Megan Brown, Ph.D.

Megan Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair of Christian Ministries
Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Ph. D. in Educational Studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
M. Div. in Christian Education and Formation at M. Christopher White School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University
B. A. in Religious Education (Youth Education) at Gardner-Webb University


Nazareth Hall, N4131
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113



Dr. Brown earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada California. She earned her Master of Divinity from M. Christopher White School of Divinity in North Carolina.

Megan has been married to her husband, Christoph, since June of 2007. They are college sweethearts and have enjoyed the journey over the years doing ministry together. He is a high school teacher and specializes in Government and Economics. God blessed them with two sons: Josiah, born in April of 2015, and Nathaniel, born in July of 2019. They also have a dog, Mo, they adopted on Easter Sunday of 2009.

She enjoys traveling to new places and visiting family abroad, visiting lakes and beaches, and watching TV.

Ministry Background

Freelance Curriculum Writer, OneHope International
Bible Instructor, SCBEST
Youth Ministry Assistant, Cliffside Baptist Church
Minister of Children, Youth and Young Adults, Dover Baptist Church
Minister of Children and Youth, First Baptist Church
Minister of Youth, New Pleasant Baptist Church
CONNECT Emerging Adult Leader, Whittier Area Community Church

Research Interests

Creative Teaching Methods and Instructional Design
Emerging Adult Church-Based Retention
Women in Education, Leadership, and Ministry


  • “Changing Churches: Beliefs of Youth” presented with UNW alumna Abigail Michel at the Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, May 5, 2023.
  • “The Dynamic Impact of Families in Flux” presented with UNW alumni Liam Craig and Ellie Smith Emley at the Northwestern Scholarship Symposium, May 5, 2023.

Professional Memberships

Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME)
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR)
Society of Professors in Christian Education (SPCE)
Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA)

Life Verse

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6