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 among Quakers, building connections around the world, serves on the Quaker United Nations Office boards in New York and Geneva, and chairs the Christian World Communions Meeting of General Secretaries. Gretchen grew up in Iowa in the US as the daughter of a Quaker pastor. With a Master’s degree in Organization Development, Gretchen’s primary work has been in organizational change, board development, and strategic thinking, largely within Quaker organizations. Grounded in faith, her work for and with Quakers is a life-long commitment to bringing love into fuller illumination. Gretchen and her partner, David, have grown children in the US, and love making music. Gretchen also loves gardening and fabric arts.