Associate Tutors

Woodbrooke also has a large number of volunteer and freelance Associate Tutors who help to run our learning programme and deliver many of our courses. If you are interested in offering service as an Associate Tutor then please contact us.

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Mark Russ

Mark Russ is a writer, theologian and teacher. His teaching interests include spiritual practice and music, the Bible, apocalyptic literature, hope, whiteness, modern Christian theology,…

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Alison Mitchell

Alison Mitchell works for the Retreat Benevolent Fund as Mental Health Development Officer, raising awareness and asking questions about mental health.

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Alistair Fuller

Alistair Fuller works in the Supporting Quaker Communities team for Quakers in Britain. He manages a team of local development workers and has particular responsibility…

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Ann Conway-Jones

Ann Conway-Jones specialises in biblical interpretation and early Jewish–Christian relations. She combines up-to-date scholarship with enthusiasm for teaching adults. Ann is an Honorary Research Fellow…

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Catherine Putz

Catherine Putz is a Quaker, celebrant, Area Meeting Clerk, and served as co-clerk on Central Nominations Committee.

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Chris Skidmore

Chris Skidmore is a former clerk of Yearly Meeting who has been part of the ‘Being a Quaker Clerk’ team since 2017, teaching both at…

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Christine Habgood-Coote

Christine Habgood-Coote worked as a GP and medical educator. She has served as co-clerk of Central Nominations Committee.

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Clare Bonetree

Clare Bonetree is a Turning the Tide facilitator, an artist with a social sculpture practice, and a peace and environmental activist. She runs courses on…

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Craig Barnett

Craig Barnett is a Quaker who works with refugees in Sheffield. He is co-founder of the City of Sanctuary movement and currently serves on the Book…

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Diana Luther Powell

Diana is an Associate Tutor at Woodbrooke and was a Quaker Prison Chaplain for nine years until retiring at the end of 2022. Diana has…

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Effy Lee

Effy Lee is an American Friend with interest in intersectionality and inclusion in a Quaker context.

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Eleanor Chornoboy

Eleanor Chornoboy writes her stories in “Just 5 Minutes” (J5M). She writes for herself and then sometimes she shares her stories.

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Gilly Charters

Gilly Charters came back to Quakers in the 1980s. She has served with Eldership and Pastoral Friend teams and enjoys inreach and outreach.

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Grace Milton

Dr Grace Milton is Principal Investigator of The Hyphen Project as part of the Cadbury Centre at the University of Birmingham.

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Helen Chambers

Helen Chambers is an elder and pastoral friend and trainer with Quaker Life children and young people’s team.

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Ivan Hutnik

Ivan Hutnik is a member of the QPSW conciliation group and Restoring Relations, with an interest in early Quaker history and the intersection of personal…

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Jane Muers

Jane Muers is a long-term Quaker and a retired clinical psychologist, currently involved in mental health concerns and chaplaincy.

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Jasmine Piercy

Jasmine Piercy is a British Quaker living in Slovenia. She is a Woodbrooke Associate Tutor and serves as an elder and facilitator for the Friends…

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Jenny Tipping

Jenny Tipping is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and a Certified Coach in Needs-Based Coaching.  Her work with organisations and individuals focusses on diversity and inclusion, decision-making, and spirituality.  She is a Quaker, and through NVC seeks to live out the peace testimony in her personal and working life.

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Joanne Klassen

Joanne Klassen is the originator of Life Writing for Transformation™. Her passion is discovering the liberation, grace and guidance that can flow from our hearts…

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Jon Martin

Jon Martin is Woodbrooke’s Head of Communications & Impact. He has over ten years of experience participating in and thinking about online and offline communities….

