Megan Weiss majored in theology and mathematics and minored in psychology at College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University. She is passionate about cultivating religious pluralism, positive interfaith relationships, and individual religious commitment. She completed an honors thesis titled Interfaith Youth Core: Theology and Religious Commitment in one of America’s Most Prominent Youth Interfaith Organizations, which explores the role of religious identity and commitment in the Interfaith Youth Core, how their method effects religious commitment and identity, and what implications these have for interfaith work.
While in college Megan worked as both a liturgical minister for St. Benedict’s Campus Ministry and a student leader for the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and was also a leader for her campus’ Better Together campaign. In the summers of 2014-2016 she was a counselor for Youth in Theology and Ministry, a two week Catholic camp for high school students held at St. John’s which fosters Christian discipleship and vocational discernment through the integration of theology, service, and prayer. She was a member of a Christian/Muslim dialogue group in St. Cloud, Minnesota, that meets to discuss matters of faith and plan Christian/Muslim panels for the community in an effort to address hostility being expressed toward the Somali Muslim population there.
Megan is currently pursuing a Master’s in Religion, Society, and Social Change at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California and TIO's intern.