Margaret Ann Crain
Dr. Margaret Ann Crain has received critical acclaim and national recognition for her ecumenical leadership in Christian Education. She served churches as a Christian educator in Missouri and North Georgia for 20 years before joining the faculty at Garrett-Evangelical in 1998, where she created a center for training, supporting, and nurturing Deacons within the United Methodist Church. Margaret Ann was ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection in the Northern Illinois Conference. She is the co-author of A Deacon's Heart: The New United Methodist Diaconate and author of Yearning for God: Reflections of Faithful Lives, Educating Christians: The Intersection of Meaning, Learning and Vocation, and The United Methodist Deacon: Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion and Justice, as well as numerous articles. She lives in Dallas, Texas.