Meagan Esterby will be joining Our Savior’s staff on July 1 as its new, full-time Director of Youth & Family MInistry. Meagan comes to us from the staff of Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry. She has worn many hats at the camp as she grew up there! She has experience as a camper as well as serving as a camp counselor and just prior to receiving a call from OS, served as Guest Relations Coordinator. Meagan’s educational & vocational background includes: Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College with Majors in Religion and Art and a Minor in Women and Gender Studies.
Meagan spent 4 years teaching social studies, English (and Canadian History!) in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China; AmeriCorps*VISTA with North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity; and worked extensively with college ministries at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Meagan shared, “Faith is more than just what we do Sunday morning and Wednesday night. When students see how God’s call to serve has led them to volunteering in IRYA, when the Bible is the lens by which they understand a news article or a novel they are reading in school, when the life of Jesus shapes their interactions with both colleagues and opponents on the court or in the classroom, suddenly we see how active and relevant God is in our lives. There is a greater purpose behind every decision we make and everything we do. I believe that I can help students make those connections both at church and as a supporter in their activities in the community.” We are excited to welcome Meagan as our Director of Youth & Family Ministry!