Who We Are

prclogo_med02The Peace Resource Center of San Diego is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit and membership organization founded in 1980 by representatives of six organizations: Fellowship of Reconciliation, First Church of the Brethren, La Jolla Friends Meeting, United Nations Association, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and San Diego State University YMCA-YWCA. Membership is open to all individuals, families, and organizations who desire to associate themselves with and subscribe to the PRC Purposes and Values and pay membership dues.

Our 2019 Board of Directors

Sara Haldeman-Scarr, President: is the Pastor of the First Church of the Sara_01Brethren in San Diego. She brings her passion for interfaith experience, building bridges, and standing together for peace to the board. Her energy and enthusiasm is plus as we move into the PRC’s next 35 years.  (Church of the Brethren)

LaVern Olverding, Vice President (Franciscan Peace Connection)

Gary Lynn, Treasurer (at-large member)

Paul DiFrancesco, Secretary (at-large member)

Zoey Castilla Bacon (at-large member; resigned)

Anne Barron (at-large member)

Betsy Bekken (La Jolla Friends Meeting): Growing up in a pacifist family deeply involved in social justice and racial equality, I developed a continuing passion for peace, social justice, sustainability, and simple living at an early age.   (La Jolla Friends)

Carroll Boone (at-large member)

Carroll studied and practiced nonviolence based on the teachings of Gandhi and Martin Luther King and their followers.  She worked with a number of community groups (Nonviolent Peace Force, Creating a Culture of Peace, UAAMAC (United African American Ministerial Action Council, Peace with Justice Ministry (La Mesa First United Methodist Church), Hate-Free San Diego, and am a certified facilitator for Alternatives to Violence (AVP) and International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP).

Michael Brackney (at-large member)

John Falchi (at-large member) – on leave; resigned 10.2019.

Willie Lang (at-large member)

Herbe Zapata (San Diego Veterans For Peace, Hugh Thompson Chapter)

Our Wonderful Volunteers & Consultants

Bonnie Lowry – Peace Making Partners