Prudential Committee

Agendas and Minutes of 2018-2019 Meetings

The Prudential Committee, the elected governing body of the church, usually meets the second Wednesday evening of the month. Following are meeting dates for the 2018-2019 church year along with the agenda and minutes of those meetings as they become available.

September 12, 2018



October 10, 2018


November 14, 2018

December 12, 2018

January 9, 2019

February 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

April 10, 2019

May 8, 2019

June 12, 2019


Prudential Committee Members 2018-19, and areas of responsibility:

John Simmonds – president

Jay Glasson – past president

Cheryl Bartholomew – president elect

Claire Rosenbaum – clerk

David House – treasurer

Roberta Groch – assistant treasurer

Samantha Cole – community life

Nancy Weiss Fried – social justice

Cynthia Roberts – spiritual development

Tiffany Reed – stewardship

Caroline Mailloux – strategic planning

Kate Bowden – personnel

Nominating Committee

The six-member Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and developing church leadership. Members are elected for two-year terms. In addition to recruiting for elected positions, they help identify committee chairs.

Nominating Committee members have an understanding of the structure and work of the organization, leadership needs, and the special qualifications needed for elected and appointed positions.

Nominating Committee members 2019-19:

Anne Boyd

Lyn Bradford

Dianne Mailloux

John Petell

Merritt Meyer

Kelley Smith


The Deacons create opportunities for hospitality, fellowship, and a sense of belonging among newcomers, members, and friends. They are elected by the congregation to five-year terms. Recent activities include ushering on Sunday mornings, phoning members and friends to check in, assisting the minister with annual communion service.

Current deacons include:

Jim Barfoot – senior deacon

Joe Fisler – senior deacon

Beth Anterni

Peter Gray

Katy Killilea

Judie Knilans

Dave Lewis

Max Pounder

Meghan Smith

Jack Killilea – youth representative

Governing Documentation:

First Unitarian By-laws

First Unitarian Policy & Procedures Manual