407-739-4150  office@seym.org

About Our Organization

SEYM is a community of 25 constituent Quaker Meetings & Worship Groups in Florida, southeast Georgia, eastern South Carolina, and Managua, Nicaragua. We are affiliated with Friends General Conference and Friends World Committee for Consultation.

As a Yearly Meeting, we gather once a year for our Yearly Meeting Gathering & Annual Sessions, as well as Fall and Winter Interim Business Meetings and a June Executive Committee Meeting.  Our work is done year-round.

All personnel, except for Office Staff, are volunteers from our constituent Meetings and Worship Groups.

“A yearly meeting is formed by monthly meetings in a region so that a larger group can undertake matters of common concern and mutual support, can communicate with each other, and can act as a unit. The yearly meeting ties all of us to the wider Quaker fellowship. In meeting for worship with a concern for business and other forums, Friends come together in annual and interim sessions for the assessment of the life of the Society of Friends, the conduct of business, spiritual refreshment and commitment, and the renewal of the ties of friendship.”

—SEYM Faith & Practice

SEYM Office & Staff

 

Administrative Secretary: Vicki Carlie

office@seym.org

(407) 739-4150

po box 4024, Winter Park, FL 32793

Field Secretary for Earthcare: Beverly Ward 

fsEarthcare@seymquakers.org

Bookkeeper: Dianne Langan

Personnel

Yearly Meeting Clerk

  • Bill Carlie (Orlando)

Interim Business Meeting (IBM) & Executive Committee (EC) Clerk

  • Elaine Martin (Jacksonville)

Yearly Meeting & Interim Business Meeting Assistant Clerk 

  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)

Recording Clerk, Yearly Meeting:

  • Richard Frechette (Ft. Myers)

Recording Clerk, Interim Business Meeting:

  • Michael Shell (Jacksonville)

Assistant Recording Clerks:

 

Treasurer:

  • Joel Cook (Treasure Coast & Palm Beach)

Membership Recorder:

  • Ed Lesnick (Orlando)

Young Adult Quakers Clerk: 

Young Friends Clerk:

Young Friends Recording Clerk:

Executive Committee & Interim Business Meeting Clerk:

  • Elaine Martin (Jacksonville)

Yearly Meeting Clerk: 

  • Bill Carlie (Orlando)

Assistant Clerk:

  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)

Recording Clerk, Yearly Meeting:

  • Richard Frechette (Ft. Myers)

Recording Clerk, Interim Business Meeting & Executive Committee:

  • Michael Shell (Jacksonville)

Treasurer: 

  • Joel Cook (Palm Beach)

Membership Recorder:

  • Ed Lesnick (Orlando)

Young Friends Clerk:

 

Trustees Clerk:

  • Jack Bradin (Palm Beach)

Archives Clerk:

  • Bill Rapp (Lake Wales)

Earthcare Co-Clerks:

  • Brad Stocker (Miami)
  • Bill Carlie (Orlando)

Faith & Practice Clerk:

  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)

Finance Clerk:

  • Peter Schmidt (St. Petersburg)

Gathering Co-Clerks:

  • (vacant)
  • Andrea Hoskins (Miami)

Gathering Registrar:

  • (vacant)

Half Yearly Meeting Clerk:

  • Jerry Knutson (Orlando)

Ministry on Racism Co-Clerks:

  • Wendy Geiger (Jacksonville)
  • Susan Taylor (Tallahassee)

Nominating Committee Clerk:

  • Ellie Caldwell

Peace & Social Concerns Co-Clerks: 

  • Willie Hager (Jacksonville)
  • Cecelia Yocum (Tampa)

Publications Clerk:

  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)

Worship & Ministry Clerk:

  • Clara Diaz (Miami)

Youth Committee Clerk:

  • Mira Tanna (Orlando)

Yearly Meeting Secretary (ex-officio):

  • Vicki Carlie (Orlando)

Trustees

  • Jack Bradin, Clerk (Palm Beach)
  • Neil Andersen, Treasurer (Tallahassee)
  • Jean Larson (Gainesville)
  • Eileen Zingaro (Clearwater)
  • Mike Flanery (Clearwater)

CAPP Coordinator:

  • Vicki Mariner (Tallahassee)

CAPP Trainers:

  • Vicki Mariner (Tallahassee)
  • Ellie Caldwell (Palm Beach)

Archives

  • Bill Rapp (Lake Wales)
  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)
  • Neil Andersen (Tallahassee)

Earthcare

  • Bill Carlie, Co-clerk (Orlando)
  • Brad Stocker, Co-clerk (Miami)
  • Jack Bradin (Palm Beach)
  • Harold Branam (Savannah)
  • Mike Flanery (Clearwater)
  • Al Geiger (Jacksonville)
  • Catherine Price (Lake Wales)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)
  • Bonnie Zimmer (Gainesville)

