Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

The Pastor

wess-daniels-032C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D.  has been the released minister at Camas Friends Church since May 2009. He lives in Camas with his wife and their three Children. Wess is a native of Ohio and has lived on the West Coast since 2003.

He has a BA from Malone College in Bible and Theology, a Master of Arts in Theology and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

You can find his writings on his blog at gathering in light and listen to his sermons here.

Below is a sample of what the presiding clerk of Camas Friends, Carolyn Myers, has written about Wess for his “Traveling Minute:”

For those who don’t [know him], let me mention just a limited number of qualities that make us feel very lucky at Camas to have him as our pastor. For one thing, he has an absolutely lovely family. Wess has a heart for the poor and lost, and has encouraged us in many outreach activities, such as Laundry Love and working with the homeless shelters.

His knowledge of Quaker beliefs and practices answers a hunger we have long felt at Camas. The more we practice, the more we appreciate our broader exposure to Quaker process. Wess shares his leadership position; thereby encouraging the development of other leaders. One of the things I personally most appreciate is Wess’ deep knowledge of Scripture. He can take a passage I have read and known for many years and leave me with a new way to examine the passage. Finally, he is warm, intelligent, and has a sense of humor. I believe you will enjoy and benefit from your time with him.

-Carolyn Myers, Presiding Clerk (February 2014)

Feel free to contact him with questions you may have using our contact form on this website.

7 comments on “The Pastor

  1. James Howard
    November 7, 2011

    Hi Wess,
    Nice to see you again at God Pub last night. Henry said you will be doing a discussion on Richard Rohr’s book. I am very interested in joining. Please let me know when the discussion group may form and the dates. Henry said probably Wed. nights. I have youth group then but could maybe work something out. My personal email is Have a great day. James Howard (I was sitting between Henry and Shelly). :)

  2. Julie Heidingsfelder
    February 6, 2012

    I visited Camas Friends today…when is the next God Pub meeting?

    Julie Heidingsfelder

    • Wess
      February 6, 2012

      Hi Julie, I just sent you an email in response.

  3. Pete Donahue
    February 3, 2013

    I remember knowing a skinny kid named Wess with a few basketball skills but no lung power to play the game – and now on a Saturday night 20+ years later I find myself reading your blogs on the Internet! And a pastor at a Friends church! I’m also now a member of the Alliance Friends Church – hope our paths get to cross again. Good to find you alive and well in cyberspace! Particularly enjoyed reading your thoughts on Mark 2:1-12 and breaking down walls that keep outsiders outside the church.

    • wess daniels
      February 3, 2013

      Hey Pete!

      Nice to hear from you and funny how you ran into my writings! I’m glad to hear you’re still at Alliance First Friends and trust all is well with you and your family.


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Meeting Times for Worship

10:30am Coffee

9:30am-10:15am Unprogrammed/Silent Worship

10:45-12:15pm Sunday Morning Worship

11:15-12:15pm Nursery available for children 3 and under

11:30-12:15pm Godly Play for Children (ages 4 to 11) (info)

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Phone: (360) 834-2446


Address:1004 NE 4th Ave Camas, WA 98607 (Map)

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