Michael McConnell

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google Plus Share to Google Plus Share by Email

For Michael from Ann Francis

Ann Francis, a former co-clerk of AFSC's Midwest Regional Executive Committee, shares this remembrance and poem in honor of Michael McConnell.

Wake and memorial service

Michael McConnell Memorial Service

Click photo to view slideshow.

Images available on Flickr

Family and friends celebrated the life of Michael McConnell on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Wellington Avenue Church of Christ in Chicago.

Michael served as peace minister at the church for 41 years and as regional director for AFSC for 23 years. A reception was held following the services.

Photos: Mama Nozipo Glenn and Jon Krieg

Remembering Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell served as regional director for AFSC's Great Lakes Region starting in January 1990, and in June 2012 he took on the same role for the new Midwest region. He passed away on April 7, 2013.

Well-wishers remember Michael McConnell, part 2

This is the second of two videos in which people offer their remembrances of Michael McConnell and condolences to his family following his memorial service April 12, 2013.

Well-wishers remember Michael McConnell, part 1

This is part one of two videos in which people share their memories of Michael and their condolences to his family following his memorial service April 12, 2013.

Midwest staff remember Michael McConnell, part 2

This is part 2 of video remembrances by AFSC Midwest staff of regional director Michael McConnell, who passed April 7, 2013.

Midwest staff remember Michael McConnell, part 1

AFSC Midwest Regional staff offer their remembrances of regional director Michael McConnell, who passed April 7, 2013. (Part 1)

We are the Midwest!

Hector Salamanca, an AFSC Iowa Dreamer and intern, reads a poem written by Michael McConnell to celebrate the creation of AFSC's Midwest Region in 2012. Michael was an AFSC regional director for 23 years until his passing April 7, 2013. AFSC has established the Michael McConnell Youth Internship Fund to help carry on Michael's passion for peace and justice.

Here's the text of the poem:

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

Receive AFSC National Newsletters

AFSC Online