The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart is a welcoming community encouraging religious freedom, nurturing individual spiritual and ethical growth, celebrating diversity, and promoting a just and sustainable world.
Board of Trustees
The members of the Board of Trustees are elected at our annual congregational meeting in May. They meet at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesdays of each month. The meetings are open for all to attend.
Geneele Crump, president, is an 13-year member and former long-term chair of the Worship and Arts Committee. Her particular interests at UUFE include Readers’ Theatre and writing and performing song parodies.
Chuck Bower, president-elect, has been coming to UUFE since 1987. He has served and chaired many committees and enjoys the spirit of community in the fellowship. He is also a past president of the fellowship.
Ken Clayborn, treasurer, retired after 35 years at Miles/Bayer in various management positions. He and his wife, Joan, have been a members of UUFE for 13 years. He is a past president of the fellowship.
Shari Mellin, secretary, is a former board president. She is excited about serving on a board with other former presidents. She states, “Our church faces many challenges, but we also have many resources: chiefly, our members.” Shari also serves on several other committees — Committee on Ministry, Stewardship, and Worship and Arts.
Chad Crabtree, at-large, is a resident of Elkhart who joined UUFE in 2014. He is the chair of several committees, Worship and Arts, Welcoming and Green Sanctuary.
Terry Mark, at-large, is enjoying his ongoing spiritual journey as a theist who is open to the beliefs of other world religions. He is a past president of the fellowship.
Lorna Lane, at-large, is the current lead of our CUUPs (Covenant Unitarian Universalist Pagans) chapter, a member for 12 years, as well as a member if the Worship & Arts Committee and a teacher in our religious enrichment program.
Ron Gill, at large, is the long-time editor of the weekly update email and a former board president. He succeeded William Becker, who resigned, on the board as of the January 10, 2018, meeting.