Governance

The All Souls Board of Trustees, 2019-2020
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How We Govern Ourselves

Every Unitarian Universalist is self-governed or has “congregational polity.” A full description of All Souls’ governance practice is available here.

The All Souls Board of Trustees is elected by the congregation. The board is responsible for articulating the congregation’s strategic vision and ensuring that the church is properly managed. The board creates written policies defining the church’s strategic goals, board processes, and delegation to the minister. The board collaborates with the minister on the top-level means by which the church will advance its mission.

Congregants with suggestions or concerns should contact the persons empowered to deal with their specific issue. Please contact a trustee about the church’s mission, long-term vision, and policy. Please contact a staff member about worship, church programming, pastoral care, staff management, and facilities.  We want to hear from you!

Meetings of the Board Trustees

Board meetings are held monthly at All Souls on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Ware Room. All Souls members are welcome to observe. View meeting minutes.

2019-2020 Meetings:
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Board-Congregational Meetings

  • Finance Dialogue: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Annual Meeting: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Congregational Budget Meeting: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 1:15-2:45 p.m.


Our Elected Learders
Board Committees
2018-2019 Board Calendar

Board Dialogues are held several times a year to provide an opportunity for members of the congregation to discuss concerns or ask questions.

All Souls church policies

Vision 2020 Report – the result of the 2015 visioning process conducted by the Board of Trustees.

See the Board History page to view previous incarnations of the Board.

BOARD’S CORNER:
Board’s Charge to the Bicentennial Committee
Board of Trustees Position Description

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to email the Board of Trustees at Board@AllSoulsNYC.org.