05/02/2019: President’s Column May 2019

Hello KUUF members and friends. It’s May and must mean that summer is just around the corner. We are starting out this month with a flurry of things all happening on the 5th of May – a real Cinco de Mayo celebration. We will celebrate the signing of a two-year Consulting Minister contract (half-time) with our own Rev. Jessica Star Rockers, which will keep her here with us until 2021!

Following the signing Rev. Jessica will lead all that are able up the hill to re-hang a Black Lives Matter banner. Our last banner was vandalized by cutting out the word Black. Re-establishing our banner is a Social Justice commitment and we’re excited that our minister will be leading our demonstration of resolve for this movement.

Finally, Buildings and Grounds will be conducting a work party on the 5th so I hope we all bring our coveralls and pitch in. You may know that we no longer have a property maintenance employee, so upkeep of our campus falls on all of us…plus it’s a nice way to share time with friends – Bonus!

I specifically want to thank everyone that helped me in my position as board president over the past two years. Normally it’s a one-year obligation but due to our friend Jim Franklin’s health challenges, I remained on for a second year. Jim continues to make progress and it’s a joy to see him attending on a regular basis.

Together we have accomplished a great deal of business over the past two years. Serving as board president has opened my eyes to the complexity and scope of activities that occur at KUUF. Our employees are fantastic, and our committee chairs and members are skilled and inspirational. Our board is committed to doing the work of running the business side of our fellowship with help from our dedicated congregational administrator, and our members and friends have been picking up everything else that needs to be done.

So, it’s with a deep amount of admiration for all of you that I step down as board president and assume a supporting role on the board while others learn to navigate the senior board positions. Working as the board president has certainly taken me out of my comfort zone from time-to-time and provided many opportunities to learn how to work with people in a cooperative way. Sometimes my passion was not my biggest asset, but I don’t think anyone would say I didn’t try to the best of my ability.

I remain dedicated to you all. I will be away for three months this summer but look forward to returning in September and digging in again on whatever I can do. Have a great summer and I’ll see you all this fall. We are KUUF!

Eric Harrold

KUUF Board President

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