Megan Harrison

Megan Harrison

Missional Living Pastor

Megan has a big heart for people and the world! Bring her some locally sourced dark chocolate and you will have an incredible friend for life.

So what do you really do at the church? I meet with people in the community and abroad and talk about their ministries and how we can partner with them.  I meet with Oak Hillians and (attempt to) connect them in to places where they can use their gifts and passions to further Christ’s Kingdom.  I coordinate some of the events that we do, with the help of amazing people of passion and dedication.  And I get to see amazing things come together in our community.

I grew up in: Loomis, CA.  I have lived in many places since then, but California, and specifically the Sacramento area, has always been my home.

Family Info: My parents, Ben and Valerie, come to Oak Hills, so you can ask them about themselves if you are interested.  I have two brothers: my older brother, Tim, lives in Mexico City with his wife Nastya and my two nieces Sophia and Alexandra.  My younger brother, Andrew, lives nearby and works for a delicious local brewery.

Do you have a weird habit? Only one?  Lately, other people might say “Walking around barefoot,” so I will go with that one.

Favorite book: I don’t like to limit myself to one favorite.  I have many book loves.  Some that come to mind right now are: The Hobbit, A Room With A View, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Inconvenient Indian, Friendship At The Margins, and Living Into Community.

Favorite movie: Again, difficult.  But I will throw out Captain Blood as one that has been a favorite for many, many years. And The Man From UNCLE as one that has been a recent favorite.

Favorite saying: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!” The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis.

Favorite things to do: Gardening, Walks in nature, Swimming, Baking, Reading, Watching TV and Movies, Spending Time with Friends.

Favorite team: The Oak Hills Church team!

Favorite color: Green

What is your dream place in the world? Probably a cottage with a lovely garden near the ocean somewhere in the world where there is delicious food. It could be many places.  It won’t be in the city, but it won’t be too remote either…

One thing to do once in life: If something is worth doing, isn’t it worth doing more than once?  I guess getting married would be a good thing to only do once.  Being born, dying, and dying your hair all a neon color might fit into the category for most people.  Christians, Lazarus, and Katy Perry are examples of exceptions to those though.

You’re stuck on a deserted island and boy you’re glad you packed your: Indoor plumbing.  Thank goodness it fits right in my suitcase.

Do you have any fears, irrational or otherwise? I fear mold on food.  I will not just cut the moldy part off and eat the rest.

15 minutes of fame: A picture of my grandmother and me appeared in a Japanese magazine about RVs.

Most notorious around the office for: Being barefoot?  Being a feminist?  Someone else should answer this one.

Something we’d be surprised to learn about you: I went to Japan by myself when I was 14, to do missions work over there (but also, since I was 14, a large motivator was just to go to Japan).

Adjective co-workers would use to describe you: “Fiery” is one of my favorites

Became a Christian how? As a pre-schooler I “prayed the prayer,” but I don’t think I really started to “work out my salvation” until I was in high school. I went to a Catholic high school and I really began to work through what I believed and what I didn’t.

Am particularly fond of/moved by/drawn to this verse: “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:1-3

Seriously though… I am so excited to be a part of this church and this work.  One of the greatest blessings I have had since coming to Oak Hills is being honored to hear people’s stories, struggles, and the ways that God has been working in the lives of so many.  I am so grateful to be able to witness God’s work in our community in this way.