Meagan has served at FPC Dallas since August of 2021. Her and her family made their way here from Asheville, NC, where she most recently served as an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville. Meagan is married to Cal, and together they parent Bethan and Jude. Meagan grew up in Orange Park, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville. She earned degrees from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. Following seminary she completed a two year pastoral residency program at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Meagan enjoys being with family and friends, paddle boarding, being active, eating sweet things, and enjoying a nice warm chai late. Her ministry experiences consist of Children’s Ministry Director, and multiple Youth Director positions. She has always been interested in teaching, and out of university taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade for a number of years. Her desire to do work around social justice led her to seminary. She has an immense love for people and is passionate about the inbreaking of God’s Kindom in Dallas, the nation, and the world.
Meagan grew up in Orange Park, Florida, as a middle child. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Her parents still live in Florida. Meagan went to college for her undergrad at Florida State University where she majored in Early Childhood Education and minored in Religion. She completed her student teaching in London, England. After college, she worked at her home church in an interim capacity as a Children’s Ministry Director, as well as a Youth Director. She taught Kindergarten for four years, and 2nd grade for one year at two different public elementary schools in the North Florida Area. She received her MDiv from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas and completed her Clinical Pastoral Education from Baptist Medical in Jacksonville, Florida. In August of 2017, she was ordained at her home church, Orange Park Presbyterian Church. From 2017-2019 she completed a pastoral residency program at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. During this residency she concentrated on pastoral care, mission, youth, young adults, the creation of a new worship service, and the creation of a narrative budget. In August of 2019 she was called to be an Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church Asheville overseeing Christian Education and Mission. Meagan was called to be the Associate Pastor for Care & Belonging at FPC Dallas on May 16, 2021 and she will begin her work there in August of 2021.
The Associate Pastor for Care & Belonging position was created to support our vision for a growing church that remains committed to the people that have called FPC Dallas home for years. They are responsible for the development, implementation, and growth of the congregation’s care, membership, and groups ministries. They ensure that all congregational visitation needs are fulfilled, conducting hospital, homebound, prison and other visits and deploying other staff and church members to support care needs. The Associate Pastor for Care & Belonging is also the primary contact for end-of-life and funeral/memorial care. They are responsible for discerning the care needs in and through the congregation, facilitating relationships, educational opportunities, and support groups to meet those needs.
While all our pastors share the responsibility for care, the Associate Pastor for Care & Belonging will coordinate our care ministries, ensuring a pastor is present to extend the church's care. If you want to know who is celebrating, grieving, sick, or healing, then Meagan will know where to direct your prayers.