Ministerial Search

Cedars’ Search Committee is urgently seeking your input regarding ministry at Cedars!  

The search committee has prepared a congregational survey as well as cottage meeting discussion questions to offer every member and friend the chance to express needs and wishes for the congregation’s future ministry.

The survey has been released electronically, and cottage meeting opportunities remain on October 14 (11:15 TIS Library) and 16 (Cedars Center 9:00 a.m). Time for gathering and processing your input is limited as the committee works to meet a national search process schedule established by the UUA Settlement Office.

It is our hope that every member and friend will participate in BOTH the written survey and one cottage meeting.  Why both? Because hearing others’ reflections in the context of our own thinking offers an important opportunity to shape the collective vision of Cedars’ future. Look for the links to the survey and cottage meeting sign-ups below or in your inbox, or contact a search committee member for assistance.

Survey Link 

Cottage Meeting Registration Link

Thank you for your participation!

Cedars Ministerial Search Committee

Carol Ann Davidson, Betsy Minkoff, Johanna Munson, Vinnie Perrone, Jeff Philip, John Wiens, and Richard Wilson 

September Update

Please help us with your input regarding our future ministry at Cedars!

The search committee has prepared a congregational survey as well as cottage meeting discussion questions to offer every member and friend in the congregation the chance to express needs and wishes for the congregation’s future ministry.

The survey will soon be released electronically, and cottage meetings will be scheduled to occur during the first several weeks of October.

It is our hope that every member and friend will participate in BOTH the written survey and one cottage meeting.  Why both?  Because hearing others’ reflections in the context of our own thinking offers an important opportunity to shape the collective vision of Cedars’ future. Look for links to the survey and cottage meeting sign-ups in upcoming email to members and friends of the congregation.

Thank you for your participation!

Cedars Ministerial Search Committee  Carol Ann Davidson, Betsy Minkoff, Johanna Munson, Vinnie Perrone, Jeff Philip, John Wiens, and Richard Wilson  

Our exciting news is that the Board voted to approve the Ministerial Search Committee’s recommendation to go into full search for a settled minister.  Thank you to the Search Committee for their research and thoughtful recommendation.  It is clear that they put a lot of work into this.  We encourage everyone to read their recommendation by following this link to Ministerial Search Recommendation.

The Board has scheduled a congregational meeting on Sunday, September 16th after the service.  Members of the Search Committee will be able to answer any questions that you have regarding their recommendation and how they came to it, and we welcome input by members and friends before starting the process.  Members of the Search Committee:  Carol Ann Davidson, Betsy Minkoff, Johanna Munson, Vinnie Perrone, Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Jeff Philip, John Wiens and Richard Wilson.

Ministerial Search Team Charter: The Cedars Board of Trustees has tasked the Search Committee with (1) analyzing possible options (including settled ministry, contract ministry, or other options) in light of budget restrictions and other factors, (2) recommending a course of action, and (3) managing the process that is adopted.  The Board asks the Committee to provide its recommendation to the Board no later than August 31, 2018.

Monthly progress reports will be provided.

A Ministerial Search Committee consisting of Carol Ann Davidson, Betsy Minkoff, Johanna Munson, Vinnie Perrone, Jeff Philip, John Wiens, and Richard Wilson was confirmed to take responsibility for exploring ministerial options for the congregation following the end of Rev. Thomas Perchlik’s interim ministry on July 31, 2019.

This page will be updated to respond to requests for information, share summaries of the process,  show progress on the established timeline and eventually help communicate the final selection process and decisions.