The 2016 William Penn Lecture was given by Mary Crauderueff. Mary 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 board development, and ways to build, teach, and acknowledge leadership skills. She spoke on the topic “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership”, including a panel with Barry Scott and Becca Bubb, on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Mary’s lecture is part lecture, part conversation. She began by talking about her Pickett-funded project Spirit Works: Journeys of Quaker Heads of Friends Organizations, and lessons she took from that process. She shared results from the survey Friends across Philadelphia Yearly Meeting answered about Quaker leadership and then posed questions to a panel of PYM-area Quaker leaders – Becca Bubb (Abington Monthly Meeting) and Barry Scott (Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.) At the end, there were questions for the audience.
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 ways 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.
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.
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.