Young Adult Field Secretary

Welcome . . .

. . . to a page describing how the NYYM Young Adult Field Secretary (YAFS) can serve your meeting.

Contact Emily Provance:

If you would like the YAFS to visit your meeting or region, contact you, or otherwise support young adults or young families in your meeting, you can contact her at

Ministry—What the YAFS Can Do for You and Your Meeting

The Young Adult Field Secretary works with the Children and Youth Field Secretary, the General Secretary, and ARCH staff to help bring Friends at all stages of life into one vibrant meeting community. YAFS works especially with young adults and young adult Friends (YAFs) and with young families to deepen their spiritual lives and to help integrate them into the life of their local meetings and of the yearly meeting. She also works with meetings to help them recognize and nurture the spiritual gifts, lives, and ministries of their young adults.

YAFS travels throughout the yearly meeting, visiting meetings and meeting with young adult groups, and she publishes an email newsletter, in addition to a lot of one-on-one contact with members of the YAF community.


YAFS's work is supported through New York Yearly Meeting's operating fund.

YAF Newsletter Archive