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Who we are

Howard E. Friend Jr.
President Ex-Officio

An ordained Presbyterian minister; founder and lead consultant of the Parish Empowerment Network; teacher, spiritual mentor, speaker and author.

Erik Friend Drake
President and Executive Director

David Funkhouser
Treasurer of the Board

Senior staff at TransFair USA an international certifying agency for fair. Trade products

Deedee Risher
Secretary of the Board

A Freelance journalist and author.

Linda Stevenson
Board member

Professor of International Relations, Latin American, and Women's Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania; has lived in Cuernavaca and Santiago, Chile; seeking to do justice and walk humbly with God

Brian Gibson
Board member

Social studies teacher, musician and song writer; advocate and activist in Chester, PA; sponsor of his school’s Gay Straight Alliance.”

Jim Hatfield
Board member

Laura Wilson
Board member

Sandy Forbes
Board member

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