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: Susan Wade

office@seym.org

(407) 739-4150

P.O. Box 1062, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1062

Field Secretary for Earthcare: Beverly Ward 

fsEarthcare@seymquakers.org

Youth & Young Adult Coordinator: Kody Hersh

yyacoordinator@seymquakers.org

(407) 850-8457 (text & phone)

Bookkeeper: Dianne Langan

Personnel

Yearly Meeting Clerk

  • Bill Carlie (Orlando)

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

  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)

Yearly Meeting & Interim Business Meeting Assistant Clerk 

  • Nancy Howell (Fort Myers)

Recording Clerk, Yearly Meeting:

  • Richard Frechette (Ft. Myers)

Recording Clerk, Interim Business Meeting:

  • Liz Dykes (Gainesville)

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:

  • Nancy Corindia (Sarasota)

Yearly Meeting Clerk: 

  • Bill Carlie (Orlando)

Assistant Clerk:

  • Nancy Howell (Ft. Myers)

Recording Clerk, Yearly Meeting:

  • Richard Frechette (Ft. Myers)

Recording Clerk, Interim Business Meeting & Executive Committee:

  • Liz Dykes (Gainesville)

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:

  • Andrea Hoskins (Miami)

Gathering Registrar:

  • seeking new Registrar

Half Yearly Meeting Clerk & Registrar:

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

Ministry on Racism Co-Clerks:

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

Nominating Committee Clerk:

  • Ellie Caldwell

Peace & Social Concerns Co-Clerks: 

  •  (vacant)
  • Cecelia Yocum (Tampa)

Publications Clerk:

  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)

Worship & Ministry co-Clerks:

  • Clara Diaz (Miami)
  • Nancy Triscritti (Tampa)

Youth Committee Clerk:

  • Mira Tanna (Orlando)

Yearly Meeting Secretary (ex-officio):

  • Vicki Carlie (Orlando) until June 1
  • Susan Wade (St. Petersburg) after June 1

Trustees

  • Jack Bradin, Clerk (Palm Beach)
  • Neil Andersen, Treasurer (Tallahassee)
  • Chris Laning (Orlando)
  • Mike Flanery (Clearwater)

CAPP Coordinator:

  • open

CAPP Trainers:

  • Ellie Caldwell (Palm Beach)
  • seeking more trainers

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)
  • Mike Flanery (Clearwater)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Susan Wade, 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)
  • Kathy Hersh (Miami)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)
  • Jane Westberg (Miami)
  • Vincent Cobb (Tampa)
  • Jean Larson (Gainesville)

Nominating

  • Ed Lesnick, Clerk (Orlando)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)
  • Shawna Doran (Gainesville)

Peace & Social Concerns

  • Cece Yocum, Co-Clerk (Tampa)
  • Co-Clerk (vacant)
  • 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)
  • Willie Hager (Jacksonville)
  • John Heimburg (Orlando)
  • Helen Fox (Ft. Myers)

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)
  • Nancyrose Logan (Sarasota)
  • Richelle Ogle (St. Augustine)

Yearly Meeting Gathering

  • Andrea Hoskins, Clerk (Miami)
  • seeking Registrar 
  • Deborah Breeden, Gathering Program Coordinator (Tampa)
  • Caroline Kaufmann, Bookstore (Clearwater)
  • Joshua Killingworth (Gainesville)
  • Vincent Cobb (Tampa)
  • Stephanie Preston-Hughes (Orlando)

Youth Committee

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

American Friends Service Committee Corporation, AFSC/Philadelphia

  • Kathy Hersh (Miami)
  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)

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

  • Minerva Glidden (Orlando)
  • Susan Taylor (Tallahassee)
  • Susan Wade (St. Petersburg)
  • (vacant)

Friends World Committee for Consultation – FWCC

  • Clara Diaz (Miami)
  • Eduardo Diaz (Miami)
  • Nancyrose Logan (Sarasota)
  • Phoebe Andersen (Tallahassee)

Friends Peace Teams

  • Cecilia Yocum (Tampa)

Florida Council of Churches

  • Beverly Ward (Tampa)

Florida Impact

  •  (vacant)

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

  • Sarah Humphrey (Orlando)

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)