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Megan's Story

Megan Kincaid was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska, and is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She became interested in missions while attending a Group Workcamp in Minnesota with a small group from Holy Cross. She enjoyed the experience so much Megan worked for Group Workcamps Foundation for two summers during university. It was a wonderful growing experience; she appreciated the challenge of working in many different locations with a variety of people.

In September 2009, Megan moved to Hong Kong, China to begin serving as the Communication Specialist for the Asia Pacific Region with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. After nearly seven years, Megan felt God calling her to serve in new capacities. Beginning in July 2016, she began her service with Mission of Christ Network based in Hong Kong. Megan serves as the Communication Director for Asia Lutheran Education Association and serves with Church of All Nations and Concordia
Welfare and Education Foundation supporting communications and operations activities.

Megan graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska in May 2009 with degrees in business administration and journalism/public relations and interpersonal communication. Megan completed a master’s degree in Community Development at City University of Hong Kong in December 2013, and a post-graduate diploma in Public Health at Chinese University of Hong Kong in June 2015.

In May 2015, Megan married Michael (Mike) Kersten, a St. Louis, Missouri native currently serving as a high school humanities teacher at Hong Kong International School. Back in Nebraska, Megan’s family includes her father Richard (Dick) and younger sister Molly. Megan’s mother, Susan, was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and went to her heavenly home in September 2013.

Any funds raised that exceed Mission Partner’s agreed upon stipend amount will become the property of MCN. In the alternative, excess funds may be used to support Mission Partner in missional activities under a new MOU, or Mission Partner may assign, after consultation with the Executive Director, any excess funds to one or more Mission Partners who are in good standing with MCN. The purpose for this is that any funds raised are to support missional activities throughout the world, and not for the financial benefit of MCN.

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