Unitarian Universalism is a worldwide religion, but there is no church hierarchy or doctrinal leader.  Each church or fellowship is self-governing and has the option of joining the national association.  The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland (UUCL) is governed by a Board of Trustees.  These committee volunteers are charged with setting the direction of our growth and development, and assuring that we meet our obligations as a non-profit organization.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which is a voluntary association of autonomous local churches and fellowships.  This national organization connects us to other UU organizations all over the country and provides guidance and resources both for our leadership and our spiritual and religious growth.

UUCL Board of Trustees 2016-2017

Melissa Marshall, Chair

Ron Nickolas, Vice-Chair

Rev. Lynne Garner, Spokesperson


Rafi Ellis

Jeannette Manning

Alma Sonkoly

Deirdre Daniel, ex-officio, Director of Religious Exploration

Joyce Bode, ex-officio, Treasurer