Archibald named director of communications

The Rev. Maggie Archibald of Avon, IN, has been named the new director of communications for the Christian Church Foundation, President Gary Kidwell has announced. She will begin her duties March 1.

“We are thrilled that Maggie felt called to this position,” Kidwell said. “She is a pastor with the skills to communicate our ministry to the church. As a lifelong member of the Disciples, and the granddaughter of a former regional minister, Maggie understands who the Disciples are and how the Foundation can best relate to everyone.”

A 2016 graduate of Christian Theological Seminary, Rev. Archibald has been minister of faith formation for the Christian Church in Indiana since 2016 and associate minister at Avon Christian Church since March 2017. She graduated from CTS with a master of divinity degree as well as a master of arts in multicultural Christian education.

The daughter of John and Jeannie May, and granddaughter of Georgia and the late Rev. Bernard (Bernie) Meece, Rev. Archibald graduated from Lynchburg College in 2012 with a major in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in elementary education.

She has served as a keynote speaker for several Disciples Women’s events. She currently is a member of the Bethany Fellows and a participant in the Pension Fund’s Excellence in Ministry program. She and her husband, Matt, have a 1-year-old son, Daniel.

“I expect Maggie will bring a fresh perspective to how the Foundation works with donors and ministry partners as we continue to support both the present and future ministry of the church through legacy gifts,” Kidwell said.

The Foundation is a general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with the mission of encouraging legacy gifts and responsibly managing endowment funds owned by Disciples ministries. It is a donor-directed foundation designed to benefit Disciples ministries and institutions, currently managing more than $660 million in assets.