[Sayma-Announce] FW: Announcement of Barry Crossno as the Next General Secretary of Friends General Conference

Liz Perch adminasst at sayma.org
Sat Feb 12 11:34:04 JEST 2011

From: Nicole Rayborn [mailto:NicoleR at fgcquaker.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:22 PM
To: AdminAsst at sayma.org
Subject: Announcement of Barry Crossno as the Next General Secretary of
Friends General Conference


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TO: Friends General Conference (FGC) Central Committee and all Friends of

DATE:  2-11-11


Dear Friends:


It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Barry Crossno
as the next General Secretary of FGC.  His service will begin in mid July
when Bruce Birchard retires after 19 years as General Secretary. The Search
Committee brought Barry's name forward to the January 28-29 meeting of the
FGC Executive Committee, and he was approved. 


The Search Committee felt a deep sense of God's guidance in its interview
and discernment process. Barry brings a deeply committed spiritual
discipline, as well as experience in fundraising, information technology,
and management from a variety of organizations, both corporate and
nonprofit. The Search Committee thought his strengths plus an emphasis on a
collaborative approach fit well with FGC's volunteer dependent organization
with paid staff as servant leaders to help carry out the work. 


Barry is a member of Dallas Friends Meeting and is currently working and
worshipping at Pendle Hill.  The FGC website has more information on Barry:
an announcement posted the weekend of January 28-29 and then a subsequent
interview with Barry. We encourage everyone to view these. www.fgcquaker.org


We would like to thank all those who held this process in the Light, those
who submitted names for the Search Committee to consider, those who applied,
and the FGC staff for their input. We give a special thanks to the other
members of the Search Committee for their dedication and time devoted to
this task: Jean-Marie Prestwidge Barch, Deborah Fisch, Christina Repoley,
Byron Sandford and Sally Weaver Sommer. 


In the Spirit,


Sue Regen, Presiding clerk

Rich Van Dellen, Clerk of the General Secretary Search Committee



Friends General Conference

1216 Arch St. #2B

Philadelphia, Pa 19107

(215) 561-1700 x3008

www.fgcquaker.org <http://www.fgcquaker.org/> 







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