Brother Robert Julian, himself an “elder,” lives and works with other elders and people with disabilities as an advocate with the local public housing authority. He is a singer, a poet, a professional cook, and a religious historian. Most of his life he has been a non-violent social change activist. He has been looking a long time for a group which combines the commitment of a consecrated life with a truly ecumenical outlook, seeing holiness in all people and expressions of faith. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he made his First Vows with the Order in June 2018.