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Margie Netherton

Formation Coordinator

Margie was raised in Mobile, Alabama, where she attended Spring Hill College and received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also received a Master’s degree in English from Clemson University and finished her Ph.D. coursework in English at Auburn University, where she earned an A.B.D. In addition, she earned a degree in Education from the University of South Alabama. In the 1980s and 90s, she worked in marketing and editing at Pelican Publishing in New Orleans, as a high school teacher of gifted English, a technical editor for Fluor Daniel and Fina Oil and Chemical, and then was an English professor at Amarillo College from 1999 to 2020. Margie is also the President of NAMI Texas Panhandle, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, where she facilitates support groups and classes. She became a member of St. Andrew’s in 2018, when she began volunteering as a Co-facilitator of Adult Formation. In that role, Margie helped design and implement many classes and series, such as Walking in the Way of Love, Saints and Sages, Spiritual Journeys, a May Mental Health series, and the Beloved Community Speaker series.

Margie is married to Bill Netherton, and they live in Amarillo in a 1925 “Texas Tudor” house that they remodeled together. They have six adult children between them, living in Amarillo, Denver, and Los Angeles.

In her role as Formation Coordinator, Margie does some formation curriculum development but is primarily responsible for securing and scheduling volunteers for Adult Formation Community classes and Children’s Formation classes year-round, with support for youth formation and the Seekers and Newcomers class as needed.


Margie Netherton
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