Concordia University. Live Uncommon.

God intended for each of us to live each day with a higher purpose. To go outside of our comfort zone. To use our gifts and talents in the service of others.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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