Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler

News Editors

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler have been the news editors for Friends Journal since April 2018. They live in Greenbelt, Maryland, with Windy’s two children. They are members of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting. Windy is pursuing a master of divinity at Earlham School of Religion, focusing on her ministry of Quaker family life. Her ministry is held under the care of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. Windy is a former labor organizer and contributing editor to New Clear Vision. She serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee. Erik is the former religious studies editor for AltaMira Press and is a contributing editor for the online religion and culture magazine Killing the Buddha. He serves as co-clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Nominating Committee. Contact them at