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Rev. Megan Rohrer

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Pastor at Grace Lutheran in San Francisco and Executive Director of Welcome

What brings you joy in your ministry?

I love learning new things and finding new ways to support homeless and hungry individuals around the United States.

Who inspires you in ministry or seminary?

I'm inspired by young people and those who have been told over and over by the church that they are unwelcome. The deepness of their faith and their ability to find new ways to express it, with or without the approval of official churches and church bodies inspires me.

What are your interests outside of ministry?

Scuba diving, traveling to sacred and secular wonders and history.

Best meal you've ever eaten?

Tater Tot Casserole

Brief bio

Pastor Megan Rohrer, of Grace Lutheran in San Francisco, is a contributing advocacy blogger for Living Lutheran and the creator of Bible Study that Doesn't Suck. Pastor Megan is an advocate for LGBT and homeless issues and an award winning documentarian and historian. Known for transforming trash into community gardens, cardboard into icons and for elevating the voices of the homeless, vulnerable and hungry, Pastor Megan is recognized in the Trans100, received an honorable mention as an Unsung Hero of Compassion by His Holiness the Dali Lama, was presented a Medal of Tolerance by the King of Tallo in Indonesia, an honorary doctorate from Palo Alto University and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender non-fiction.

Did you always want to be clergy?

I am a bit like Jonah. I knew I was called to ministry, but I thought it would be more fun to have any other job. Yet, the call to ministry was much too strong and now I can't imagine doing anything else.

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