Committees & Teams

Committees & Teams

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
Chair: Sharon Scholl
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
Provides support and council to the Director of Religious Education in order to provide quality programs for children and youth.

Hospitality Team
Chairs: Luis Parra and Martha Aiken
Plans and Coordinates coffee hour.

Membership Team
Chair: Kathleen Renee
Helps visitors become UUCJ members and encourages new members to connect with other members and committees.

Minister’s Formation & Transition Team
Chair: Contact Board liaison for information

Music Team
Chair: Cee Cee Severin
Facilitates the choice and production of the musical elements of worship service.

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

Worship Services Team
Chair: Jeff Funderburk
Coordinates elements of Sunday service.


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

Committee on Ministry
Chair: Contact Board liason for information
Assess the ministry at UUCJ, oversee the health of the congregation and reviews of the minister, mediate conflicts.

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

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

Right Relations Team
Chair: David Seiken
Settles conflicts between individual members.

Congregational Life Committee
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Manages church social events.


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
Chair: Contact Portfolio Leader for information
Promote social justice.

Special Collections
Chair: Meg Rohal
Selects civic organizations to receive Sunday offerings.


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

Campus Renewal Committee
Chair: Steve Settle
Guides future development of expansion and modifications of the building and grounds.

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

Keepers of the Church
Chair: David Laffitte
Maintains stylistic harmony of future changes to our buildings and grounds.


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

Chair: Tom Larson
Creates the annual budget and keeps the church solvent.

Capital Campaign
Chair: Kathleen McKenzie
Promotes and collects financial membership commitments to annual funding goals.

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