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Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin is the director of the Council for European Affairs, a poet and formerly the coordinator of peace, social justice and climate crisis programme…

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Jude Acton

Jude Acton has worshipped with Quakers for most of her life and has worked in a wider variety of settings in formal and informal education,…

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Jules Fell

Jules Fell works with people individually and in groups to better know and express their whole selves, including their spirituality, employing mindfulness as part of…

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Kate McNally

Kate McNally is a Woodbrooke Associate tutor and a frequent contributor to The Friend. A psychologist by training, Kate lives in Brussels where she works…

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Kathleen Bell

Kathleen Bell’s research for her 2019 Eva Koch scholarship focussed on mistakes made by Quakers in the past and how knowledge and understanding of these…

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Linda Craig

Linda Craig worships at Westminster meeting and is their Treasurer, and the Area Meeting’s Registering Officer for Marriages. She is a Trustee of London Quakers…

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Tom Shakespeare

Tom is Professor of Disability Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was the 2020 Swarthmore Lecturer.  He has worshipped at…

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Timothy Ashworth

Timothy Ashworth has written on Paul the apostle and is coming towards the end of a major work on early Christian experience. As one of…

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Therese Bentley

Therese Bentley is a Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication and a qualified teacher, with a special interest in the link between spiritual…

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Susan Katz Miller

Susan Katz Miller is the author of The Interfaith Family Journal and Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Her original surveys of…

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Natasha Zhuravenkova

Natasha Zhuravenkova lives in Moscow. She is a Russian Friend, historian of religion, translator and staff at Friends House in Moscow. Natasha co-facilitated the Quakers…

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Linda Murgatroyd

Linda Murgatroyd is clerk of the Quaker Arts Network. She is interested in different ways in which we can hold spaces for the Spirit to…

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Lucy Aphramor

Lucy Aphramor is a Quaker, poet, and dietitian. They are interested in helping  people make sense of food and body stories.

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Maddy Pennington

Maddy Pennington is the author of The Christian Quaker: George Keith and the Keithian Controversy.

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Martin Pennock

Martin Pennock is a linguist who, as an experienced clerk, elder and pastoral friend at local, area and national levels, has always sought to leaven…

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Rosie Carnall

Rosie Carnall is a Quaker and an experienced facilitator. Her practice centres on philosophical enquiry and creative writing. She loves to get people of all…

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Shad Woolgrove

Shad Woolgrove has been practising mindfulness since 2000 and has been a mindfulness teacher since 2013. She trained as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher with Christopher…

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Betty Hagglund

Betty is Senior Lecturer for the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. Betty will be working to make the extraordinary research work that has been…

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Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood is a Woodbrooke Associate Tutor, a visiting researcher at the Centre of Religion and Public (University of Leeds). He has previously taught Theology…

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Jonathan Doering

Jonathan Doering became convinced whilst attending Muswell Hill LM twenty years ago and has held various Quaker roles since then. Working in education and community…

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Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack has been a Quaker for over a decade. He studied philosophy at London and Oxford universities, and has taught philosophy in London, Oxford…

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John Lampen

John Lampen is a trainer in creative conflict handling and author of ‘Mending Hurts’. John’s books also include The Peace Kit (for children), Answering the…

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Diana Lampen

Diana Lampen has taught yoga and relaxation for thirty-three years; in Northern Ireland, her pupils found her work most helpful in reducing the stress of…

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Sue Tyldesley

Sue Tyldesley, a Quaker based in North Lancashire, is a textile artist who uses creative embroidery.Sue is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and enjoys…

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Melvyn Freake

Melvyn Freake is a retired social worker who has served as and clerked both elders and overseers.

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Judith Roads

Judith Roads is absorbed in exploring and sharing ways of giving service to Quaker meetings through appointed roles.

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Anne Ullathorne

Anne Ullathorne has a lot of experience of clerking committees and local and area meetings. She has been clerk of Meeting for Sufferings, the standing…

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Fred Langridge

Fred Langridge’s recent Quaker service has been as part of Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee, as a local meeting clerk and treasurer. Fred loves clerking and…

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C. Wess Daniels

C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D. is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina…

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Deborah Shaw

Deborah Shaw is a life-long Friend and seasoned retreat leader who delights in spiritual exploration in the company of others.

