Though Pastor Appreciation Month is technically over, we still want to take time to appreciate and get to know our church staff. Today we get to know Megan Evans!
Megan Evans currently serves as the church secretary. Her work is mostly behind the scenes, and every time I have encountered her, she has met me with a smile and an enthusiastic spirit! If she could travel anywhere, she would travel to Hawaii. For Megan, it is “the perfect combination of mountains and beach.” She says, “If you aren’t in the city, it is very peaceful and serene.”
One thing very few people know about Megan is that after the death of her grandmother, Megan missed her so much she would visit a nearby nursing home. She would read to the ladies who lived there which helped her “feel connected to an older and wiser generation.” This helped her to miss her grandmother less.
She describes her family as “fun!” She and her husband, John, have recently welcomed their daughter, Marlee, into their lives this past February. “We love Christmas and can’t wait to experience it with Marlee this year,” she says.
About Northstar, Megan says, “I attended Northstar because I value the way leadership teaches with Jesus as the focus and encourages the members and attenders to be the church in our community. I feel that Northstar challenges me to continue to grow spiritually in my relationship with Jesus.” In three words, Northstar is “Jesus, loving, and authentic.”
Megan draws inspiration from Romans 5:2-5, which says, “Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, noting that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
After Jesus, Megan’s second favorite Bible character is Peter. Megan explains, “His story demonstrates Jesus’ love and omnipotence. Jesus knew that Peter was going to deny Him three times, Peter did what Jesus predicted, and Jesus still welcomed him with open arms.”