UUCA Ministerial Search Committee
“Will the new minister hear me? Will the minister understand my needs? Will I be able to relate to our new minister?”
In answering these questions, a picture of the “ideal minister” (categorized by age, gender, gender identity, nationality, physical ability, race, and sexual orientation) may come to mind—and it can be easy to unintentionally exclude individuals who don’t match this picture. At times, as we get caught up in comparing candidates to our “picture,” we can even forget what it is we hoped for in a minister to begin with.
On February 23 from 10am-1pm in the sanctuary, UUCA will participate in the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop facilitated by UUA Transitions Director Rev. Keith Kron. The workshop focuses on recognizing and removing unconscious bias, promoting inclusive thinking, and preventing unfair discrimination during our congregation’s search for a new minister. The workshop will be customized for our congregation and will also include discussions of case studies and situations that have occurred at other UU churches.
The Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop is an opportunity for everyone in our congregation to be a part of the search for a new minister early on in the process. This experience—and your participation at the workshop—will provide guidance for the search committee in our work.
The Ministerial Search Committee will provide free lunch following the workshop. Childcare will also be provided.
10:00am - 1:00pm EST