Who is the YAC?
YAC is short for Youth Adult Committee. The YAC is the representative voice of the larger youth ministry community (YRUU – Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) in the Mountain Desert District (MDD). The YAC is comprised of the District Committee and Congregational Representatives.
Our Mission Statement:
“The Youth Adult Committee’s mission is to connect high school aged youth and adult companions to the spirit of Unitarian Universalism by building beloved community.”
The District Committee is elected or approved by the community and is comprised of:
- Cluster Representatives (Typically 1 youth per cluster)
- Chair (youth)
- Peer Chaplain (youth)
- Advisors (1 adult per cluster)
- Youth Chaplain (adult)
- Communications Officer (youth)
- Youth Ministry Specialist (UUA Staff)
Each congregation may elect or appoint a youth representative to voice their congregation’s needs, concerns and suggestions to the Cluster Representatives on the District Committee.
Election Process – Each office has a 2-year term
Attendees of the Leadership Development Conference (LDC) in December are eligible to run for the position of district chair elect. A peer vote will take place at the LDC to select the chair elect. Candidates must run individually. The chair elect will serve alongside the chair until the chair’s term is over and the chair elect becomes the chair for the remainder of their two-year term.
Attendees of the Chaplain Training are eligible to run for the position of associate peer chaplain. A peer vote will take place at the Chaplain Training to select the associate peer chaplain. Candidates must run individually. The associate peer chaplain will serve alongside the peer chaplain until the peer chaplain’s term is over and the associate peer chaplain becomes the peer chaplain for the remainder of their 2-year term.
The Youth Ministry Specialist appoints the communications officer in consultation with the YAC.
Applications for Cluster Representative open positions will be available at Bridging Con and online in April. The YAC will review applications and select who they think are the most qualified candidates. The YAC will make their suggestions to the YRUU body at Fall Con to be approved by the larger community. In the event that the community does not approve a candidate, the YAC will review applications and select a new candidate.