Board of Trustees
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Our church board in the memorial garden
Our church board in the memorial garden, L-R: Heather Hunter, Susan Barrow, Misty Bennett, Lisa Moyer, Dave Anderson, Mary Ann Plant, Gerry Garrick, Leigh Shaffer, Andrew Duxbury.

Officers serve 1-year terms

President: Dave Anderson

Vice President: Leigh Shaffer

Secretary: Misty Bennett

Treasurer: Mary Ann Plant

Past President: Virginia Volker


At-Large Members serve 2-year terms,
with 2 elected each year

Our church board considers a decision.
Our church board considers a decision.

At Large Member: Susan Barrow (2nd year)

At Large Member: Lisa Moyer (2nd year)

At Large Member: Andrew Duxbury (1st year)

At Large Member: Gerry Garrick (1st year)


Religious Education Committee
Chair serves 1-year term

Heather Hunter

Our Board’s Gifts and Goals

President Dave Anderson says, “Having served on the board for approximately a year and a half at this point, I think I bring to the board a sense of continuity and experience. I hope we (as a board) can help transition to a more effective model of church governance over the coming year so that the incoming minister can effectively build on our interim ministry and continue to grow our community.”

Board Secretary Misty Bennett is a professor of Art at the University of Montevallo and has been a member of UUCB for 6 years. She and her husband have two children (ages 8 and 6) and live in Vestavia Hills. This is her second year as board secretary. Misty enjoys the work of the board because it feels meaningful and purposeful and supports the mission of the church in so many ways. Working collaboratively with other church members on the board has been a great experience, and she looks forward to getting to know the new members.

As a member of UUCB for nearly two decades, Andrew Duxbury has served in multiple church leadership positions and has been present for the many positive changes and growth that have happened in recent years. He hopes to help the church continue to grow and diversify and serve the multiple communities looking for a liberal religious home in the greater Birmingham area.

Gerry Garrick has agreed to perform an internal review of UUCB’s Financial Policies, Procedures and Practices. With nearly three decades of corporate experience developing and maintaining computer-based financial systems and procedures, as well as a master’s degree in mathematics and doctoral study in early childhood education, he is uniquely qualified for his goal of identifying obsolete, incomplete or non-existent ones, and facilitating revisions to bring them up to date.

Other Elected Officers

Endowment Fund Committee members
serve 3-year terms

Aggie Pollack  (2nd year)

Marion Fintel (1st year)

Darryl Hunt (1st year)

Nomination Committee members
serve 2-year terms

Nancy Grove (2nd year)

Lynn Stafford (2nd year)

Angela Pruitt (2nd year)

Alice Lizee (1st year)

Paul Mancill (1st year)