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Akke Schuurmans

Akke Schuurmans comes from the Netherlands but currently lives in Kenya. She has a great passion for working on social change and has worked in…

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Beulah Reeler

Beulah Reeler lives in a small village in South Africa. She is a teacher and has been part of at least five Barefoot Guides either…

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Faith Biddle

Faith Biddle works to support the communications of Friends World Committee for Consultation. Her role involves connecting Friends around the world through hosting online spaces,…

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Gretchen Castle

Gretchen Castle serves as the General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation, the Quaker World Office, located in London at Friends House. She travels…

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Andrew Fincham

Andrew Fincham completed his PhD research at Woodbrooke on the reasons underlying Quaker commercial success. His doctoral thesis addressed the ‘Causes of Quaker Commercial Success…

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Caroline Päkel

Caroline Päkel sources inner guidance from Quaker discernment and creative thinking processes, Thai Forest Buddhist meditation practice, Franciscan contemplation and from being in nature.

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Catherine Henderson

Catherine Henderson became involved with Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network in 2015, at a time when many people were drowning in the Mediterranean trying to…

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Isabella Rosner

Isabella Rosner is a PhD student at King’s College London. She is an expert in women’s needlework from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. In addition…

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James McCarthy

James McCarthy is a retired social worker. He leads workshops for the Kindlers and has interests in listening, politics and the power of groups.

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Jo Henderson-Merrygold

Jo Henderson-Merrygold recently submitted a PhD in Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. Jo explores how Sarai/h and Esau, both found in Genesis,…

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Katie Evans

Katie is a trained spiritual director and volunteer hospice chaplain.

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Kékéli Kpognon

Kékél Kpognoni has an academic background in and Migration, Mobility and Development and has worked for the past 15 years on social norms, social change…

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Lesley Collington

Lesley Collington lives in Dorset, and has practiced in the Plum Village Buddhist tradition for many years, a member of The Order of Interbeing, she…

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Nim Njuguna

Nim Njuguna is a retired Baptist minister and former Quaker prison chaplain/restorative justice trainer. Nim is now involved in researching and writing on diversity and…

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Oonagh Ryder

Oonagh Ryder is the Activism Support Coordinator on the Economics & Sustainability Team at Quaker Peace & Social Witness, supporting Quakers to take action for…

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Pat Gerwat

Pat Gerwat came to Quakers in the late 1960s and became a member a decade later. She taught English for five years, then had a…

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Peter Brennan

Peter Brennan is a poet, and was for many years Head of English at The Latymer School, north London. He now tutors more than a…

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Peter Parr

Peter Parr facilitates workshops with the Kindlers. He is author of the Kindlers booklet Answering that of God and the novel Escape to Redemption. He…

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Robert Keeble

Robert Keeble is a life-long Quaker, originally from Come-to-Good Quaker Meeting in Cornwall, but for the last 30 years, he has been the Warden/Manager of…

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Susan Groves

Susan Groves grew up in Southern Africa and has a passion and curiosity around the theme of whiteness. She values contemplation, creativity and a playful…

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Tatiana Garavito

Tatiana Garavito is an organiser and facilitator with over ten years experience of working on issues around race, migration and climate justice. She has led…

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Theresa Payne

Theresa Payne has been practising in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition for over twenty years. In 2007 she became an Order of Interbeing member and…

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Wendy Hampton

Wendy Hampton has been a Quaker for 25 years, has been involved with Quakers in different Yearly Meetings and has held a range of roles…

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Gerald Hewitson

Gerald Hewitson has been a Quaker since 1983. A founder member of Holyhead Local Meeting, he belongs to North Wales Area Meeting. He has served…

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Josh Rogers

Josh Rogers works for a not-for-profit community interest company called RJ Working based in the far South West, in Cornwall. He is an experienced environmental…

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Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell works for a not-for-profit community interest company called RJ Working based in the far South West of England. The multidisciplinary RJ Working team…

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Bev Smith

Bev Smith is the Empowering Meetings Mental Health Officer for Quaker Life. She works with Quaker communities to help them respond with compassion and understanding when…

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Jennifer Kavanagh

Jennifer Kavanagh is a speaker on the Spirit-led life, and author of, among other books, A Little Book of Unknowing, The World is our Cloister…

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Penny Fosten

Penny Fosten is a trainer and facilitator, with extensive experience of both environmental action and personal attempts to declutter.

