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Site Director Highlight: Megan Peglar, Austin, TX

Be The Neighbor Site Directors work with local nonprofits and subject matter experts to plan a trip that teaches participants about the different topics impacting the communities they serve, and many communities around the United States. They work hard to develop our trips and we couldn't fulfill our mission to live lives of love, service, and justice without them. We find them all inspiring and want to share with you, so that you can be inspired too!


Meet 2024's Austin Site Director, Rev. Megan Peglar. Groups who attend these trips will be learning about Food Justice.


How long have you worked with Be The Neighbor?


I've been on the board since 2022, but this is my first summer as a Site Director!


What are you most looking forward to this summer?


I'm most looking forward to witnessing the groups learn about food justice, enjoy Austin, and spend meaningful time together!


Tell us more about the justice topic that groups will focus on at your site. How does that issue impact your community?


Food justice affects nearly every community, not just ours in Austin. There are a lot of efforts in our city to help make sure people have enough to eat, and it's exciting to be in a place where so many different individuals, churches, and nonprofits work together to meet current needs and also try to get at the systemic roots of the problem.


What does your life look like when you're not being a Site Director for Be The Neighbor?


I’m the Senior Minister at University Christian Church in Austin. I’m married to Steve and have two adult stepchildren, three cats, and one sweet dog. I like reading, playing guitar and singing, cooking, walking, hiking, going to concerts, dabbling in a variety of art mediums, and watching good TV.



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