The Northeast Association Board of Directors


Mr. Malcolm Fowler (Byfield Parish, Georgetown)
Rev. Laura Gronberg (Second Cong'l, West Boxford)
Ms. Kathy Olmstead (Trinitarian, West Gloucester)
Mr. Christopher Jenkins (Tewksbury Cong'l Church)
Ms. Connie Greisshammer (Topsfield)
Ms. Nancy Butcher (CCU Lowell)
Rev. Rich Knight (Trinitarian, North Andover)
Ms. Holly Brauner (First Swampscott)
Rev. Jennifer Macy (Disciples UCC, Danvers)
COF CHAIR - Rev. Derek Van Gulden (Rockport)

ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (from the Northeast Association Constitution & Bylaws):

ARTICLE VI (Board of Directors)

The following persons shall be Board members:

  • The officers as provided for in Article V with the exception of the Auditor;
  • A representative from the Committee on Ministerial Formation; and
  • Four at-large members, two chosen each year for no more than two successive terms of two years in such a manner that diversity of board membership is considered.

The following persons shall be ex officio Board members, having voice but not vote:

  • The Associate Conference Minister of MACUCC assigned to this Association;
  • The immediate past Moderator of the Association;
  • General Synod delegates from this Association
  • Members of Conference and National Setting bodies from this Association

The Board of Directors shall:

  • Meet at least six times per fiscal year to transact the business of the Association between general meetings;
  • Formulate an annual budget and present it to the Association at the Annual Meeting;
  • Collectively work to maintain the covenant among churches in the Association;
  • Facilitate the process for admission of new churches and receive notifications of dissolution or separation from the UCC;
  • In between Association meetings, temporarily appoint persons to fill open officer and Ministry Committee positions, to be ratified at the next Association meeting;
  • Appoint persons to the Nominating and any Ad Hoc Committees; and
  • At appropriate times, appoint a person to serve on the United Fitness Review Committee of the various Associations of MACUCC.

The at-large members shall be responsible for a task determined in consultation with the Board of Directors, which could include liaising with or chairing ad hoc committee(s).  A quorum shall consist of a majority of seated voting members.  Meetings shall be open to observation by members of Association churches except during executive session.