Who We Are

Meg H. Madson

Meg Madson is a graduate of St. Olaf College (1973) and Luther Seminary (1979). After receiving her MDiv, she served as assistant pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Eden Prairie, MN for several years.

She represented the American Lutheran Church on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches from 1984-87 and served as Ecumenical Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the American Lutheran Church, David Preus, from 1986-88. From 1988-92 she served on the ELCA Standing Committee on Ecumenism.

In 1997 Madson received a PhD from Luther Seminary in Reformation Studies under Gerhard Forde. She has long been active in Lutheran matters through The Lutheran Commentator, The Lutheran Hedgehog, the WordAlone movement, and the formation of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. She is the author of The Cross and the Crown, an eight-lesson study on Lutheran basics focused on the Lutheran Solas.

Meg’s husband, Eric (St. Olaf ’73), is an attorney in Minneapolis. They have two children and five grandchildren. Their daughter, Emily, was the first child born to a female Lutheran pastor in the United States.

Meg may be reached at [email protected].

Charles N. Stevenson

Charles Stevenson graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1981, and then master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University in 1982 and 1986. He is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan.

He joined the machine perception group at General Motors Research Laboratories where he worked on factory automation systems, imaging sensors and systems for collision warning. He was the technical lead on resolving a major safety issue centered on anti-lock braking systems in 1998.

He also worked at Delco Electronics, IBM Microelectronics, and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he led the design of an advanced satellite imaging system.

He taught full-time at Salem State University and Daniel Webster College. When Daniel Webster closed, he joined the faculty at Southern New Hampshire University on a part-time basis.  He left and joined Rivier University when the last of the Daniel Webster students graduated.

Stevenson completed his theological education at Yale Divinity School, earning a M.Div (2006) and then an STM (2009) under the Lutheran ethicist Gene Outka.

He has served as the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Peabody MA, for thirteen years. It is the only LCMC congregation in New England.

Chuck’s wife Joni is also a Purdue engineering graduate (BS ’84, MS ’85) and they have four children and three grandchildren. Their son and oldest daughter are both Purdue graduates (Ph.D ’18, DVM ‘18).

Chuck may be reached at [email protected]