Pastor Meg Jackson Clark

 

A Message From Meg:

I like for things to be organized. For everything to be filed, no random papers lying around. For library books to be in order. (This was a great skill to have in my former position as a Library Associate!) I like to have a plan, with goals and a process to get there.

Sometimes this works. Other times, well, things do not go as planned. We end up somewhere we didn’t think we were going, doing something we didn’t plan to do.

Life happens. Or maybe, God happens. Try as we might to keep everything under control, the Holy has a way of sneaking in. Or sometimes, crashing in.

We do not always welcome the Holy. It upsets our plans, changes our priorities, and makes us question.

Walter Brueggemann, in his book “Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth” records a prayer, originally prayed in his Old Testament theology class to a group of students who were doubtless trying to keep their lives orderly, planned and in control.

 

 

“We arrange our lives as best we can,  to keep your holiness at bay,

with our pieties,  our doctrines,  our liturgies,  our moralities, our secret ideologies,

Safe, virtuous, settled.

And then you --- you and your dreams,  you and your visions, you and your purposes,

you and your commands, you and our neighbors.

We find your holiness not at bay,  but probing, pervading,  insisting, demanding.

And we yield, sometimes gladly, sometimes resentfully, sometimes late…or soon.

We yield because you, beyond us, are our God.

We are your creatures met by your holiness, by your holiness made our true selves.

And we yield. Amen.”

May we yield to the holy in each of our lives, and in our life as the body of Christ.

Blessings,

Meg

 

Biographical Sketch

Meg Jackson Clark is our Pastor.  She came to the Greensboro congregation in September, 2018.  Most recently, Meg served as Pastor of Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, GA, while also working in the Coweta County Public Library System. Prior to her time there, she was Associate Pastor at Newnan Presbyterian Church for 13 years. Meg began her ministry in Atlanta as Chaplain at Piedmont Hospital.

 

Meg received her education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Meg is married to Steven Brown, her partner in life and ministry. Together they have three adult children - Andy Clark, a senior at UGA, Zack Brown and Stephanie Brown, both of South Carolina. They also have a granddaughter, Rowan Brown.

Meg and Steve have a life-long love of various types of music, and enjoy attending concerts, and adding their voices to the choir. Meg hopes to tune up her violin soon after years of neglect. They look forward to becoming involved in the Greensboro community and availing themselves of recreational opportunities here.