A Welcome Letter from Our President


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Carol Coffey, Board President

Board of Trustees

Use the email links to the right to contact individual Board members, if available.

Carol Coffey


Grechen Wingerter

Immediate PastPresident

Charles Dudney


Anne Harvey

Finance Chair

Linda Fippin


Judy Burgett


Craig Brandt

Assistant Treasurer

Linda Fippin


For general Board communications, email the clerk at clerk@westsideuuc.org

Westside's Covenant of Respectful Relations

Andy Gault

1 -Year Trustee

Craig Brandt

3-Year Trustee

Morgan Ringelspaugh

2-Year Trustee

Rev. Carol Bodeau

Non-Voting Member

The Board of Trustees Philosophy of Governance


The authority of the Board is derived from the trust placed in them through a vote of the congregation, or the appointment by the board as in keeping with our bylaws, to the roles they now hold.  It is understood that the Board of Trustees has an identity which transcends the identities of the individuals who now serve and it is understood that the board “speaks with one voice” in its decisions and policies.    The sacred obligation of the Minister and Board is to serve the Mission and Vision of the congregation.


Mindful of our respective roles as spiritual leader and fiduciary guardians, we, the Minister and Board of Trustees do hereby covenant with one another to:   

•    talk to each other   

•    be kind and authentic   

•    listen deeply   

•    give all members present time to process information before responding   

•    assume the best of each other   

•    be knowledgeable of foundational documents of the church   

•    learn together   

•    build relationships with one another   

•    serve the community inside and outside the church together


Mindful of our respective roles as leader of the congregation and fiduciary guardians, we, the Board of Trustees do hereby covenant with the congregation to:   

•    communicate decisions and policies to the congregation   

•    listen deeply to the congregations concerns   

•    provide advice and counsel to the committees of the board   

•    live up to the Covenant of Respectful Relations   

•    manage the finances of the church in a conservative and responsible way   

•    encourage growth and change   

•    work  to expand the membership of the congregation   

•    maintain, clarify and communicate the mission and vision of the congregation