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Kate Hale

Kate Hale is a life-long Quaker. She is an Elder and a trainer with Quaker Life Children and Young People’s Team. She has a background…

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Felice Rhiannon

Felice Rhiannon is a Certified Labyrinth Walk Facilitator (www.veriditas.org) whose passion is opening the doors to conscious ageing using this contemplative tool. She also facilitates…

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Rose Anderson

Rose Anderson is a Buddhist Quaker and a poet. She lives in Leeds with her husband, Phil, their cat, Lily, and a rubber octopus called…

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Andrea Freeman

Andrea Freeman’s art practice grew out of illness, and wanting to find herself again. She has used many different media, from printing to film, painting…

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Ann Bettys

Ann Bettys is an experienced teacher and facilitator who has had a lifelong passion for dance. She has danced many forms of movement from contemporary…

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Robin Bowles

Robin Bowles has played music all his life in a wide variety of settings and has a particular passion for playing music for improvised dance….

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Detmer Kremer

Detmer Kremer (he/him) is a policy and communications officer at Protection Approaches, a UK-based charity working on the prevention of identity-based violence and mass atrocities…

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Ashley M. Wilcox

Ashley M. Wilcox is the author of The Women’s Lectionary (forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press). Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western…

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Carol Harper

Carol Harper, MA Carol is a psychological therapist, supervisor and trainer. She serves as a voluntary Quaker prison chaplain.

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Cherice Bock

Cherice Bock (she/her) is a Quaker in Oregon (USA). She is adjunct faculty at Earlham School of Religion and does environmental policy advocacy and organizing…

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Christy Randazzo

Christy Randazzo (PhD – Quaker Theology, Univ. of Birmingham) is a writer, teacher, academic, minister, spouse, parent, a convinced Friend, and many other paradoxical and…

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Denise Renshaw

Denise Renshaw retired in 2006 from full time work as a Physiotherapist and started to volunteer with a small charity that ran the visitor’s centre…

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Francisco Burgos

Francisco Burgos is Pendle Hill’s executive director and has facilitated spiritual retreats and lectio divina sessions for different audiences. He was a De La Salle…

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Judith Baker

Judith Baker is an experienced Registering Officer.

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Judy Roles

Judy Roles is a Member of Gloucestershire Area Meeting and first attended Quaker Meetings when she worked in London in the 1980s as a producer…

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Lina Blount

Lina Blount is an organiser, trainer, and nonviolent action strategist who has been working on environmental justice campaigns in the Philadelphia area for over ten…

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Lucy Faulkner-Gawlinski

Lucy Faulkner-Gawlinski has been a member of King’s Lynn Quaker Meeting for over 25 years. She has co-led courses at Woodbrooke including one on Eisenstein’s…

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Michael Booth

Michael Booth: Is Britain Yearly Meeting’s Church Government Advisor, which includes supporting Registering Officers and advising on Quaker marriages.

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Mike Nellis

Mike Nellis, a former social worker with young offenders, is Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice in the Law School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,…

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Rachel Muers

Rachel Muers is a lifelong Quaker and teaches theology at the University of Leeds. She is the author of Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics (SCM…

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Sarah Bower

Sarah Bower has been involved in social work as a Mental Health Practitioner since 1981. After qualifying as a social worker in 1984, she became…

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Seren Wildwood

Seren Wildwood served as a Quaker Registering Officer for 6 years before moving into civil registration.  She is now Superintendent Registrar with Gloucestershire Registration Service,…

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Sue Saunders

Sue Saunders, MSc, MA, is a psychological therapist, supervisor and trainer. She is a member of Monkstown Meeting, where she has served as overseer, elder…

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Thomas Penny

Thomas Penny, the 2021 Swarmore Lecturer, has worked as a journalist for 29 years, most recently as UK political correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering four…

