The PSWD Board of Trustees is an elected body of four officers, three trustees, and one youth representative. It is responsible for development of the district’s policies. Its goal is to advance the programs and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, and to support local societies. It is responsible for the preparation of the district budget, which is submitted for approval to delegates at the annual meeting.

Board Mission

The Mission of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Southwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association is to empower and encourage member societies to advance UU Principles and Purposes.

Board Objectives

The objectives of the PSWD Board of Trustees are to:

  • develop effective policies and deliver necessary resources
  • model inclusive and anti-oppressive behavior and language
  • create and support a staff and committee structure that will nurture the health, growth, and unity of congregations

Pacific Southwest District Board

Janet Murphy, President*
Keith Strohmeier, Treasurer
Annie Barker, Member at Large
Kia Bordner, Member at Large
David Sheh, Member at Large
Sam Goldwhite, Youth Board Representative

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NOTE: On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the PSWD Board received the written resignation of Rev. Kevin Lawson, effective immediately. He joined the Board in 2017 and served as President. While we will miss Kevin’s presence, we  support him as he turns his attention toward pressing personal matters. Thank you, Kevin, for your leadership and dedication to our District, our Region and our faith. Your courage and vision will help guide us forward. Former Vice-President Janet Murphy replaces Kevin as President. Meanwhile, the Board voted David Sheh back onto the Board as an at-large member to help ensure continuity over the next few months. Thank you, David!