UW Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship

Who We Are

Banner image: Plaque on South Hall, Bascom Hill

Core mission and values

Mission
The UW Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship is dedicated to encouraging and equipping Christian faculty and staff at the UW-Madison to be a redeeming influence among the people, ideas, and structures of the university.

Vision
The vision of the UW Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship is that Christian faculty and staff at UW-Madison would:
Establish witnessing communities of Christian faculty and staff that reflect the diversity of the body of Christ on the campus
Follow God's call in spiritual formation and vocational discipleship
Pursue excellence in life, research, teaching, mentoring, and service, for the glory of God
Practice their disciplines from a profoundly Christian viewpoint

Core Values
The UW Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship is dedicated to fostering the following core values among faculty and staff at the UW-Madison:
Spiritual Formation: We seek to cultivate intimacy with God and growth in Christ-like character, expressed in faith, love and dependence on God.
Community: We seek to build local communities of Christian faculty and staff that “encourage one another to love and good deeds” through interpersonal relationships, and corporate worship and interaction.
Outreach and Service: We seek to encourage loving proclamation of the Good News of new life in Christ, and loving service that enriches the campus.
Integration: We seek to foster the integration of Christian faith, scholarship, and practice.

Steering Committee
The current Steering Committee of the UW Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship includes (in alphabetical order):
Stephen Block, academic staff in Chemistry
Michelle Chui, faculty in Pharmacy
Jon Dahl, InterVarsity Graduate Student Fellowship staff
Ella Mae Matsumura, faculty in Accounting, in School of Business
John Pfotenhauer, faculty in Mechanical Engineering
Brian Rust, academic staff (communications) at DoIT
Kimberly (Kim) Santiago, academic staff in Global Health
Kathy Strabala, academic staff (scientist) in Space Science

To learn about our long tradition of Christian faculty ministry, see the Traditions page...