June 27, 2021
After service at 11:30 am
Henriksen Hall

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The purpose of the Annual Congregational Meeting is to approve the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget and elect new members of the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church Board of Trustees. There are three 3-year positions open on the Board of Trustees. These four candidates have been nominated and are voting members of the church. The annual meeting will be held in person and on Zoom.

  • Andrea Matson-dekay
  • Karen Merickel
  • Amy Pham
  • Kimberly Pratto Storr

Please click here to view the candidates’ bios and the ballot.

Topic: Annual Congregational Meeting
Time: Jun 27, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Vivien Hao
Board Candidate

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I am running for the Pacific Unitarian Board because I love this church. As a member of more than 25 years and a Board co-president in 1999-2000, I am well versed in the governance of Pacific Unitarian both historically and currently. I have served on Facilities, Worship, Pledge, Communications and Social Justice Committees. Since 2001 March, I have been host of two ongoing weekly group zooms: the Women’s Support and the Deeper Dives. 

Over the last 15 months, the Deeper Dives have morphed into the Multicultural Transformation Team, which got a $100,000 two-year Spirit Level Grant to help Pacific Unitarian create a more multicultural and multigenerational congregation. The discussions we have had regarding racism, inclusion and justice have inspired several Adult RE series and workshops around understanding racism, white supremacy, and how to enable UUs to truly live out the values espoused in our 7 Principles. To date, 20 percent of Pacific Unitarian members have participated in one or more workshop series and continue to do so weekly.

I have served in several ad hoc leadership positions that led to the implementation of Chalice Circles at Pacific Unitarian, purchase of new sanctuary chairs, growth of the Food Ministry, and the awarding of other UU grants to Pacific Unitarian.  I am a leader in the People of Color organization of the UUA (DRUUMM) which now numbers 400 nationwide; I co-founded the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus 20 years ago and was registrar for its first national conference in Oakland. I have brought workshops and speakers to Pacific Unitarian and to GA. In addition, have served as a paid communications director for the UU Justice Ministry, which is the Sacramento-based political advocacy non-profit affiliate with California UU congregations.

I am a committed UU evangelist, who believes that our saving faith is too good to keep secret. To thrive and grow, Pacific Unitarian needs passionate, visionary, responsive and accountable leaders who take their volunteer roles seriously. I am prepared to model this leadership as a member of the Pacific Unitarian Board, should you see fit to elect me. 

-Vivien Hao

Amy Pham
Board Candidate

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Amy is a mom of 3 boys and wife to Peter.  For the last five years she has worked as a homeschooling instructor to her 3 boys and various other children within their home school community.  With a bachelors in Biology she loves teaching math and science.  Before working as a teacher she worked in both Human Resources (pre-kids), and interior design.  With an interest in art and design she attended the Interior design institute and earned her certificate in interior design.  Hobbies currently include reading, pickleball, tennis, Scouting with her kiddos, and traveling with her family.  She started attending Pacific Unitarian about two years ago and right away felt at home in this accepting and thoughtful community.  Holding hands at the end of service reminded her of holding hands at the dinner table in her grandmother’s home when they said grace at dinner.  Since joining Pacific Unitarian Amy has worked in the garden with her boys, helped out on maintaining the trail, and attended the Living your Purpose and Antiracism classes.  She looks forward to bringing her perspective to the Pacific Unitarian board if elected.