The Core Teachers

The Core Teaching Team for Class 11 of the
On Being A Spiritual Nurturer Program

(As pictured, left to right:)

ERIKA FITZ, Lancaster Monthly Meeting (PA), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, has an eclectic background that includes a love of poetry, knitting, and art, a childhood in a Brethren farm family in rural Pennsylvania, and an education that runs from Haverford College (first encounter with Quakerism), to seminary in New York City (MDiv, Union Theological Seminary), to a doctorate in Hebrew Bible (Emory University). She has also lived for extended periods in Central and South America. Having taught both college and seminary students, she especially appreciates how learning in the School of the Spirit engages the heart, spirit, and body along with the mind, and that community is such an important part of experience. As a member of Lancaster Monthly Meeting she serves on Worship and Ministry and works with the Young Friends. She lives with her husband Andrew, two dogs, sometimes two stepchildren, and countless unfinished knitting projects.

EVELYN JADIN, Jamestown Friends Meeting (NC), North Carolina Yearly Meeting—FUM, is a graduate of Guilford College and the Earlham School of Religion (M.Div). She has served among Friends as an elder, teacher, and pastor. Evelyn is especially interested in the theological diversity among Friends, spiritual practices, and creating communities of faithful deep listening. For fun Evelyn enjoys quilting, playing with her wonderful nieces and nephews, and exploring the mountains and river surrounding her home with her wife Mary and dog Gracie.

SUSAN KIGHT, Camden Friends Meeting (DE), Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, completed the On Being a Spiritual Nurturer in 2017. She holds multiple degrees, which bring together her love of art, languages, and teaching. She has served among Friends as elder, teacher, committee clerk, and meeting clerk. Susan is called to accompany the spiritual journeyer and to foster faithful listening on the part of the individual and the faith community. She is a lover of books, crafts, and corny jokes. She lives with her husband Bill.

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