1 00:00:00,060 --> 00:00:04,710 and Matthew Johnson and Jackie Williams 2 00:00:02,129 --> 00:00:13,740 joined by other committee members will 3 00:00:04,710 --> 00:00:18,210 give us their highlights what did we do 4 00:00:13,740 --> 00:00:21,810 over five years we created a process we 5 00:00:18,210 --> 00:00:23,930 researched listened a lot wrote a job 6 00:00:21,810 --> 00:00:28,429 description there wasn't one 7 00:00:23,930 --> 00:00:33,120 encouraged took suggestions recruited 8 00:00:28,429 --> 00:00:36,120 widely received eight applications all 9 00:00:33,120 --> 00:00:39,090 white female ministers a group of 10 00:00:36,120 --> 00:00:41,879 powerful leaders reviewed checked 11 00:00:39,090 --> 00:00:46,760 references interviewed discerned and 12 00:00:41,879 --> 00:00:52,079 nominated - we thought we were done 13 00:00:46,760 --> 00:00:54,210 not exactly we improvised thankfully 14 00:00:52,079 --> 00:00:58,140 there was another then we stepped back 15 00:00:54,210 --> 00:01:02,489 and watched after the election we 16 00:00:58,140 --> 00:01:06,210 researched we interviewed we discerned 17 00:01:02,489 --> 00:01:08,180 and reported our committee was created 18 00:01:06,210 --> 00:01:11,430 because we the UUA 19 00:01:08,180 --> 00:01:15,689 wanted a different way of doing this and 20 00:01:11,430 --> 00:01:18,330 we did a lot different but here's the 21 00:01:15,689 --> 00:01:21,450 truth the Presidential Search Committee 22 00:01:18,330 --> 00:01:24,810 was instituted as an attempt to change 23 00:01:21,450 --> 00:01:27,810 the entire system of electing a you a 24 00:01:24,810 --> 00:01:31,520 president by changing only one small 25 00:01:27,810 --> 00:01:36,659 part of that system our final report 26 00:01:31,520 --> 00:01:39,570 contains 14 recommendations you should 27 00:01:36,659 --> 00:01:45,860 read them all among other things we call 28 00:01:39,570 --> 00:01:45,860 for a much shorter election process in 29 00:01:48,120 --> 00:01:54,130 including congregational based voting in 30 00:01:52,120 --> 00:01:57,730 the fall before the president takes 31 00:01:54,130 --> 00:02:00,610 office a closer relationship with the 32 00:01:57,730 --> 00:02:02,970 board clearer Authority about what 33 00:02:00,610 --> 00:02:07,750 happens if someone drops out 34 00:02:02,970 --> 00:02:11,050 no more running by petitions three 35 00:02:07,750 --> 00:02:19,510 candidates an opportunity for a team of 36 00:02:11,050 --> 00:02:22,990 people to run and serve together and a 37 00:02:19,510 --> 00:02:26,770 study of the whole area by the board and 38 00:02:22,990 --> 00:02:30,480 the staff including how we might have a 39 00:02:26,770 --> 00:02:34,990 fully publicly funded campaign and 40 00:02:30,480 --> 00:02:38,260 clarity about how and if a uu a staff 41 00:02:34,990 --> 00:02:41,680 person can actually run among other 42 00:02:38,260 --> 00:02:44,290 questions these and other 43 00:02:41,680 --> 00:02:47,500 recommendations are designed to provoke 44 00:02:44,290 --> 00:02:50,620 and encourage us to go further than we 45 00:02:47,500 --> 00:02:52,930 were allowed to go to serve the 46 00:02:50,620 --> 00:02:55,600 Association our congregations and 47 00:02:52,930 --> 00:02:59,800 potential candidates in ways that are 48 00:02:55,600 --> 00:03:03,010 more just humane and faithful we are 49 00:02:59,800 --> 00:03:05,530 very proud of our work this was an 50 00:03:03,010 --> 00:03:09,040 extraordinary group of people to work 51 00:03:05,530 --> 00:03:12,740 with we look forward to how the next 52 00:03:09,040 --> 00:03:16,490 process unfolds 53 00:03:12,740 --> 00:03:16,490 [Applause]