Peg Chemberlin began her interfaith pilgrimage when invited to join Feminists of Faith in 1984. As a Christian she would live and work with people of other faiths in all she did. Whether in her call to leadership with the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, or in support of new programs at the Minnesota Council of Churches where she was CEO from 1995-2017.
Under Peg’s leadership the Council of Churches had perhaps the broadest set of interfaith relationships in the state and was often called upon to gather those groups for the larger good such as the 9/11 memorial at the state capitol. In this week Peg will share examples of that work and the tools needed to have just relationships.
Peg was ordained in Moravian Church, has dual-standing in the United Church of Christ and is a canon in the Episcopal Church. She is best known for her breadth of relationships, once called “Rev. Rolodex” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was the president other National Council of Churches of Christ USA and served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Committee on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Peg is the Lead Consultant for The Justice Connection Consultancy, LLC. She is a cohort supervisor for Auburn Seminary’s Justice Ministry Education program. Peg has a Master of Divinity (United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, 1982) and an honorary Doctor of Divinity (Moravian College and Seminary, 2016). She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband Mark Greenawalt not far from their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter.