Welcome Meg Patterson!
The congregation of St. Stephen’s is thrilled to welcome Rev. Meg Patterson as its Minister of Word and Sacrament!
Meg was ordained in October after completing her Master of Divinity degree at Knox College, University of Toronto. Meg has a life-long association with the Presbyterian Church but prior to her call to ministry she worked as a mechanical engineer while completing her theological studies part time.
Meg and her husband Ian have three wonderful children ages 9 and 6 (twins) and all are very excited at the prospect of a new adventure in Ottawa and with the family of St. Stephen’s.
Meg wrote in her profile submitted during the search process:
It is a joy for me to plan and lead worship! I gave my first sermon at the age of 14, and it has been something I have enjoyed since then. I like to experiment a bit with my preaching style, although it is always based on Scripture. Music has always been important to me, and I appreciate meaningful, theologically sound, sing-able praise songs that speak to the theme of the Scripture for the day.
I would love to minister within a community of people who are passionate for Christ and for God’s mission within that neighbourhood, as well as in the larger global context. I am looking for a community that sees the entire congregation as ministers of grace and love, where I am the pastor of ministers, equipping people to be Christ’s hands and feet in the community. I have young children, so I do hope to be in a community where they can thrive in a healthy, vibrant environment.
We believe God has answered her and our prayers!