Good News!  

I am very pleased to announce that my term as Interim Director is coming to an end, and we have a new Executive Director!  While I have so much enjoyed coming back to an organization I love, we are now in a position to look forward, and plan for what should be a bright future.  Meredith Connell comes to us with a wealth of experience in the corporate and non-profit world.  She has established and developed offices overseas for a multinational corporation, consulted for several non-profit agencies and previously served as Executive Director of a humanitarian aid relief agency in the U.S.   Meredith brings a unique professional background as well as a vibrant enthusiasm for serving others which is crucial to Seafarer's Friend's mission.

Meredith and I are working together for the next couple of weeks, and she is looking forward to meeting all of our members. One great opportunity to meet her will be at our Seafarer's Cruise/Annual Meeting at the end of the summer. We hope you will plan to join us! We will be setting the date soon for the cruise, stay tuned!
God Bless,

Edward Coates
Interim Executive Director