Intern Pastor Meggie Bjertness
Meggie was born and raised in Glenwood, Minnesota (just South of Alexandria). After graduating from Minnewaska Area High School, she attended Luther College in Decorah, IA. Pursuing degrees in Music and Psychology, she intended to become a music therapist. The Lord had other plans. Spending six months as a missionary in the Caribbean (Haiti, Jamaica, and Costa Rica) exposed her to the beauty and vitality in those with fewer material possessions and stirred a deep compassion in her heart for the spiritually impoverished.
After graduating from Luther, she served her first call as Program Director at Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer, MN. In late summer 2015, she moved to Fargo to serve International Students at Oak Grove Lutheran School. She began working at First Lutheran Church Spring 2016 as the Children’s Ministry Director. She is pursuing a deeper call into ministry through online training at Seminary in Fall 2016.
Meggie’s deepest hope is to encourage all people to know Jesus Christ and grow more deeply in their walk with He who is the author and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2).
I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak His praises.
I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt His name together.