Theology

St. Benedict Preparatory School on the north side of Chicago is a Catholic Preschool-Grade 12 community that utilizes our unique educational resources to provide an innovative and rigorous academic program. To achieve this mission, we

  • Excel in educating the whole individual in the Catholic tradition
  • Challenge students to develop their God-given talents
  • Create a Christian community by sharing our gifts
  • Honor the gifts and diversity of the community, and
  • Serve the Lord and each other in an ever-changing world.

Meet our 2016-2017 Secondary School Theology Department!


Maggie Deady is beginning her third year at St. Benedict Preparatory School.  She attended the University of Dayton, receiving a degree in secondary social studies education with minors in history and theater.  After years of teaching students theology she is looking forward to the move into social studies.  Ms. Deady is returning to her first love, history, and can’t wait to inspire a new generation of historians!


Dan Masterton is the Campus Minister, working primarily with the secondary school. Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 with a BA in Honors Theology and from Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL) in 2016 with an MA in Biblical Ministry as a Bernardin Scholar. Dan has four years’ in high school campus ministry, focusing on service and retreats, including many Kairos retreats. Dan is also a member of the Theology Department, teaching Morality as well as Social Justice & Vocations to high school students.


Christine Zapf completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and her MBA at Washington University in St. Louis.  She served as a catechist at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Parish, where she was also a member of the Religious Education Board. Prior to coming to St. Benedict Prep, she taught Religion to junior high students at Sacred Heart School in Winnetka. She recently completed a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies concentrating in Religious Education at Loyola University.  This summer, Mrs. Zapf travelled to Israel with a group of teachers from Chicago Catholic high schools.  She is looking forward to sharing her experiences with the students in her Theology classes.