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Introducing the Young Friends Interim Coordinator!
We are excited to announce that beginning in March, Maggie Nelson (Portland, ME) will be serving as the Interim Young Friends Coordinator while Young Friends Coordinator Nia Thomas is on parental leave. Many of you may already know Maggie as a frequent Resource Person at Young Friends retreats, as well as from her work with Portland Friends Meeting youth, and as Friends Camp staff for the last six summers.
Along with her extensive experience as a Quaker youth worker, Maggie is an arts educator and active Friend. Since graduating from the Young Friends program herself, she has been active in the Yearly Meeting’s Young Adult Friends retreat program, often helping to plan retreats and lead programs that weave together creative expression and Quaker spirituality. Her passion for the intersection of art and Quakerism has also been evident in her creation and leading of Art Camp, an artist residency & spiritual retreat at Friends Camp supported in part by a Legacy grant. Those who know Maggie know that her enthusiasm for creating joy-filled Quaker spaces is contagious.
We feel confident the Yearly Meeting will be deeply blessed by Maggie’s continued service to Young Friends and are excited for the spring retreats ahead. Please join us in welcoming and supporting Maggie in this new role.
In the Light,
Nia Thomas, Young Friends & Young Adult Friends Coordinator
Noah Merrill, Yearly Meeting Secretary