My name is Maddie Loss and I am a sophomore in the School of Social Work with an intent to earn a Bachelor’s in Social Work. I am from McFarland, Wisconsin, a small suburb of Madison. My religious upbringing was in the United Church of Christ (UCC), a progressive, mainline protestant denomination. In the past few years I have formed a greater connection with my faith through mission trips, wider church conferences, the Crossing, and working in Outdoor Ministry in Green Lake, WI. As someone that is called towards a career in Christian ministry I believe that you are not just called to know the creeds of your own religion. Rather you are called to be able to work with and serve people of different backgrounds and individuals that follow different creeds. The Center for Religion and Global Citizenry has the ability to help facilitate more learning here on campus and I am honored to be a part of this endeavor and help it become a prominent part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.