Roster of PYM Committees and Officeholders

This is a listing of all Pacific Yearly Meeting committees and personnel (officers, appointees, committee members and delegates) for the year 2019-2020, with updates through 19 March 2020. Links are given for those committees with a dedicated webpage on this site. The nature of the landing page varies by committee.

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The date to the left of each name is the year the current appointment expires (at the end of that year’s annual session unless otherwise indicated). Each name is followed by the individual’s monthly meeting or worship group, and, in parentheses, the year of initial appointment. Committee clerk and delegation convener appointments are for one year. Vacant positions are indicated by an underscore __ next to the term-expiration year.

Presiding Clerk2020 Sandy Kewman, Grass Valley (2018)
Assistant to the Clerk
2020 Sharon Gates, Orange Grove (2017)
2022 Jan Tappan, Orange Grove (2013)
Junior Yearly Meeting (teen) Co-clerksElinor Steffy, Sacramento (2018)
Callum Standish, Berkeley (2018)
Robin Johnson, Santa Cruz (2019)
Santiago Myers, San Francisco (2019)
(app’d by JYM)
Reading Clerk2020 Kim Lacey, Central Coast (2019)
Recording Clerks2020 Jim Anderson, Chico (2016)
2021 Raph Levien, Berkeley (2019)
Registrars2020 Lawrence Alderson, Orange County (2017)
2021 Brylie Oxley, Grass Valley (2019)
Statistical Clerks2020 David (DJ) Bloom, Appleseed (2018)
2021 Sherri Sisson, Orange County (2017)
Treasurer2022 Roy Allen, Berkeley (2013)
(term through 9/30 of year shown)
Children’s Program CoordinatorsSuellen Lowry, Humboldt (2019) Administrative Clerk
(app’d by Children’s Program Com)
IT Administrator _____________________
(app’d by Communications Committee)
Website Editors George Mills, Palo Alto (2017)
Arthur Kegerreis, Orange Grove (2019)
Sharon Gates, Orange Grove (2019)
(position formerly known as Web Coordinator)
(app’d by Communications Committee)
Youth Programs CoordinatorRebekah Percy, La Jolla and Orange Grove (2020) Interim appointment 3/23 through 8/31/2020
(app’d by YPCC)
Arrangements Committee2020 Jan Turner, Humboldt (2018)
2020 Kate Connell, Santa Barbara (2018)
2021 Ann Fuller, Santa Monica (2018)
2021 Emily Walden, Central Coast (2018)
2022 Bronwen Hillman, Mexico City (2017) Clerk
2022 Peni Hall, Strawberry Creek (2020)
Ex Officio: Registrars
Children’s Program Committee2020 Vivian Carlson, Honolulu (2017)
2020 Suellen Lowrey, Humboldt (2019) Clerk
2021 Rhea Farley, Strawberry Creek (2020)
2022 Amy Blondel, Monterey Pen. (2019)
2022 Anita McCormick, Grass Valley (2019)
Ex Officio: Children’s Program Coordinator,
Youth Programs Coordinator
Communications Committee2020 Arthur Kegerreis, Orange Grove (2018)
2020 _________________
2021 Lawrence Alderson, Orange County (2018)
2021 Kate Watkins, Santa Monica (2019) Clerk
2022 George Mills, Palo Alto (2016)
2022 Allison Kirkegaard, Claremont (2019)
Ex Officio: Website Editors, IT Administrator, Assistant to the Clerk, Youth Programs Coordinator
Faith and Practice Revision Committee(known as Discipline Committee when F&P is not under revision)
2020 Carl Magruder, Str. Ck. (2014) Co-clerk
2020 Laura Magnani, Berkeley (2016) Co-clerk
2021 Sue Scott, Inland Valley (2018)
2021 Ray Rischpater, Palo Alto (2020)
2022 Patricia Portillo, Sacramento (2016)
2022 Margaret Mossman, Berkeley (2019)
