June 13, 2021
1:00 PM

(In person at the Museum District Campus)

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Chris Scott

Chris Scott has been a member of First UU since 2013. He and his wife Celina have two human children, Chloe (age 12) and Connor (age 10) and a dog (Patch, age 6). Chris is a counseling psychologist in private practice in the Pearland area. His practice focuses primarily on helping people improve their relationships and works with a diverse clientele. Prior to entering full-time private practice in 2019, Chris was the Associate Director of Clinical Services at Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston (main campus) where he served for 10 years. When Chris is not at work he is often pursuing his interests in the Star Wars and Harry Potter fandoms.

Lauri Zuchlewski

Lauri has been a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston since 2006.  Lauri originally hails from Buffalo, New York and has lived in Houston since 1981 with her husband of 40 years, Joe.  They raised their son Nick who married his wife Kelsey at First Church, and grandson George attends RE when possible.

Lauri has participated in multiple Adult Programs over the years and has been involved with the Auction, provided organizational support to Stewardship, and volunteered on several Social Justice efforts. What she really loves about First Church is the community and the liberal, open, and welcoming nature of the congregation. She has made many close friendships over the years at the church that have enriched her life and is eager to make more friends.

Lauri recently retired from a career in IT spanning 41 years, with the last 18 years at Boeing as a certified Project Management Professional (since 2009).  Now that Lauri is retired, she has time to become more involved in the Church in leadership roles, something that she did not have the bandwidth to do in the past.  Based on her many years of experience in both management and project management, she brings those skills to the Board of Directors.  As the church moves forward with the opening in July, there is a need to identify what path the church takes to grow and flourish.  Lauri feels there needs to be open collaboration and communication between the Congregation and the Board with transparency to the state of the church, especially the opportunities and challenges.


Linda Richardson
Dick Doughty
Penny Cerling

(Their statements will be available soon and will also be available in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Report.)

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Connie Acosta
Kelly Brown (President)
Ron Cookston
Johanna DeYoung
Ruth Hoffman-Lach (Vice-President)
Bill Nelson
Scott Singleton
Joan Waddill

board minutes

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important Governance Documents

Governance Policy
Zoom Policies
Zoom Policy training Video

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