Serving all who enter our doors since 1918

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

- Romans 12:11

Rev. Margaret Allred Finnerud, M.Div., STM, Priest-in-Charge

Twenty years after graduating from Duke University and an international career, Rev. Meg entered Wake Forest University School of Divinity, completing her M. Div. in 2010 (and now sits on its Board of Visitors).  At the direction of her then-diocesan bishop (now Presiding Bishop) Michael Curry, Rev. Meg additionally completed an STM in Anglican theology and history at The General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2013 from which she was called by The Rev. Edward Pardoe, Rector of St. Barnabas Church, Greenwich, CT as Rev. Ted’s first assistant.  After a return to North Carolina as (first female) Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Southport, NC in 2015, Rev. Meg was called to St. Saviour’s first as supply priest and then in February, 2018 as Priest-in-Charge. During her ordination process, she additionally completed internships in the dioceses of North Carolina and Long Island.

“At heart, I’m a chaplain,” Rev. Meg says.

As a consequence of her ecumenical upbringing, intense involvement at Duke Chapel as an undergraduate, living and working abroad and college chaplaincy experience at Wake Forest, Rev. Meg naturally embraces the “open door” policy of St. Saviour’s with its two school programs and its open worship space.  With this history of welcome in mind, Rev. Meg considers St. Saviour’s truly a community chapel in the Episcopal Church tradition.

“You may have a hard time finding me in the office.”

As a priest and chaplain, Rev. Meg believes ministry should take place both in and beyond the St. Saviour’s campus and that God’s mission far exceeds the physical boundaries of a parish or its immediate neighbors.  While her love of beautiful liturgy and her belief in the importance of preaching and teaching God’s Holy Word runs deep with weekly worship a central aspect of her parish ministry, she seeks God wherever and however the Holy Spirit may lead.

“Believe it or not, I can do other things than just work!”

Rev. Meg considers herself an avid (and improving golfer), a recovering consumer of too much news and a Duke basketball evangelist. She and her husband, Ken, are pleased to be new members of Innis Arden Golf Club and Old Greenwich Yacht Club where we look forward to meeting our (new) friends.

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Serving all who enter our doors since 1918