Introducing The Right Relations Team (RRT)

The Right Relations Team at First Unitarian Church of San Jose is a new resource available to
congregants of the church. Its members are Robin Beresford, John Hurd and Patti Rivard. The
function of the team is to help facilitate harmonious relations within the FUCSJ community and
be a mediating resource when conflicts arise. The RRT can be consulted when there is a
challenging communication situation or sense of conflict with another congregant.
Within a vital church community such as ours, there is a vast amount of information being
shared amongst individuals with varying beliefs and experiences, and thereby lots of chances
for miscommunication or conflict. Other UU congregations have found the presence of Right
Relations Teams to be beneficial.

In addition to being a resource for individual congregants, the RRT presents or makes
available educational material to help enhance a church culture in which we seek to
communicate well with each other and to be stewards of our Covenant’s values.
The RRT may be consulted as a listening ear and if necessary, to help facilitate communication
between congregants. Any congregant can reach out to the RRT through the team’s email
address, and a team member will contact the congregant to
explore options to resolve the situation. Please see the RRT’s link on the church website. There
you will find the FAQ’s, and a chart describing the RRT’s process of follow-up after being
contacted by a congregant.

Robin Beresford
John Hurd
Patti Rivard


FAQs (frequently asked questions) about the Right Relations Team (RRT)

Right Relation Team Process