Those touched by our ministry have offered some encouraging and supportive words. We share some of these here to give a sense of how our work impacts Friends. If you have any feedback on our work, please share it with us.
"Johanna and J.T. are curators of information, ideas, and resources, and part of their process is discernment about what and how to share with other Friends ministry. In watching the unfolding of the Listening Project, it seems to me that Johanna and J.T. are intentionally building a community around them with individuals who are also seeking what we can co-create in this time."
– Melinda Wenner Bradley
"J.T. and Johanna are really doing the work to make the meeting work for everyone. Not just for people who have been here for 30 years, but for everyone – for different generations. They're getting the youth involved, and they know of other meetings outside of our area. They're well-connected, and are making it a priority in their lives to get the meeting to move forward in this way."
– Lorna Arocena
In worship, I have experienced a great intensity and powerful spiritual energy in the presence of JT and Johanna separately. God only knows what this energy and power can do through the two of them together. I take inspiration from their faithfulness to follow Spirit's leadings, even when those leadings may take them away from the comfortable and the familiar.
Their ministry of deep listening and connecting Friends across generations is so important to our Religious Society and will require from all of us the kind of radical faithfulness and outside the box thinking that they exemplify. May this ministry bear bountiful fruit for our beloved community.
– Tony Martin
In my perspective their ministry is grounded, and there is a tremendous need for it.
– Martin Melville