Below you can find our four portfolios as well as brief descriptions of the committees and teams that they house. If you want a more in-depth description of our committees and teams, you can download this handout. If you’d like to join or contact a committee or team, email the associated portfolio leader and they will help you out.


Committees in the Ministry Portfolio focus on congregants, friends, and guests. You can contact the Board liason at .

Adult Religious Education Team (ARET)
Chair: Contact Board liason for information
Provides a lifespan adult religious education program at UUCJ.

Caring Network
Chair: Janine Leland
Provides support to the congregation and serves as a resource through neighborhood network coordinators.

Children/Youth Religious Education Team (CYRET)
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information
Supports the Director of Religious Education in providing UUCJ programs for children and youth.

Hospitality Team
Chair: Susan Frye
Welcomes new members, visitors, and special interest groups. Coordinates coffee hosts.

Membership Team
Co-Chairs: Karen Kempf & Susan Frye
Helps visitors become UUCJ members and encourages new members to connect with other members and committees.

Music Team
Chair: Cee Cee Severin
Oversees and assists with the planning and execution of the music for services and special musical events at UUCJ.

Tech Team
Chair: Krystalle Voecks
Maintains church’s computer network and A/V capabilities and manages our live broadcast.

Worship Team
Chair: Jeff Funderburk
Facilitates Sunday worship services


Committees in the Inreach Portfolio focus on organization, relationships, and growth. You can contact the Board liaison at .

Leadership Development Council
Chair: Karen Kempf
Cultivates leadership skills among members.

Right Relations Team
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Addresses conflicts between individual members.

Congregational Life Committee
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Plan and coordinate church social events as well as oversee Affinity Groups.

Committee on Ministry
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Assess the ministry at UUCJ, as well as mediate conflicts sent by the Board or minister.

Denominational Affairs Committee
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information
Manages relationships between UUCJ and other churches or UUA matters.


Committees in the Outreach Portfolio focus on service external to UUCJ. You can contact the Board liaison at .

Chair: Lois Hoeft
Organizes our church’s participation with other churches to bring about civic improvements.

Social Justice Committee
Promotes social justice.
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information

Special Collections
Chair: Meg Rohal
Identifies local nonprofits that are consistent with UU values and coordinates church collections for them; raises money for the UU service committee.


Committees in the Operations Portfolio oversee our physical assets and environmental responsibilities. You can contact the Board liaison at .

Campus Management Committee
Chair: Carlos Fraticelli
Maintains function and safety of buildings and grounds as well as and their future development.

Green Sanctuary Committee
Chair: Lynne Paradise
Ensures that we follow our Green Sanctuary commitments to the UUA and our Seventh Principle.


Committees in the Stewardship Portfolio focus on the financial well-being of the church. You can contact the Board liaison at

Finance Committee
Chair: Liz Dion
Proposes the annual budget, keeps the church solvent, oversees accounting functions of Church Administrator and Bookkeeper.

Capital Campaign Task Force
Chair: Kathleen McKenzie
Develops capital campaign improvement plan for the church campus and organizes campaign drive.

Mission Funding Committee
Chair: Kathleen McKenzie
Promotes and collects financial membership commitments to annual funding goals.

Fundraising Committee
Chair: Darlene Larsen
Coordinates fun and engaging events that raise money for UUCJ.