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 six to seven members of the congregation who are elected to the committee plus one Board-appointed 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, 2016 through June 30, 2017, the following members serve as officers and trustees of Main Line Unitarian Church:
Roderick grew up attending Main Line Unitarian Church's religious education program. As a good feminist son, he followed in the footsteps of his interior designer mother and became an architect. Roderick was the project architect in the 1989 renovation of MLUC after the fire. He and his wife Beth were married at MLUC and have raised their daughters, Charlotte and Lydia as Unitarian Universalists. Since the girls were born, Roderick has enjoyed being a UU religious education teacher each year, initially at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia and more recently at MLUC. Roderick held a variety of leadership positions at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
Sue joined MLUC in the fall of 2011, having only heard of Unitarians a year or so earlier. She was attracted to the openness, thoughtfulness, and warmth of the congregation. She has served on the SGM Steering committee and was co-chair of the 2013-14 annual giving campaign. A resident of East Whiteland township since 1985, she spent 35 years working in a corporate setting (mostly pharmaceutical industry), but now is semi-retired. She is the owner of Legacy Tales, which helps people create books of memories and family history. For fun, she enjoys singing with the Chester County Choral Society.
As a Preacher’s kid, Leslie spent many years in the heart of the Episcopal Church, and from her earliest days, always in the choir. So it makes sense that the search for a spiritual home also meant finding a place to sing. The choir is where Leslie first showed up at MLUC. And since joining MLUC 6 years ago, music has been an important part of her involvement. Leslie has served on the steering committee for UU’s for Reproductive Justice and been an active participant in their volunteer work for Planned Parenthood. Leslie is also the founder of MLUC’s current yoga program. Professionally, Leslie spent 20 years working in higher education as a Learning Disabilities specialist. But having turned her attention to health and wellness, she currently works as a yoga teacher and bodyworker.