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Ministerial Search Timeline

This is an overview of the ministerial search process. A more detailed calendar and more information about the search process is available from the UUA.

April – October 2014

Establishing the committee: selecting members, establishing budget, drafting charge, initial meetings with district compensation consultant and ministerial settlement representative

November 2014 – January 2015

Direction Finding: planning the search process

February – September 2015

Solicit congregational input: surveys, meetings, interviews, congregational vision / mission process

April 2014 – October 2015

Framing the search: create congregational record and packet

October 2015 – January 2016

Open for business: Evaluate ministers who applied

February – March 2016

Pre-Candidating weekends

March – April 2016

Selection by Committee

April – May 2016

Candidating week: congregation extends the call, and minister accepts

August 2016

New Minister arrives!