For the second year, Beacon Hill Friends House has Program Fellows who live as members of our residential community and support our work to further expand and deepen our programs and events.
We are excited to introduce you to this year’s Fellows:
Eva Whittaker (she/her) grew up in Friends schools in Philadelphia, studied Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, and recently finished a fellowship with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston. She believes deeply that our relationships with each other are sacred. Eva is interested in living the questions of what it means to be “in relationship”, and exploring how faith and spirituality can ground and deepen how we show up for one another. She feels called to work at the intersection of spirituality and social justice, and is very interested in how intentional communities can inspire generative and imaginative models of community accountability, responsibility and care. Eva is passionate about living and working in community, and is excited to be doing so at BHFH this year.
Micah Renner (he/him) is an MDiv student at Boston University. He spends time writing, thinking, and acting in ways that, hopefully, create compassionate spaces for others. Micah has a strong communications background, as well as experience creating queer-affirming spiritual spaces.
Connor is from the frigid state of Minnesota and has spent the last five years working in food/farming and education. Connor is moved by the Quaker dedication to the practice of contemplation and social action, and he is excited to continue to deepen in both of these areas as a BHFH Fellow. He is also interested in how placemaking can support spiritual nourishment, and in the uncool, nuts-and-bolts logistics that help an intentional community flourish.
After retiring from Earlham College as Plowshares Professor of Peace Studies, Welling decided to return to school and is now an MDiv student at BU School of Theology. She has an emerging ministry in helping elders use their technology to stay engaged with their faith communities.