The UUA Presidential Search Committee today announced two nominees for the 2017 election of a new president of the Unitarian Universalist Association: the Rev. Alison Miller and the Rev. Sue Phillips. Other candidates may enter the race by petition between February 1, 2016, and February 1, 2017. Delegates to the 2017 General Assembly in New Orleans will elect a successor to President Peter Morales.
The Rev. Alison Miller (above, right) has served as senior minister of the Morristown, New Jersey, Unitarian Fellowship since 2005. She chairs the board of the Church of the Larger Fellowship and serves on the boards of the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey and United Way of Northern New Jersey. Miller previously served as assistant minister at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City; as intern minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and on the UUA Stewardship and Development staff. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College and from Harvard Divinity School. Miller lives with her husband, David Snedden, and their four-year-old son Asher. AlisonforUUAPresident.org
The Rev. Sue Phillips (above, left) has served as a district executive and, now, as New England Regional Lead on the UUA field staff since 2007. After graduating from Colgate University and Episcopal Divinity School, Phillips worked at Partners for the Common Good, a socially responsible loan fund; the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK; and the Housing Assistance Council, a community development loan fund serving the poorest rural communities in the United States. She served as minister of the Keene, New Hampshire, Unitarian Universalist Church before joining the UUA field staff. Phillips is married to the Rev. Tandi Rogers. Together they have five children. She lives in Boston and Tacoma, Washington. PhillipsforPresident.org
Update: Phillips withdraws from race
On February 19, Phillips announced that she had withdrawn from the UUA presidential race.