NOTE: This post is updated below.
The Great Quaker Turnover just got a MAJOR jolt, In Billy Penn’s fair city:
I’m still working to confirm the specifics, but usually reliable reports say that several staff cuts were announced at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting yesterday (March 29, 2011).
Continue reading Big Staff Cuts at Philadelphia YM — With Update
This info has been around for some time, from reliable sources, and has been bottled up long enough:
Friends General Conference is set to name Barry Crossno as its new General Secretary.
As was true of the other two Quaker big groups which have hired CEOs in recent months (AFSC & FCNL), Crossno is a new face, has roots far from Philly (Dallas), and has considerable experience in fundraising. (In fact, Crossno is currently “Development Manager” at Pendle Hill.) He’s younger than the others, tho, barely 40, and relatively young in Quakerdom as well, first visiting Meeting in 1998.
Continue reading Breaking: FGC Set to Tap Barry Crossno as New General Secretary
In an email sent out widely today, FCNL announced the selection of Diane Randall as the choice to succeed retiring Executive Secretary Joe Volk.
Who is Diane Randall? Currently she is Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, a Connecticut non-profit organization “that engages civic and political support to solve homelessness, create affordable housing and develop strong, vibrant communities,” according to its website.
Randall describes her personal and spiritual journey in more detail here.
Continue reading Flash: FCNL Taps Diane Randall as New Executive Secretary
Friends Journal’s Ninth Month (September) issue just arrived here in the boondocks, and in it is a long letter from the clerk of their board, announcing that their Publisher/Executive Editor, Susan Corson-Finnerty, plans to take early retirement late next year.
With that, the Great Quaker Turnover continues to roll through the Establishment Quaker organizations.
Continue reading Another Twist For the Great Quaker Turnover
In Britain Yearly Meeting, the “Mother Church” of Quakerism, the senior staff member and CEO is the Recording Clerk. This person heads up a staff of more than one hundred, and an organization that in 2009 had revenues of 9,000,000 Pounds (about $14 million US dollars). This staff is based at Friends House, which takes up most of a city block across from the busy Euston railroad station.
Continue reading The Great Quaker Turnover Comes To London