Annual Meeting

An Annual Congregational Meeting is held in April, May or June each year to adopt the budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, elect members of the Board of Trustees, hear reports from the President, the Minister and staff members, and conduct any other business specified in the notice of the meeting.

May 15, 2022 Annual Congregational Meeting

The 2022 Annual Congregational Meeting was conducted in person and via Zoom after the worship service on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Business included:

Operating Budget

The 2022-23 operating budget was approved.

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Board Election

The following candidates for the Board of Trustees nominated by the Nominating Committee were elected:

Candidate for one-year term ending June 30, 2023

Christine Heath


Christine has been a member of UUCC since 2018 and was selected by the board to serve in a recently vacated board seat through June 2022. She is a candidate to fill the remaining one-year term of that vacated board seat. Christine is in her third year as a Chalice Circle facilitator, frequently attends Sunday worship along with Meditation and Kaleidoscope services, and has previously volunteered as a UUCC internal auditor. She is a member of the Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team and also houses our sponsored Guatemalan family.

Outside of her UU activities, Christine has worked in a variety of positions at MU since 2004 and is currently a Finance and Accounting Analyst at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up, studied, and raised her four adult children in Columbia. She welcomed her first grandchild in 2020.

Candidates for three-year terms ending June 30, 2025

Taylor Gill


Taylor has been attending UUCC since childhood starting in 2007 and became a member in 2022. She has been a nursery caregiver and has been an aide to the Schweitzer and Thoreau RE classes. She is a civil and environmental engineering student at MU and will be graduating in May 2023. She plans to stay in the Columbia area after graduation.



Iyesatu Kamara-Bush


Iyesatu is originally from Seattle, Wash. and the child of Sierra Leonean and Canadian immigrants. She has called Columbia home for the last 14 years and live heres with her spouse Gregg and their three sons M.K. (16), Cameron (14)  and Carson (5). She currently works as a respiratory therapist and spends her free time walking the local trails and listening to audiobooks.

She has been attending UUCC since January 2018 and serves as a member of the Worship Associates Team.

Fred Young


Fred has been a member of UUCC since 1991. He participated in a number of lay-led services in the 1990s. As a trumpet player, Fred has played at various church services and functions over the past 30 years. He has served on various teams and committees over the years, and is currently chair of the Social Action Team. He has two grown children. His son Evan was active in the YRUU group. Fred and his wife Julie Youmans were married by our minister emeritus Bill Haney in 2002 at their home. At that time, Rev. Haney’s policy was “one free wedding” for church members, and Fred and Julie took him up on the offer. They hired YRUU members as parking attendants.

Fred is a retired civil servant, having worked as a soil scientist in various capacities for U.S. Dept of Agriculture for many years. Fred and Julie enjoy bicycle trips, in Europe and domestically, and spend time at Julie’s family’s summer cottage in Michigan. Volunteer activities since retirement include support for the Voluntary Action Center and City of Refuge.

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8th Principle

Members voted to endorse approval of the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. A final decision on the 8th Principle will be made by the UUA General Assembly. Read more.

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