Marge Christie attended General Convention as a delegate or an alternate delegate to the House of Deputies for 13 terms. Her involvement in Church work began in the 1960s, when she was elected to the Department of Missions, formerly an all-male group. Ms. Christie was among the first group of women to be seated in the House of Deputies, and she was one of the first women to sit on Executive Council, as a representative of Province II. As an early member of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, formed to promote the ordination of women, she attended the groundbreaking 1974 ordination service of eleven women in Philadelphia. In 1976, her first year in the House of Deputies, she cast her vote in favor of women’s ordination. She was also present at the consecration of Rev. Barbara C. Harris as the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church. As a founding member of Anglican Women’s Empowerment, Ms. Christie has joined with Anglicans around the world to work for greater inclusion and opportunities for women everywhere.

Delegates to the UN Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, including Marge Christie (second from right), hold a hearing to brief Church leaders on the purpose of the conference and to elicit feedback and opinions. June 20, 1985.