Faith & Practice  on sabbatical until 2019

  • Phoebe Andersen, Clerk

Finance

  • Peter Schmidt, Clerk (St. Petersburg)
  • Shawna Doran (Gainesville)
  • Tom Corindia (Sarasota)
  • Steve Donachie (Miami)
  • Carl Hersh (Miami)
  • Jack Bradin, ex-officio as Trustees Clerk (Palm Beach)
  • Neil Andersen, ex-officio as Treasurer (Tallahassee)
  • Nancy Corindia, ex-officio as Assistant YM Clerk (Sarasota)
  • Vicki Carlie, ex-officio as YM Secretary (Orlando)

Half Yearly Meeting

  • Jerry Knutson, Clerk  (Orlando)
  • Brian Olson, Registrar  (Miami)

Ministry on Racism

  • Wendy Geiger, Co-Clerk (Jacksonville)
  • Susan Taylor, Co-Clerk (Tallahassee)
  • Cheryl Demers-Holton (Gainesville)
  • Minerva Glidden (Orlando)
  • Kathy Hersh (Miami)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)
  • Jane Westberg (Miami)

Nominating

  • Ellie Caldwell (Palm Beach)
  • Ed Lesnick (Orlando)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)

Peace & Social Concerns

  • Cece Yocum, Co-Clerk (Tampa)
  • Willie Hager, Co-Clerk (Jacksonville)
  • Warren Hoskins (Miami)
  • Mike Flanery (Clearwater)
  • Peter Harrell (Gainesville)
  • Mercedes Soca (Miami)
  • Eileen Zingaro (Clearwater)
  • Phil Stone (Clearwater)
  • Caroline Kaufman (Clearwater)
  • Peter Ackerman (Palm Beach)

Publications

  • Phoebe Andersen, Clerk (Tallahassee)
  • Mercedes Soca (Tampa)

Worship & Ministry

  • Clara Diaz, Co-Clerk (Miami)
  • Nancy Triscritti, Co-Clerk (Tampa)
  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)
  • Eduardo Diaz (Miami)
  • Nancy Fennell (Fort Myers)
  • Tom Fennell (Fort Myers)
  • Nancyrose Logan (Sarasota)

Yearly Meeting Gathering

  • Co-Clerk (vacant)
  • Andrea Hoskins, Co-Clerk (Miami)
  • Registrar (vacant)
  • Deborah Breeden, Program Coordinator (Tampa)
  • Gerry O’Sullivan, Bookstore (Miami)
  • Dan Strebig (St. Petersburg)
  • Joshua Killingworth (Gainesville)

Youth Committee

  • Mira Tanna, Co-Clerk (Orlando)
  • Aurelio Anderson (Tallahassee)
  • Jennifer Mendoza (Sarasota)
  • Kate Sundberg (Sarasota)
  • Jenn Ambrose (Gainesville)

American Friends Service Committee Corporation, AFSC/Philadelphia

  • Chris Lazurek (Savannah)
  • Stacey Lazurek (Savannah)

Friends Committee on National Legislation – FCNL/William Penn House

  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)
  • Karen Putney (Tampa)
  • Lou Putney (Tampa)
  • Aurelio Anderson (Tallahassee)
  • Sandra Schwartz (Clearwater)
  • Catherine Price (Lake Wales)

Friends General Conference, FGC Central Committee

  • Ed Lesnick (Orlando)
  • Kay Lesnick (Orlando)
  • Gerry O’Sullivan (Miami)
  • Minerva Glidden (Orlando)

Friends World Committee for Consultation – FWCC

  • Clara Diaz (Miami)
  • Eduardo Diaz (Miami)
  • Sarah Hernandez (Sarasota)
  • Nancyrose Logan (Sarasota)

Friends Peace Teams

  • Cecilia Yocum (Tampa)

Florida Council of Churches

  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)

Florida Impact

  • Phil Anderson, contact person (Tallahassee)

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Concerns – FLGBTQC

  • Sarah Humphrey (Orlando)

Historic Peace Churches (Quakers, Mennonites, & Church of the Brethren)

  • Warren Hoskins, for South Florida (Miami)
  •  for North Florida (Gainesville)

Palmetto Friends Gathering

  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)
  • Neil Andersen (Tallahassee)

Quaker Earthcare Witness

  • Jack Bradin (Palm Beach)
  • Brad Stocker (Miami)

Quaker House

  • Elaine Martin (Jacksonville)

Quaker United Nations Office – QUNO

  • Warren Hoskins (Miami)

FUM General Board Observer:

  • Eduardo Diaz (Miami)
  • Ellie Caldwell, alternate (Palm Beach)