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Zélie Gross

Zélie Gross is enthusiastic about enabling participants on her courses to discover their unique gifts and abilities and to broaden their experience through exposure to…

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Philip Gross

Philip Gross is committed to the principles of collaboration and disciplined playfulness in freeing the life of our words. He has worked with visual artists,…

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Barbara Davey

Barbara Davey is an Honorary Chaplain at the University of St Andrews, where she is part of a team that embraces a rich variety of…

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Edwina Peart

Edwina Peart is the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Britain Yearly Meeting, appointed in 2018. She works with Quakers to remove barriers and actively seek…

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Gill Sewell

Gill Sewell is a freelance spiritual director, supervisor and tutor in this ministry. She is co-editor of Friends Quarterly magazine and has previously worked for…

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Olivia Sewell Risley

Olivia Sewell Risley is one of the editors of the Friends Quarterly. With a background in studying literature and education, she is passionate about listening…

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Ellis Brooks

Ellis Brooks is the Peace Education coordinator at Quakers in Britain. His passion for peace and justice comes from international volunteering in Palestine, Afghanistan and…

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Isabel Cartwright

Isabel Cartwright, known as Izzy, is the Peace Education Programme Manager at Quakers in Britain. Izzy’s role at is to promote learning about peace by…

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James Alison

James Alison is a Catholic priest, theologian and author. Born in London, he has spent much of his adult life in South America and currently…

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Peter Furtado

Peter Furtado is a Quaker and Buddhist, as well as being a Shintaido instructor for many years. A historian and author by profession, his love…

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Carina Hamilton

Carina Hamilton is Co-Principal at East West College and she is an Elder & Overseer at Farnham Meeting. Her first Shintaido teacher was Masashi Minagawa,…

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Marina Manassei

Marina has a background as a creative arts therapist and psychotherapist working across various mental health fields with adults, young people and families. She currently…

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Dana Littlepage Smith

Dana is enjoying learning about Centering Prayer through a variety of forums.  She is a poet who occasionally contributes to The Friend.

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Jérôme Grimaud

Jérôme Grimaud is a mediator and humanitarian worker, specialising in protection of civilians through humanitarian mediation and dialogue facilitation, both as a practitioner and a…

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Annique Seddon

Annique Seddon’s working life was as an English teacher in comprehensives and in a tertiary College. I trained as a counsellor at Manchester University and…

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Daniel Clarke Flynn

Daniel Clarke Flynn is a native of San Francisco, citizen of Ireland and resident of Belgium. He is a member of Westminster Meeting, London and…

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Fran Handrick

Fran Handrick completed her PhD on the changing lives of Amish women at Woodbrooke and is a regular presenter about Amish life. When carrying out…

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Yvonne Estop-Wood

Yvonne Estop-Wood is an urban planner and designer. Yvonne works with Quakers and other worship groups on raising awareness about gender diversity. She has served…

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Marilyn Higgins

Marilyn Higgins is a member of Central Edinburgh Meeting and recently served on Quaker Life Central Committee. She has considerable experience of being a Woodbrooke…

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Ruth Wilde

Ruth Wilde is the National Coordinator of the Christian charity Inclusive Church. Inclusive Church is an ecumenical charity working intersectionally on inclusion. It is an…

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Linda Baillie

Linda Baillie read Psychology back in the 1980s and has worked in higher education management for over 25 years. She became a Christian as a…

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Peter Eccles

Peter Eccles is a lifelong Quaker and is a member of Cheadle Hulme Meeting in East Cheshire Area Meeting, Britain Yearly Meeting. He has clerked…

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Nancy Fee

Nancy Fee is a member of Pretoria Meeting, Southern Africa Yearly Meeting. She is clerk of her local meeting, and has clerked communications and learning…

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Joanna Pearson

Joanna Pearson has enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the Enneagram since encountering this transformative tool over a decade ago. When not teaching Enneagram, Joanna is…

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Ursula Fuller

Ursula Fuller is a long-term Quaker, a Quaker treasurer and trustee, and was clerk of Quaker Stewardship Committee.

