Our Staff

Dove John

Administrative Assistant


Dove John joined the staff in December 2016 as our Administrative Assistant. She brings with her a wealth of experience in working with people to ensure that they are well cared for. As a professional counselor and political activist, she is well versed in understanding the needs of others. Dove is the person who answers the phone and keeps the office running smoothly. Her regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to Noon.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the church office is currently closed. However, staff are checking for messages regularly.

Lorraine Watson



Lorraine Watson has pastored at North Seattle Friends Church since July of 2000. God has given her a vision of a great people to be gathered in Seattle. It’s a vision of Quakers gathered throughout Seattle in as many gathering places as there are Starbucks in Seattle. She sees people gathering to share how God is stirring in their lives. She is passionate about releasing people to minister in God’s Kingdom and feels that all people are called to be in ministry. This does not all occur within North Seattle Friends Church, but the church takes delight in blessing ministries. People at North Seattle Friends gather to Listen together and discover how it is that God is calling them to be the People of God, gathered as Quakers in Seattle.

Patty Federighi

Director of Quilting


Patty Federighi’s ministry of quilting is a gift to us all. North Seattle Friends Church has a rich history of quilting, including: Stone Soup Quilters, who make quilts for cancer patients in hospitals (meeting Monday mornings at 10am), the Quaker Quilters, (meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month 7PM), and the “Peace Through Pieces” a ministry that offers quilt making as one means of trauma healing for central African women’s support groups. In December 2005, Patty and Carolann Palmer went to Burundi to research starting a quilting ministry. In December 2006, they returned and taught classes in quilting. In April 2007, Patty returned to see how they were doing, and they exceeded all expectations.