Friend In Residence at Earlham School of Religion

Wess Daniels

I will be in Richmond, Indiana in a couple weeks as the Friend in Residence at Earlham School of Religion. If you’re in the area and want to participate it would be lovely to have you join us. I am really looking forward to being out there with Friends from all over.

Here is what they’ve put together by way of a public announcement:

C. Wess Daniels, minister of Camas Friends Church in Washington, will be joining ESR as our Fall 2014 Friend in Residence from October 7-11th. During his time at ESR, Wess will be presenting the program for Common Meal, bringing the message for programmed worship, and leading a workshop. In addition to these public events, he will also meet one-on-one with students, and enjoy fellowship with the ESR community and local Quakers.

Public Events:

Common Meal Presentation

Tuesday, October 8th
11:20 am – 1:00 pm

Wess will present the program Convers(at)ions in which he will discuss how building bridges of dialogue and participation pave the way to conversion within the self and our communities.  Lunch will begin at 11:20 with program following at 12:00 in the ESR Center Dining Room.

(The program is free, with a $6 fee for lunch, which can be paid at the door.)
*Please RSVP to Mandy Ford at or (765) 973-2158 if you plan on attending the meal.

Programmed Worship

Wednesday, October 9th
11:20 am – 12:00 pm
Quigg Worship Room, ESR Center
Wess will bring the message: A Faithful Betrayal: Learning to Soar (John 12:24)

Workshop: Remixing Tradition: A Convergent Model of Hope

Friday, October 11th
12:00 – 3:00 pm
ESR Center, DeCou Classroom

This workshop will take a look at one model for revitalizing our meetings that draws on the insights of the Quaker tradition as well as insights from today’s participatory culture. After looking at historical and contemporary examples of this “convergent model” we will turn to our own meetings and investigate intersections and signs of hope. The goal is to build on the resources already within the Quaker tradition and our particular meetings in a way that helps us move forward in these uncertain times.

*Complimentary lunch provided – please RSVP to or (765) 973-2158 by Monday, October 7th with dietary restrictions.

For more information about ESR’s Friend in Residence, please contact Mandy Ford, Director of External Relations, at or call (765) 973-2158.

You can also go to the facebook event page for more information.

C. Wess Daniels Bio:

Wess has been the released minister at Camas Friends Church since 2009. He enjoys the work of pastoral care within a Quaker meeting. He has a BA from Malone College in Bible and Theology, and a Master of Arts in Theology and PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He hopes to one day teach Quaker Theology and Contemporary Culture, while still serving in pastoral ministry. He leads workshops and does speaking engagements on Quaker history and theology, and mission in contemporary culture. He is motivated by God’s heart and care for the disenfranchised in our society. Wess is committed to the way of radical love and justice, which was perfectly embodied in Jesus Christ.