The Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends is a voluntary association of meetings, churches, and individuals that supports worship, ministry, and service through the cultivation of Christian faith in the Quaker tradition. We are led by the Spirit to commit ourselves to recognizing the full participation of LGBTQ+ people in all aspects of the life of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. We would love to hear from you!
Cherice Bock, co-clerk
The church is in an important period of reformation, I believe. We are just one small part of it, and there are many feeling the pull to a radically inclusive, loving, justice-filled, Spirit-led, creative, joyful and hopeful community, solidly grounded in Christ. I feel we are in line with the work of the the Present Teacher in the world right now. May we be faithful. I am excited to begin this new venture with all of you.
Eric Muhr, co-clerk
I hope we are willing to take risks. I hope we can embrace the challenges along the way. I hope we are confident in who God is calling us together to be. I hope we are humble enough to say we’re sorry every single time someone gets stepped on or left out or unnecessarily endangered. I hope we learn a lot. I hope we have fun just being together.
Jon Kershner, assistant clerk
I am excited to be a part of Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends as it seeks Christ’s leading in obedience and courage. I am hopeful that our corporate witness can be one of peacemaking amidst divisions, kindness amidst conflict, and faithfulness to the Spirit of Christ.
Matthew Staples, recording clerk
Because Friends are convinced that the Light of Christ dwells in everyone, we should be people who honor God with integrity in the way we treat each other, even and especially those that face injustice. It has been refreshing and energizing to see so many faithfully responding to the Spirit’s leading toward something new. I am excited to see the ways in which we continue to listen.