In QREC, we share leadership in keeping with our collaborative mission. Decision-making employs the Quaker ‘sense of the meeting’ process where Friends sit in expectant, worshipful waiting for the emergence of shared truth.
Our work takes place in ‘circles’ or small groups of Friends who labor on a common task, usually meeting by video conference due to the geographic diversity of the membership. Administration is carried by the Steering Circle, Friends who serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The Steering Circle is called forward from among the membership by the Nominating Circle and submitted for approval by Friends gathered at the annual retreat. Other circles arise as needed such as the Annual Retreat Planning Circle, the Library Circle and the Membership Circle.
Present Steering Circle Members are:
Beth Collea, New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM)
Sita Diehl, Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM)
Marsha Holliday, Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM)
Jane Jackson, New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM)
Judith Nandikove, Nairobi Yearly Meeting
Liz Yeats, South Central Yearly Meeting (SCYM)
Melinda Wenner Bradley Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PhYM)