Friends United Meeting

Friends United Meeting commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved, and obeyed as Teacher and Lord.

John Muhanji, Director of Friends United Meeting’s Africa Ministries, reads a prepared statement and then speaks extemporaneously, issuing a powerful call to Kenya’s political leaders to exercise maturity and restraint, for the sake of peace and national unity.

We are dedicated to you and your abilities. We believe in your ability to change the world. Be hands-on, act and build our tomorrow. The future is yours. Every generation has an opportunity to shape society and build the world. Now it’s your turn. Show your pride. Make a difference. Wilmington College carries on through you


Wilmington College

At Wilmington College (WC), we are dedicated to your passion for hands-on learning. Our community-of-doing will place you in the center of the learning experience, unlocking your potential and opening doors. Students can leave with thousands of hours of practical application — now that’s learning by doing.


Peace Resource Center

The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College works for peace by bearing witness to the historical experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing survivors and the legacies of nonviolent activists touched by the horrors of nuclear war.

The Peace Resource Center is observing the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a program dedicated to creating a peaceful future Aug. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Harcum Art Gallery in Boyd Cultural Arts Center.

“Never Again: A Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration” will feature dance, music and poetry as a backdrop for reflecting upon the cruelty and suffering of war and make claims to a nonviolent future.


Quaker Heritage Center

The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center is a facility dedicated to celebrating the local, regional and national history of the Religious Society of Friends and is located at Wilmington College. The center features 1,261 square feet of display areas, and a traditional Quaker meeting­house. The Quaker Heritage Center celebrates the history of the Religious Society of Friends who settled in southwest Ohio, as well as their contributions to America and its culture. Quakers have a long history of activism on issues such as peacemaking, civil rights, racism and social justice. Visiting exhibits and speakers are just part of the experience.


American Friends Service Committee

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

FCNL’s multi-faceted approach draws on the expertise of registered lobbyists in Washington, DC, the commitment and passion of people around the country in our advocacy network, and the relationships we cultivate with elected officials and community leaders. 


Friends National Committee on Legislation

The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.


Friends World Committee for Consultation | Section of the Americas

Answering God’s call to universal love, Friends World Committee for Consultation brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world.

In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship.


Ohio Council of Churches

The mission of the Ohio Council of Churches is to make visible the unity of Christ’s church, provide a Christian voice on public issues, and engage in worship, education and service. 


Earlham School of Religion

Rooted in the Christian Quaker tradition of contemplation that inspires action, Earlham School of Religion prepares theologically diverse students for a pluralistic world. Our curriculum unites spiritual formation, academic study, social engagement, and vital ministry.

In our classrooms you will find faculty who take seriously the idea of a community of learners and students who bring with them a wealth of wisdom and experience. As an ESR student you will be challenged to re-evaluate basic assumptions, articulate a theological stance, and live into a unique and creative ministry that truly impacts the world.


WYM Executive Committee

 Jeannette Hamby, Executive Committee Clerk

Judy Leasure, Recording Clerk

Gary Farlow, Asst. Recording Clerk and Co-Clerk Trustees

Mike Miller, Treasurer and QK Camp Board Clerk

Patricia Thomas, WYM Presiding Clerk

 Doug Woodmansee, College Committee Clerk

Joan VanSickle Sloan, WYM M&C Clerk

Mary Ellen Krisher, Nominating Committee Clerk

Donne Hayden, Program Committee Clerk

Jim Newby, Training and Recording Committee Clerk

Jonathan Goff, Youth and Youth Adults Clerk

Cathy Hadley, Missions and Evangelism Clerk

JP Lund, Co-Clerk Trustees

Hannah Lutz, WYM Coordinator

WYM Ministry & Counsel

Joan VanSickle Sloan, Presiding Clerk

Jonda Hamilton, Asst. Clerk

Henrietta Ballinger, Recording Clerk

Becky Strafford, Asst. Recording Clerk

2024-2025 WYM Nominating Committee

Mary Ellen Krisher, Clerk

Cathy Hadley

Miriam Speaight

United Society of Friends Women

Nancy McCormick, President)

Becky Godfrey, Vice President

Cathy Hadley, Secretary)

Hannah Lutz, Treasurer

WYM Training and Recording Committee

Jim Newby, Clerk

Jennilou Grotevant

Craig Strafford

Patricia Thomas

Nancy McCormick

Quaker Knoll Grounds and Facilities Committee

Mike Miller, Clerk

Kevin Snarr

Cody Camp

David Hackney

Doug Woodmansee

Russell Kincaid

Hannah Lutz

WYM Finance & Stewardship Committee

Clerk, Michael Anderson

Billie Baker

Duane Early

Fanya Gilbert

Jeannette Hamby

Mike Miller, ex officio

Dicka Nye, ex officio

WYM Trustees

JP Lund, Clerk of Trustees

Gary Farlow, Clerk of Fiduciary Committee

Hannah Lutz

Jim Newby

Mary Ann Raizk

Mike Miller

WYM Historical Materials Committee

Clerk Vacant

Becky Godfrey

Virginia Vandervort

Christine Snyder

WYM Evangelism & Missions Committee

Cathy Hadley, Clerk

Wayne Page

Barb Napier

Gary Farlow

Jeannette Hamby

Katie Terrell

WYM Youth & Young Adults Committee

Jonathan Goff, Clerk

Becky Godfrey

Fanya Gilbert

Elise Snarr

James Godfrey

Nancy McCormick

Jordan Snarr, ex officio

WYM Program Committee

Donne Hayden, Clerk

Marla Stewart

Gary Farlow

Hannah Lutz, ex officio

WYM Epistle Committee

Jonathan Goff, and Dan Kasztelan

WYM Christian Concerns for Peace and Society Committee

Clerk, Becky Strafford

Jonathan Goff

Elizabeth Newby

Christine Snyder

Michael Snarr

Gary Huffenberger

Scilla Wahrhaftig

Wilmington College Committee

Doug Woodmansee, Clerk

Miriam Speaight

Nancy Bernard

Bill Kincaid, Jr.

Christine Snyder

Stephen Pothoff

Terry Miller

Gary Farlow

Nancy McCormick, ex officio


Friends Disaster Service

The Friends Disaster Services is a network of volunteers from across the USA that provides relief in the aftermath of natural disasters.  Taking their lead from Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these you did for me,” they describe their mission as being “to exemplify God’s love and bring hope and encouragement to survivors of disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires.” 

Belize Friends School

Three years ago, Friends United Meeting committed itself to pursue a significant expansion of its ministries in Belize.

Wilmington School in Puerto Padre, Cuba

We were truly blessed to see the work progressing at Puerto Padre, Cuba! With the generosity and faithfulness of Friends who have supported this ongoing ministry, Cuba Yearly Meeting and its partners around the globe have been able to “Rebuild a Friendly Place” at the Colegio Wilmington (Wilmington School).

Quaker Friends Ramallah

There has been an active and vibrant Palestinian Quaker community in Ramallah since the late 1800’s. In 1910, this community built the Ramallah Friends Meetinghouse and later added another building that was used for community outreach.