The BVUUF Board of Officers and Trustees consists of four Officers and three Trustees, all active members in good standing of the Fellowship. Officers (President, Vice President Secretary, and Treasurer) have one-year terms, while Trustees have three-year terms, staggered so that one position expires each year. We hold elections in May; terms begin July 1, allowing for some overlap between departing and new Officers and Trustees. The Board meets monthly at a minimum. The Minister serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee consists of six members nominated by the Board and elected by the membership to serve for three years. Each year the members designate a second or third-year member of the committee for a one-year term as chair. The Fellowship’s immediate Past-President also serves on the committee—ex officio, but with a vote. Any member completing a full term cannot be eligible for immediate re-election. The committee nominates candidates to become Officers and Trustees and present the slate prior to the Annual Business Meeting in the spring. At the same meeting, the Fellowship votes on two new Board-nominated candidates for the Leadership Development Committee to assume the three-year terms being vacated by the longest-serving members.
Committee on Shared Ministries
The Committee on Shared Ministries assesses, supports, and advocates for robust and shared ministry throughout congregational life. This elected committee provides leadership, mission, and vision to the Fellowship’s ministry programs. It also serves as a channel of communication between congregants and the minister.