Officers, Committee Members & Representatives

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Officers of the Meeting 

(1 year terms)

Co-Clerk Elaine Wilson
Co-Clerk Allen Fawcett
Recording Clerk Tristan Kirkman
Treasurer Merry Pearlstein (July 2023 - June 2024)
Assistant Treasurer Grant Thompson (June 2024)
Financial Coordinator Anita Drever (June 2024)
Recorder Barbara Briggs

Special Positions

(1 year terms)

Librarian                           Gene Throwe  
Historians Greg Robb  


Administrative & Maintenance Staff

Administrative Secretary     Barbara Briggs                             
Event and Rental Manager Brian Lutenegger  
Property Manager Ken Orvis  
Religious Education Support Teacher

Donna Williams


Board of Trustees

(Six year terms run through December 31 of the years specified)



Dante Bucci Betsy Bramon Matthew Higgins    
Elaine Wilson Letty Coffin J.E. McNeil    
  Mary Melchior Meg Greene    
  Rashid Darden Justin Connor    

Standing Committees

Visit our committees page to learn more about our committees. Consider volunteering your talents by joining a committee!                      

(3 year terms run through the years specified)

Child Safety Committee (As of 2022, functions are assumed by Trustees, Personnel and Religious Education Committee) Reps: Martha Solt-Trustees, Kathy Lipp-Farr-Religious Education, Aaron Johnson-Personnel Committee  
Finance & Stewardship Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Meg Greene Justin Potisit Grant Thompson (co-clerk 2023)  
  Jason Terry (co-clerk 2023) Steve Lovett  
  John Bluedorn Dan Dozier  
    David Smith  
Ex officio member: Merry Pearlstein, Treasurer  
Ex officio member: Grant Thompson, Assistant Treasurer  
Ex-officio member:  Anita, Drever, Financial Coordinator   
Ex-officio member: Michael Cronin, Property Liaison  
Hospitality Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Peter Nye Candy Miller Greg Robb (clerk 2023)  
Susan Bien Steve (Peaches) Watkins Sandra Proctor  
  Roger Caitlin Camilla Greer  
    Tristan Kirkman  
    Debby Churchman  
Library, Records & Handbook Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
  Jessica Vermooten Kylie Carpenter  
Mark Kawar Elizabeth Nyman Patrick Turley  
    Gene Throwe - Clerk & Librarian  
    Savannah Richie-2026  
Ex officio members: Librarians, Historians  
Marriage and Family Relations Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
  Martha Solt (clerk) Bill Strein  
  Basil Kiwan Beth Cogswell  
    Debby Churchman  
    Steve Lovett  
Membership Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Elaine Wilson Kathy Lipp Farr Amit Pandya  
Robert Farr   Rebecca Nelson (Clerk)  
    Bobby Trice  
    Chris Zubowicz  
    Beth Cogswell  
Ministry and Worship Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Amit Pandya Liz Pomerleau Joe Izzo  
Tish Thames Kathy Powell Ann Herzog  
    Ray Patch  
    Gray Handley (clerk)  
    Diane Randall  
    Jean Capps   
Nominating Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Virginia Avanesyan Jim Bell Michael Beer (clerk)  
Joe Izzo   Marissa Yeakey  
    Bill Parker  
Ex officio members:  Young Adult Friends Co-convenor, Administrative Secretary  
Peace and Social Concerns Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2025 2026      
Peter Nye Steve Chase Rozella Apel-Hernandez  
Helena Cobban Allie Douma Marina Jacobo  
2024 Jake Karaisz    
Barbara Briggs (clerk 2023)  
Tamina Chowdhury  
Kristen Clark  
Personal Aid Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Tom Libbert Bill Parker (clerk through 2023)  Mary Melchior  
  Hayden Wetzel  Mark Haskell  
    Pat Michaelson  
Personnel Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Aaron Johnson (clerk) Ed Hustead Nicholas Warren (pending)  
  Justin Connor    
Ex-officio:  FMW Co-clerks Elaine Wilson, Allen Fawcett  
Property Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2023 2024 2025  
Ken Forsberg (co-clerk 2023) Michael Wood (co-clerk 2023) David Aluvale  
Elise Storck Judy Hubbard Michael Cronin  
    Jay Harris  
    Evan Lippincott  
Ex officio member: Ken Orvis, Property Manager   
Ex officio member: Brian Lutenegger, Event and Rental Manager  
Ex officio member: Merry Pearlstein, Finance & Stewardship committee member  
Records and Handbook Committee (Merged into Library/Records & Handbook.  See above.)  
Religious Education Committee  
Term expires in JUNE of year listed:  
2023 2024 2025  
  Kathy Lipp-Farr John Hurvitz  
  Aaron Johnson    
  Jake Rittting    
  Julie Johnson (clerk)    
Ex officio members: Youth Program Teacher, Child Safety Committee  

Special Committees

Garden Committee - laid down    
Mary Jane Simpson (D.C.) Scholarship Fund
Marsha Holliday Anne Kendall, Clerk

C. J. Lewis

J.E. McNeil

Rebecca Nelson

Peter Nye  
Justin Potosit Bill Strein Elaine Wilson
Michelle Hannahs Nicholas Warren David Aluvale

Search Committee (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2025)

Bill Parker Hayden Wetzel Michael Beer
Marissa Yeakey    
Ex officio member: Presiding Clerk 
Ex officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
Hunger and Homelessness Task Force (under care of Peace & Social Concerns)
C.J. Lewis, Co-Clerk Eric Nothman
Steve Brooks
Shoebox Project, coordinators
Eric Nothman, Co-Clerk Emilie Schmeidler Grate Patrol, coordinator
  Gray Handley Christ House Lunch, coordinator
  Patty Murphy Church of the Pilgrims Lunch, coordinator
   (vacant) S.O.M.E Breakfast, coordinator
Information Technology     
Re-organization in discussion    
Ex-officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
Ex-officio member: Ken Orvis, Property Manager
Change Group for Racial Justice 
David Ethridge, clerk Debby Churchman   
Working Group on Clearness Committees
Petra-Rahim Carnes, clerk Barbara Briggs Danielle Carnes
David Etheridge Gray Handley Marsha Holliday
Ken Orvis William Parker Emilie Schmeidler
Roseanna Stanton    
Young Adult Friends    

Representatives to Other Organizations

(One-year or three-year terms, expiring in year indicated)


Quaker Organizations

Meeting Liaisons    
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) - 2 year term through 2022 Bill Parker
Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Finance & Stewardship Committee Aaron Johnson
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee - unspecified term Greg Robb
Friends Committee on National Legislation - 1 year term through 2022 Susan Griffin and Tamina Chowdhury
Friends United Meeting - 1 year term vacant
Right Sharing of World Resources - 1 year term vacant
Interfaith Council of Metro Washington - unspecified term Joe Izzo
Friends Non-Profit Housing, Inc. Board - 3 year term
Annelise Haskell    
School for Friends Board (3 year term, July-June)
Michael Cronin      
Virginia Avanesyan    

Non-Quaker Organizations

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-D - 1 year term
Barbara Briggs    
DC Council of Churches (Representative to Annual Meeting)
Gene Throwe