CUC Board of Trustees

The CUC Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the organization in the bestinterests of the ownership, the member congregations of the CUC. The Board has adopted the Carver model of policy governance, and governs through the setting and monitoring of appropriate Board polices.

Front: Jane Ebbern (Western), Carol Cumming Speirs (Eastern), Keith Wilkinson (B.C.), Milton Orris (B.C.). Back: Susan Ruttan (Western), Rev. Rod Solano-Quesnel (Eastern), Danielle Webber (Central), Tanya Cothran (Central), Rev. Debra Faulk (Minister Observer).

The Board sets policy and vision through formally articulated Ends. The Means by which those Ends are achieved become the responsibility of the Executive Director, who, in turn, utilizes program, administrative and contract staff, and volunteers to perform the work.

There are eight Board members, elected by delegates from our congregations at the Annual General Meeting: two Trustees each from the British Columbia, Western, Central and Eastern regions. Each member is eligible to serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Board meetings also include Official Observers to the Board, who participate without a vote, representing UU Youth and Ministers.

Maya James (Winnipeg), Youth Observer to the Board

The Board, together with the Executive Director and Official Observers, meet face-to-face several times a year, and regularly by teleconference.

 Call for Nominations 2018 for CUC Board and Nominating Committee.

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To learn more about how the CUC is structured, visit our Governance page.

Members of the 2016-17 Board

TitleClick for BioClick to EmailClick to list Congregations
PresidentKeith Wilkinsonpresident@cuc.caB.C.
Beacon, North Shore, South Fraser, Vancouver
Jane Ebbernvice.president@cuc.caWestern Region
Calgary, Lakehead, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
TreasurerTanya Cothrantreasurer@cuc.caSouthern Ontario
Elora-Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Olinda, Sarnia-Port Huron, Waterloo, Windsor
SecretaryCarol Cumming Speirssecretary@cuc.caAtlantic Canada
Fredericton, Halifax, PEI, Saint John
Rev. Rodrigo Emilio Solano-QuesnelQuebec and Eastern Ontario
Kingston, Lakeshore, Montreal, North Hatley, Ottawa Fellowship, Ottawa First
Southern Ontario
Elora-Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Olinda, Sarnia-Port Huron, Waterloo, Windsor
Susan Ruttansusan@cuc.caWestern Region
Arborg, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina, Westwood
Milton OrrisB.C.
Beacon, North Shore, South Fraser, Vancouver
Youth Observer
Minister Observer
Rev. Debra
Executive DirectorVyda