2016 William Penn Lecture

March 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Elizabeth Piersol Schmidt, Young Adult Friends Coordinator

Young Adult Friends invite everyone to the sixth William Penn Lecture of the 21st century!

Mary Crauderueff will be giving the 2016 lecture –  “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership

Part lecture, part conversation, Mary will explore what goes into being a leader and how Friends come into those roles.

The William Penn Lecture is an annual event for all Friends.  It is under the care of Young Adult Friends and comes out of a history that began with the first lecture in 1916.

This year, the William Penn Lecture will take place after Spring Continuing Sessions!

The doors will open at 6:30 for this event.  The lecture begins at 7:00 and will be followed by a Question & Answer period and refreshments. Childcare is provided.

2016 Lecture Description

Mary’s lecture will be part lecture, part conversation. She’ll begin by talking about her project Spirit Works: Journeys of Quaker Heads of Friends Organizations, and lessons she took from that process. She’ll share results from the survey Friends across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting answered about Quaker leadership*, and then will pose questions to a panel of PYM-area Quaker leaders – Becca Bubb (Abington Monthly Meeting), Jada Jackson (Trenton Monthly Meeting), and Barry Scott (Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.) At the end, she will welcome questions.

*Take the survey!

Mary Crauderueff - Bio

Mary Crauderueff is a Young Adult Friend from the Philadelphia area, and the Curator of Quaker Collections at Haverford College.  She is interested in Quaker leadership, and the many embodiments it has, including the area of board development, and how to build, teach, and acknowledge leadership skills. She has an interest in what goes into being a leader, how Quakers come into those roles, and the intersections of careers and spirituality.

Mary is a member of Radnor Monthly Meeting (PYM), currently sojourning at Beacon Hill Monthly Meeting (NEYM), and searching for a spiritual home in the PYM area. She has served on many Quaker boards, including the Young Adult Friends Leadership Institute (2010-2012), the Pendle Hill board (2007-2014), and the Friends Historical Association board (2008-present). She has served Philadelphia Yearly Meeting on the Records Services Group and was on the General Secretary Search Committee in 2013-2014. She’s a product of many years of Quaker education, as an alumna of Friends’ Central School (’03) and Earlham College (’07). She earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park (’09). She has lived and worked in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Panelists - bios

Becca Bubb is a lifelong member of Abington Monthly Meeting. As a young Quaker, she was active in the Middle School and Young Friends programs, as well as the youth programs through Abington Quarter (Junior Friends Conference/Middle School Friends Conference; JFC/MSFC). As an adult, she has served as the Young Friends program assistant, clerk of pastoral care in the Young Adult Friends Program, and Alternate Clerk for the yearly meeting. She also serves on the Abington Friends School Committee, and on the Religious Education committee at her monthly meeting. Finally, she has served as the manager of MSFC in Abington Quarter for several years, and remains a member of the planning committee for JFC/MSFC.
Professionally, she works as a therapist at Arcadia University, and is studying for licensure as a psychologist. She has been married 7 years and is blessed to be the mother of her 1-year-old daughter, Cora.

Jada Jackson is a member of Trenton Friends Monthly Meeting and Burlington Meetinghouse Worship Group. She became familiar with Friends while in high school. Jada has served on and clerked several monthly meeting committees and has served as its clerk. In addition, she has served 9 years as a yearly meeting clerk: Clerk of Interim Meeting, Alternate Clerk, Rising Clerk and as Clerk.  She currently a member of the American Friends Service Committee Government Committee of the Board, Friends General Conference Personnel Committee,  and of the Quaker Voluntary Service board.
Jada is a forester by training and works with the USDA Forest Service in the 20 state Northerneastern Area. She is the Program Manager for team that administers the Forest Legacy Program. Jada recently “did her part” to increase the number of Friends with the recent birth of her daughter Judiana.

Barry Scott is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. He has served as clerk of CPMM, recording clerk of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and on the boards of Friends Select School and Friend Center. He has two daughters, a son and a grandson. He currently lives in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia with his wife, Vanessa Julye.
Barry currently serves as the Deputy Director of Finance for Risk Management for the City of Philadelphia where he has also held the position of director of Safety and Loss Prevention.  He has worked as an industrial hygienist for Rohm and Haas, a chemical company, for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and for Thomas Jefferson University, an academic medical center.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Occupational Health from Temple University. He’s certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Getting there

Free parking is available in the Arch Street Meeting House parking lot.  The entrance to the lot is on Fourth Street.  In the event that the lot fills, public lots are available in the near vicinity.

Arch Street Meeting House is a 2 block walk from the 5th Street station on the Market Frankford Line.