In recognition of the blessings which we receive from senior members in our churches, the Older Adult Ministries of the Presbytery of New Hope invites churches to nominate one individual or couple from their congregation for the 2017 Outstanding Older Adult Award. Marge Enberg is this year’s Outstanding Older Adult for Westminster!
As you chat with Marge Enberg, it is evident that Christ has been working throughout her life. Marge was raised in Michigan in a small farming community about 40 miles outside of Detroit. Her parents were very active church members and family social activities were centered around church. It was there that her faith was instilled.
Marge graduated from the University of Michigan, where she majored in business administration. She and her husband moved to Chapel Hill in 1966. Marge completed her Master of Arts in College Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She describes herself as a lifelong educator, and her gifts and talents for teaching have been exhibited in some capacity off and on her entire life.
Marge’s contributions to the life of WPC and the community have been many. In 1990, the Enbergs joined Westminster because of the extensive focus on outreach. Marge has served in the following capacities over the years at WPC: deacon, Stephen Minister, liaison to the preschool, Church School teacher, confirmation mentor, youth Mexico trip chaperone, and disaster relief volunteer in North Carolina, Haiti, Nashville, and the Gulf Coast.
Marge has been a member of the Seekers Bible Study for 20 years, and she went with the youth on the Appalachian Service Project trip in the NC mountains two years ago. Marge is currently on the Birthday Committee and in the Monday Morning Bible Study. She continues to send cards and postcards to church members to express care or to celebrate special occasions.
Marge is an outstanding person who has impacted many, and all who know her are the better for it.