2022 Sarah Tyrrell, Berkeley (2018) IT Specialist
Ex Officio: Historian-Archivist
Finance Committee2020 Sharon Shen, Berkeley (2015)
2020 Emma Castanedo, La Jolla (2017)
2021 Robert Levering, Santa Cruz (2018)
2021 Martha Hunkins, Humboldt (2019) Clerk
2022 Sherri Sisson, Orange County (2018)
2022 Doug Smith, Reno (2019)
Ex Officio: Treasurer, Statistical Clerk
Holding Corporation → see PYM Holding Corporation
Junior Yearly Meeting (JYM) Committee
(adult committee)
2020 Sarah Armstrong Jones, Big Island (2017)
2020 Don McCormick, Grass Valley (2017)
2020 _____________________
2021 Austin Stanion, Orange Grove (2018)
2021 David Ledderman, Orange County (2018)
2021 Dan Strickland, Orange Grove (2013), Clerk
2022 Evan Nelson, La Jolla (2019)
2022 Suzanne Doss, Orange Grove (2013)
2022 Bertha Pena, unaffiliated (2019)
Ex Officio: Youth Programs Coordinator
JYM Ministry and Oversight Committee
(teen committee, app’d by JYM)
Serenity Cordova, Santa Cruz
Cassidy George, La Jolla
Adam Kerr, Live Oak
Langston Prince, Santa Monica
Latin American Concerns Committee2020 Patricia Portillo, Sacramento (2017)
2021 Graciela Martinez, Visalia (2018)
2022 Linda Rowell, Chico (2015 ) Co-clerk
Appointed by Casa de los Amigos:
Patricia Constantino, Mexico City (2016)
Appointed by El Salvador Project:
Hulda Muaka, Palo Alto (2019)
Appointed by Guatemala Scholarship Program:
Donna Smith, Redwood For (2014) Co-clerk
Ministry and Oversight Committee2020 Shan Cretin, Santa Monica (2017) Co-clerk
2020 Thistle West, Strawberry Creek (2017)
2020 Gail Eastwood, Humboldt (2018)
2021 Kylin Navarro, Berkeley (2015)
2021 Elena Anderson, Redwood Forest (2018)
2021 Eric Sabelman, Palo Alto (2019)
2022 Valerie Nuttman, Santa Cruz (2016)
2022 Jim Summers, La Jolla (2016) Co-clerk
2022 Jorge Morales, San Jose (2019)
Subcommittees of Ministry and Oversight
M&O: Eldering SubcommitteeMica Estrada, Strawberry Creek
Gordon Bishop, Grass Valley
Elaine Emily, Strawberry Creek
Dorothy Henderson, Grass Valley, Co-clerk
Valerie Nuttman, Santa Cruz
Thistle West, Strawberry Creek, Co-clerk
Carl Magruder, Strawberry Creek
M&O: Racial Justice SubcommitteeMarlene Coach-Eisenstein, Honolulu
Mica Estrada, Strawberry Creek
Laura Magnani, Strawberry Creek
Carl Magruder, Strawberry Creek
Deborah Marks, Strawberry Creek
Juanita Mora-Malerva, Santa Cruz
Maryanne Michaels, Redwood Forest
Diego Navarro, Santa Cruz, Clerk
Kylin Navarro Burger, Berkeley
Bertha Peña, unaffiliated
M&O: Religious Education SubcommitteeGail Eastwood, Humbolt, Convener
Elena Anderson-Williams, Redwood Forest
Sue Ellen Lowry, Humboldt (Liaison from Children’s Program)
M&O: Representative Support SubcommitteeShan Cretin, Santa Monica, Convener
Jim Summers, La Jolla
Eric Sabelman, Palo Alto
M&O: Respectful Relationships SubcommitteeThistle West, Strawberry Creek, Convener
M&O: Visiting SubcommitteeVisiting Subcommittee is currently fallow and has no members.
M&O: Worship Sharing Logistics SubcommitteeKylin Navarro Burger, Berkeley, Convener
Julie Harlow, Davis
Claudia Kirkpatrick, Sacramento
Naming Committee(also known as Committee to Nominate the Nominating Committee)
2021 George Gastil, San Diego (2019) Convener
2021 Amy Cooke, Grass Valley (2020)
2021 David Lederman, Orange County (2020)
2021 One Alternate, to be named
(terms through end of RepCom of year indicated)
Nominating Committee2020 Julie Harlow, Davis (2017) Co-clerk