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Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith is a Quaker Life Team Leader for Britain Yearly Meeting.  Her work has a particular focus on spiritual nurture in Quaker communities.  Sophie…

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Martin Layton

Martin Layton is a Friend and teacher. His interest is in exploring how Quaker spirituality strengthens lives of active witness. He also has an interest in…

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Alison Lock

Alison Lock is the author of four collections of poetry, two short story collections, a novella, as well as contributor to several anthologies. Her writing…

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Lesley Regan

Ever since I was a child I was creative. I found it a way of feeling safe and being myself. I loved working as a…

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Tim Gee

Tim Gee is incoming General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation (begins January 2022). He has worked for Friends of the Earth, Christian Aid,…

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Lyndsay Burtonshaw

Lyndsay Burtonshaw is a Faith in Action Coordinator for Quakers in Britain, focussing on peace and justice. They are also a freelance facilitator and trainer.

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Till Geiger

Till Geiger is a member of Disley Meeting (East Cheshire Area Meeting) and he currently and rather scarily serves as an Elder. For the last…

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Rosemary Field

Rosemary has been practising Centering Prayer for six years and believes it to be at the heart of her Quaker faith. She was awarded an…

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Alfred Wasike

Alfred Wasike is an award-winning professional Journalist in Africa. He is the General Secretary of the Friends Church Uganda Yearly Meeting, the FWCC Africa Publicity…

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John Gray

John Gray works as an organisational facilitator, coach and supervisor, and is an Associate at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights. He…

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Laura J. Rediehs

Laura J. Rediehs is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Peace Studies at St. Lawrence University in the U.S.A. Her research interests include the…

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Philip Austin

Philip Austin works as Coordinator for Northern Friends Peace Board, and through this contributes to the work of the Rethinking Security outreach group. He is…

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Joanna Frew

Joanna is the Outreach Coordinator for Rethinking Security. She has worked in both campaigning and academia over the last 20 years, covering issues of peace…

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Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor lives in Angers, France and has been the clerk of France Yearly Meeting and serves on the Communications and Outreach Committee. He is…

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson works for a not-for-profit community interest company called RJ Working based in the far South West of England. The multidisciplinary RJ Working team…

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Richard Drake

Richard Drake has been a Quaker since 2002 and has held several roles at Local and Area Meeting level including treasurer and elder. He is…

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Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger spent her working life trying to mitigate the impacts of the climate and ecological crises. She continues this work near home and in…

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Gill Westcott

Gill Westcott is a Quaker and has been involved with Living Witness for many years. She is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance and…

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Rajan Naidu

Rajan is a campaigner for social justice and environmental justice. His meeting is Selly Oak, before that, Stourbridge Meeting, and before that, Hampstead Meeting. During…

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Jeannette Tien-Wei Law

Jeannette Tien-Wei Law is an international educator who advises students towards their best educational and career paths around the globe. An American of Chinese descent,…

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Liz Coling

Liz has been an attender at the Prague Quaker group for many years and has recently applied for international membership of the Religious Society of…

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Angus Winchester

Angus Winchester is Professor Emeritus of Local & Landscape History at Lancaster University, UK.  The lecture draws on his long-standing interests in the history of…

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Jon R. Kershner

Jon R. Kershner is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University. He is a member of Sierra-Cascades…

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Deborah Rowlands

Deborah Rowlands has had a passion for the Quaker Business Method since attending monthly meeting aged about 9! She has served as clerk or co-clerk…

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Rosie Venner

Rosie Venner works for JustMoney Movement (justmoney.org.uk), an ecumenical Christian charity. She leads the Money Makes Change programme, which equips people to explore ethical issues…

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Erica Canela

Erica Canela is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. She is the Reviews Editor of Quaker Studies and has co-authored a chapter on…

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Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson grew up in a Methodist family but became a Quaker in 1979. She is an experienced prayer guide and retreat leader, training with…

