Joan Broadfield, Secretary
Joan Broadfield grew up in a Quaker circle, migrated briefly to the Episcopal Church, and is part of a religiously eclectic larger family circle. She and her spouse joined Friends in the 1970s. It was a time when life was handing the couple some tough circumstances, including an unexpected draft of Ed into the army due to the war in Vietnam. It was this circumstance—forced military service in a family that included a child (in 1968)—that convinced Joan such service was not in the best interests of the country, of the people, and of world peace. A committed pacifist, active and trained in mediation and bias awareness, Joan has been engaged in a broad spectrum of peace issues. She has a degree in teaching music, serves on Friends General Conference central committee, and is active in her meeting and community.