This coming year, our operating budget is projected at about $541,000. Approximately 30% of our operating budget will go toward the ministry of the congregation, and 20% to faith development and families. Another 20% to general and administrative costs, 12% to our music programs and 13% to our facilities. We use approximately 5% of our budget to support the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The majority of our funds go to pay the people who minister to us and help us do the work of the congregation. Rev. Eric Kaminetzky is the lead minister and head of staff for the congregation. The Rev. Cecilia Kingman currently runs our faith development program as a part time member of the staff; we plan to call her to full time ministry at EUUC to be our Minister of Faith and Justice starting in the next fiscal year. She would continue to lead faith development, adding adult and young adult programs to her portfolio. Cecilia would also do a Justice ministry, being a public voice for justice for the congregation and developing ministry around our Justice and Sustainabilty work. We plan to add to the faith development assistant's hours as well, to serve our growing family faith development programming.
Susan Senft is our congregational administrator and Judith St. Hilaire is her assistant. Wil Sederholm is our Music Director and he works with our Pianist, Tomoko Maki. Cass Bunting is our faith development assistant, working with Rev. Cecilia. We also contract for custodial services and buildings and grounds work.