Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership

Grantee News

Selected examples of former Pickett grantees Living in the Light - letting their lives "speak" as leaders...

Bales, Micah (2008 grantee)
Let God Out of the Meetinghouse
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Bohl, Kirsten (2003 grantee) authored Not Until You Bless Me.
"I'm writing with gratitude to the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership, which provided a grant to support a listening tour and book project among Friends on all sides of gay and lesbian concerns in 2003. The book is complete and can be found here: http://kirstenbohl.wordpress.com/not-until-you-bless-me/."

"The title comes from the story of Jacob's wrestling with the angel in the book of Genesis. Several interviewees spoke of wrestling with Scripture, tradition, reason, and the experience as they explored their faith and viewpionts on the topic. I offer the book in a spirit of unity among Friends, that it may build bridges of conversation on a topic that continues to divide us."



Crauderuef, Mary (2015 grantee) Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership.
Inspired by the idea that career paths are no longer ladders, but more like jungle gyms, I interviewed 10 current and recent Quaker Heads of Quaker organizations (Barry Crossno, Christina Repoley, Colin Saxton, Diane Randall, Doug Bennett, Drew Smith, Gabe Ehri, Gretchen Castle, Jen Karsten, Shan Cretin) about their career paths, their spiritual & religious paths, and the intersections of the two. I was interested in exploring the hypothesis that there is no direct path to being a Quaker executive for a Quaker organization. There are, however, common skills among them, and similar spiritual practices which ground their work. Read the transcript of these interviews here: https://quakerspiritworks.com/the-people/



Daniels, C. Wess (2008 grantee)
Suicide and the Things We Carry
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Hyzy, Kathy (2012 grantee) edited An Inner Strength: Quakers and Leadership.
What is this inner strength? How does it help shape such effective leaders and organizations? This collection of essays from contemporary American leaders is a wealth of personal reflection on these questions. For study groups and newcomers to Quakerism, each section includes an introduction and queries for deeper exploration of listening, discernment, and action as led by the Spirit. The book may be ordered from Amazon.com books.

Kathy says, "I am thankful to the Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership for underwriting some of the cost of creating this book - and for their ongoing dedication to fostering the creative development of Quaker leaders today.



Karhnak-Glasby, Kathleen (2012 grantee)
Children in Quaker Meeting for Worship and Collaborating to Support Quaker Religious Education



Kelley, Martin (2005 grantee)
A Nightshift Education
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Repoley, Kristina (2005 grantee) founding director of Quaker Voluntary Service.
In 2009 young adult Friends carrying the leading has become QVS convened a national consultation on Quaker service, sponsored by Pendle Hill and Friends General Conference's Youth Ministries Program. Building on three years of discernment, research, and consultation, including working closely with a network of other longstanding faith-based voluntary service programs, a vibrant team of supporters launched the pilot QVS service house in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall of 2012. Learn more about Kristina adn Quaker Voluntary Service at http://www.quakervoluntaryservice.org/staff/.



Welkin, Evan (2005 grantee)
Chronic Relativity
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Wilcox, Ashley (2013 grantee)
Sending Forth
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Woods, Greg (2004 grantee)
The Need for Eldering
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