SUN CITY CENTER – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church has named Marge Yarger as its Woman of the Year with a special award by the Presbyterian Women for her faithful service to church and community.
Yarger has been involved in the ministry of St. Andrew since she and her husband moved to Sun City Center in 2002. Before joining the congregation, the couple were members of North Presbyterian Church in Lansing, Mich., where they both taught Christian education and were ordained as elders.
Yarger graduated from Lansing Everett High School, received a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in education from Michigan State University.
The Yargers were married at North Presbyterian between their junior and senior years at Central Michigan. She was a teacher and home economics supervisor in Lansing Public Schools, a teacher in Fort Myers and a teacher and alternative education curriculum specialist for Charlotte County Schools. The couple have two children and are doting grandparents to three grandchildren.
In addition to being an elder and deacon, Yarger has served in many areas at St. Andrew. She has been a Circle leader, secretary-treasurer of Presbyterian Women, a member of the Health Cabinet and Nominating Committee and has taught Christian education classes. She was on the planning committee for this year’s World Day of Prayer and is a Stephen Ministry leader, co-chair of the Prayer Shawl Ministry and vice moderator of Presbyterian Women.
In her free time, she loves to travel. After a photography trip to Africa she and her husband presented a program called Adventures Down Under to share their experiences. In the community, Yarger volunteers backstage with the Kings Point Pelican Players and Sun City Center Performing Arts Club and was formerly involved with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.
She has been named a lifetime honorary member of Presbyterian Women.