Governance by Board of Trustees

The UU governance structure starts with the Board of Trustees. The board consists of 5 members of the church who have been selected to hold the authority of the church. As stated by our bylaws, our congregation delegates this authority to the board. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the church and its fiscal responsibility. Moreover, they set the mission and vision, establish policies, and maintain administrative and personnel authority. Finally, our BOT oversees the Nominating Committee and the Governance Structure of the church.


Board of Trustees

  • President – Don Morrison
  • Vice President – Liz Anderson
  • Treasurer – Steve Crane
  • Secretary – Pat Conrad
  • Member at Large – JP Holmes


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Governance through the Council Structure

The church’s governance structure consists of four councils. Each of the councils oversees various areas of church activity. However, councils can overlap. Together they drive the direction of the church. Furthermore, church congregants and friends who sign up to be members manage the councils. Above all, in order for the church to be successful and able to fulfill the priorities set forth by the congregation, it is imperative that all congregants and friends join a council and take part in the important work being done.

Additionally, councils meet at least once per month to prioritize tasks and organize projects. Several tasks fall under each council and those are listed on each council’s webpage below. Work being done by the councils helps us hold to our mission and vision. We regularly coordinate a shared calendars. Members ask the following questions when establishing goals: What do we have to do? What do we have the energy to do? How will we do it?

Lastly, click the links below for further information on the Bismarck-Mandan UU Councils:

Council Structure

Community Council

Growing and Deepening Council

Infrastructure Council

Justice Council

Coordinating Council