Our Ministers, present and past
The Reverend Janet Onnie
The Reverend Janet Onnie was called to the Tri-County Unitarian Universalists in 2014 after serving as their consulting minister since 2011. She is certified as a facilitator/trainer for OWL (Our Whole Lives)...
In September 2019, Tri-UU welcomes Joe Donatone, seminarian at Illif School of Theology and candidate for UU ministry. Joe said: "Interning with Tri-UU will be a jumping off point...
The Reverend Christine Dance (former Intern Minister)
The Reverend Christine Dance has begun her first ministry in Phoenix. Of her experience with Tri-UU in 2018-19, she said: ". . . I was able to take leadership roles, try...
The Reverend Tracie Barrett (former Intern Minister)
The Reverend Tracie Barrett is now serving the
UU Congregation of Lake Co., Fla. Of her experience with us in 2015-17, she wrote: "My internship at Tri-UU was a time of great growth...
Tri-UU Board of Trustees
The Tri-County Unitarian Universalists Board of Trustees is elected by the congregation and drives the mission and the vision of the church. It is the legal representative of the Fellowship and is
in charge of its property, business, financial, and administrative affairs.
There are seven members on the Board of Trustees, including four officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) and three trustees at large. The term for the board is our fiscal year, from April 1 to March 31. The minister serves as an ex-officio member, consulting and guiding the board but without a vote.
Our committees and teams
Building and Grounds Committee
Oversees operation of building & grounds, including the Memorial Garden. Creates a safe & visually appealing interior environment.
Building the Congregation Team
Coordinates social events such as monthly potlucks, UU&U socials, dances, field trips.
Wendy Griffith &
Proposes researched changes at Annual Membership Meeting. Meets as needed.
Manages website and Facebook, provides information to local media, sends weekly updates to members via email.
Meets as needed.
Lynn Worthington &
Encourages tangible commitment through sharing of
time, talent, and treasure.
Ensures responsible fiscal management including activities pertaining to endowment
Meets as needed.
Organizes and prepares refreshments for Sunday morning social hours.
Meets as needed.
Lifespan Education Committee
Schedules and arranges instructors for classes and discussion groups and Sunday forums on all aspects of Unitarian Universalism and
Schedules pulpit speakers, trains Service Leaders, produces weekly Order of Service, and is responsible
for audio-visual and music services.
For additional assistance and information for Tri-UU members and friends, consult the Member Resources section below.
Welcomes new and regular members, provides greeters for services, sponsors New Member orientation, manages mentoring program
for new members.
Pastoral Care Associates
Sends greeting cards, arranges companions, meals, transportation or other short-term services for members and friends experiencing stressful life events such as illness,death
of a loved one, or relocation.
Policies & Procedures Committee
Eleanor Strickland &
Maintains and publishes Tri-UU documentation. Meets as needed.
Social Justice Committee
Informs Tri-UU of issues, causes and actions as suggested by the UUA, supports local charitable needs, partners with other groups
working for social justice. Meets monthly.
The Program Council is composed of all the committee chairs of Tri-UU. The role of the Program Council is to share what is happening within the committees in order to facilitate communication, collaboration, and cooperation among the working teams within the congregation. The Council discusses any policy issues to be considered by Board. The Program Council is facilitated by the vice president of the Board for continuity and easier flow between the two bodies.
Photo Left: Presentation of the Board of Trustees and Program Council to the Congregation
Below you’ll find links to a number of resources of special interest to members and friends of Tri-UU.
Tri-UU Governance Documents
A complete set of our governance documents – from bylaws to procedural manuals – can be found below.
These are links to several sites of special interest to many UUers. They are either operated by, affiliated with or supported by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist religious movement in the United States. The UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.
Side With Love
(formerly Standing on the Side of Love)
An interfaith public advocacy campaign promoting respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Side with Love confronts issues of exclusion, oppression, and violence based on identity. Core issues of focus include, but are not limited to, LGBTQ equity, immigrant justice, and racial justice.
Florida-based UU organizations
UU Association, Southern Region
UU, Southern Region, Northeast Cluster
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
A nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. Meaningful opportunities for taking action together to advance human rights.
Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice
Immersion learning journeys, justice training programs, summer internships, and direct volunteer opportunities with partner organizations in the U.S. and abroad. All programs are designed to help people cross boundaries, gain insight, and imagine new ways to make a difference in the world.