As a democratically-run organization, Main Line Unitarian Church is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the congregation. The Trustees elect from their own membership a President and Vice President. They appoint a Secretary, who is not required to be a Trustee.
The church is also a not-for-profit corporation; the Board officers are the officers of the corporation.
The following documents outline the policies that govern the actions of the Board of Trustees.
The Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is comprised of seven members of the congregation who are elected to the committee plus one Board-appointed liaison member. The Committee identifies lay leaders to be considered for roles on the Board of Trustees, the Nominating Committee itself, and the Ministerial Search Committee. Church members are encouraged to recommend themselves or other members for these leadership positions.
For the Fiscal Year running from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, the following members serve as officers and trustees of Main Line Unitarian Church:
Michael Daley, President
Michael has been a Unitarian Universalist since 2002, when he and his wife joined MLUC. They wanted to find a church community that aligned with their values in which to raise their children. Since joining MLUC, Michael has served on the Religious Education, Personnel, and By-Law Revision Committees, and has taught church school. He was co-chair of the most recent Senior Minister Search Committee, and was also the Church Moderator for a number of years. Michael enjoys skiing, hiking, running, biking, and spending time with his family. Unlike his musically talented family, he does not play any instruments (and is told that he cannot sing very well). Despite this, he does enjoy an eclectic mix of music.
Michelle joined MLUC 16 years ago. Over the years, she has served on the Religious Education Committee, the Auction Committee, and the Holiday Workshop Committee. The volunteering that brings her the most joy is working with our youth. She has taught all levels of Religious Education classes from pre-school, to OWL, to her current work as a youth advisor. Michelle and her husband David were married at MLUC, and have three daughters. Outside of church she is an adjunct instructor teaching composition and literature classes at Penn State University and Delaware County Community College. In her free moments, she enjoy playing tennis, hiking and reading.
Eileen has been a Unitarian Universalist all her adult life and a member of MLUC since 2002. She is active in Religious Education programs, having taught grades 1 through 7 and intermediate OWL, as well as serving as a youth advisor and co-chair of the Church School Committee. She has been involved in a variety of adult programs, including feminist spirituality activities, the Insight book group and Small Group Ministry. She has been committed to Social Action Reproductive Justice efforts, escorting at Planned Parenthood, and a member of the QC2 (Questions, Compliments and Concerns) Committee. She received her BA from Douglass College (Rutgers University) and completed her MA and doctoral studies at American University. Retired from a career in journalism and corporate communications, Eileen and her husband Rick enjoy time at the Jersey shore, travel, concerts and lots of books.
Anders Back began his spiritual journey at MLUC as a young RE student when Reverend Mason McGinnis was in the pulpit and he rejoined as an adult in 1990. He and his wife Pam Kosty wanted to be part of a community that emphasized religious tolerance and diversity and educated their children in the principles of a liberal faith. Anders was an RE teacher, youth advisor and volunteer for various committees. More recently, he served as a member of the Partner Church Committee and the QC2 Committee. He is active in his neighborhood Small Group Ministry. In his professional career Anders was a director of marketing communications for three Philadelphia-area colleges and served as a board member and president of two mid-Atlantic associations for higher education marketing professionals. He has been an active free-lance journalist for decades and is an arts correspondent for Digital First Media which owns the Delaware County Daily Times, the Times Herald and the Daily Local News, among other publications. Recently retired, he enjoys cycling, travel and other outdoor pursuits, and is catching up on all the books and movies he missed while working!
Rick Joers and his family have been members at Main Line Unitarian Church since 2010. Rick delights in the opportunity to teach children at MLUC; this is his 6th year doing so. He also serves on the Children's Faith Development Committee. Rick's passion for social justice has kept him active in this area of church life too. He has co-chaired the Green Sanctuary at MLUC for several years. Most recently, Rick enjoyed serving on the social justice board committee helping craft a mission-based foundation for social action at MLUC. Professionally, Rick, like his wife, is a public school teacher. When not teaching, Rick enjoys reading, hiking, playing board games with his son, and stargazing. He's proud to call MLUC his spiritual home.
Lucy Demitrack joined MLUC in 2002. Since then, Lucy has taught for the Religious Education program, participated in service projects like IHN, and MLK Day of Service with her three children, helped with musical events and most recently, been active in Social Justice work. Lucy's professional interest is in Health Care. She has a Master's Degree in Health Administration, and another in Public Policy. She volunteers weekly at Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), serving working, uninsured people in Chester County. As the mother of two daughters who were adopted from China, Lucy has become sensitized to issues of race and the privilege of being white in the USA. Addressing inequities related to race, racism and adoption have become personal causes, as her daughters have developed their own personal awareness. To bring balance to her life, Lucy enjoys weaving, biking, Yoga, family time, making music and reading.
Craig has been a member of the Main Line Unitarian Church since 1991 after moving with his wife, Linda, and son, Wil, from St. Louis, where they were active in an historic UU congregation.Getting settled at MLUC, Craig began by volunteering for and participating in the RE programs as a Sunday School teacher and as a member of the Adult Education committee. He was also a youth advisor and a member of the Youth committee which he ultimately chaired. In Philadelphia he was fortunate to have the opportunity to create, from scratch, a 20+ person department of toxicologists and product regulatory specialists dealing with regulations from EPA, FDA and OSHA, for the largest French chemical company. Throughout his career, Craig had the opportunity to extensively travel throughout Europe and had many trips to Asia.
Carolyn and her husband Wolfgang have been members at MLUC for nearly 20 years and both are active volunteers. Recently retired from a position in planned giving, Carolyn chaired the Legacy & Endowment Committee’s 2017 initiative to establish a Legacy Circle to encourage bequests to our congregation. She’s also a member of the Finance Committee, a substitute teacher for the Pre-K RE class, and part of the team charged with planting and maintaining the MLUC landscape.
In 2013, Jess moved from Washington DC, where she had been teaching 5th and 8th Grade OWL for 4 years at UUCA (Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington). She came to Main Line Unitarian Church looking to continue teaching and jumped into the 8th Grade OWL team immediately. She is currently in a Small Group and spoke at a service last year about her experiences with SGM. In addition, Jess joined the Membership Committee, coordinating staffing for the Welcome Table and other committee projects. Professionally, Jess spent most of her career working in Management Consulting, primarily in Product and Technology Delivery leading large and small teams. She moved to the Philly area to take a role at an eCommerce company as a Technology Delivery and Product Management executive, and has since done another stint in consulting, working locally on an AI based customer support tool.