June 4, 2023
Maggie Shreve comes back to Knox from Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago where she was their Parish Associate for Jail Ministry. In the Presbyterian Church (USA), a “parish associate” is usually someone who is retired or semi-retired but still feels called by God to engage in ministry. When a Presbyterian Church decided to bring in a Parish Associate, they are generally unpaid or receive a small stipend.
Maggie grew up in Knox in the 1950s and 1960s. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in American History with Honors from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s of Divinity Degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. Her professional career has been largely consumed with disability rights and racial justice advocacy, management of non-profit organizations, and eventually organization development consulting. Her consulting partnership in Chicago, Kenfield/Shreve, led or facilitated multiple organizational change efforts over the last two decades.
Moving back to Cincinnati was a direct result of the COVID pandemic. Pastor Adam invited Maggie to become the Knox Parish Associate for Mission and Racial Justice at the end of 2022. This was always her call! She now lives in a lovely new building for people over 55 years of age in Northside. She has a car again after 15 years without one. And her two cats are thrilled to be living in this new place with lots of windows!