Slate of Nominees for 2006 Officers President for two-year term ending June 30, 2008

Rev. Brian Eslinger, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, IA

Secretary for a two-year term ending June 30, 2008

Libby Starling, First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, MN

Directors for three-year term ending June 30, 2009

Bobbie Goodyear, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Sioux Falls, SD

Nominating Committee (two to be elected) for two-year term ending June 30, 2008

Andrea Heier, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN

for two-year term ending June 30, 2008

Mark Sanderson, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Submitted by the 2005-06 Nominating Committee:

Andrea Heier (Wayzata, MN), Chair Fritz Hudson (Lincoln, NE) Carol Jean Larsen (Bismarck, ND) Kathleen Oldfather (Manhattan, KS) Sara Smalley (Minneapolis, MN: First Universalist) Biographical Information President

The Rev. Brian Eslinger is completing his ninth year of ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames (Ames, IA). Prior to entering the ministry he was active in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, where he taught in religious education, served on the Board, and chaired the pledge drive. Brian served a two-year part-time internship with the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. He has served Prairie Star District on the Nominating Committee, and as Director, Vice President, and is completing his first year as President.


Libby Starling joined the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in fall 1992. At FUS, she served on the Search Committee and on the Board of Trustees for five years, including as vice-chair and chair. Libby is currently a member of the Midwest Regional Subcommittee on Candidacy and the Planning Committee of the Twin Cities UUA President’s Roundtable. Professionally, Libby is the Research Director for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.


Bobbie Goodyear has been a member of All Souls UU Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for 15 years. She has served this lay led congregation as President, Secretary, and chaired the Nominating, Adult Education, and Building for the Future committees. After teaching 6th grade for over 30 years, Bobbie has recently retired.

Nominating Committee

Andrea Heier is a lifelong UU who has been Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka for eleven years. Andrea serves as treasurer on the Prairie Star District (PSD) Chapter of LREDA (Liberal Religious Educators Association), and is the current chairperson of the PSD Nominating Committee.

Mark Sanderson has been an involved member in his local UU congregation, All Souls Church, Sioux Falls, SD, for the past 28 years. With a background in teaching and social work, Mark presently works as a teaching assistant at the Children’s Home Society, a campus which houses children either taken from their homes or waiting for placement in a foster home. Mark has served PSD as a Board member and a Resource Liaison.

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