Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin represents the congregation in shaping the vision and long-term goals of the church. We ensure the church is externally effective and internally efficient, and we create policy and direction for the Executive Team and church staff.

Contact the Board
For matters concerning church policy, long-term vision and goals, contact one of the board members shown below.  We want to hear from you! For concerns or ideas on matters related to church programming, contact the senior minister.

Become a Member of the Board of Trustees
Trustees serve three-year terms. Three new trustees are elected to the board each at the semi-annual congregational meeting in May. In the spring, the Nominating Committee identifies and interviews interested board candidates to select a slate for election by the congregation.

Board of Trustees Meeting Times
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin Board of Trustees meet once a month at the church on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The board meetings are open and anyone is welcome to attend. Minutes of each board meeting are posted at right.

Congregational Meetings
The congregation as a whole meets twice a year (in December and May) to hear a state of the church address and to vote on decisions and other issues reserved to the congregation within the bylaws or of general importance. In practice, this means a vote on the church budget in December and a vote on a slate of candidates to serve on the church Nominating Committee and Board of Trustees in May. The church bylaws also allow for specially called congregational meetings as needed.

To contact all of the board of trustees, you may send an e-mail to the board of trustees mailing list at Most communications to the board are best directed to the entire board instead of individual board members.


Jairy Grisaffe
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President-Elect: Sean Ramsey Sean vicepresident at
Dan Griffiths
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Trustee: Ken Pfluger  (picture unavailable) ken.pfluger at
Nancy Dittmar-Stout
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Trustee: Jennifer Knudsen JenniferKnudsen-tiny  jennifer.knudsen at
Scott Butki
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Phil Hewitt
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Matthew Kressin
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Erin Gaines
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Gay Phillips
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Ex Officio:
Senior Minister & Executive Meg Barnhouse
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