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Pastor & Minister Meredith Harber Making a Difference

30 under 30 logoMeredith Harber is a busy woman. She is a pastor at Eben Ezer Lutheran Church, works at the Oaks Indian Mission, preaches on Sunday mornings, and is actively involved with her family.

“It wasn’t until I came out and said, ‘I think this is where God is calling me,’ that people said, ‘Well I think it’s about time you figured out.’”

She graduated from Seton Hill in 2008 with a degree in psychology and a mindset she would become a teacher. During her senior year, though, she realized that teaching wasn’t her true calling. “I realized that I absolutely loved teaching and kids, but I realized I didn’t think I could be in the classroom all day every day,” she says.

After graduation, Meredith spent a year in Bethlehem and Palestine working as a kindergarten classroom aid and swim instructor. In the United States, she worked as a case manager for the homeless.

In 2010, Meredith enrolled at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. An interest in ministering to Native Americans led her to take classes in Indian theology and spirituality and work internships with this population.

She moved to Oklahoma after graduating from seminary in 2014. Since then, Meredith divides her time between various demanding positions as a pastor, minister and mother.

Seton Hill’s young alumni are making their mark on the world through their work in science and healthcare, finance and business, industry, entertainment and service to those in need. The Spring/Winter 2017 edition of Seton Hill’s Forward magazine featured 30 of these alumni, all under the age of 30. You can find all of their stories here on Seton Hill’s site (just look for the “30 Under 30” icon).