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Ruba ByRD,

PASTOR

We're pleased to announce that Ruba Byrd, pictured here with her husband Derek Lamson, began service as the new pastor at Eugene Friends Church on July 1!

 
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JOANNE HALGREN,

CLERK OF THE MEETING

At EFC, the most significant decisions are made by the congregation, during what Quakers call Meeting for Business. No votes are taken, but all members and attenders at EFC may speak after a time of prayer and quiet searching. It’s the clerk’s role to direct the meeting in such a way as to invite insights from participants, help discern where Christ is leading, and to summarize and record when a decision has been reached. This can be a slow process, which requires a skilled clerk. We’re grateful for Joanne’s leadership.

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MARIE MATSEN,

CLERK OF ELDERS

Together with the pastor, the Elders have a special responsibility for the prayer life and spiritual care of the community. When the congregation faces a difficult decision, the Elders may take the lead in drafting proposals, but these must be approved, amended, or rejected by the Meeting for Business. This requires a wise and forward-thinking clerk.

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BERNADINE ALLEN,

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Bernie is our office administrator. She is also the education clerk for our Sunday school and youth programs. You may contact her at 541-484-9998 or by email at eugenefriends3495@gmail.com

 
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JOHN & DAVINA DONATHAN,

CARETAKERS

John & Davina are our on-site caretakers. John is also the assistant clerk of the meeting.