Officers, Committee Members & Representatives

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Officers of the Meeting 

(1 year terms)

Co-Clerk Debby Churchman
Co-Clerk Rebecca Nelson
Recording Clerk Tristan Kirkman
Treasurer David Miller (end 2022); Merry Pearlstein (Jan-Dec 2023)
Assistant Treasurer Grant Thompson (end 6/30/2023)
Financial Coordinator Anita Drever, Neil Froemming
Recorder Barbara Briggs

Special Positions

(1 year terms)

Librarian                           Gene Throwe  
Historians Chris Wickham    Hayden Wetzel


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 September 30 of the years specified)



2025 2026 2027
Mark Haskell   Dante Bucci   Chad Dobson
Martha Solt (2nd term)   Elaine Wilson (clerk)   Letty Coffin
Dan Dozier   Chris Wickham   Mary Melchior
Jim Bell   Bruce Kellogg    
Bill Foskett   Dante Bucci    

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)  
Finance & Stewardship Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Merry Pearlstein, co-Clerk   Justin Potisit  
Grant Thompson, co-Clerk Meg Greene Jason Terry  
Neil Froemming      
Dan Dozier      
Ex officio member: David Miller, Treasurer  
Ex officio member: Grant Thompson, Assistant Treasurer  
Ex-officio member:  Anita, Drever, Financial Coordinator   
Ex-officio member: Merry Pearlstein, Property Liaison  
Hospitality Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Greg Robb, clerk (ending 6/2022) Susan Bien Candy Miller  
  Peter Nye Steve (Peaches) Watkins  
    Roger Caitlin  
Library, Records & Handbook Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024 2025
Gene Throwe - Clerk & Librarian   Jessica Vermooten Kylie Carpenter
Mark Kawar   Elizabeth Nyman Patrick Turley
      Brandon Engel
Ex officio members: Librarians, Historians  
Marriage and Family Relations Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Gray Handley Jim Bell Martha Solt (clerk, 2022)  
Danielle Carnes   Liz Pomerleau  
Petra'Rahim Carnes      
Beth Cogswell      
Membership Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Robert Farr, clerk Bobby Trice    
Beth Cogswell Elaine Wilson Kathy Lipp Farr  
Ministry and Worship Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Joe Izzo Amit Pandya Liz Pomerleau  
Ann Herzog Tish Thames Kathy Powell  
Jean Capps - clerk 2022      
Nominating Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Gene Throwe Virginia Avanesyan Jim Bell  
Michael Beer (clerk) Joe Izzo Allen Faucett  
Megan Telfair      
Ex officio members:  Young Adult Friends Co-convenor, Administrative Secretary  
Peace and Social Concerns Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024 2025
Chris Kearns-McCoy Guy Martorana Barbara Briggs (clerk, 2022) Steve Chase
  Peter Nye Tamina Chowdhury  
    Kristen Clark  
Personal Aid Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024 2024
Mary Melchior, clerk Tom Libbert  Bill Parker Hayden Wetzel
Greg Robb      
Personnel Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Bill Strein, (Clerk, 2022) Aaron Johnson Ed Hustead  
    Justin Connor  
    Martha Solt  
Ex-officio:  FMW Co-clerks Debby Churchman, Rebecca Nelson  
Property Committee  
Term expires end of:  
2022 2023 2024  
Jay Harris Ken Forsberg, co-clerk 2021 Judy Hubbard  
  Elise Storck Michael Wood  
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:  
2022 2023 2024  
Julie Johnson, clerk Roseanna Stanton Kathy Lipp-Farr  
Marissa Yeakey Danielle Carnes Aaron Johnson  
    Jake Ritting  
    Allen Fawcett  
Ex officio members: Youth Program Teacher, Child Safety Committee  

Special Committees

       (unspecified term length unless indicated otherwise)

Garden Committee    
(one year term)    
Mark Haskell, Clerk Chad Dobson  
Bruce Kellogg    
Gene Throwe    
Mary Jane Simpson (D.C.) Scholarship Fund
Terms **:
Marsha Holliday Anne Kendall, Clerk

C. J. Lewis

J.E. McNeil

Rebecca Nelson

Peter Nye  
Justin Potosit Bill Strein Elaine Wilson

Search Committee (One year term, October to September)

  Jim Bell  Emilie Schmeidler (to 6/2023)
Ex officio member: Rebecca Nelson Presiding Clerk 
Ex officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
Hunger and Homelessness Task Force (under care of Peace & Social Concerns)
Gray Handley Brad Green Steve Brooks, Co-clerk
C.J. Lewis, Co-Clerk Betsy Bramon Archer Griffin
  Allen Archer  
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    
Joe D'Antonio, co-convenor Alayna Kennedy, co-convener  

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 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 Chad Dobson
Friends Non-Profit Housing, Inc. Board - 3 year term
Dan Dozier    
School for Friends Board (3 year term, July-June)
Michael Cronin      

Non-Quaker Organizations

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-D - 1 year term
Barbara Briggs    
DC Council of Churches (Representative to Annual Meeting)
  Gene Throwe  
Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington Joe Izzo