A member of Purchase Monthly Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting, Fred Dettmer has served as a Trustee and Treasurer at different points. He has served as a Trustee and as Clerk of the Board of NYYM and in numerous other roles there. He was a member of the New York Metropolitan Region Executive Committee of AFSC from 2008-2012, and has taken governance responsibilities in numerous other organizations, including FCNL, the Connecticut Friends School, Friends Peace Teams, and the New York State Schools youth sports programs. Fred holds an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is a practicing lawyer, focusing on federal and state litigation, not-for-profit law, religious rights and organizations law, and individual counseling. He serves as counsel to both the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and the New York State Council of Churches. He is a member of AFSC’s Governance Committee.