UUCS uses Policy–Based Governance, meaning that the Board of Trustees’ job is to set clear policies that reflect the congregation’s vision and mission. These policies are detailed in the UUCS Policy Governance Document. The Board empowers staff and volunteers to implement those policies within well–defined limitations.

A Management Team comprised of the minister, some church staff members, and congregation members oversees the daily operations of the church, and monitors the progress toward reaching operations goals set by the Board in its ongoing consultation with the congregation. The Management Team’s progress is monitored by the Board through reports, as well as through direct contact with the team and congregation.

The UUCS Team Coordinating Council reports directly to the Board regarding activities of church teams and groups, and gives guidance to teams and groups in order to assure their work is mission and vision driven.