First Universalist Society in Franklin


Groundbreaking of RE WingOur Board: Planning, Governance and Oversight

The First Universalist Society of Franklin is an eclectic spiritual community, relying on our volunteer members to keep the society healthy and vibrant.

Oversight and Planning Roles:

The FUSF Board of Trustees, elected by the congregation,  provides governance and oversight. They develop the vision and long- and short-term strategies of FUSF and set policies and procedures. The Board works with the Minister, a small paid staff, and the volunteer FUSF teams to ensure the congregation continues to grow and thrive.

Our Interim Minister Rev. Jenny Rankin supervises the Director of Religious Education (DRE) Aoife Barrington-Haber and staff. Two FUSF teams, the Stewardship Team and the Asset Team, report directly to the FUSF board.

At FUSF’s annual meeting in June, the entire FUSF congregation meets to approve its budget, and elect officers to the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee. At this time, the congregation acts on any other business on the agenda.

Board of Trustees :

Society President: Lea MacNider 
Vice President: Donna Williams
Treasurer: Joyce Adams
Clerk: Cheryl Magadieu
-Barbara Evans
-Louise Johnson
-Rebecca Kennedy
-Bo Kinney
-Jerry Rubin


RE Committee:

Chair: Ursula Roxin-Dixon
Kathleen Kassay
Julie Weismoore
Kiwi Stalley
Cathy Furtado
Claire Mallette
Kate Johnson

Lay Ministers:

Richard Fields
Claire Mallette
Julie Sutherland
Pat Morse
Maddy Rivera-Bellino
Helen Kinney
Sandy Fellows

We invite you to visit us at First Universalist Society in Franklin

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Children and youth religious education 10 a.m.

phone: (508) 528-5348


Our Meetinghouse is located at 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA.

Our mailing address is: PO Box 316, Franklin, MA 02038