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AnnualConference2007 / Nominating Committee Report

Slate of Nominees 2007

Officers

President for one year to complete unexpired term ending June 30, 2008
Kathryn Bowman, Unitarian Church, Davenport, Iowa

Vice-President for a two-year term ending June 30, 2009
Rev. Jim Eller, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Kansas City, Missouri

Treasurer for a two-year term ending June 30, 2009
Vickie Trott, Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, Overland Park, Kansas

Directors for three-year term ending June 30, 2010
(two to be elected)

Katy Lowery, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Cheryll Wallace, First Unitarian Church, Omaha, Nebraska

Other Offices

Nominating Committee for two-year term ending June 30, 2009
(one to be elected)

(Rev. Karen Gustafson - name withdrawn)
Rev. Barbara Kellett, in affiliation with First Universalist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference for three year term ending June 30, 2010

Chris Greene, Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, Fridley, Minnesota

 Submitted by the 2006-07 Nominating Committee:

Andrea Heier (Wayzata, MN), Chair
Fritz Hudson (Lincoln, NE)
Graham Kreicker (Lawrence, KS)
Mark Sanderson (Sioux Falls, SD)
Sara Smalley (Minneapolis, MN: First Universalist)

 

Biographical Information

Kathy Bowman President
Kathryn L. Bowman has been a member of the Davenport Unitarian Church since 1976. Prior to assuming a leadership role as board clerk and board president, she served as chair of the social concerns committee and a religious education teacher. She served as interim DRE. She has also served as a trainer for Our Whole Lives (OWL) facilitators in PSD and also an OWL facilitator in her local congregation. She chaired the District Seventh Year Review Task Force. She has served on the PSD Board since 2001 having been Treasurer and Vice-President.
Jim Eller Vice-President
Rev. Jim Eller is a lifelong Unitarian who has served All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Kansas City, MO since 1999 as the senior minister. He has been a UU Minister for over 25 years, serving churches in Peoria, IL, and in Tulsa and Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. He has been the President of the PSD Minister’s Association for the last four years and is on the UU Grants Panel for a Just Society.
Vickie Trott Treasurer
Vickie Trott has been a member of Shawnee Mission UU Church, Overland Park, Kansas for nine years. In that time she has served as Treasurer, Membership Committee Co-Chair, and on the Ministerial Search Committee. She has an MBA and over 30 years experience in accounting and human resources management. She has been a Controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Currently, Vickie is self-employed as an accounting and administrative consultant. She is completing her first term as Treasurer.
Katy Lowery Director
Katy Lowery is a member of White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. She has been vice president, president and past president of the WBUUC board. Because WBUUC has been growing rapidly for several years, Katy has gained experience in embracing and planning for growth. Katy works as the Director of the Annual Fund at Macalester College in St. Paul and holds a BA from Macalester and an MA from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Cheryll Wallace Director
Cheryll Wallace is the Lifespan Director of Religious Education at First Unitarian Church in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been in her current position since November of 1995. Cheryll has served on the PSD Committee on Religious Education (CORE) and was chair of that committee. She also served on the PSD Lifespan Program Consultant Search Committee. Cheryll is completing her first term on the PSD Board.
Barbara Kellett Nominating Committee
Rev. Barbara Kellett is a community minister in affiliation with First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. Barbara’s primary ministry is listening to spiritual and life stories as a Spiritual Director. She is a guest preacher in our congregations, and labyrinth teacher and guide in interfaith and secular settings. Barbara founded Stonetree Congregational Resources, a Prairie Star District speaker’s bureau web site. She is the UU Society for Community Ministers' (SCM) representative for PSD community ministers. Barbara is also a candidate for the SCM Board.
Chris Greene Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference
Chris Greene, a member of Michael Servetus Unitarian Society (Fridley, MN), found Unitarian Universalism in 1972. He also has been active in UU churches in Boulder, CO and Belmont, MA. He served on the board in Fridley for many years including four years as president. He has served PSD as Treasurer, Vice President and four years as President. More recently, he has served on various PSD committees including the Nominating Committee and is completing his first term as MUUC representative.

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