Friends appointed to be especially responsible for the spiritual life of meetings. This appointment is for three years, but may be renewed. It does not confer particular status on the role holder. Friends believe firmly in the equality of all worshippers.
In the WB television show Charmed, the Elders are a fictional group of people who oversee good magic. Originally, they are referred to as "The Founders", but all subsequent episodes/seasons use the term "Elders".