FMC Coordinating Team

Veronica Barron, Jan Nisenbaum, Tom Sander, Jonathan Vogel-Borne

FMC Coordinating Team

ict@fmcquaker.org

Our meeting decided to take the 2020-2021 year to reflect on what we want and need in terms of staffing. In this interim year of reflection, many of the core responsibilities once held by the Resident Friend will be now shared among a four-person team for the coming year—the FMC Coordinating Team!

  • As Staff Coordinator, Jan Nisenbaum supervises FMC staff and works with the First Day School, office operations, and facilities committees.
  • As Finance Coordinator, Tom Sander oversees the FMC budget, monitors expenditures, and works with the finance subcommittee of Trustees.
  • As Welcome Coordinator, Veronica Barron works on outreach + inreach to help folks connect more deeply with the meeting, and works with the Fellowship & Outreach committee and Young Adult Friends.
  • As Communications Coordinator, Jonathan Vogel-Borne helps connect the dots between the work done by FMC’s various committees, working with the clerks team and others.

The Pastoral Care Team remains a resource for support and concrete assistance. They may be reached at pastoralcare@fmcquaker.org.

In short: if there’s something for which you used to turn to the Resident Friend, reach out to the FMC Coordinating Team by emailing ict@fmcquaker.org!

Warm regards,
Jan, Tom, Veronica, and Jonathan

Kathleen Wooten

Interim Facilities Manager
Kathleen can be reached at facilities@fmcquaker.org | 617-354-3383.
She currently is holding virtual office hours M-F 9:00am-12:00pm

Let’s welcome Kathleen Wooten (she/her), FMC’s new Interim Facilities Manager!

Born and raised in Scituate, Massachusetts, Kathleen has had an extensive career in music education and community arts in the public schools. She is a clarinetist with music and education degrees from UMass at Amherst and Boston. Kathleen, her spouse David, and teen daughter Maille live in Methuen, MA.

In the past decade, Kathleen has embarked on a second career path of office administration, facilities management, event coordination, and social media management – often for faith communities. Kathleen enjoys encouraging and supporting faith communities as they come together in faithful lives and witness in the world. She also is becoming quite adept at unplugging toilets and learning about disinfectants and elevators.

Kathleen is a member of Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting, NEYM and travels in the tradition of Gospel Ministry among Quakers in New England. She also is adept at digital ministry and presents workshops and talks about supporting faith communities in digital spaces. Kathleen believes creating and encouraging virtual and physical spaces for us to be in faithful community is important and a call. She looks forward to seeing this in Love and Truth at FMC.

Greg Woods

Greg Woods

Youth Ministries and Education Coordinator
Please feel free to contact Greg at youthministries@fmcquaker.org |
(413) 251-6512. He is always happy to talk with you about youth at FMC.

As a lifelong Quaker Greg has a passion for working with youth. Prior to working at FMC, he worked in campus ministry and service-learning.

In his position, Greg works with the youth all the way from nursery to our high school students. He also oversees the numerous volunteers and childcare staff that makes FMC youth programming possible. He loves to interact with youth of all ages and finding ways to include youth and their families into the overall life of the meeting. Greg has been with FMC since 2018.

Greg lives in Allston with his wife Jenn and toddler Margaret Rae and their cat Tuesday.

Amy Mercure

Amy Mercure

Office Manager
Amy is available by phone M-F from 10:00am-3:00pm.  She can be reached at office@fmcquaker.org | 617-876-6883.

Amy’s responsibilities include being the helpful voice on the phone and the cheerful presence behind the desk for callers and visitors to FMC. If you’re a newcomer looking for general information, part of an FMC group needing help to schedule space for an internal event, or if you’re in need of something else, please don’t hesitate to reach out to her. Amy has been with FMC since 2017.