Meet our new Minister of Discipleship


The beginning our new adventure in Christian ministry is finally here. When I say ‘our’ I do mean my family, but I also include you. I’m hoping and praying that this new chapter in both our lives will include continued health and safety for us all. Know that I have been praying for you, and I feel sure that our time together will be full of blessings. I am so very excited to meet all of you, and begin sharing life in ministry with you. It may take some time to meet everyone, but I do want to learn your names and stories soon. As we begin to learn about each other let me share a bit about myself and my family.

My name is Stephan (pronounced steh-fon). I was born in Portland, Maine, and raised in Dothan, Alabama. I am a graduate of Auburn University - WAR EAGLE! (that’s our greeting) - and of Duke Divinity School. This will be my second official appointment in The United Methodist Church, although I have served seven churches in a student pastor capacity since 2013. At the present I feel God’s work in my life as cultivating healthy and (w)holy pastoral gifts. That is why I am thrilled to be here at Front Street UMC as I learn from you and from Pastor Ross. I greatly enjoy preaching and teaching, though I am most comfortable in my role as Holy Listener. You are likely to see me in the wild running with my dog or practicing photography. 

I am blessed to be married to Sierra. She was born and raised in Alabama. She has degrees from Wallace Community College and Jacksonville State University. She is a gifted and passionate RN who currently specializes in Labor and Delivery. She will be working in L&D at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. One of her many fortes is meeting people where they are on their medical journey. She has an uncanny knack for explaining large medical concepts in ways each person will find comfort and ownership. She is a lover of all people, and a champion board game player.

We are the proud parents of two amazing girls. Our oldest is Gemma. She is 2 and a half. She loves dinosaurs, playing dress up, and dancing while dad plays piano. She is shy at first, but enjoys making people smile. Ellie is our newest at 5 months old. She is very attentive, yet incredibly serious. She loves meeting new people and studying everything around her.

I cannot wait to share more of my story with you for you to know me deeper. I pray that through me you will see Christ who lifts me up. I pray that together we will look to others and see the Holy Spirit at work within them. I pray that we all grow in our love of God and of each other. I know that God is leading us to do great things together, and I look forward to sharing in those fruits.

Grace and Peace,
Stephan Margeson
Last Published: July 7, 2021 9:51 AM
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