2013 Summit Speakers: Peg Chemberlin

The Rev. Canon Peg Chemberlin is the Immediate Past President of the National Council of Churches of Christ-USA. The NCC is comprised of the leadership of 38 member communions made up of more than 100,000 congregations and more than 45 million Christians in the United States.

At the National Summit, Chemberlin is on Panel II, Empowering the Public to Make Informed Decisions and Choices

Chemberlin has been the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches for 16 years. She leads the council’s efforts to manifest the unity of the Body of Christ and to build the common good in the world.

In 2009 Chemberlin was appointed to President Obama’s first Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Recent speaking engagements include a panel member with the 14th Dalai Lama; ecumenical preacher at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the USA; preacher for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Washington D.C; keynote speaker at the North American Moravian Women’s Conference.

Chemberlin was ordained a deacon in the Moravian Church in 1982 and made a presbyter in 1994. She holds dual standing with the United Church of Christ. In 2008 she was made an honorary canon in the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.

She is the recipient of many awards including: the Bridge Builders award from the Islamic Resource Group, the Distinguished Alumni award from United theological Seminary and the Governor’s Award for Women of Distinction. She is the former president of the National Association of ecumenical and interfaith Staff.

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