It’s time to Identify our 2022/2023 Board of Trustees!

Westside’s Nominating Committee (Simon Knaphus, Cara Mathison, and Steve Burrows) invites you all to help us create the next slate of WSUU Board and Nominating Committee Members! 

All members of WSUU are eligible to serve on Westside’s Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee. The Board and  Nominating Committee will both have open positions. If you are interested in a more complete description of each role, draft position descriptions can be provided to you.

A board with a variety of lived experiences and identities is a strong board, so please think widely in considering potential nominees. A few qualities sought across all board nominations include active and thoughtful participation in all board functions, strength at building relationships, highly developed listening skills, deep care for individual and congregation-wide needs – and the ability to hear, hold and bridge divergent viewpoints.

If there is someone who you believe would be a good candidate, or if you have any questions, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee by April 30 and tell us the reasons for your recommendations. There are several ways to do this:

You can email us at (all members of the committee see emails sent to this address)


Call or text us at

  • Simon Knaphus – (415) 240-1939
  • Cara Mathison – (305) 978-7925
  • Steve Burrows – (253) 951-4314


Submit Responses via the Nominating Committee 2022 Webform (only the members of the committee will see the responses)

The Nominating Committee continues to have the goals of creating greater transparency and smoother succession. Over the next few weeks look for more information in the Westside Week about our work.

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