Rev. Peggy Funderburke
Rev. Peggy Funderburke is the granddaughter of a Methodist Circuit-Riding Minister who served southwest Georgia. She was born on June 18, 1950, in Albany, Georgia. Her father served in the U. S. Air Force for 33 years. This employment caused the family to move every two to three years. Peggy received her Bachelors and Masters of Art in Education Administration from Arkansas State University. She taught third grade for three years in DeWitt, Arkansas. In 1977, Peggy moved to New York City. In 1980, she and two partners founded Triangle Fire Protection Corp.; a fire protection and suppression company working in high-rise buildings in and around Manhattan. Peggy was the only woman in New York City in 1980 to have a controlling role in a construction company that was a union shop. Peggy held this position for the next 23 years. Peggy retired from Triangle to begin a new Calling to be a Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2003. She attended New Brunswick Theological Seminary and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2006. In June, 2006, she was hired as the Associate Pastoral Care Minister for Marble Collegiate’s congregation in Manhattan. In August, 2008, Peggy left New York City to accept a Call to minister at Bethany Reformed Church in Albany, New York. Since arriving in Albany, she has become associated with SHOW, Inc. (a non-profit for incarcerated women), the Classis of Albany, and the Capital Area Council of Churches. Peggy retired from Bethany Reformed Church at the end of 2020.