Board of Officers and Trustees
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Janet Meyer, PresidentTerm expires 6/30/24 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 6/30/24 Robyn (she/her/we) grew up in the Midwest in a middle class Christian (UCC) family. After college, she studied Zen in California. She met and married Chris, moved to Colorado in 1992, and explored Buddhism at Shambhala Mountain Center. When she was looking for another spiritual community around 2012, she discovered BVUUF and liked their friendly support for personal & spiritual exploration, and their commitment to social justice. She is now exploring the connections between her protestant Christian roots, Buddhism, Paganism, Goddesses, as well as trying to understand how to be a (white, cis, hetero) woman living within a patriarchal capitalistic society.
Robyn lives in Louisville with a Chris, her husband of 32 years, their loud cat Karma and an occasional spider. She works at Sister Carmen Community Center, where she is the Garden Coordinator and Healthy Living/food bank assistant. Robyn is the creator of the BVUUF mosaic mural, and collects pieces of broken pottery for future mosaics. She enjoys drinking a little too much coffee, gardening, creating quirky pieces of art, dancing, yoga, full moon walks, foraging for mushrooms, and reading an absurd amount of books.
Robyn and Chris have two awesome adult children Alani and Max, who both have lovely partners, and a darling granddaughter, Anika. Robyn hopes that someday her “kids” will wash their own dishes when they come to visit.
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. TreasurerTerm expires 6/30/24 Sue Redick (she/her) lives in Lafayette with her cat, Louie. She joined BVUUF in November of 2011. She has served as a member of the Aesthetics Committee, as a Neighborhood Connector, and as co-leader of the Dorothea Dix Hospitality Team. She also provided data entry and analysis support for the 2023-2024 Pledge Drive Team. In 2021, Sue moved to CO from Washington, DC. She is grateful for the new friends she has made here, and for the caring and supportive community she has found this Fellowship to be.
Keith Searight, SecretaryTerm expires 6/30/24 Keith Searight (he/him) lives in Louisville and has been a member of BVUUF since 2004. Over the years, he’s co-chaired the Committee on Shared Ministry and the Leadership Development Committee, as well as serving as a Board Trustee. Keith works as a software engineering leader in private industry and is an avid amateur genealogist. He is married to Sherlene Searight and has two adult sons, Will and Ben. Keith enjoys being a part of the Fellowship community and appreciates an opportunity to make a difference in elected leadership again.
Dr. Paul Austin, TrusteeTerm expires 6/30/24 Paul Austin (He, Him) lives with his wife Amy in north Broomfield while his house is being rebuilt in Louisville. He and Amy are really looking forward to getting back to their town and neighborhood that burned down in the Marshall Fire. Paul has been at BVUUF for about five years. He has been on CoSM for the last three years, serving as Co-Chair in 2022-23 with Mary Stackpole. He is also currently serving on Rev. Lydia’s Ministerial Development Team with Clara Kelly and on the “Budget Club.” Paul is self employed at Austin Chiropractic Center DBA Austin Functional Wellness for the last 35 years, previously in Louisville and now in Lafayette. He specializes in functional neurology working with concussion, ADHD, vertigo and balance issues, and aging brain in seniors. He also does traditional chiropractic care for spinal problems. Paul’s hobbies include tennis, hiking (having climbed 46 Fourteeners), biking, working out at the gym, music), singing in Generations Choir in Boulder for the last 10 years with Amy, and binging on TV shows with Amy. He is a life long learner, enjoying learning new things especially about the brain and body. Amy and Paul have a small dog, a Havanese named Daisy. Paul loves being how the Fellowship promotes generosity, kindness and caring for each other and for marginalized groups. He loves Lydia’s messages and the hard work put in by the other Service Associates. Every service gives him something valuable to take home. He enjoys the music program and the guest artists that are featured. He is honored to be able to serve in leadership at the fellowship.
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.
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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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