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Alex Wildwood

Alex Wildwood gave the 1999 Swarthmore lecture, ‘A Faith to call our Own’ and is co-author, with Timothy Peat Ashworth, of ‘Rooted in Christianity, Open…

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Estella Lovett

Estella Lovett became a Woodbrooke Associate Tutor in 2005, shortly after completing the Equipping for Ministry course.  Born in a fiercely secular family, at a…

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Frances Henley Lock

Frances Henley Lock, has worked in a variety of settings as a spiritual director and group facilitator. Most recently she has been warden at The…

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Frances Kreimer

Frances Kreimer is the Education Director of Pendle Hill. She previously taught and directed Villanova University Law School’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, and Emigrant Services,…

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Noam Perry

Noam Perry, PhD, works in the Economic Activism Program since he joined the American Friends Service Committee in 2017. Noam leads the Investigate project, coordinating…

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Lucy Duncan

Lucy Duncan lives in West Philly, is the Truth and Reparations Education Fellow for the Truth Telling Project, serves on the advisory council for the…

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Ann Morgan

Ann’s background is in education and development.   In 1991 she started attending Finchley Preparative Meeting in London during the time of the first Gulf War…

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Eppchez Yo-Sí Yes

Eppchez Yo-Sí Yes is a gender-expansive Cuban and Jewish theater artist and designer living in Lenapehoking (Philadelphia). Since 2011 Eppchez has worked closely with Friends…

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Clare Usmar

Clare Usmar is a young Friend and a trainee accounts technician at international child development charity in Fleet. She is an attender of Farnborough Local…

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Matt Rosen

Matt Rosen is a convinced Friend. He is a member of Oxford & Swindon Area Meeting and a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University…

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Olivia Hanks

Olivia Hanks is Climate Justice Lead for Quakers in Britain. Olivia (Livvy) led Quaker work on COP26 in 2022.

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Rebecca Woo

Rebecca Woo is Campaigns Coordinator for Quakers in Britain and works with Olivia Hanks on climate justice. She designed and facilitated the Building Back Better…

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Emily Provance

Emily Provance is member of Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting who travels in the ministry amongst Friends around the globe. Her own…

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Carolyn Baynes

Carolyn Baynes serves as an Elder at Farnham Quaker Meeting, Surrey and Hampshire Border Area Meeting. She is a music teacher and teaches a monthly…

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Betsy Cazden

Betsy Cazden is a Quaker historian, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. Her current research project has a working title of “Slaves Among Friends: Rhode Island…

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Mel Cook

Mel Cook is Quaker Life Officer Youth , Children and Families and works with the wider Quaker Life Team supporting and encouraging this work in…

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David Curtis

David Curtis is currently working on a new translation of The Gospel of Mary, wanting to make this more widely accessible. His teaching methods aim…

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Mike Heller

Mike Heller is a member of the Roanoke Quaker Meeting in Roanoke, Virginia. He is a retired professor of English with a particular interest in…

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Charles Tauber

Charles Tauber has been a Quaker since the early 70s and obtained a qualification as a physician from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands where,…

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Solveig-Karin Erdal

Solveig-Karin Erdal has been a Friend for more than fifteen years and served in various roles in Sweden Yearly Meeting and in the FWCC Europe…

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Anderson Jeremiah

Anderson Jeremiah is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University and an ordained Anglican Priest. Anderson’s research primarily centres on the study of contemporary Christianity and…

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Kevin Redpath

Kevin Redpath produces multi-media presentations on Quaker themes, is a member of a Quaker chaplaincy team and a keen wild swimmer.

