At the service on March 27th, the Transition Team was pleased to announce that we have a ministerial candidate to present to the congregation! She is the Reverend Armida Alexander.
Some of you may be saying that name sure sounds familiar. Rev. Alexander served as an interim minister at our church in 2003-2004, and those of us on the Team who knew her then, are pleased to say she hasn’t lost her touch! We are proposing to hire her as a half-time contract minister, with an initial one-year contract beginning this September. We would expect to renew her contract as appropriate on an annual basis with approval of the Board of Trustees.
Armida visited with us over the weekend of March 6th and we all got to know her better. That Sunday, she preached at the neutral pulpit of the Dubuque UU Fellowship and we, along with the Dubuque congregation, were very impressed.
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Alexander on Saturday, April 23rd for a potluck supper and then come to hear her service the following Sunday, April 24th. Immediately following that service, there will be a congregation vote to confirm her as our minister. We are very excited to offer you a candidate of such high quality! Please be sure to join us in welcoming her on Saturday, April 23rd and giving her a positive, affirmative vote after service on April 24th.
Please feel free to contact any one of us if you have any questions or comments and please see the article about Rev. Alexander’s education and work history later in this newsletter.
Your Ministerial Transition Team,
Randy Downing, Alice Ericksen, Mark Haman, Rich Mattas, Nancy Schuldt