Church Officers

Four officers are elected each year to fill functions necessary to smooth operation of the church: a moderator, assistant treasurer, assistant secretary, and membership secretary.

Board meeting minutes

  • To access the full text of Board meeting minutes, members can log in to the membership portal and select Groups and then Members, or contact the Secretary at mjcrom@allsouls.ws.

Board Meeting Summaries

  • On September 22, 2021, the Board of Trustees:  
    • Gave feedback on the Executive Team’s strategic priorities for the coming year.
    • Adopted new terms of reference for the Beckner committee and approved the three new members who were appointed over the summer.
    • Approved a disbursement from the A. Powell Davies endowment to fund a new internship.
    • Received an update on the Imagining the Future initiative: so far 113 members have signed up to help us set new church goals. We want to hear from everyone, so sign up here!

  • On August 25, 2021, the Board of Trustees:
    • Reviewed the latest updates to the re-entry plan, discussed next steps for addressing unhoused people on the property, and received some good financial news, including the forgiveness of our PPP loan and two new grants.
    • Recieved a quarterly finance presentation from the Treasurer, with a focus on lessons learned from the past year and the need for a consistent focus on growing our income.
    • Worked with Unity Consulting to choose a ‘powerful question’ that will shape our upcoming congregational conversations about the future of our church.
  • On June 16, 2021, the Board of Trustees:
    • Elected a new president, Neil Manzulllo, and vice president, Cathy Tortorici.
    • Discussed plans to move forward with hybrid in-person and virtual services beginning September 12.
    • Asked the Executive Team to conduct a membership analysis which will include reasonable estimates of the church’s voting and non-voting members, and help us prepare for a conversation about what it means to be a member.
    • Given the positive feedback from the congregation, decided to move forward with the plan to update the church goals, and discussed next steps.
  • On May 19, 2021, the Board of Trustees:
    • Approved the agenda for the Annual Meeting to be held on June 6.
    • Discussed the on-going process of creating a plan for re-opening.
    • Heard from Mysa School staff about the impact that unhoused guests have had on their operations.
    • Approved the budget recommended by the Executive Team and Treasurer, with the addition of $25,000 toward additional salary increases, and also affirmed the church’s commitment to address pay inequities.
  • On April 28, 2021, the Board of Trustees:
    • Received updates from the Treasurer on the church’s finances for the third quarter.
    • Discussed the most recent draft of the FY22 budget, touching on the congregation’s main priorities, including minimizing the deficit and bringing staff salaries into compliance with UUA guidelines.
    • Decided to have a conversation with the congregation about whether to update the church’s Goals next year.
    • Passed a groundbreaking set of updates to incorporate the 8th Principle into All Souls’ Policy Governance Framework.
    • For full meeting minutes, please contact Board Secretary MJ Crom at mjcrom@allsouls.ws.
  • On March 24, 2021, the Board of Trustees
    • met and discussed topics including the unhoused guests sleeping in the church’s portico, the new security policy, and executive limitations.