Rev. William “Bill” Bills
Bill is a west coast native, having grown up in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Portland State University, the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and the US Navy Chaplain Basic Course. He served four years of active duty and nine years in the Navy Reserve. He is trained in Family Systems Theory and Conflict Mediation Skills for Congregations. He has been an associate member of the Jesus Seminar for 21 years. Bill has been married to Julie for 26 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren.
Pastor William “Bill” Chu
As Pastor to Wesley Campus Ministries, William Winston (Bill) Chu is your missionary to Michigan State University. Pastor Chu studied biology and chemistry at Western Michigan University where he completed his bachelor’s degree. Bill has a master’s degree in Cancer Biology from Michigan State University; he earned his Masters of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical. His spiritual gift is wisdom, meaning he helps others to see as God sees. Bill is passionate about collecting faith stories and would love to hear yours. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy Governance Board
As our primary leadership team, the board works with the pastor and staff to ensure the church carries out its mission and vision responsibly. The board makes policies for the church, ensures alignment of ministry areas with our mission and vision, and provides planning and goal-setting to help the church meet strategic objectives.
Board of Trustees
The board is responsible for oversight of our building and grounds. Members ensure our facility is well maintained, clean, and accessible.
The committee is responsible for the care of our financial resources. Members coordinate annual fund-raising campaigns and ensure donations are properly recorded and allocated according to the wishes of the giver. The committee also keeps detailed records of UUMC financial transactions and conducts an annual audit of the church’s finances.
Staff Parish Relations Committee
SPRC is responsible for staffing our church to ensure we can effectively carry out our mission in the community and as a part of the global church. SPRC members support the UUMC staff and provide staff supervision and direction as needed.