Rev. Megan Armstrong is a native of Colorado and has lived in the greater Denver area since 2003. She graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelors of Music Education. After teaching briefly she chose to pursue her theological education at Iliff School of Theology in Denver and graduated with a Master of Arts in Specialized Ministry with a focus on Religious Education.
Megan and her husband, Rob, live near Erie, CO with their two children, Jed and Evelyn, and their puppy, Mörk. As a family they enjoy playing in the backyard, trips to the mountains, and traveling to see family. Megan enjoys reading (especially Science Fiction), quilting, and experiencing art.
Megan loves spending time with children and youth of all ages, and there are even some adults she enjoys as well. Her hope for the church is that we will continue to seek transformation through our relationship with Christ, even when complacency seems simpler or more comfortable.
What do you do at Christ Church?
I am excited to be working with children, youth and families on spiritual and faith formation. I work with the congregation on sculpting our Sunday School experiences and faith building opportunities for our youngest members through our youth group as well as intergenerational activities. I am getting my voice warmed up so I can direct the Children's Choir. I also work with our youth group throughout the year.
What brought you to Christ Church?
The opportunity to work in a church with a social justice focus and a missional heart. As a new member of the clergy team and staff, I am just learning all of the potential we have to see new growth and transformation within the community. I am excited to work in my areas of passion for ministry with children and youth in education and look forward to see where we can be creative together to form something new.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Teleportation. If I could eliminate the time that it takes me to travel all of the places I want and need to be, it would give me much more time for the things I love to do.
Who is your social justice hero? (And of course why)
Margaret Sanger is just one of my social justice heroes. She was an outspoken advocate for women's health in the early 1900's. Sanger was the leader in activism on women's rights to birth control and taught girls and women that their bodies were their own and they needed to take responsibility for themselves. I believe helping all people create a healthy body image and a positive image of sex and sex education is a part of my call to work with youth. I think this part of my call comes from my respect and adoration for Margaret Sanger and the care she provided for so many women as well as the long term effects of her life's work.
What inspires you when the days get difficult?
Matthew 11:28-30 - “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God.
Family, friends, and coffee :)