Why choose CRCDS?

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Come find your voice with us. 


“CRCDS envisions ministry broadly.  In my ministry among the Religious Society of Friends, I often try to serve as a catalyst.”

– Callid Keefe-Perry (M. Div., 2013)

Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence

“The ecumenical environment at CRCDS inspires deep theological conversation in the classroom that I don’t think I could get anywhere else.” – Katrina Macaluso ( M. Div., 2013)



“CRCDS’ greatest strength is its diversity….people from many traditions, cultures and backgrounds helped me value and sharpen my unique contribution to academia.” –  Katie Jo Suddaby (M.Div., 2012)

Globally Conscious
Globally Conscious

“CRCDS is a reliable and cheerful port for all who are embarking on journeys of spiritual discovery and discernment.” – Nick Smith (M.Div., 2013)



“The spirit of this sacred institution and those who have called its halls home impact this world in ways that cannot be ignored.” – Winterbourne L. Jones (M.Div., 2013)











What can you do with a CRCDS degree?

Here is a list of some of the paths our graduates have pursued.

Master of Divinity

  • College Chaplain/Campus Minister
  • Denominational Director of Communications
  • Denominational Executive
  • Hospital/Hospice Chaplain
  • Interim Minister
  • Nursing Facility Chaplain
  • Military Chaplain
  • Non-profit Executive Director
  • Ordained Deacon
  • Parish Minister/Pastor/Associate Minister
  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Prison Chaplain
  • Professor
  • Seminary Administrator
  • Seminary President
  • Spiritual Director
  • Youth Minister
  • Children’s Minister
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Refugee Ministry Coordinator
  • Funeral Minister

Master of Arts

  • Pastor/Minister
  • Professor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Lay Speaker Trainer
  • Peace and Justice Educator
  • Restorative Justice Advocate

Doctor of Ministry

  • Senior Pastor
  • University Chaplain
  • Community Activist
  • Non-profit Executive Director