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A Final Thank You from the Search Committee

Kelly_and_MSCIt’s official: On Sunday, May 3, the members of UUCB voted to call Rev. Kelly Groves Dignan as our Settled Minister…and she accepted our call! Her ministry with us will begin on Sunday, August 16, several weeks after she finishes her current contract with the UU Church of Greeley.

This was the hoped-for and joyous end to our Candidate Week, in which Rev. Dignan attended 30 (thirty!) events including an all-church potluck and a dessert open house, small social gatherings, and many, many meetings with the affinity groups, councils and committees of our congregation. As she said on Sunday morning, the positive energy of our match was palpable in every room!

All seven of us on the Search Committee would like to thank you, the members and friends of UUCB, for your constant support over this past year.

Last spring you gave us your unanimous endorsement by electing us to act on your behalf in seeking out a new minister to serve our church. In the fall, 104 of you attended Searchlight Gatherings and 159 of you completed our Search Survey to help us understand what to look for in our candidates. Numerous staff and committee members gave input as we created our Search website (“packet”) to tell the story of our church to prospective ministers. And so, so many of you participated in Candidate Week by hosting meetings, planning potlucks and showing up to meet Rev. Dignan and her husband Pete.

Above all, we are grateful for the patient understanding and encouragement you showed us as friends, family, and especially spouses and partners, when we kept saying: “I can’t…I have Search Committee!”

We could not have done it without you.

Although the Search Process is now complete, there is plenty of work ahead for all of us as we prepare for the transition to Rev. Dignan’s ministry and our shared future at UUCB. You can learn more about Rev. Dignan and the process that got us here at our Search website:

Thank you for joining the Search Committee on this journey. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

Yours in faith,

The UUCB 2014-2015 Ministerial Search Committee

Jim Rowe (chair), Sharon Belew, Ted Burnham, Jason English, Jenny Fitt-Peaster, Diana Maiden, Barb Richards

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