December 23, 2021: St. Thomas More High School welcomes Megan K. Westra to its Theology Department. Westra will teach three sections of Christian Bioethics and three sections of Personal Morality & Social Justice for the 2021-22 spring semester.
“I fundamentally believe that theology is the soundtrack to our lives – whether we are aware of it or not,” Westra said. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to accompany students as they learn to listen for that music in their everyday lives.”
Westra spent a decade with Transformation City Church, a multiethnic religious community whose mission is to bring hope, healing, restoration, and salvation to all people. She helped found Transformation Student Development, a nonprofit organization that provides leadership development, educational support, discipleship programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities for Milwaukee’s youth.
“Life is all about relationships, and my approach to teaching is no different,” Westra continued. “I seek to cultivate a learning community in my classroom where we can grow and shape one another together.”
Most recently, Westra served as director of supportive services at an eldercare facility in Brookfield, where she provided spiritual and bereavement support for patients and their loved ones.
“Throughout the interview process, Megan displayed her unique charism for youth development and faith formation,” principal Joel Eul (TM ’79) added. “She has a dynamic personality that will allow her to form meaningful relationships with our students.”
Westra is also a published author and accomplished public speaker. She holds a Master of Divinity from Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science from Bluefield College in western Virginia.
She lives in Sherman Park with her husband, Ben, and their daughter, Cadence.