Rev. Steve Conger, Lead Pastor
Pastor Steve started with Meridian Street in July of 2016. Prior to that Steve has served as Pastor of Ridge UMC in Munster, Simpson UMC in Fort Wayne, Pretty Lake Trinity in Plymouth and was founding pastor of Celebration UMC in Warsaw.
Pastor Steve is passionate about the community that he lives in and finds ways to get engaged in making the community better. Most recently he has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Munster Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Children of Abraham, Hartsfield Village Board of Directors, Hospice of the Calumet, Munster Rotary Club, and a Munster Police Chaplain.
Education: Northern Illinois University, BA in History and Political Science; Duke Divinity School, M. Div.
Family: Nancy and I met at Duke University in 1983 and were married in 1986. I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago and Nancy from North Carolina. We have three daughters: Jessica (graduate of Butler) husband Sam, and daughter Hattie live in Chicago; Lindsey (IU) also lives in Chicago and Haley (IU) who lives in Peoria, IL. We also have a Shu Tzu named Zeke at home.
Favorite things: Nancy and I both enjoy running. She has run 10 marathons (including Boston twice) and I have completed 2. Today we stick to half marathons, and I spend the entire race chasing her. I also enjoy the occasional game of golf. Nancy and I love to travel. I have been blessed to have visited Israel a dozen times, and also have been to Jordan, Mexico, much of the Caribbean, and New Zealand.