Meg McBride – Associate Minister

Meg McBride was born and raised in Reading, PA and raised her two sons in Bethlehem, PA where she lived for over 20 years. She had a long career as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. In 2002, Meg got sober in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous and was literally reborn into a new life. She discovered a passion for serving God and others and has stayed actively involved in recovery since then. In 2010, she went through a divorce and at the urging of friends, she moved to WIlmington for a fresh start. It was a huge leap of faith as she had never been to WIlmington before. The Port City proved to be a place of rejuvenation and rebirth. Meg got involved with a Celebrate Recovery group at Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church and it was in that group that she heard her call to ministry. She returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s of Religion degree at Mount Olive University in 2015. In 2016, she started classes at Duke Divinity School pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Practice. She is currently a candidate pursuing ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Meg married Geoff (aka “Mr. Stuart” who is a former chef) in 2012 and they live in Monkey Junction with their two fat cats – Odie and Sammy. Meg and Geoff enjoy quiet time, reading, movies and working in the yard/garden. Meg’s areas of interest include: recovery ministry, spiritual formation, writing and lament. Her goal is to one day become a hospital chaplain. Meg currently works for a non-profit as a disability advocate, helping people who are homeless navigate the Social Security Disability application process. She loves that her job allows her to be simultaneously active in the mission of the Anchor to embody hope. You can always find Meg at the Tuesday night Celebrate Recovery meeting in Monkey Junction or offer to take her to lunch at the Detour Deli at 5th and Red Cross!