Pastoral Resident, 1st Year (she/they)
781-235-1988 Ext. 20
Megan Strouse (she/they) has always had a natural sense of curiosity and a passion for learning about people and their stories. Listening and engaging with peoples’ narratives, biblical and otherwise, is a daily joy. Their entrance into ministry is lined with the fortitude of understanding that differences do not have to be a point of interpersonal departure; rather, by honoring and understanding our differences, we can learn about, interact with, and experience the real and loving presence of God.
Megan is a firm believer that all life is sacred and is to be honored in all of its various forms and iterations. She has a heartfelt faith and radical love for all of God’s creatures and creation. As a queer Christian with a rich and varied Christian history, Megan is committed to creating spaces in our faith communities that are marked by authentic hospitality; from facilitating the Thursday evening Bible Study, assisting with Confirmation, to leading worship, Megan hopes to build a sense of belonging where all people feel welcomed, cherished, and affirmed.
Before joining the Pastoral Residency Program, Megan graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. Prior to her time at BU, she completed a graduate certificate in Interfaith Dialogue from Hartford International University for Religion and Peace while in the International Peacemaking Program.
Megan grew up in Simsbury, CT with her fraternal twin sister and mom. In their limited spare time, she finds pleasure in the simple things: cross-stitching, enjoying time spent in nature, exercising, reading, listening to music, baking, cooking, and trying to perfect the art of Sabbath rest.