Committees of the Board

Terms of Office

Board representatives on committees are appointed annually. Non-board member terms run July 1 – June 30, usually for three years.

Congregational Life Committee


This committee assists the Congregational Life Coordinator to ensure that we are welcoming to visitors, encouraging engagement in the church community, and supporting our hospitality teams.

Committee Charter

Financial Oversight (FOC)

The Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) provides financial monitoring, oversight, and consultation to the Board, to ensure the transparency of this information, and to engage in other duties as assigned by the Board.

Board Members 

  • Greg Nichols (2023)
  • Kevin Boeckholt (2023)

Non-Board Members 

  • Eileen Jackson (she/her/hers), Chair (2024)
  • Megan Klee (she/her/hers), Vice Chair (2024)
  • Margaret Schultz (she/her/hers), Secretary (2023)
  • Lisa Houchins (2025)

For a more complete description of duties, see the FOC Charter (2021-10-21).



The purpose of the Governance Committee is to enable productivity and efficiency in the congregation within its chosen governance structure. The Committee engages the congregation in a continual process of discernment and improvement.

For a more complete description of duties, see the Governance Committee Charter.

Human Resources


The Human Resources (HR) Committee was established as an ad hoc committee in September, 2021. The purpose of this committee is to assist the senior minister in determining staff roles, job descriptions and evaluations and will include input on resume review when positions become open.

Committee Charter

Leadership Support Team


The Leadership Team is responsible for defining healthy leadership styles at UCDSM, identifying and supporting congregational leaders, promoting mentoring throughout the congregation, and assuring the continuation of institutional memory for each group of the church. Team members serve 3-year staggered terms.

Committee Charter

Ministerial Review

The Ministerial Review Committee is responsible for assessing the Senior Minister’s performance in advancing the mission and goals our church.



The Nominating Committee consists of two current Board Members and three non-board members.

For a more complete description of duties, see the Nominating Committee Charter 2020.

Stewardship Committee


Our Stewardship Ministry Team focuses on the financial health of our congregation by promoting a culture of generosity. Whether it’s the annual pledge campaign, a special capital campaign or other fundraising event, the team believes members should feel comfortable talking about money and how it supports our Mission.You can also learn more about our Stewardship Ministry in the About Us section.

If you would like to join this team’s year-round work, they’d be delighted to talk with you. Please contact Liz Bredeson.