Board of Directors Overview

Church Governance

Accotink is governed by three entities: The Board of Directors which deal generally with policy issues, staff employment and business decision of the Church; the Program Council of committee chairs determines and delivers the programs of the Church; and the Executive Committee (the President, the Program Council Chair, the Financial Advisor, and the Minister) set the monthly Board of Directors agenda and manage the day to day operational issues of the church.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Congregation, in general, has the responsibility of setting the policies and directing the business affairs of the Church.  In addition, the Board prepares the annual Church budget and assures an election of new officers and Directors at the Congregation’s annual meeting.  The Board also approves all employment and contract agreements with staff and any long-term rental agreements for its property.  The duties and responsibilities of officers and board members is outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Meeting Times

The Board of Directors meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm.  Meetings are open to all members and friends of the Congregation.


The President of the Board in conjunction with the Executive Committee set meeting agendas. Members and friends are welcome to submit items to be included on the Board agenda by contacting the President in writing at least one week before the next monthly meeting.

Membership of the Board of Directors

According to the By-laws, the Board of Directors consists of 8 members:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Financial Advisor
  • Secretary
  • Three members at-large
  • Youth Member
  • The Minister serves as a non-voting ex officio member of the Board.

The Board members are elected by the Congregation at its Annual meeting with the exception that Youth Members are selected by the Young Religious Unitarian Universalist (YRUU) group.

Each Board member is elected for a two year term by voting ballot at the Annual Meeting.  Board members can serve up to 3 consecutive terms.  To provide continuity, only half of the Board is elected at each election.  The Board also has the power to appoint members of the Congregation to fill any vacancies that may occur; such an appointment only fulfills the term of the person being replaced.