Our Committees

Board of Trustees This group of seven is the executive body of the church, elected each year by the membership. They make decisions regarding institutional stability, annual budget, and policies and procedures for the effective administration of the church. To be on the Board, you must be a member, which means you have gained basic knowledge of this free-faith tradition, signed our historic membership book, and make and fulfill a financial pledge each year.

President:  Judy Pate
361-442‐3614
japate@stx.rr.com

Vice President:  Bob Davis
361-356-6615
captain4976@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Linda Fetters
lkfetters@gmail.com

Secretary: Sonia McLaughlin

Trustees at Large: Joe Pierce, Kirk Newport, Sylvia Wilson

Ex­‐Officio: Lauren Cantatore­‐Causey, Margaret Lawrence,
Rev. Christina Hockman

 

Volunteer Committees The foundation of our church is strongly built upon the efforts of numerous volunteers. We encourage everyone to join a committee and enjoy the benefits of helping strengthen our congregation. Don’t be surprised if you build terrific friendships along the way.  For a complete listing of committees and other small groups, please click on the links.

 

 

Building The chair assumes primary responsibility for the maintenance of the church facilities, recruits help from volunteers, and purchases any supplies or equipment needed for this purpose.

 

 


Chair:
Bill Randall
willran947@yahoo.com
361-779-7902

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Compassionate Living This group provides support to congregants. After a needs assessment, the committee determines how the needs can best be met, using the team’s resources.


Chair:
Jessica Latimer
429paloma@att.net 361-993-6013

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Finance Committee The treasurer assembles the budget and accounts for income and expenses, the depositor (Bob Davis) deposits the weekly collection, and cashier (Jillian Whitbeck), pays the bills.


Co-Chairs:
Linda Fetters, Treasurer
LKFetters@gmail.com
361-876-3578

Margaret Lawrence
law1607@aol.com
361-834‐3133
Alternate:
Jillian Whitbeck
jillian.calderon@gmail.com
361-425-3860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grounds
The five acres of grass, trees and flowers that surround the church get great care, including a low maintenance natural area that reflects our respect for the earth’s natural beauty.


Chair:
Kirk Newport
kndcctex@yahoo.com
361-876-6033

Alternate:
Hal Loughran
Loughranfamily@junocom
361-937-5910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospitality Serves refreshments after each Sunday service and prepares for the monthly First Sunday Lunches: arranging tables and chairs, setting up the food, and cleaning up. One member takes the tablecloths and napkins to wash at home.


Chair:
Jessica Latimer
429paloma@att.net
361-993-6013

Alternate:
Alese Smith
alese.smith@gmail.com
361-500-5094

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership This group greets and welcomes guests, provides quarterly orientations about Unitarian Universalism to those considering membership, offers social opportunities that help integrate newcomers into the congregation, and provides a mentor relationship for those who want to become more involved. A critical role in this committee is the Database Manager, who maintains current lists of Members and Friends, including their children. The Administrator posts an updated Directory of Members and Friends quarterly.


Chair:
Margaret Lucero
chinhouse8002@gmail.com
361-906‐0599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Education The Director of Religious Education, the chair, and teachers work to provide a rewarding church experience for our children and youth. They plan classes, coordinate intergenerational services, arrange special events, and support a burgeoning youth group. They are always mindful of the importance of parental involvement and general safety. They welcome new participants in this rewarding branch of our church family!


Director of Religious Education:
Lauren Cantatore-Causey
causemouse@aol.com
361-774-3617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications Chair:
Deborah Sundermann
sundermanndeb@gmail.com
361-774-3617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settled Ministerial Search/Transition Team Chair:
Ray Rose
ray@rose‐smith.com
512-791-­3100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Action and Community Outreach Committee
This team aims to serve the local community and larger issues serving the common good.


Chair: Colin Sykes
jucosy@sbcglobal.net 361-658-3806

Alternate: David Bartlett
dave1bart@prodagy.net
361-993-1323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship The team of worship associates contributes suggestions for topics, music, guest speakers, slide shows, children's participation, and other options to enhance our Sunday service. When the minister takes one Sunday off each month, one of the worship associates will lead in her absence. The team is supported by a faithful crew for audio/visual needs, as well as a pianist, a band, a choir, and some occasional solos or instrumentalists.

Co-Chairs:
Reverend Christina Hockman

Joe Pierce
joedpierce@att.net
361-946‐1551

Alternates:
Rebekah Poore
rebekah.poore@gmail.com
361-944-4685

Sharon Shapiro
grammybkworm@gmail.com
361-854-7446