2020 Gail Thomas, Santa Monica (2019)
2020 Winnie Sunshine, La Jolla (2018)
2021 Sue Torrey, Central Coast (2016) Co-clerk
2021 Heather Levien, Berkeley (2018)
2021 Joe Magruder, Berkeley (2018)
2022 Trudy Friedel, Inland Valley (2019)
2022 Cody Lowry, Orange Grove (2019)
2022 Hulda Muaka, Palo Alto (2019)
Peace and Social Order Committee2020 Betty Guthrie, Orange County (2019)
2020 Linnea Hanson, Chico (2017)
2021 Graciela Martinez, Visalia (2017)
2021 Brian Johnston, Santa Monica (2018)
2022 Shannon Frediani, Santa Cruz (2016) Clerk
2022 Zae Illo (David Breitzman), San Francisco (2017)
Ex Officio: SCQM Peace and Social Order Com Clerk (Arthur Kegerreis)
one PYM AFSC Rep
one PYM FCLCA Rep (Shannon Frediani)
one PYM FCNL Rep (Robert Levering)
PYM Holding Corporation2020 Jennifer Carr, Las Vegas (2014)
2020 Sharlene Roberts-Caudle, Visalia (2014)
2021 Paul Harris, Redwood Forest (2018)
2021 Margaret Mossman, Berkeley(2018)
2022 Genie Stowers, Berkeley (2019)
2022 Stratton Jaquette, Palo Alto (2016)
Ex Officio: Treasurer, Presiding Clerk
(PYMHC appoints its own officers. Officers continuing from 2018-19 are:
Clerk: Stratton Jaquette, Palo Alto
Recording Clerk: Jeff Kroeber, San Jose
Treasurer: Roy Allen, Berkeley)
Unity with Nature Committee(Engaged in a discernment process)
2020 Andrea Beane, Santa Monica (2017)
2020 ___________
2021 Lora Powell, Berkeley (2017)
2021 ___________
2022 ___________
2022 ___________
Youth Programs Coordinating Committee2020 Ann Baier, Live Oak (2019)
2020 Chamba Cooke, Grass Valley (2019)
2021 ___________
2021 Barbara Babin, Redwood Forest (2016) YPC Supervisor
2022 Melissa Lovett-Adair, Ctrl. Coast (2016) Clerk
2022 Kiernan Colby, Santa Cruz (2019)
Youth members (nominated by YPCC, ap’v’d by PYM):
2020 Nathan Secrest, Redwood Forest (2019)
2020 Alvaro Alvarado, Sacramento (2019)
2020 Arianna Standish, Berkeley (2019)
2020 Natasha Herrera Hillman, Mexico Cty (2019)
AFSC CorporationAmerican Friends Service Committee Corporation
2020 Nancy Mellor, Sacramento (2012) Convener
2021 Ramona Hussey, Honolulu (2019)
Friends Bulletin Corp. (Western Friend) Board of Directors2020 Claire Gorfinkel, Orange Grove (2016)
2021 Jim Anderson, Chico (2015) Convener
2022 Nancy Wilkinson, Strawberry Creek (2019)
FCLCAFriends Committee on Legislation of California
(appointed by Peace & Social Order Committee)

2020 Shannon Frediani, Santa Cruz
FCNLFriends’ Committee on National Legislation
2020 Klara East, Visalia (2017)
2020 Julia Thompson, Palo Alto (2017)
2021 Michelle Shields, Honolulu (2019)
2021 Allison Kirkegaard, Claremont (2019)
2022 Carolyn Levering, Santa Cruz (2016)
2022 Robert Levering, Santa Cruz (2016) Convener
FGCFriends General Conference
2020 Heather Levien, Berkeley (2016)
20?? _________
Friends Peace Team Coordinating Council2021 Gay Howard, Central Coast (2009)
FWCC Section of the AmericasFriends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas
2020 _________
2020 _________
2021 _________
2022 _________
2022 _________
QEWQuaker Earthcare Witness
(normally appointed by Unity with Nature Committee, this year nominated by Nominating Committee)

2020 Patricia Constantino, Mexico City (2019)
2021 Yumi Kawano, Big Island (2019)
Evangelical Friends Church Southwest2022 ______________
FUMFriends United Meeting
(the next Triennial is in 2020)
2022 ___________
RGAMReunión General de los Amigos en México
2020 Jorge Morales, San Jose (2019)