Rev. Margaret A. Guenther
Rev. Margaret A. Guenther was professor emerita of Ascetical Theology at General Theological Seminary, where she served for many years as director of the Center for Christian Spirituality. She was a noted retreat leader and lecturer, and author of many books including Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction; Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life; My Soul in Silence Waits: Meditations on Psalm 62; The Practice of Prayer; Just Passing Through: Notes from a Sojourner; At Home in World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us; and most recently Walking Home: From Eden to Emmaus.
Guenther was an active layperson at St. Columba’s in Washington, D.C., USA, in the 1960s and 1970s, when she moved to New York to pursue ordination to the priesthood. She received her masters of divinity from General Theological Seminary in 1983, and returned to St. Columba’s in 1998 to serve as associate rector. She also holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College. She is survived by her husband Jack Guenther and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Rev. Margaret A. Guenther died peacefully surrounded by her whole loving family on 11 December 2016.