Margaret A. Hogan
Maggie has attended All Saints since 2005. Although she grew up as an active member of an Episcopal church in southwestern Connecticut, she wandered away from organized religion for many years. But after moving to Brookline just down the street from the church, she dropped in at All Saints on what was coincidentally All Saints Day—and kept coming back, thanks to the beautiful liturgy, soaring music, and welcoming community. She has served on the Altar Guild, Vestry, and Welcome Committee, and as the parish’s diocesan and deanery representatives. She currently sits on the Outreach Steering Committee and leads the recently reconstituted Archives and History Team. She is an altar minister and a fellow of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church.
Holding a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she has specialized in American religious and women’s history. She moved to the Boston area in 2003 to work for the Adams Papers project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, serving as its managing editor and overseeing the publication of volumes of the correspondence of John and Abigail Adams. She left the Adams Papers in 2013 to establish her own business as a freelance editor, primarily copyediting books on history and religion, as well as assisting with various historical documentary editing projects. When not seeking to root out dangling participles or deciphering eighteenth-century handwriting, Maggie can be found gardening, baking, knitting, and reading at her home in Needham.
Maggie was elected senior warden in January 2022 and is delighted to have joined an outstanding leadership team, working together to enhance our spiritual community.