After an extensive search, interview, and selection process, the Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES) has unanimously elected Randy Best as their new Leader. He will be half-time with an initial two-year contract, present on the first and third Sundays (and days surrounding) of most months. Although he resigned as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, he will remain a member and continue to live part-time in Durham, North Carolina.
Randy Best received a B.A. from Grinnell College and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. He is also a graduate of The Humanist Institute, certified Mediator, and Pastoral Counselor. He served as the Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle since 2008. In addition to his work in Ethical Culture, Randy works at Duke University as the Administrative Director of the Physics Department.
In a letter to NoVES, Randy wrote,
“As your Leader, I will strive to live out my Ethical Humanist ideals. Felix Adler’s idea to ‘act to elicit the best in others and thereby elicit the best in yourself’ inspires me to place my energy in helping others develop in order to foster my own personal growth and become my better self.”
Congratulations to Randy Best on the new position and to NoVES for gaining a wonderful Leader.