Unitarian Universalist congregations practice congregational polity, a form of governance for communities of faith. More about our collaborative leadership structure.

The Standing Committee, composed of eleven members including the Clerk and the Treasurer, is elected by the First Parish congregation and responsible for strategic visioning and the conduct of its business affairs.

At-large Members 2018-2019

Jeff Brainerd978-243-0101     jeffbrainerd@gmail.com
Dave Elwood, Chair508-572-0490     daveelwood@hotmail.com
Kristin Haddad978-254-5012     kristin.haddad@gmail.com
John Lowe978-884-9975     john.moore.lowe@gmail.com
Toby Smith Ropeik978-369-0007     tobyasmith@gmail.com
Kate Svrcek781-472-0714     katesvrcek@hotmail.com
Val Vallancourt978-263-7116     valvallancourt@gmail.com
Lora Venesy978-254-5433     venesy@comcast.net 
Tom Wilson978-254-5906     twilson@wilsongroup.com

Officers 2018-2019

Peter Nobile, Clerk978-369-5857     peter.nobile@gmail.com
Michelle Fortier, Treasurer      
Kristin Moore, Moderator978-254-5037     kmoore.gm@gmail.com


Meetings 2018 – 2019 

The Standing Committee will meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at First Parish. Members of First Parish are encouraged to attend any or all meetings:

September 4, 2018

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018

January 8, 2019

February 12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

Possible Additional Meetings – May 28 or June 4 (may be cancelled)

June 9, 2019 (Annual Meeting at 11:30 am)

June 11, 2019

Information of Interest

Standing Committee Goals 2018-19

Standing Committee News

Standing Committee Covenant

Meeting Agendas 

Governing Policies

Meeting Minutes