Ministerial Search

Ministerial Search

We are delighted to serve East Shore as your Ministerial Search Committee. We are honored to have been entrusted with the sacred duty of faithfully, inclusively, and transparently conducting East Shore’s Search for our next Settled Minister.

This page is intended to keep the community informed on what we’ve been up to and how everyone can get involved.

CONTACT US: Do you have a question or comment that you wish to share with the Search Committee? CLICK HERE to E-MAIL us)


Dave Baumgart Martin Cox Ann Fletcher Leta Hamilton Julie Heise Connie Hirnle David Langrock

Upcoming Events

Join us for one of our upcoming events to help in our search for East Shore’s next settled minister!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

The Committee Members

The Committee Members were nominated by the congregation, selected by the Search Nominating Committee, and approved at the annual congregational meeting in the Spring of 2021.

We have elected Ann Fletcher as our chair and our other members are Dave Baumgart, Martin Cox, Leta Hamilton, Connie Hirnle, and David Langrock.

 If you would like to contact the search committee, we ask that you please click the button below. 


Our High-Level Timeline is:

  • Fall ’21—Complete congregational input to the UUA 
  • Winter ’21—Interview Candidates 
  • Spring ’22—Determine Final Candidate 
  • May ’22—If we have a successful match, Final Candidate Visit to ESUC and Congregational Vote 
  • August ’22—New Settled Minster starts 

Link to the Ministerial Settlement Handbook from the UUA

News & Resources

Board Buzz: Candidating Week

Save the Date. May 1. Right after the worship service on Sunday, May 1, we will have the joyous opportunity in  a Congregational Meeting to call a settled Minister. The Search Team will have...

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Help the new Minister get to know YOU!

Hello ESUC Members and Friends, Let's welcome our new minister by introducing ourselves.  Women’s Perspective plans to create a binder filled with individual profiles written by each of East Shore’s...

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March Update on Ministerial Search

Save the Dates: April 24—May 1: Meet and vote for the Candidate Minister If we reach a mutual decision with a candidate minister in April then they will lead the worship services at East Shore on...

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February Ministerial Search Update

We have precandidates – But “mums” the word!  On January 2, the UUA Transitions Office released the names and Ministerial Records of the ministers who submitted applications to become the next...

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