Margie Quinn is our Bryson City UMC ministerial intern from Duke Divinity School for the summer of 2017. We are excited to have her share her passion for life and faith with us. We wanted to share a little bit of her faith story to help you get to know her better.
Margie Quinn was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She moved to Georgia in 2009 to pursue a degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. After graduating in 2013, Margie spent the summer as a Disciples Peace Intern, traveling to eight different Christian summer camps to teach youth about peace and justice issues through a biblical lens.
She then moved out to Seattle, WA to complete a year of service through the U.C.C. church. There, Margie worked in homelessness advocacy for two years, first on the policy level and then at a grassroots non-profit organization called Facing Homelessness.
After spending time in the city, Margie moved to a Lutheran Retreat center, Holden Village, in the North Cascades to work and live for six months. She then moved back to the south to begin her graduate education at Duke Divinity School.
Margie is passionate about racial justice, gender equity, loving Jesus and intentional community. Margie currently resides at the Friendship House, an intentional community in Durham where Duke Divinity students live with adults with developmental disabilities.
Margie sings, plays guitar, reads LOTS of fiction, and loves to be outside. She is the baby of six kids, is a proud aunt of six nieces and nephews, and loves to laugh. Three words that describe her are: camp, siblings and justice. She cannot WAIT to spend her summer in Bryson City with you all!