Our Rector



Our rector, Meg Ingalls is a character. She embraces us with Christian love while she teases and pokes and prods us toward mission and ministry.  One of her goals is to fully engage us in the 21st century. She wants to see us engage every member of the Transfiguration community -- as diverse culturally as it is -- from our youngest to our oldest.  She believes in Jesus Christ as Lord and that this is a time when the Episcopal church shines as a beacon for that message. She invites each of us into relationship with her, one another, and the one, true, and living God.

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  Director of Music

Elton King - In a single moment music at Transfiguration was transformed. At the invitation of a parishioner Elton visited Transfiguration and quietly found himself a seat in the choir loft.  Midway through the service as the congregation began to sing the most wonderful music came from the loft.  The Rector strained to see what was going on as the congregation swung their heads around to try to see what was happening.  Their answer was that Elton had begun to play.  30 years later, we are blessed with his sharing of his musical gifts, his wonderful, kind and generous spirit.  




Parish Administrator

ATKINS-DIANE-2Dianne Atkins, Parish Administrator, trainer of Great Pyrenees Aristotle, spinner and knitter of yarn is the wonderful woman who greets us by phone and at the door to welcome us all, direct the mail, and helps to make our goals a reality.  Her smile is contagious and her extraordinary care of Transfiguration is above the call of duty.









Our Rector

 The Rev. Margaret Ingalls is the 4th rector of Transfiguration Anglican/Episcopal Church in Silver Spring.  Meg is married to another Episcopal priest, The Rev. Brad Ingalls, who is serving Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Churchville, MD.   Meg and Brad have been married for 40 years and have two daughters, Katy(married to Justin Fischer)—who is lives in Georgia and serves her country in the military, and Sarah (married to Justin Howard) who is going to school and working as a parish administrator at St. John’s Episcopal in Havre de Grace, MD.  They have four grandchildren:  Katy’s two—Brandon and Piper, Sarah’s Sophia, and Sarah’s step-daughter Geneva.

Meg  was ordained to the diaconate on June 10, 1989, and to the priesthood on St. Patrick’s Day 1990.  After her time as seminarian and deacon at Holy Comforter in Vienna, VA, Meg began her calling at Holy Comforter in Richmond, VA, where she served as assistant for over three years.  She then served as rector at Holy Trinity in Fruitland Park, FL, for 15 years.  During that time the church was able to give wing to two new congregations and a small school dedicated to students with learning disabilities.

Since coming to Transfiguration, Meg and the vestry have said goodbye to a long term relationship with Thornton Friends School and welcomed a nesting congregation—Remnant Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Swing Dance, Yoga, and Narcotics Anonymous have become new ministries held at the church.  We have sent the youth on mission trips and retreats and have introduced retreats for adults and musicals for the young people.  We have continued our work with C-4, AIM, our girls at Our Little Roses in Honduras, baskets of food at Christmas and Thanksgiving, toys for children at Christmas, and other service projects.  After two years of a Wellness Fair, we have introduced a church wellness program and are looking at new initiatives to serve our community.

We are excited at the possibilities of being ambassadors of Christ to one another and to our community.  We are a richly diverse people coming from as far away as Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, and all regions of the U.S. from California to Texas to Minnesota to Florida to Maine.  We are a microcosm of the world with wonderful accents and a vision of celebrating all of our lives in the loving spirit of our Lord. 

Please come and live into the culture(s) of Transfiguration:  a worshipping community of Christ in our world.


 BA   English and History  Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas  1973
 MA English   Auburn University, Auburn, AL  1979
Post graduate studies Lamar University   1980s
 MDiv  Theological Studies Virginia Theological Seminary  1989
  ABD Congregational Ministry    Virginia Theological Seminary   90s-'00s












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December 11, 2017



Please join us at the church for services

8:00 & 10:15 am - Holy Eucharist



December 24 - 5:00 p.m. Building of the Creche  9:30 p.m. Festival Eucharist with Choir, Brass & Tympani



December 24 - 4th Advent at 9:30 followed by a Luncheon to say Farewell to Mother Meg and to celebrate The Rev. Julie Petersmeyer's, new ministry

December 31 - Lessons & Carols

January 21     - Annual Meeting



10:00 am - Holy Eucharist in Chapel
11:00 am - 11th Hour Bible Study

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