New President of The Mother Church

Mrs. Margaret Murney Glenn Matters, who is the daughter of the late Major General Edwin F. Glenn of the United States Army, spent her childhood in various army posts in Minnesota, Montana, and Washington states; later she went to Alaska, the Philippines, China, and Japan, and to live in New York State, Ohio, Indiana, and Texas. She attended public schools in these various places, finished at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut, then went to Boston to study music, and there became seriously interested in Christian Science, about which she had heard as a young girl. A year later she became a member of The Mother Church, and three years later, while in New York City studying, she became a member of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, in that city. She then went to Germany to continue her study of music. Because of the large numbers in Germany who were seeking healing in Christian Science there was a great demand for practitioners, so Mrs. Matters gave up her musical career in order to devote her time to the practice of Christian Science. She became a member of First Church in Berlin, Germany, was soloist in that church, a member of its Board of Directors, and later its First Reader.

Just previous to the completion of her term as First Reader she went to Boston, where she had Normal Class instruction in the Board of Education, and became an authorized teacher. The following spring she was elected Second Reader of The Mother Church, and after serving the usual term of three years was elected to the Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church. With the exception of one year devoted to the practice of Christian Science, and another year devoted to assisting in the revision of the Christian Science Hymnal, she served continuously as a lecturer until July, 1938. Since that time she has been practicing and teaching Christian Science in New York City, and has become a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Great Neck, New York.

The Christian Science Board of Lectureship
June 22, 1940

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