New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Bible Half Hours: Diane Randall

Diane Randall, FCNL

Diane Randall has served as Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation since 2011. Diane is a convinced Friend who came to the Religious Society of Friends through Hartford Monthly Meeting, where she still maintains her membership.

Diane grew up as a member of the Lutheran church in Omaha, Nebraska, where she first encountered the Bible. Of her spiritual and religious practices, Diane writes: “the teachings of Jesus have always been in my heart. Becoming a Friend helped me see a way of practicing my faith in a holistic way, and I’m continually convinced at how much practice it takes.”

“Friends have throughout our history exercised persistent practices of speaking, listening, expectant waiting, community-building, and truth telling as ways to witness to the power of the Spirit,” Diane writes. “In our work  lobbying Congress and encouraging people across the country to engage with their members of Congress, I believe the work we do at FCNL deeply connected to this witness and to Quaker faith and practice.” 

Diane resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Roger Catlin. Their three adult children have all benefited from the guidance of Friends Camp and New England Yearly Meeting youth programs. Diane travels widely among Friends and relishes the opportunity to worship in new settings 

The Bible Half Hour will take place in the Pavilion during Sunday morning worship and from 8:30–9:00 a.m. in Fine Arts Center Monday through Thursday.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]