Ministerial Search 

At the May 2019 annual meeting, our congregation voted to go into search for a full-time settled minister at the end of our current minister's contract in summer 2021.  At the May 2020 annual meeting the congregation voted on members of the search team to represent them in this search.

It is important to find a good fit between our congregation and a new minister. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) helps to connect ministers searching for a position with congregations which want to find a minister.

The UUA offers information and resources to help congregants, ministers, regional transition coaches, compensation consultants, and regional staff throughout the search process.  This team will guide CUUB through that process.

Search Timeline

Beyond Categorical Thinking


Workshop: Saturday, December 5
from 10-11:30am (break) 1-2:30pm

Sermon: Sunday, December 6 10:30 service

Search Team

Lee Anzicek

  • Member since 2018.

  • Public School Administrator, Director of Operations- Retired

  • Serves on Worship Team, Facilities Team and as a Youth Group Advisor.

  • 30 years’ experience interviewing, hiring and administering staff as a public official.

  • Is a member of the Sierra Club and serves as Co-Chairman of the Crossroads Political Committee.

  • Worked on Elissa Slotkin’s campaign and Proposal #2 to end gerrymandering.

  • Currently running for office, Brighton Township Board of Trustees 

Dave Beeman

  • Member since 2019.

  • Nearly 40 years of administrative and management experience from the Meetings and Events Industry.

  • Currently serves on the CUUB Facilities Committee and chair of the Reopening Task Force.

  • Current volunteer: Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, Severe Weather Network (local shelter), Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee, Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Home Show Committee.

Sue Kelly

  • Member since 2007.

  • Currently serve CUUB on the Social Justice Team, the Ministry Team, as Program Council Recording Secretary, and on the Ministerial Search Team.

  • Past service includes Board Treasurer, Annual Budget Drive Chair, assistant teacher on Sunday mornings, Youth CON presenter, Coming of Age mentor.

  • Active environmental activist and leader in the local Sierra Club.

  • I bring the perspective of a long time local resident and local business owner to the search team.

Carrie Kempf

  • Member since 2003

  • Past President of the Board

  • Served as Coming of Age mentor, Youth Advisor, and Adult OWL facilitator 

  • Currently serving on Nominations Team

  • Brings knowledge of CUUB’s history and governance to Search Team

Sarah Neidert

  • Member since 2012

  • Serves on the Communications team, co-chaired the Strategic Planning Team, served 4 years on the Board of Trustees, 3 as president.

  • Volunteer as a worship associate, teach classes to our children on Sundays, and served as a mentor for our Coming of Age program.  

Simon Ren

  • Member since 1999

  • Served on various teams including: the Board, Worship, Ministerial Search, Nomination, Finance and Stewardship Drive

  • Leadership roles (past and current): Led approximately 50 services, mostly when we were between professional ministers. Chaired Capital Campaign for our Building and the Finance Team; served as Board Treasurer

  • Other roles at CUUB include SE Teacher, Men’s group and weed puller ​

Erika Warner

  • Member since 2007

  • Hosts our weekly Zoom Sunday services

  • Currently serves on the Communications and Ministry Teams.  

  • Helped lead the recent Participatory Budgeting exercise and the last Strategic Plan

  • Led the last 2 contract ministry search teams

  • Has 2 kids that participated in our SE program from elementary through Coming of Age

  • Outside of CUUB:  Communications Chair for Spectrum, the LGBTQ+ affinity group at my employer 

Caitlin Warner

  • Child Dedication at CUUB in 2007

  • Completed Coming of Age and became a Member in 2016

  • Led a regional Youth Con at CUUB in 2019

  • Active in CUUB's Youth Group

  • Currently attending college at Michigan Technological University, studying biological sciences

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