Solveig-Karin Erdal has been a Friend for thirteen years and had various roles in the Sweden Yearly Meeting during those years. She has clerked the planning committee for the Nordic Yearly Meeting Gathering 2022 and was treasurer of the Sweden YM clerks committee. She was an EMES (FWCC Europe & Middle East Section) representative and also active in re-starting the local worship group in Malmö after the pandemic.
Solveig-Karin grew up in Norway where her grandfather and his relatives were Quakers since way back. As a student, she started finding out for herself what Quakerism was about and how it overlapped with her faith and values.
She has worked within university administration most of her professional years, and is currently a quality coordinator at Malmö university, where a fair share of her days are spent planning meetings, running meetings and following up after meetings. She also has experience from chairing meetings within other associations, interest groups and organisations. She tutors on Woodbrooke’s global clerks course and has been a participant on courses at and by Woodbrooke.