Board of Officers and Trustees
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Janet Meyer, PresidentTerm expires 6/30/23 I grew up in a blue collar family in Cincinnati, the first to go to college. I moved to Boulder after graduation and supported myself as a baker before going to grad school in Counseling Psychology. I worked in the Boston area for several years before heading back here in 1994. Like my winding journey across the country to get here, my spiritual journey has been circuitous. I left my Catholic roots at 13, became a born-again Christian, set off to college to become a minister, strayed from the straight and narrow path in a great many ways, fell into community with non-violent Quaker activists in New England and eventually found myself in step with UUs. I joined UUCB in the 1990s and started coming to the Fellowship with Larry and Morgan in 2009. I am a white bisexual cis-gendered woman of size and consider myself a class straddler, having been raised working class and now firmly in the professional class. I recently retired as a Counselor and currently teach memoir writing classes and am a portrait photographer. I am married to Larry Sherwood and mom to Morgan Sherwood, both members of the congregation. I enjoy hiking, baking, gardening, and playing the Zimbabwean marimba. My time at the Fellowship has been rich and rewarding. I’ve served on the Member Engagement Council, the Aesthetics Committee, Caring Council, Hospitality, the Personnel Committee, and the COVID Task Force. I help produce the weekly newsletter, maintain the website, support members with technology issues, and have become the de facto photographer for the congregation. I am excited about serving on the Board during this time of transition and possibility.
Robyn Rathweg, Vice-PresidentTerm expires 6/30/23 Bio Coming Soon!
Mary Hill, TreasurerI am so happy to be at BVUUF! Like many of us, I had my share of searching for a spiritual home that felt right. My path was through Presbyterian, Evangelical Bible, hippydom, UU in Princeton NJ, 12-step (where I did a lot of my growing up), liberal Methodist in Denver and Boulder (how does that denomination stay together???), UU in Lawrence Kansas (where I finally found home and fabulous choir director Susan Harper), and now UU at BVUUF (where I am again finding wealth of spirit through Lydia, fabulous choir director Tad Koriath, and others). In the process, my terrible taste in men improved and I married James Dungan Smith in 1990. After over 30 years of shared mountain adventures, professional challenges, and spiritual discoveries, Jim passed away from cancer May 2, 2021. Our dog passed away May 9. I got a puppy, and then another puppy. And step by step I am rebuilding my life. 12-step programs taught me how service helps heal. BVUUF keeps providing me rich ways to serve. Choir was first (as soon as I could sing without crying too much), then bringing chocolate to coffee hours, managing the cameras under Deborah Mensch’s kind direction (though misdirected cameras are all my doing), and now co-treasurer and member of the board. Whew! I will do my best to do good, y’all. Thank-you a million times over for the opportunity.
Sue Redick, Asst. TreasurerBio coming soon!
Paul Brynteson, TreasurerTerm expires 6/30/23 I was born and raised in a Pentecostal, Evangelical Christian home where my father was a pastor. After completing a BA in 1965 in Minnesota, I continued graduate education through the MS and PhD, followed by 40 years being a faculty member as well as various administrative positions at 4 universities in South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and finally in Arizona. After completing an additional graduate degree in Public Health in 1999, I spent the last 10 years of employment doing projects together with the Navajo Nation from my faculty position at Northern Arizona University. In 2008, I retired along with Donna, my wife (of 59 years), and moved to Broomfield (of course, to be near children and grandchildren)! While the first 45-50 years I continued as an active Evangelical Christian, beginning at age 50 cognitive dissonance together with my theological doubts lead me to began exploring other religious traditions which lead me to recognize I have perhaps always been a humanist. Appreciating that, I discovered a religious community in Unitarian Universalism that was consistent with everything I believed. Five years ago, Donna and I joined BVUUF, found here a wonderful home, and want to service this community and its values. Interestingly, this will be the 4th Church board I have served on in four different states.
Judy Holleman, TrusteeTerm expires 6/30/23 I am that rare creature, a Colorado native: born in Denver, grew up in Fort Morgan, and got my B.A. from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Most of my adult life, however, was spent elsewhere. I Iived in England for over 3 years while getting my M.Sc. in political theory from the London School of Economics. The following 30 years or so were spent in Massachusetts, first getting my Ph.D. at Harvard concentrating on politics of the Middle East and then teaching in, and chairing, the Government Department at Suffolk University in Boston. I did not discover Unitarian Universalism until I retired from teaching and moved to Georgia, where my partner, Marky Lloyd, was still teaching and had joined a small UU fellowship. After her retirement, we moved to Boulder and joined BVUUF in 2009. Since that time, I have been involved in a variety of BVUUF projects and committees (e.g., LDC, Personnel, Stewardship, Neighborhood Connectors, Internship, Memorials, LPCA), and I am looking forward to serving as Trustee on the Board this year.
The Fellowship’s Board of Officers and Trustees is comprised of four officers and three trustees. Trustees are elected by the Fellowship for a three-year term, and these terms are staggered so that one position expires each year. Officers are elected to one-year terms. Elections are held in June and terms begin and end in July, allowing for some overlap between departing and new officers and trustees. The Minister serves as an ex-officio member of the Board. The Board meets monthly at a minimum.
Open Positions on the Board
There is one open Trustee positions on the board at this time.
The Board Pledge
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In the Fellowship’s organizational structure, the Board oversees Committees, as pictured below. Click on the image to enlarge.
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