Pastoral Resident, 1st Year
Megan Berkowitz is a “yes, and” person rather than a “no, but” person. In the fourth grade, when faced with the choice of whether to become an altar server for her Catholic parish or join a swim team after school, Megan chose church – and ended up doing both. Her journey has been filled with times in which she has approached life by incorporating her multiple talents and her multiple perspectives at the same time.
Raised in a mixed Catholic and Jewish family, Megan has seen from the start that wisdom comes from diverse traditions and experiences. Her college years started with a personal exploration of her own faith, leading retreats and interfaith conversations. Megan eventually found her way to First Church Somerville, where she helped newcomers find their place at First Church before attending seminary at Boston University.
Weaving together her interests in seminary and counseling at BU, Megan served as a student minister at the Church of the Covenant in Boston while simultaneously training in individual and group therapy at a Catholic high school and a community mental health center. In her creative pursuits, Megan enjoys knitting, embroidery, and quilting, which she incorporates with a deep focus on embodiment into her spiritual life.
Megan completed a dual master of divinity degree and a master of social work program at Boston University in 2021. During that course of study, she also earned a certificate in faith and ecological Justice. She earned her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, where she majored in biology and English. Megan and her wife, Leila, live in Weston.