When Traci Hjelt Sullivan announced she would be departing FGC in early 2019, she said that the best way for Friends to help celebrate her good work was to help us find someone to continue that good work. We are delighted to share the news that we have found our new Associate Secretary for Development - Faith Josephs!
"I am excited for this opportunity to use my gifts and experience with Quakerism, the non-profit sector, and fundraising to serve my greater Quaker community by working with Friends General Conference," she said of her new role.
In January, Faith will begin as Associate Secretary for Development and work with Traci as she brings her 13-year career with FGC to a close.
Faith grew up attending Media Friends Meeting in Pennsylvania where she continues to be a member. She moved to North Carolina to attend Guilford College, where she was a member of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program and served as Recording Clerk her senior year. After graduating, her Quaker background led her to social justice work, specifically immigrant rights issues.
She has worked for eight years serving immigrant families in North Carolina through educational programming, case management, and crisis intervention. Most recently, she worked at the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte for over three years, first as the program manager and then Development Director.
She lives in Charlotte, NC with her partner and their cat, and attends Charlotte Friends Meeting. She will remain based in Charlotte with regular trips to the FGC offices in Philadelphia while also visiting Friends and Friends meetings across the United States and Canada. In her free time, she loves yoga, art and taking care of her many house plants.
Please join us in welcoming Faith to FGC!