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Committees – Umpqua Unitarian Universalist Church of Roseburg, Oregon


Every growing organization always has plenty of work that still needs to be done… and we’re happy to say that UUU is no exception!  If you have time or talent you’d like to contribute, contact one of our committee chairs to see how you can get involved.

Adult Enrichment Opportunities  — Lillene Fifield (541) 672-4590.  Michael Wheeler.  Provides quality forums, classes, and discussion of spiritual, educational, political, and social nature for the personal growth of our church community.

Art— Joyce Swanson Chair (541) 464-5857.  Elaine Balderston, Jemma Crae, Jeani Sage, Nell Moser, Mary Ann Wilcox, Paul Zegers.

Beautifies the church, curates artwork, and creates a welcoming atmosphere for a church community.

Board of Directors — President, John Aschim; Vice President, Joe Messinger; Secretary, Julienne DeMarsh; Treasurer, Lois Becker; Members-at-large, Jan Woodward, Pat Zemlin, Connie Erickson, June Ervin.

Building Maintenance—  (541) 672-8094. – Contact Person, , John Aschim, Nell Moser,

Maintains and oversees the church properties.

Cares and Concerns — Merlin Hill, Melanie Hill, Carol Mogenson, Clarence Mogenson, Betsy Callaghan.   We are here to help during needed or difficult times.  Emotional support, bake a casserole, visit sick/homebound, assist in memorial services, dry a tear and share a laugh.

Endowment Committee— Dana MacDonald, Chair (541) 679-4655. Phil Moser, Treasurer, Diana Wales, Doris Heyman

Educates members on how they might include UUU in their wills and trusts.

Food Drive Coordinator/FISH Rep — Joyce Swanson, Maria Casas, Doris Heyman.  Umpqua UU is one of several churches in Roseburg collecting food and clothing for the needy in our community.

Finance/Events — Lois Becker, June Ervin, Mark Robbins, Joann Pico.  Our financial committee also coordinates various church events and fundraisers.

Membership— Al (801-444-9574) and Mary Herring (541-391-6111) Co-Chairs; Joyce Swanson, Doris Heyman, Martha Sinkula.

Leads efforts to increase UUUC membership and diversity through education and advocacy. Arranges greeters for Sunday services, follows up with newcomers, makes sure that reading materials are available for visitors, provides periodic UU Orientations, and organizes coffee-hour treats and welcoming ceremonies for new members.  To invite, include, and engage all who enter our church.  Provides greeters for Sunday services, assists with new member orientation.

Music — Michael Wheeler (541) 221-9181.  To enhance the religious and spiritual experience of our members and service attendees through music.

Office — Joe Messinger.  Produces the Order of Service, The Umpquest newsletter, church directory, and other items as needed.

Nominating Committee — Headed by Nell Moser and our new members for it are Judy Robertson and Mary Ann Wilcox.

Pledge –Al (801-444-9574) and Mary Herring (541-391-6111) Co-Chairs; Phil Moser.

Organizes and leads efforts each April to secure pledges which will meet or exceed income levels budgeted for the coming fiscal year.

Publicity — Joe Messinger, Chair (541) 637-5231.   Diana Wales, Henry Sill.  Fill out the Event Publicity Form so the Publicity Committee can help tell the world about your committee’s upcoming event!

Religious Education (Children’s) —  Connie Erickson  (541)-672-7458.

Social Action — Rick Staggenborg

Sunday Services & Music Committee–  Michael Wheeler –Jemma Crae, Co-Chair  (541)-679-4655 . Martha Sinkula, Co-Chair & Secretary, Lillene Fifield, Jacie Pratt, Jan Woodward, Lucy Harrington.  Responsible for co-ordinating the music and providing a rich Sunday service.

Visioning—  Pat Zimlin, Dana MacDonald, Jacie pratt, Diana Wales, Merlin Hill.

Webmaster/Audio Visual — Henry Sill  ac4zi@yahoo.com   Responsible for maintaining the church website and church audio/visual systems.


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