At the Crossing, we are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive community, where all students are welcomed and accepted and differences are celebrated. From Vespers to service projects to Badger Quest trips, our activities encourage friendships and relationships to blossom.
There are always new activities and events being organized by our staff and students, so we encourage you to check our calendar often, or become a fan of our Facebook page to get the latest updates!
The Crossing celebrates our graduates!
Congratulations to our ’13-’14 graduates! We will miss you!
Pictured: Front row– Aly Manthei, Katie Dorrance, Emily Beaver, Laura Young; Back row– Kayla Williams, Kristin Williams, David Persley, Nicole Bacheller, Katie Stockwell Not Pictured: Matt Smith, Jordan Hibbard, Mariela Quesada Centeno, Emily Schroeder, Jessie Steinhauer, Cherie Bennett, Linda Zhou, Sara Stewart, John Floberg, Abigail Douglas, Katie Miller, Alice Bradley, Chris Jones
The Crossing bids farewell to beloved Staff:
Rev. Doug Pierce, Executive Director: Doug will be enjoying retirement, spending time with his wife, Kathy, and traveling abroad.
Eric Ogi, Ministry Intern: Eric will be starting seminary on the east coast, pursuing ordination in the United Church of Christ.
Jody Varney, Building Administrator: Jody will be working with her husband at their family business, Hensel Woodworks
The Crossing welcomes new staff!
Joining current staff members, Rev. Karla Schmidt (Campus Minister) and Jen Bloesch (Outreach Intern), are three new staff members.
Jessie Steinhauer, Executive Office/Building Administrator: Jessie is graduating from UW-Madison this Spring and is excited to be part of our team here at the Crossing. Jessie participated in our 2013 Quest Israel-Palestine trip. She majored in political science and history with a certificate in Middle Eastern studies. We are delighted to have her on board.
Travis Tennessen, Quest Coordinator: Travis was a student at the Crossing while here at the UW. He was one of the first Questers (to Costa Rica) and has since led many student trips to Costa Rica and other areas of the world. His other part time job is located in the lower level of the Crossing, as director of Sarvodaya USA. We are excited to welcome him, his wife Jenny (also Crossing alum), and their newborn daughter Penelope! You can listen to him give a TEDxPSU talk!
We are excited to welcome our new Executive Director who joins us on July 7:
Rev. J. Manny Santiago, Executive Director: Manny received his Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in 2007, with a concentration in Global Christianity, Cross-cultural, and Interfaith Ministries. Manny has served as a university chaplain, a parish pastor, a university teacher, and has traveled extensively and has led numerous international mission trips. For more information on Manny and to read his letter to the Crossing community, please see our Announcement.
Summer Around the Crossing…
is very laid back! Students usually gather one a week around our backyard picnic table to discuss life, spirituality, justice, scripture, faith, world issues…
We also go on fun outings and service projects. To get on the list serve to learn more about activities, contact Campus Minister Karla
Quest to Israel-Palestine journey has begun! Follow their blog