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Board of Trustees

 

Active List 2016/2017 

The Board of Trustees of the congregation develops administrative policy, is accountable for the business affairs of the congregation, and is the trustee of the property of the congregation.

Executive Committee 

Sandy Hoover, President

Sandy has been a member of UUC since 2011. She has served on the Board of Trustees as an at-large trustee. Sandy has also chaired the UUC Auction and the International Woman's event. Sandy served for four years as a Pinellas County Representative on the Florida State ACLU Board of Directors - two years serving as Secretary. She also served for two years as President of Friendship Force Florida Suncoast Club. Sandy is married to member, John Hoover, and has two step sons. She enjoys
gardening, taking care of their pets and working around the house.

Ned Bellamy, Vice President

Ned has been a UUC member since 2013, and practicing Buddhist at the Florida Community of Mindfulness in Tampa. He has been a part-time volunteer since retirement with the homeless, prison inmates, and migrant farm workers, shut-ins, and the dying in this country; and
with orphans in Honduras and Maasai villagers in Tanzania. Ned and Christina, partners for 35 years, have co-parented 7 children. He enjoys writing, teaching, travel, photography, golf, and reading. 

Barbara Murphey, Secretary

Barbara has been a member since 2011. She has over 36 years of experience as the Director of the Largo Library where she ensured that the library promoted values that she has since found expressed in the Unitarian Universalist Principals. Barbara served as Secretary for the Pinellas County Committee responsible for the development of countywide library service. she also served on the Board of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. She enjoys renovating her home, traveling, reading, participating in Rotary and being involved in the UUC. 

Millie Jones, Treasurer

Millie has been a member since 2008. She assumed the position of UUC Treasurer in September 2014. Millie served in recent years as
Treasurer of the Tampa Bay Computer Society and Friendship Force Florida Suncoast. Now retired, Millie enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with friends, and being involved at UUC.

Mike Metty, Past President

Mike has been a member of UUC since 2011. He has been a UU for two decades and has been a member of a Congregation, or Fellowship, in four other states. Mike has a Quaker background and has been active in civil rights and anti war organizations. He has served as Chairmen of the Property Committee and Co-Coordinator of the Covenant Group program here at UUC. Mike is married to Mary Curry, and they share five children and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Kenny Nichols, Beacon Youth Representative

Kenny has been attending UUC since 2012 and became a member in 2014. He is the president of the UUC Beacon Youth Group, and is very involved with the Regional Beacon Youth. Kenny is instrumental representing the UUC and liaising with the Board of Trustees.

 

 

Barbara Brandt, One-Year Trustee

Barbara has been a member since 2002. UUC has become her “avocation”, and serving on the Social Justice Committee, being a Worship Associate, substituting in the nursery and previously serving on the Board of Trustees has enriched Barbara's life. She served as the Co-chair and/or Chair of the Office Volunteers for many years, and is still a regular office volunteer. Barbara has also serve on the Transition Team and the Communications Task Force. She is mariied to member, Mark Brandt, and enjoys world travel and reading.

 

 

Midge McCaustland, Two-Year Trustee

Midge has been a member since 2013.  She is the Treasurer for the Highland Chorus, bringing concerts to nursing homes and assisted living centers. Midge continues to hold a position on the Board of Trustees for the condominium association where she and her husband Mike live. She is also a member of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Advisory Council, alumnus of the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy, and a volunteer where needed within the Sheriff’s Office. Midge is a very active volunteer at UUC. In addition to serving as Chair and member of the Worship Associates, she is a member of the Caring Committee. Midge also served as an office volunteer for several years, and was a member of the Transition Team. She enjoys reading, traveling, cruising, and line dancing.

 

 

Bonnie Box, Two-Year Trustee

Bonnie was a member of the Tarpon Springs UU Church for approximately 10 years and served on the Board of Trustees as Secretary before coming to Clearwater UU in 2010.  At UUC, she has been active in many areas of congregational life including service with the Welcoming Team, Covenant Group leadership, Stewardship, and Social Justice (FAST and homelessness issues). Bonnie has served with a wonderful group of Pastoral Assistants and helped facilitate mediation training for UUC. Bonnie is married to fellow UU Jack Box, and together they have three wonderful daughters and two vibrant granddaughters in various parts of North America. Bonnie enjoys meeting new people, helping out where needed, any sports activity, (hang-gliding, and skydiving,), and anything involving water (sailing, powerboating, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling!). 

 

 

Nancy Warner, Two-Year Trustee

Nancy has been a UU for 20 years, and a member of UUC since 2006. Before moving to Florida, her UU association was with the UU of Annapolis, MD, where she voluntarily managed the bookstore and worked in the office.  She and her husband, Robert Lehner, retired early and lived on a traveling sailboat from 2000 through 2005, visiting many other UU congregations along the way.  After she started attending UUC in 2005, Nancy became the editor of the printed newsletter, the Octagram until 2010.!  Nancy has served previously on the Board as a Trustee for three years starting in 2008, and is currently serving another three-year term. Nancy enjoys renovating their old house and international travel.

 

 

Mike Manning, Three-Year Trustee

Mike has been a member of three Unitarian Universalists congregations since 1988.  At Eliot Unitarian Chapel, a large congregation in suburban St. Louis, Mike was chairman of the Children’s Religious Education committee, which oversaw a program that included more than 150 children from pre-school to high school. At Eliot, Mike also was vice- president of the Program Council and was active on the Fun Committee, which planned social get-togethers, and he was a co-author and participant in events such as the annual Madrigal Dinner and Mystery Dinner.  After moving to Florida, Mike and his wife and member, Margie, joined Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, where Mike served several terms as financial secretary. He also chaired the annual Canvass twice; co-chaired the program that led to the church becoming an official UUA Welcoming Congregation; and served on the search committee for a developmental minister. Mike and Margie began attending UUC in 2013 and joined that same year.

 

 

Cindi Nohe, Three-Year Trustee

Cindi has been a member since 2008. During that time, she has chaired several different committees to include Hospitality Chair, Welcoming committee co-Chair, Ways and Means member, Auction Steering Committee, and Member – Budget Committee. She has also facilitated a covenant group, served the remainder of an incomplete term on the Board of Trustees, and volunteered for various special projects and activities. Cindy, and her husband of 41 years, have two adult sons and one grandchild. She enjoys travel and volunteering.

 

 

Peggy Tanney, Three-Year Trustee

Peggy has been a member since 2004. she served as a Trustee on the Board from 2011-2014. She has joyfully taught toddlers, Pre K, first, and second graders since her arrival at UUC. Peggy served on the Religious Enrichment Committee from 2004–2014. She is one of three Facilitators trained in teaching UUC's first Elementary OWL program. Additionally, she volunteers at UUC’s Hispanic Outreach with children 0- 4 years of age. On two separate occasions Peggy contributed to a Strategic Planning Task Force at UUC. Other activities include co-authoring the Interim Minister Package during the last search for an Interim Minister. Currently, she is serving as a member of the Social Justice Council, as well as the Homelessness Task Force for FAST.  

 

 

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