Leadership Conference 2014: Panel Discusson #2 - Servant Style Leadership with Organizations
2014 ESR Quaker Leadership Conference: Leading as Servants in the Manner of Friends - August 15-17, 2014
Jeff Baxter: Jeffrey L. Baxter is President of Friends Fellowship Community, Inc. in Richmond, Indiana. Jeff has been with the Community since 1983 and has served as chief executive officer for twenty-four years. He received his B.A. from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Jeff is a founding member and current Board Chairman of the Samaritan Alliance, LLC, a group purchasing organization serving senior living providers. He is active in, and past Chairman of, LeadingAge Indiana, an association of not-for-profit facilities and services for the elderly. He is currently President of the Richmond Hospital Authority and is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Reid Hospital Foundation. Jeff and his wife Melissa live in southern Wayne County.
Miriam Bunner: Miriam Bunner, B.A., The Ohio State University, is the Assistant to the Dean of ESR. She has been a Quaker for the past 20 years. In the late 1990s, she discovered the Alternatives to Violence Project, but wasn’t able to train as a facilitator until 2009. At the completion of her training the lead facilitator retired, leaving no AVP leadership in the state. In 2012, with the aid of her daughter and a former facilitator, Miriam rebirthed AVP Indiana and became the AVP USA Midwest Regional Representative. Currently, she is conducting workshops at the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility. Miriam and her husband, Buck, have two sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law.
Wanda Coffin Baker: Wanda Baker grew up at Salem Friends Church in Iowa Yearly Meeting. She graduated from William Penn College (now University) in Iowa, and received a M.Min. degree from Earlham School of Religion. She has volunteered at the Council House and Kickapoo Friends Centers in Oklahoma, was a youth missionary to East Africa Yearly meeting, and taught for two years at the Ramallah Friends Girls School in Palestine, in addition to pastoring for 23 years in Wilmington, Western, and New England Yearly Meetings. She and her husband Doug have 3 children, 2 daughters-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Currently, Wanda serves as Superintendent of Western Yearly Meeting.
Robin Mohr: Robin Mohr serves as Executive Secretary for the Friends World Committee in the Americas. She is also a writer, minister, wife, mother, and a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia. She coined the term “convergent Friends” in late 2005 to describe a movement of the Holy Spirit among Friends across divides of theology, geography, and age and wrote about it on her blog,robinmsf.blogspot.com. Last year she led a series of Living Water workshops in Central America, connecting the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well with stories of Quaker women in history and our own stories of service to God.