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Members At Large

The UUCC Board of Trustees includes five at-large trustees who serve two year terms. Two trustees are elected at the Annual Meeting in even-numbered years, and three in odd-numbered years.  
Caroline Eastman
2012-2014
Member Since
 






Phil Turner
2012-2014
Member Since 2011


Phil is a retired professor and dean and began membership in Unitarian Universalism in 1981 in Tuscaloosa Alabama.  He has two daughters and twin grandchildren.

 

What Committees, program groups, and events have you been involved in at UUCC?

Phil is in his second year of service as a member-at-large of the Board of Trustees.  He served on the Membership Committee and on the ad hoc Endowment Committee.  He currently serves on the UUCC Endowment Committee.  Phil has been on of the UUCC’s representatives serving as volunteers in the Library at Transitions.

 

Why did you join the Congregation?

When our initial visit to Columbia, my wife and I visited the UUCC and knew that we have found a foundation for making Columbia our new home.  As long-time Unitarians, we knew how important it is to find a community which shares our values and helps us in our spiritual journey.




Sandy Chubon
2013-2015
Member Since





Marc Drews
2013-2015
Member since 2012
bmember3@uucolumbia.org
What Committees, programs groups, events have you been involved in at UUCC?
  • Committees:  Worship
  • Events:  In a very short time, my wife and I have had he opportunity to participate in a lot of events at UUCC.  We really knew we belonged when we participated in the Life Stories Series. We also enjoyed being involved with the Families Helping Families project.
Why did you join the Congregation?
To be part of a community whose principles and hope for the future mirrored much of our own.
 
How did you find out about the Congregation?
My wife and I had been told by work colleagues that we must be "closet UUs"-- after finally deciding to visit, we enjoyed the service, returned, and then returned again. It was during our third visit when we looked at each other during the sermon and said to one another at the same time, "why'd it take so long to find this place?"

Jerry Moore
2013-2015
Member Since

Jerry grew up in Cheraw, SC and was in the US Army for 6 years serving in various locations around the United States, Germany and Korea. Upon leaving the service he worked as a sales representative for 40 years retiring from Xerox. Jerry has attended UUCC services for over 10 years coming to Unitarian Universalism from a life journey growing up as a Methodist and later a member of a Disciples of Christ Church in Atlanta, GA. Questioning his religious upbringing Jerry researched various other spiritual belief systems including Hinduism and Buddhism. Studying Transcendental Mediation in the late 1960’s and 1970’s set the foundation for him to develop his own understanding of man’s place in the universe. Settling on Humanism as his core beliefs led him to UU.
 
Why did you join the Congregation?
“After a lifelong search I joined the UUCC where I felt welcome and accepted regardless of my individual beliefs. Being a member of the UUCC I feel compelled to spread the word of welcome to everyone regardless of race, creed, gender, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, age or national origin. As a Board Member I will do all I can to assist the Board and Congregation in continuing and expanding our efforts to provide a welcoming environment and experience to our members and community. I see the Board’s leadership role as one of seeking input, evaluating, recommending, and within monetary constraints and congregational approval, providing the tools needed to accomplish our congregational goals. There is a sense of excitement brewing in our congregation. I am sure the board members will do everything possible to tap into that excitement and bring a sense of expanded inclusion, activism, fellowship, and caring.”