Explore and develop your faith at St. Thomas More!
St. Thomas More High School offers a holistic education that stresses spiritual exploration, community involvement, and leadership development. Our Campus Ministry is blessed to have two exceptional faculty members ordained by the Catholic Church, both of whom also graduated from St. Thomas More.
Father Christopher Klusman (TM ’95) serves as St. Thomas More’s chaplain. Along with leading Mass, Father Christopher helps plan Campus Ministry events, performs Sacraments for students and faculty, and offers compassionate spiritual guidance as our students mature into adulthood. Father Christopher previously served at St. Roman Parish and was the subject of the 2011 EWTN documentary Hearing God, as well as the film’s sequel that will air in 2017.
“Both as a student and now as a member of the faculty, St. Thomas More’s faith-centric vision ensures that Christ’s love is present in all parts of a young person’s life.”
-Fr. Christopher Klusman (TM ’95)
After achieving his lifelong goal of entering the Catholic religious order, Brother Maxwell Klug, OFM (STM ’11) now serves the St. Thomas More community as our Campus Ministry Assistant. As a Franciscan friar, Brother Maxwell has vowed to live in his life as Jesus did, observing a life of obedience, chastity, and poverty as he works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families around the world.
In 2015, Brother Maxwell traveled to Morocco to live at the world’s oldest Franciscan Mission. While he was there, he lived with three other Franciscan Brothers from Spain, the Philippines, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, working together to assist refugees, immigrants, and native Moroccans.
“Through Campus Ministry, I was able to go on St. Thomas More’s Franciscan pilgrimage to Italy. Once I met the friars I knew I was home. Campus Ministry helped me get there.”
– Br. Maxwell Klug, OFM (STM ’11)
STM takes its motto – “Where Technology Meets Tradition” – seriously, offering diverse and innovative academic projects and a spiritual education program grounded in the idea that we are all God’s children. Through an STM education, our students not only develop as intellectual beings, but are called to be complete beings who are able and willing to serve as Christ’s loving witnesses to the ends of the world.
St. Thomas More views community service as an integral part of a well-rounded education. Last school year, our student body performed over 16,000 hours of community service!
“As a future pharmacist, leadership will play a vital role in my success. “STM challenged me in a way that prepared me for college and set me up to be a leader in my professional life.”
– Stephanie Bishop (STM ’11)
Each year, STM seniors participate in our annual Service Week. Seniors begin surveying local nonprofits, discovering which causes and organizations most interest them. After planning their duties for the week with a faculty advisor and a representative of the nonprofit, seniors assist with various operational tasks that help the organization meet its mission. During the 2016 Senior Service Week, our seniors volunteered over 3,500 hours of work in the community. In 2016, our students volunteered at many nonprofits, including the Guest House of Milwaukee, Urban Ecology Center, Victory Garden Initiative, Penfield Children’s Center, Habitat for Humanity, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, Happy Endings Cat Shelter, and many more worthy organizations working to better the Milwaukee community.
St. Thomas More’s emphasis on community service instills students with values of humility, personal responsibility, and conscientious citizenship. Motivated by these values, many St. Thomas More students have taken leadership roles in service projects across the globe, including Frances Dobbs, a current STM senior. Over the summer, Frances visited a school in the East African nation of Rwanda to help set up a new library for students. To read more about Frances’s efforts, please click here.