work together towards furtherance of the USR’s mission and vision. The Board, Program Council, individual councils, committees, programs, teams and functions are comprised of dedicated volunteers. All congregants are warmly welcomed to participate in the work of our beloved community. Please contact council or committee chairs to find out more about the ways that you can become involved.

Board of Trustees are:

Rob Willis, President
Sally Lewis, Vice President
Peter Duran, Treasurer
Bernie Josefsberg, Secretary
Sean Brennan,  Trustee
Laura Krag, Trustee
Julie McMurray, Trustee
Jackie Nadler, Trustee
Holly Nolan, Trustee.

To view USR Board Meeting minutes click below:

January Meeting Minutes 2018
December Meeting Minutes 2017
November Meeting Minutes 2017
October Meeting Minutes 2017
September Meeting Minutes 2017
August Meeting Minutes 2017
June Meeting Minutes 2017
May Meeting Minutes 2017
April Meeting Minutes2017
March Meeting Minutes 2017
FebruaryMeeting Minutes 2017
JanuaryMeeting Minutes2017
DecemberMeeting Minutes 2016
April 2016 Minutes
March 2016 Minutes
February 2016 Minutes
January 2016 Minutes