Governance & Organization
Democracy is one of our primary values. Each Unitarian Universalist congregation is autonomous in its own governance and may choose its own structure. At Horizon, we use a governance-by-policy model.
Board of Trustees
Members of the congregation elect a board of seven trustees, including a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Each position is for a two-year term. This board sets policies and guides the vision of Horizon.
The day-to-day operations of Horizon are managed by paid staff and non-paid members. Rev. Lora Bandis, who is our full-time paid minister, is the chief of staff and supervises operations.
Office personnel includes an administrator and bookkeeper. Worship personnel includes a music director and piano accompanist. Educational personnel includes a Director of Lifespan Religious Education and childcare professionals.
Activities and groups of Horizons are organized into five circles: Community; Growth and Learning; Justice and Faith Connections; Stewardship; and Worship. The Growth and Learning Circle is led by the Director of Lifespan Religious Education. The Worship Circle is led by Rev. Lora Brandis. The other circles are led by volunteer circle coordinators.