QVS Staff

Christina Repoley
FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Christina Repoley

Christina Repoley

FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Christina grew up in the Charlotte Friends Meeting and is now a member of the Atlanta Friends Meeting (Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association). She has served on staff in the Peace Building Program of the American Friends Service Committee, Southeastern Regional office. She previously worked out of AFSC’s Philadelphia office as the coordinator of the Mexico Summer Project, one of AFSC’s last remaining workcamps for young adults. She served on Friend’s General Conference’s Youth Ministries Committee for 6 years, and recently served on FGC’s Stoking the Spiritual Fire of Quakerism Capital Campaign Steering Committee. She was a Woodruff Fellow at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where she received a Master of Divinity in 2011. Her masters thesis was entitled “Prophetic Service: The Roots of and New Directions for a Quaker Religious Practice.” Following seminary, Christina served as Program Coordinator for the Faith and Service Program of the Cousins Family Foundation, where she worked with a national network of faith based voluntary service programs and with the Fund for Theological Education’s Volunteers Exploring Vocation program. She has carried the leading to create QVS for many years and is thrilled that it is finally coming into being. She serves on the Board of Directors of Friends Fiduciary Corporation and the advisory board of Peace Builders Camp at Koinonia Farm. Her writing has appeared in Friends Journal and Quaker Life and she has been the invited speaker at various events including the 2014 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting William Penn Lecture and Guilford College’s 2014 Commencement Exercises. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Dean, who is the founding principal and executive director of the Kindezi School, and their son, Harmon.

Liz Nicholson
ATLANTA/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Liz Nicholson

Liz Nicholson

ATLANTA COORDINATOR/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Liz Nicholson grew up in West Richmond Friends Meeting and began worshiping with First Friends Meeting in Richmond, IN as a young adult. Liz graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC majoring in Psychology and Music and participated in the first QVS house in Atlanta in 2012, where she became active in Atlanta Friends Meeting. Professionally, she has worked with adults and children who have intellectual disabilities, utilizing her combined passions for effective communication and music. Her interest in social justice and activism led her to work with Friends Committee on National Legislation, several disability organizations, and work alongside Quakers in Israel/Palestine. Liz joined QVS in 2014 as the Atlanta Coordinator where her valued experience as a former Fellow brings an important perspective to the staff team.

Lee Anne McGaha
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Lee Anne McGaha

Lee Anne McGaha

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Lee Anne previously worked for QVS in a part time capacity, and is thrilled to rejoin QVS as Director of Operations. In her (long ago) college days, she devoted most of her extracurricular time to service projects, and has always had a volunteer spirit and desire to help make the world a better place. Lee Anne graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Economics and French, and spent the majority of her career at a large management consulting firm where she gained experience in organizational operations improvement. After a brief stint pursuing a graduate degree in cell biology, she ultimately decided to stay home with her young daughter for several years. QVS provided the perfect opportunity to re-enter the workforce and use her talents for good. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her amazing family, decorating cookies, and taking an occasional trapeze class.

Ross Hennesy
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Ross Hennesy

Ross Hennesy

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Ross became a convinced Quaker in 2004 at Harrisburg Monthly Meeting and has been a member at Germantown Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia since 2007. He completed a Master’s program in the Religious Studies department at Temple University, studying social movements, activism, and religion. In 2008, he helped found an intentional community and urban farm in Northwest Philadelphia where he continues to live. He also remains active in Germantown Monthly Meeting and in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson
PORTLAND COORDINATOR

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson

Sarah Klatt-Dickerson

PORTLAND COORDINATOR
Sarah is a poet, dreamer, optimist, and lover of stories. Sarah grew up as a pastor’s kid, moving around a bit, but starting in and returning to the Pacific Northwest. She became a convinced Friend during college in 2009, and Quakers have felt like coming home ever since. Sarah graduated from George Fox University in 2010 with a degree in Cinema and Media Communications, and from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2014 with a Master of Divinity. Together with her dad, she started and manages an online Etsy shop, Ordinary Artists, where they make and sell journals and paper goods. Finding herself moving from Evangelical Friends to Liberal Friends, Sarah is currently exploring spirituality through nature, poetry, and energy work. Sarah lives in cozy dynamic abode in Portland Oregon with her partner, a couple from West Hills, a 4 year old, a new baby, and Ollie the dog.

Oskar Pierre Castro
PHILADELPHIA COORDINATOR

Oskar Pierre Castro

Oskar Pierre Castro

PHILADELPHIA COORDINATOR
Oskar Pierre Castro is an artist/analyst/non-violent activist/father & husband with over twenty years of service in the non-profit sector working on youth development, career development, peace activism, and labor rights. Oskar is a 1992 graduate of Rowan University where he majored in Law & Justice. The human rights part of the curriculum stimulated his belief in working for social justice when it is absent. Oskar’s non-profit experiences include things like leading a national office program at the American Friends Service Committee and helping talented youth-of-color navigate corporate America with INROADS. Originally from South Jersey, Oskar moved to Philadelphia in 1994, and as a multi-faceted artist there he employs music, poetry, and graphic art to communicate his ideas about the world creatively. A member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Oskar is married to a like minded soul, has two children, the best dog ever, and a cat.

Hilary Burgin
BOSTON COORDINATOR

Hilary Burgin

Hilary Burgin

BOSTON COORDINATOR
Hilary grew up in Acton Friends Meeting (MA), participating in the New England Yearly Meeting youth programs elementary through high school. After graduating Oberlin College in 2010 with a double-major in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies, Hilary moved to Boston. Over the past four years, Hilary’s interest has focused on social and environmental justice, working for a variety of non-profit organizations, including several farms and an urban parks non-profit. Hilary attends Beacon Hill Friends Meeting and volunteers as a Resource Person for the Young Friends program in New England Yearly Meeting.

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