Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES)



Randy Best is the Leader of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society.  Randy is the third Leader this Society has had in its 33-year history.

 Randy previously was the Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he served for eight years. Randy was certified as an Ethical Culture Leader in 2004. Randy has also worked with the Ethical Society of Austin and the Ethical Society of St. Louis, where he served as a Leader Intern. Randy has held various positions with the American Ethical Union, including four years as President of the National Leaders Council. In his non-Ethical Culture life, Randy has had extensive experience in administrative and financial management with Duke University, and the transit systems of Raleigh, North Carolina and New York City.

Randy is married to Sarah Howe and they have four grown children, as well as one very active grandchild.

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Jeffrey Crook is the President of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society Board of Trustees and has served in this capacity since July of 2017.

Jeffrey has been a member of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society for more than three years. Prior to serving as President, he taught in the Sunday School program, was on the Adult Enrichment & Civic Action Committee, and served as Society Treasurer. In addition to being President, Jeffrey is currently active on the Platform Speakers Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Finance & Budget Committee.

Jeffrey is originally from West Virginia and initially moved to the Washington metropolitan area in 1989. Jeffrey is married to Cherie Crook. They have two boys (Noah – age 13 & Joshua – age 10) and live in Bristow, Virginia.

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