Camas Friends Church

A Quaker Meeting in Camas, WA

Staff & Clerks

Administrative Assistant: Helen May (

Helen has grown up at Camas Friends, attending meeting since she was a baby.  She attended Camas schools and received a Bachelor’s Degree from WSU Vancouver.  She has two sons, Joe and Josh.  She enjoys spending time with her boys, her husband Jay, and their animals on their small farm in Fern Prairie.  Helen values the Quaker Testimonies and the use of queries in examining one’s faith and life.  She particularly values this query from Britain Yearly Meeting: “Do you respect that of God in everyone though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern? Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what has nourished the lives of others. Listen patiently and seek the truth which other people’s opinions may contain for you. Avoid hurtful criticism and provocative language. Do not allow the strength of your convictions to betray you into making statements or allegations that are unfair or untrue. Think it possible that you may be mistaken.”


Helen (far right) with some other people that are not Helen

Clerk of Elders: Norma Silliman (


Norma w sister

Norma (L) with her sister

Elder: Julie Heidingsfelder (

Julie w family

Julie and family

Elder: Heather Tricola (

Heather (formerly Heather Goecks) grew up being formed by Camas Friends.  As an adult, she moved back to Camas, in large part because of her church family.  She is married to Brad Tricola, and they have three rambunctious sons.  For work, Heather is a middle school science and math teacher.  She enjoys reading, camping, board games, and working on social justice issues.  Heather values the participatory nature of Camas Friends, and the emphasis on making a difference in the world.

Heather w Braden

Heather with oldest son Braden

Clerk of Stewards: Jim Goecks (

Jim and Jean and Loay

Jim (L) with his wife Jean and recent exchange student Loay

Treasurer: Joy Williams (

Clerk of Hospitality: Leslie Cole (

Joy and Leslie

Joy (L) and Leslie (R) delighted by…bells?

Clerk of Education: Debbie Hagen

Debbie and Mavis

Debbie (L) with mother, Mavis

The Presiding Clerk of Our Meeting: John Twyman (


John, looking

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Meeting Times for Worship

10:30am Coffee

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)

Contact Us

Phone: (360) 834-2446


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

Twitter: @camasfriends

Facebook: camasquakers

AA and other 12 Step Groups: Info about AA, Al-Anon,etc.

Evolutions Preschool: Info about Evolutions Preschool

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