July – September: Prepare and release Congregational Survey
Prior to September 1: Board of Trustees (BOT) appoints BOT and congregation representative to the Negotiating Team.
Fall: Cottage Meetings with congregations to receive input
Prior to October 15: BOT meets with UUA Compensation Consultant to develop the minister’s compensation and benefit package.
October – November:
Negotiating Team recommends contract and compensation to BOT
“Beyond Categorical Thinking” Workshop
November 1: “Letter from the Interim Minister” due to MSC
November: Congregational Record assembled by MSC and reviewed by Transition Coach. Congregational Record then made visible.
December 1: Congregational Record & ministerial “packet” posted for prospective candidates to view
December: MSC conducts mock interviews with Interim Minister to prepare for interviewing ministerial candidates
January – March: Select ministerial pre-candidates, conduct interviews, set-up and attend neutral pulpit sermons.
March 28: Candidate offer made
March 28 – early April: Contract negotiations, background checks
Early April: Candidate announced
April 28 – May 5: Candidating Week
May – June: Congregation submits Notice of Call to UUA
August 1: New Settled Senior Minister arrives!