Colby Abazs

Photos: Mike Goren

“When I attended my first FGC Gathering in high school, I felt like I had found my Quaker community,” shares Colby Abazs.

Colby was raised Quaker, and attended different meetings through high school and college. He found “it hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.”

At the Gathering, Colby found a vibrant community of peers who “welcomed, challenged, and helped me to grow in my Quaker faith.”

AYF Community: 2019 Gathering at Grinnell College

AYF Community: 2019 Gathering at Grinnell College

AYF Community: 2019 Gathering at Grinnell College

“The friends I have made at Gathering are who I reach out to share joys and for support and healing.”

In looking ahead, Colby feels “excited for the future of FGC, and eager to be part of our transformation.”

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