David Nelson: 941-251-4635
Nancy Saum: 703-297-1749
Provides leaders for classes of interest
Chet Pletzke : 941-383-9773
Maintains church history.
Linda Cordisco: 412-260-1078
Meets monthly. Promotes inclusion of the arts in the Sunday services, assists with special cultural programs and organizes art exhibits.
Bed and Breakfast
Ron Brown: 941-922-0883
Facilitates Bed and Breakfast placements in members’ homes as a fundraiser.
Board of Trustees
Dale Anderson 614-307-2962
Meets in the Robert Lexow Wing on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Guides policies and committees. Members welcome
Buildings & Grounds
Dick Happy & Diane Happy: 941-316-6499
Ed Loomis: 773-484-5069
Responsible for maintenance and improvement of the physical plant and equipment. Maintains all gardens with Tuesday morning volunteers always welcomed.
Pastoral Care/Rev. Miller
Provides short term home/hospital/rehab visits, cards, meals, transportation to doctor, referrals to area agencies and other needs as required.
The small groups foster Deep Thinking/Deep Listening in our congregation.
Robert Lischetti : 941-926-2766 Pat Sindlinger, Librarian
The choir sings twice a month on Sunday mornings and practices on Thursday evenings.
Judi Hennard : 941-373-0530
Responsible for the design and beautification of rooms.
Emerson Memorial Garden
Diane Happy : 941-316-6499
This group cares for the Memorial Garden and many other gardens on our lovely property. Meets Tuesday mornings. Tools supplied.
Emerson Memorial Library
Valerie Kerwin : 941-755-7431
Maintains our library and sells books of UU interest at the monthly Book Table
Charles Lee 704-906-2356
Manages church's endowment funds.
Dick Happy: 941-316-6499
Provides oversight of all finances and makes recommendations to the Board. Provides annual audit, assists Treasurer and Pledge Committee as needed/requested.
Recycle your unneeded items (except clothing) and pick up some great finds. Have a lot of fun and serious work with the people who participate in this annual event.
Don Diddams: 941-320-5570
Marie Keeney: 941-350-9868
Meets first Sunday each month to review past Forums and plan future topics. Members and friends are invited to attend and present their ideas.
Get Together Dinners
Lynda Hill, Catherine Dente, Carole Malone: 941-755-3627
Reservations required for once a month dinners held in members' homes. Each person contributes a portion of the meal
Brian Schoenberg: 561-723-6032
Ann Urick: 941-441-5944
The Green Team advocates and educates to promote environmental justice and a sustainable way of life in order to leave a healthier planet for future generations.
Wilda Meier: 941-924-0706
Focuses on Gay and Lesbian and Transgender issues meeting once a month in members' homes with a discussion and potluck.
Lois Lee : 941-923-3140
Staffs Welcome Center on Sundays, assists with census, supports activities to involve members in church, conducts New Member luncheon and orientation programs.
Assists minister with memorial services by providing hospitality and refreshments.
Klaus Obermeit: 941-780-7763
Maintains and operates the church's audio and visual equipment.
Presents a slate of candidates for officers and trustees of the Church Board, and for the Nominating Committee, which are voted on by the membership at the annual meeting.
Mary Montgomery 505-235-4931
Publicizes our relationship with a Unitarian church in Transylvania
Ava Whaley : 941-922-7565
Develops public relations outreach for communication about the church.
Judy Croce: 513-659-1074
Mary Lou Keller 941-377-9815
Meets Monthly to strategically plan the education of our youth in coordination with the Director of Religious Education, Catherine Bonner.
See Sarasota and More
Lois Lee: 941-925-3140 Kathy Cook: 941-923-1909
This is a social group open to members and friends. Monthly activities are planned October through April to plays, lectures, tours, museums, and other places of interest. Lunch at a restaurant is usually planned before or after.
Karen Bush: KMBSarasota@gmail.com
This is our major annual fundraiser. Participate by offering goods and services, and then placing your own bids on amazing meals, tremendous trips, rides to the airport, visits to museums, and much more.
Sharron Howard: 302-388-9715
The Social Justice Committee is dedicated to working on a local, national and international level to identify social justice issues, and to educating and involving our congregation regarding these needs.
Ward Pallotta 440-823-2928
Stewardship Is entrusted with the growing, nurturing, and building of our congregants' gifts and talents and promotes the spirit that influences our service to each other and the greater community.
Terrie-Anne Bajorek: 606-922-4523
Provides drinks and snacks for the congregation after the service.
Heather and Ethan Massa
Coordinates potlucks held after the service on the second Sunday of each month.
Sunday Service Arrangements
Bill Geller: 941-346-0810
Each Sunday four ushers welcome church attendees. We distribute the Order of Service, collect the offering and track attendance.
Coordination of selection of interim Minister and settled minister for 2020-2021
UU Service Committee
Linda Bodycomb: 410-610-9118
Keeps the congregation informed of the UUSC which is a worldwide organization to help others at home and abroad.
Website Design and Maintenance
Klaus Obermeit : 941-780-7763
Solicits and adds content to our website and keeps information about our busy and vibrant church up-to-date for the world wide web.
Klaus Obermeit : 941-780-7763
Consults with the minister in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Sunday services. Selects, invites and hosts all guest speakers when the minister is not in the pulpit.