2022-23 Nomination Profiles
Since we have been separated by the covid pandemic for over 2 years, the Nominating Committee thought you might like a few short biographies about our new candidates for leadership for the 2022/2023 year.
We have not included biographies for congregational leaders that are continuing in leadership. The congregation will be voting on our nominees at the Annual Meeting on June 5.
Jim Milch is our nominee for one of two seats on the Board of Trustees:
"I am a retired physicist. I came to Rochester about 40 years ago to work for Kodak. My wife, Kathi, and I have been UU's for about 35 years, mostly at the Winton Road Church. Six years ago, we joined the First Universalist Church, finding the smaller congregation much more welcoming. I have been an usher and member of the Zoom Team, and co-led the Stewardship Committee several times. I would like to contribute my organizational skills to the Church by serving on the Board of Trustees. Some skills I would bring to the position are patient listening, careful analysis, and finishing the tasks I work on."
Clinton Swingle is our nominee for the second of two seats on the Board of Trustees:
"I recently semi-retired and I’m ready to help with the work of the church. I moved here from Texas about 4 years ago and am a nurse practitioner. I live in northwest Irondequoit with my husband of 25 years Brian Mumey. I am interested in being on the board because I love our church and one way, I feel that I can help it is by serving on the board. “I want to be with people who submerge in the task, who go into the fields to harvest and work in a row and pass the bags along, who are not parlor generals and field deserters but move in a common rhythm when the food must come in or the fire be put out.” - To Be of Use by Marge Piercy
Janus Mary Jones is our nominee for a seat on the Nominating Committee:
"I am Janus Mary Jones, a retired postal mail carrier who has been a member of First Universalist since 1988. I also have a membership at the Hindu Temple of Rochester and find that, for me, Universalism melds well with Hinduism. From May till October, I serve as a costumed interpreter of 19th century life at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. I serve on 2 political committees that help elect progressive candidates in Genesee County. Reading, walking/hiking, my beloved cats and choral singing round out my life."
Chris DeGolyer is our nominee for a seat on the Committee on Ministry:
"I have belonged to First Universalist since 1992 and have served on the board and various committees, as most long-time members have. I am a retired RIT science librarian and Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine librarian. I enjoy bicycling, hiking, and cross-country skiing. I am currently our congregation's Family Promise co-coordinator. I enjoyed serving on two ministerial search committees and look forward to serving on the Committee on Ministry."