The May meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart’s board of trustees was all about transitions. Here are the major issues it considered, aside from routine business:

  • Treasurer Ken Clayborn announced that fellow board member Steve Cripe would take over as assistant treasurer. Cripe would succeed Dave Stokely, who served in that role for many years. Cripe’s one-year term on the board ends on June 30.
  • Dwight Fish will begin serving as the rental agent for UUFE’s facilities. He succeeds Pam Wycliff.
  • Rev. Amy DeBeck will be taking a bit of extended time off in June, in part to help prepare for the upcoming General Assembly. She will not be in the pulpit from June 4 to approximately July 4.
  • Terry Mark said that the communications committee hopes to transition to a new website by July 1.
  • At Chad Crabtree’s suggestion, the board is looking to host a community pancake breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 26. The tentative time for this event is from 8 to 11 a.m. Stay tuned for further details.
  • A formal procedure for an evaluation of Rev. DeBeck was chosen, to be headed by Board President Oxana Werbiansky and Committee on Ministry chair Joan Clayborn. They will select a third representative of the congregation to participate in the process.