A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA
Wess has been the released minister at Camas Friends Church since May 2009. This is his first full-time role in this position and is enjoying the work of pastoral care within a Quaker meeting.
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The Presiding Clerk of Our Meeting: Carolyn Myers
Having been convicted of the truth in Friends beliefs and actions, I became a convinced Friend after my marriage to Ron over thirty years ago. Since then I have served on a couple of Yearly Meeting Boards and several committees at Camas Friends Church. I was born in Centralia, WA.; am a graduate of the University of Washington; a professional librarian since 1971 working at several libraries including Director of the Camas Public Library, retiring from Multnomah County Library after working there over twenty years. I love to read, swim, travel, and to attend Yearly Meeting annually.
Our Administrative Assistant: Emily Ostrowski
Emily has been working at Camas Friends Church since July 2013. She is a postbac psychology student and research assistant preparing for graduate school. She has also been volunteering as a suicide prevention counselor since April 2013. She admires Camas Friends’ mission, and is proud to be a part of the work they do to aid the needy and disenfranchised in the community.
Clerk of Elders: Jason Twyman
Jason has been a member at Camas Friends Church since 1989, during that time he has served in various roles including Clerk of Stewardship, Presiding Clerk and most recently Clerk of Elders. Jason is married, has 3 boys and lives with his family in Camas. He has a BA from Washington State University, and an MBA from George Fox University.
Clerk of Education: Debbie Hagen & Linda Shinn
Clerk of Stewards: Jim Goecks
I grew up in a “nominally” Christian home where we attended church sporadically. I always considered myself a Christian, but while I was visiting the Oregon State University campus a Navigator approached me, and I invited Christ to be my savior. After getting married to Jean and graduating from college in Claremont, California, I spent 4 years in the US Army testing out new electronics gear the Army was procuring. We found Camas Friends Church in 1984 and have been attending ever since. I have served mostly on the Stewardship Committee during my period with Camas Friends.
Clerk of Outreach: Al Hendrix
Al is a retired IBM Electrical Engineer with a deep interest in adult education. He has served as Adjunct Professor at several Universities and Community Colleges teaching Electronics Technology and Semiconductor Manufacturing. His hobbies include custom coffee roasting and teaching others coffee appreciation, taking motorcycle trips, and camping at the coast with friends and family. This is Al’s first attempt at Clerking a Committee within the Quaker community.
Clerk of Hospitality: Leslie Cole