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 the conduct of its business affairs.

Members 2016-17

Jeff Brainerd978-243-0101     jeffbrainerd@gmail.com
Dave Elwood508-572-0490     daveelwood@hotmail.com
Kristin Haddad, Chair978-254-5012     kristin.haddad@gmail.com
John Lowe978-884-9975     john.moore.lowe@gmail.com
Patty Popov978-369-1990     ppopov@nichols-pratt.com
Mark Russell Prior978-369-4901     mark.russell.prior@comcast.net
Toby Smith Ropeik978-369-0007     tobyasmith@gmail.com
Kate Svrcek781-472-0714     katesvrcek@hotmail.com
Lora Venesy978-254-5433     venesy@comcast.net

Officers 2016-17

Peter Nobile, Clerk978-369-5857     peter.nobile@gmail.com
Tom Wilson, Treasurer978-254-5906     twilson@wilsongroup.com
John Stevens, Moderator978-369-6061     John_stevens43@comcast.net

Meetings 2016-2017

The Standing Committee meets monthly on the following Sundays at 6:00 PM at First Parish. Members of First Parish are encouraged to attend any or all upcoming meeting:

Sun Apr 9, 2017
Sun May 7, 2017
PENDING: Sun May 21 or Sun June 4
Sun June 11, 2017

Information of Interest

Standing Committee Goals 2016-18

Standing Committee News

Standing Committee Covenant

Meeting Agendas 

Governing Policies

Meeting Minutes