GFS-USA National Board of Directors, 2019-2022

Lisa-Jo Woods-Kriss, GFS-USA President

Diocese of Pennsylvania

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Angel Bookal, Vice President

Diocese of New York

I have been a member of a sisterhood known as GFS for forty years. During this time, I have transitioned from a teen attending read more…

The Reverend Rowena Kemp

Diocese of Connecticut

Appointed by GFS USA President Delores Alleyne in the summer of 2013, the Rev. Rowena J. Kemp comes to GFS with an open heart and read more…

Lydia Kugler, Secretary

Diocese of New Jersey

I have been involved with GFS for 14 years.  Not being a cradle Episcopalian, I had not been exposed to GFS as a young girl and, in fact, knew very little about the group until I began looking for an organization for my 5 year old daughter.  read more…

Tammy Shafer-Noriega, Treasurer

Catherine Sopko, Director of Message and Mission

Diocese of  New Jersey

I became involved in The Girls’ Friendly Society when I was five years old.  I found GFS as a place that I could be myself, a place where I developed friendships, I learned confidence and the meaning of the GFS motto – Bear Ye One Another’s Burdensread more…

Delores Alleyne, Director of Service and Programs

Diocese of New York

As a life-long resident of New Haven, Connecticut I began my Christian journey by attending Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church at a young age and began my wonderful journey with the Girls Friendly Society read more…

Lois Frankforter, Director of Talent and Development

Diocese of Connecticut

Lisa Mitchell – Director of Organizational Growth

Holly Shafer, Director of Priority Initiative

Diocese of Los Angeles

“Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens” is a motto that was instilled in me starting at a young age in GFS. Today, I live out that motto as a Marriage and Family Therapist. read more…

Angelique Starke, Junior Delegate

Past Presidents of GFS-USA:

  • Delores M. Alleyne (CT) 2013-2016
  • Llyn Carter (PA) 2010-2013
  • Lois Frankforter (CT) 2004-2010
  • Dorothy Orr (PA) 2001-2004
  • Patricia Bryant (NY) 1998-2001
  • Dorothy Orr (PA) 1992-1998
  • Constance Kilgour (MA) 1989-1992
  • Patricia Henderson (MA)  1986-1989
  • Martha Killefer (Los Angeles)1983-1986
  • Adele Ray (PA) 1980-1983