The position of part time paid Choir Director was created at WUUC last year for an initial trial period from August, 2017 through June, 2018. We had many strong candidates for the position last summer, and made a decision to hire Jennifer Rodgers. Jennifer is a PhD student in Choral Directing and came to us with over 20 years of experience in directing UU and community choral groups. Over the past year, she has helped us to develop even more of an appreciation for the role that a choir can play in worship experiences. Thanks to Jennifer, our trial of paying a Choir Director was a major success, and we are grateful for all that she has done.
Jennifer now has other commitments, and she has decided not to extend her contract with us for a second year. We have started the process of hiring a new Choir Director. We are hoping to move fast so that the new person will be in place to start rehearsals mid-August. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity. Choir director duties include planning the musical offerings for worship services to coordinate with monthly worship themes, developing and directing the choir members and other musicians, and serving as leader for the church’s choir music ministry. You can find a link to the job announcement on the WUUC home page.
Donna Johnson, Worship Team Lead