MYPF: How We Are Organized

The Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship is organized into several parts:

Sponsoring Organization
The Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship is a program of the Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Working Group
As a program of the WWFOR, the MYPF has a Working Group, which includes its Directors and included as its founding members most of the past PAT Directors and Assistant Directors. The Working Group is composed of those who are interested in helping to develop and run the program under the direction of the Directors.    Contact the Directors if you would like to help out with any of these roles or otherwise support the work of the MYPF.


Sarah Pham MYPF Coordinator

Since 2016, the MYPF Coordinator has been a graduate of the MYPF program who is hired as staff, part-time, to help with outreach, training and support roles throughout the year.  In 2023-24 our Coordinator is Sarah Pham, 2017 MYPF alum and recent graduate of the University of Washington.

The Directors shall ultimately be responsible for the design and execution of the program, seeking advice and obtaining assistance from the Advisory Board and the Working Group. The Directors for the MYPF are volunteers, parents of now adult children who went through the program in years past when it was the Peace Activist Trainee program.

Advisory Board
The Advisory Board is composed of approximately 12 former Directors, Assistant Directors and alumni of the Peace Activist Trainee program, who have agreed to provide feedback and guidance to the Directors.

Mentors are recruited and selected by the Directors to provide support, guidance and accountability for the Peace Fellows during the fellowship year by establishing and maintaining a one to one relationship with 1 or more Peace Fellows.

The Directors are joined by Trainers and Assistant Trainers.  In 2023 the Intensive Training will be led by Mary Lou Finley and Sherri Bevel, both experienced Level III trainers certfied in Kingian Nonviolence Training.  After the Intensive Training we inend to offer as resources allow further training as Online Training via Webinars and Skill-shares.

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  • Rachel Hoff

    I’m looking for a way to become involved in community anti-racism work in the Olympia area. I want to be part of a group that focuses People of Color in work that will benefit all people. Please contact me with information about upcoming events and service that I could provide.

    Thank you.