I am overjoyed to announce that by unanimous vote, UUFBCO agreed to call the Reverend Dr. Sarah Lenzi to be our settled minister. There were 77 of us voting, with many friends in attendance as well.Some traveled great distances to be able to cast their vote.
I want to thank the 12 members who e-mailed their support of Rev Sarah, even though they were unable to be present and vote.
Rev Sarah accepted the call. We signed her employment contract and she will assume her duties as your minister on August 15, 2013.
I want to thank all of you for your hard work, attention and support during these two years. I hope everyone enjoyed the past week where we not only got to meet and get to know Rev Sarah (and her wonderful family), but got to be together as a church family.
It all culminated in an electric atmosphere during worship. The sense of anticipation for the future was so present in that room.
We need to thank our MSC for their efforts that went far beyond above and beyond, Rev Johnson for his efforts to prepare us for this day, the Transitions team who helped make this Interim year a learning experience and your Board of Trustees who planned for this year and beyond in a tireless fashion.
Thanks lastly to Rev Jim Covington, whose love of this Fellowship provided a glimpse into the possibilities full time Ministry had to offer, setting us on the path that lead to today.
Board of Trustees, President.