Board of Officers and Trustees
Introducing our 2018-19 Board of Officers and Trustees:
Back row: Joan Mulcahy, Robert Nichols, Wynn Montgomery, Elliot Good (resigned)
Front row: Susan Bateman, Marky Lloyd, Nancy DiLaura
How to contact the Board:
Click HERE to email board members using our Contact Form.
Click on each Board member position for a photo and biography.
Marky Lloyd, President
Term expires 06.30.19
I joined the Fellowship in 2009 when my partner (Judy Holleman) and I moved to Boulder after our retirement. I’m very grateful to be a part of this special faith community. Our Sunday services nurture my spirit, our commitment to social justice work inspires me, and the support of our community sustains me. I’m excited about this Year of Adventure and am happy and grateful to be working with the many capable and dedicated folks who are helping us move forward!
I was born in Idaho, grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and fell in love with Colorado when I was an undergraduate at the University of Denver, so living here feels like a dream come true! For many years, I was a “UU without a church.” I officially became a UU 25 years ago when I joined the small UU Fellowship in Statesboro, GA, where I was a very active member.
I’m a retired college professor (PhD in personality and social psychology from the University of Arizona). I taught for 16 years at Suffolk University in Boston and for 16 years at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro (near Savannah). My professional passions were teaching, textbook writing, and departmental administration. I enjoy music, traveling, nature, and photography (landscape and flowers), and spending time with friends.
Currently, I coordinate the Sunday bulletin folding teams and serve as a Steward. I’ve also been Co-coordinator of Neighborhood Connectors, Chair of the Member Engagement Council, Chair of the Communications Committee, and a Board Trustee.
Nancy DiLaura, Vice President
Term expires 06.30.19
My husband, Joe, and I moved to Colorado from Indianapolis in 2011. Family brought us west, but it was the welcoming congregation at BVUUF that helped me settle into our new home. With the exception of living one year in Alaska, I spent the whole of my youth, college years, and professional life in central Indiana. I hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Butler University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Indiana University. I’ve worked as a journalist, a non-profit executive, in politics, and as an administrator for an Indianapolis-based community college. I enjoy spending time with our Lafayette family – daughter Shelly, daughter-in-law Debbi, and grandson Nicholas. Retirement has provided numerous opportunities to discover new passions such as teaching ESL students for Intercambio, walking dogs for the Longmont Humane Society, and singing with a local women’s choir. Finding a spiritual home at the Fellowship has been among the highlights of moving to Colorado. I enjoy singing with the Fellowship Choir and One Voice, drawing on the collective wisdom of the wonderful women in my covenant group and in Senior Seekers, and co-chairing a Sunday hospitality team. I’ve served as a service associate, co-chair of the Member Engagement Council, and co-chair of Path to Membership. I joined the board of trustees in August 2018.
Term expires 6/30/19
I am a recovering workaholic, a retired bureaucrat and educator, and an emerging storyteller. My wife (Millie) and I moved to Colorado from Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2011 and joined the Fellowship in October of that year. Both of us enjoy volunteering at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, opening “the ‘Ship” once a month, and being Greeters. I served as Board Secretary for two years (2012-14) and one year on the Leadership Development Committee (2014-15). I’m the facilitator for two Men’s Covenant Groups and this year will join Millie as a Neighborhood Connector. I have facilitated several Adult Religious Education classes in memoir-writing and frequently share stories at School of the Spirit sessions.
In Atlanta we were members of UUCA, one of Unitarian Universalist’s largest congregations, where we were married and where I served on the Board in the late 1970s. Following a lengthy “sabbatical” from organized religion, we re-connected with UUCA shortly before we relocated, and I volunteered in the UUCA bookstore and served on the long-range planning committee.
As a couple, Millie and I enjoy travel, walking, water aerobics, reading, crosswording, cooking, eating out, and grand-parenting. We frequent musical concerts and theatrical and storytelling events, and I am a certified “Spellbinder”—a volunteer storyteller in schools and senior centers. I also dabble in photography, explore as many Colorado brew pubs as possible, and lead occasional walking tours of Fairmount and Riverside cemeteries in Denver. Once each year, two old friends and I make a week-long “B4” trip that focuses on baseball, battlefields, burial grounds and barbecue and takes us to places that we should see “before” it’s too late.
Joan Mulcahy, Treasurer
Term expires 6/30/19
I was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Ohio, went to college in Wisconsin and attended graduate school in Columbus, Ohio. I have an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in statistics and spent my working career in many different aspects of computer technology including software engineering, research support, hardware development and testing and user support.
My first visit to this Fellowship was in 2001, shortly after moving to Colorado from western New York to become a software engineer at Storage Tek. While I visited the Fellowship several times, it took until 2009 before I began attending Sunday service regularly and became a member. Since then I have become more and more involved in our Fellowship community, starting as a coffee server in 2010 and then taking over as coordinator of that program in 2011. I also served as a steward in 2011 and then on the Stewardship committee for several years. At present I serve on the Member Engagement Council.
I enjoy hiking and biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; I find a great deal of my spiritual nourishment in the outdoors. The other significant contributor to my spiritual growth is our Fellowship. I have watched with both awe and pride as our it has demonstrated both generosity and creativity in discovering so many ways to serve both our members and the world outside our doors. The Fellowship regularly challenges me to open my mind and my heart to life’s big questions and I feel enriched as a result of my participation in this community.
Robert Nichols, Trustee
Term expires 6/30/20
Susan Bateman, Trustee
Term expires 6/30/19
I was born in Houston Texas. My family moved around a lot due to my father’s job (Ventura, CA, Newark, NJ, Golden, CO, and different cities in Texas). We moved to Midland, TX from Ventura when I was in 9th grade. I was sad to leave the beach town, so I joined the swim team my Sophomore year in high school. This led to getting a full scholarship to swim in college. I graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge, and then moved to Houston. I later went back to school at night to earn a M.S. in Management, Computing and Systems from Houston Baptist University. This led to some really fun positions with Lotus Development and IBM. I have spent most of my adult working life in high tech positions. After running my own IT business for years, I sold my company in April 2017 and have been enjoying a little more relaxed work life by working for the new owner.
My partner, Cindy Beeler, and I joined the Fellowship about 12 years ago after visiting one summer Sunday and thinking we had found “our people!” Early on I joined one of the Small Group Ministries which was a great way to meet other UUs. Over the years, I have volunteered to help with our newsletter, on the Communications Committee, served as a Greeter, staffed the Welcome Table and am now on the Board. I am also the Board Liaison on the Building Committee and the Building Management Team.
I am certainly looking forward to serving on the board this year, and seeing the vision of our new building come to life!
This position is not open at this time.
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 May 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 are no open 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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