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Catherine Waithaka

Catherine Waithaka is the Assistant Head of Quaker Life Children & Young People’s team. She is committed to furthering opportunities for Young Friends to engage…

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Marion Winslow

Marion Winslow worked as a psychotherapist in the second half of her life and has long been inspired by the ‘ecopsychological’ and systemic approach to…

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Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis is Campaigns Coordinator for Quakers in Britain, covering Rebecca Woo’s maternity leave. She has previously worked in health campaigning, policy, and journalism. Outside…

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Rob Peagler

Rob Peagler is co-founder and principal at reparationWorks, a think/do lab for promoting reparative thought and action. He draws on his experience co-founding the Design…

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Jacquie Cole

With a background in teaching, outreach and community development, Jacquie enjoys facilitating reflective and calming experiences for individuals and communities. Her approach has been influenced,…

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Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor lives in Angers, France and has been the clerk of France Yearly Meeting and serves on the Communications and Outreach Committee. He is…

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August Gawen

August Gawen is a trans man, minimalist and pioneer of compassionate minimalism. August writes one of the top minimalism blogs in the UK and has…

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Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown is an author, facilitator and executive coach specializing in leadership development and mindfulness practices with a focus on diversity, social equity and inclusion….

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Will Johnson

Professionally, Will is a Chartered Accountant, having spent more than twenty years in various finance and leadership roles, and now runs his own coaching and…

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Deborah Haskew

Deborah is a Systemic Leadership Coach, Facilitator, and Chartered Psychologist She has worked with individuals and groups inside and outside a range of organisations for…

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Averil Armstrong

Averil Armstrong is a retired accountant who has been a Quaker Treasurer in several roles, as Local Meeting and Area Treasurer as well as others. …

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Mags

Mags is a Care Experienced social worker for children and families and currently works for the Department of Education advising on reforms to Children’s Social…

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Aneira

Aneira is an educator and facilitator, who teaches and develops educational content. She is currently the Senior Curriculum Developer for Facing History and Ourselves UK,…

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Sam Donaldson

Sam hosts courageous conversations, brave learning spaces and slow, sacred retreats, helping people and organisations to make sense of and live well within this time…

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Robin Fishwick

Robin is a Quaker University Chaplain in Leeds, and works with Muslim and Jewish Chaplains through the Unity programme. Robin is the Quaker representative on The…

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Danielle Wilson

Danielle Wilson is Inclusive Gathering Birmingham‘s pioneer pastor/leader and loves to help create safe spaces to discuss life’s deepest questions …particularly over food. She believes…

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Oliver Waterhouse

Oliver works as a Team Leader in the Quaker Life staff team. For the last 12 years his work has been in support of Quaker communities and currently focusses on supporting good governance locally. Away from paid work he is a treasurer and a trustee and supports the delivery of events for young Quakers.

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James Priestman

James Priestman has been a Member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) since 2018. He worships with Ealing Meeting. He was awarded a BA…

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Liz Njuguna-Wyatt

Liz Njuguna-Wyatt is a member of Britain Yearly Meeting now living in Kenya. She recently retired as an ESOL practitioner and teacher trainer in the…

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Windy Cooler

Windy Cooler, assistant clerk of Sandy Spring Meeting, describes herself as a practical theologian, public minister, good Quaker pirate, and cultural worker. She has been…

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Libby Adams

Libby Adams is Head of Library and Archives for the Library of the Society of Friends, based at Friends House.

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Lucy Parker

Lucy Parker’s mother first went to Meeting at the age of 17, and Lucy has worshipped with Friends since her teens after moving to the…

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Heather Rowlands

Heather is currently serving her local meeting as clerk and is a member of the children’s committee. She has worked in primary education and now…

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Caitlin McGeever

Caitlin McGeever is a PhD candidate at George Mason University in Virginia. She studies early modern religion, gender, and family history in Early America and…

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Gordon Benson

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Richard Levitt

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Xavier Johnson

Xavier L. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Preaching and Black Church Studies at United Theological Seminary and the pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church, both in Dayton, Ohio. He has previously taught at Earlham School of Religion and Duke Divinity School. He has published numerous articles and book chapters.

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Stephen Angell

Stephen W. Angell is the Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at the Earlham School of Religion. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 11 books and numerous articles and book chapters, including (with Hal Weaver and Paul Kriese) Black Fire: African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights (Quaker Press of Friends General Conference, 2011). He is a member of Oxford Meeting, part of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting.

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Ruth Davey

Ruth Davey is the Managing Director of Look Again and a leader in the field of mindful photography. She brings together 30 years-experience of working…