After a year of hard work, a search committee presented the congregation with its candidate for settled minister: the Rev. Shana Goodwin, who began her ministry at JRUUC in August of 2001. Her resignation for personal reasons, in the spring of 2003, like Johnstone’s before her, took many people by surprise. It seemed too soon to be starting another search process and another interim ministry. Members reminded each other that the congregation is its members and spirit and mission, not its professional ministers, important as they are.