About Me


My name is Megan,  I grew up as a PK (Pastors Kid) and the oldest of 4. I had an amazing childhood. I lived in Louisiana, Tucson, Winnipeg, Canada, and now Albuquerque. I’m married to an amazing man, Jon Penner (the Mennonite) and we are expecting our first baby April 2016. I am an aspiring nursing student and spend all my money and energy in school, family, writing, singing on my church’s worship team and traveling to Haiti.

You can email me at MPenner2535@gmail.com

Follow Me On Facebook – Late To Every Party
Follow Me On Twitter –  @Late2EveryParty


15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Megan!
    My wife Joane showed me your post “About Mennonites: 6 Warnings From an Outsider”.
    It is very interesting how most of your comments do apply for us Mennonites in Brazil too. Joane and me are the only Mennonites in our town (Santa Rosa, RS) and it will be a struggle to teach our 2 kids (3rd coming in Jan/15) the low german that connects us all (naio…), but we’ll do it ’cause, you know… it`s priceless 🙂 . I do have a cousin that works as a Pastor in Saskatchewan too, on FB it seems a cold place :).
    I still could laugh a lot reading your comments though…hahahah…(I’m tempted to ask about your husband`s lastname).
    Wish you all best, God bless you and your family.
    Greetings from a Brazilian Mennonite.


  2. Dear Megan,

    Thanks for a thoughtful and entertaining blog about us “Mannos”. You may want to clarify that it’s Nah-yo so folks won’t accidentally rhyme with Mayo. Also, thanks for your contribution to the gene pool! I married Greek…

    -Bill Peters (Wpg)


  3. Dear Megan,

    My husband sent me the link to your article about marrying a Mennonite. His family on his mom’s side is from Landmark and I had a great laugh as what you said rang true. We love our family there (aaalllll of them) and miss the lovely culture that makes them unique in many ways.


  4. Hi Megan, Renée sent me the post on your blog about Mennonites. I loved it, it’s hilarious. I am from a French Canadian heritage. I can relate to large families and being related to God knows how many people. Our game when meeting a French Canadian person for the first time is to figure out if we are related. It goes like this ” so are you related to so and so from such and such a place “


  5. Let’s just say I’m related to probably 85% in the towns you just mentioned but I grew up away from the Menno mind and ended up living in hippy BC. I relate to your post because we went back to MB about 1 per year and I was immersed in the culture. The cooking…oh my gluten free gut!! I am doing a cleanse so I can go back to menno world (Steinbach) and eat all the things that kill me and I don’t talk about. lol


    • Hey Marcy
      I’d love to speak to you about your experience going from Menno cultural upbrining to life in ‘hippy BC’! What a change!
      I’m researching the area of love, cross-cultures and conversion for a documentary series.
      Any help very much appreciated!
      Thank you 🙂


  6. Found your blog on the Social Mennonite and it made me smile. I come from the “other” Mennonite strand you probably call OM. I’m touring now with my memoir Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World — about growing up on a dairy farm in the 1950’s and ’60’s in Lancaster County, PA. I think loving one’s heritage and making fun of it at the same time makes for interesting, universal, connections to readers. All best with yours!


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