Lead Minister’s Advisory Committee

The primary purpose of the Lead Minister Advisory Committee is to meet with the Rev. Gail Seavey to promote effective ministry in the Congregation, to assist the Congregation in understanding and evaluating the nature and scope of the work of the lead minister, to provide feedback to lead ministers, and to address concerns any congregant has about a minister or the ministry of the church. The Lead Minister Advisory Committee is available to Rev. Seavey for job-related counsel and support and shall respect the need for confidentiality concerning such discussions as are held for these purposes.


Joell Smith-Borne (co-chair)

Joell has been attending FUUN since her family moved to Nashville in 2006. She has been involved in the RE and Youth programs as her son has grown up in the church and has served as an usher and greeter for several years. Joell is the managing editor at Vanderbilt University Press.









Andy Collins (co-chair)

Andy has been attending FUUN with his partner, Mary, for nearly 10 years. During that time, he has served as a Sunday morning greeter, a member of the Communications Committee and a Worship Associate.






Jessica Stein 

Jessica Stein is a high school English teacher and Peabody Master’s student in Leadership, Policy, and Organization. She has been a lifetime member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, serving in the past on the the Youth Adult Committee and Youth for Peace and Progress. In college she founded and facilitated a chalice circle group for undergraduate students. Currently, she sits on the Social Justice Committee and lives on a small farm in Ashland City







Mike Bolds 

I have been a member of the congregation since 1991.  I worked as a Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine doctor until retiring 3 years ago.  I have served in a number of committee and leadership positions, including Sunday school teacher, Council Chair, Board member, Lead Ministers Advisory Committee, and Safe Congregation Panel.  I am currently Chairperson for the Grounds Committee.  I have been active in working on the church grounds for a number of years.  My greatest achievement in life is being married to Liz Schneider.







Jessica Young 

Bio coming soon.