Renée K. Gadoua is a Syracuse, N.Y.-area freelance writer and editor. She contributes to Religion News Service as well as numerous other publications. Previously, she was religion reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard. Her religion writing has won awards from Religion Newswriters Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/reneekgadoua and follow her on Twitter @ReneeKGadoua.