Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) announced on July 26 that Tim Gee would be its next general secretary.
The FWCC World Office is based in London, UK. Together with the four FWCC section offices, the organization aims to encourage fellowship and understanding among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends.
Simon Lamb, clerk of FWCC World Office, says Gee “brings an exuberance and energy, and he brings a vision and desire to serve the global family of Friends which is grounded in a living, easily expressed faith in God.”
Gee joins FWCC from Amnesty International in the UK. Before Amnesty, Gee worked for Britain Yearly Meeting, Christian Aid, and Friends of the Earth. He is a member of Peckham and Plumstead Common Meeting in South East London, where he serves in an eldership role.
“Even in the face of global pandemics and crises,” Gee says, “my hope is to support the global Quaker community to keep connecting and helping one another and our neighbors in order to be the fertile ground in which the seeds of peace and justice will grow.”
Gee will begin at FWCC in January 2022. He succeeds Gretchen Castle, who left FWCC in July after serving for nine years. In August, Castle began as the dean of Earlham School of Religion. In the interim period, Susanna Mattingly will serve as acting general secretary.