CRCDS 2017 Spring Lectures and Reunion a success!

Thanks to the community, friends, students, alumni/ae, faculty and staff who joined together to make the CRCDS Spring Lectures, "When I was in Prison….Restoring Dignity and Justice" a success! Several hundred people attended lectures, a film screening, panel discussions and chapel services over the course of four days, April 17-20, 2017. A special congratulations and thank you to the Class of 1967 attendees as well as those who attended from classes of 1992, 2007 and 2012.

We extend special thanks to our guest lecturers, Rev. Dr. Edward Hunt, Daniel Hunter and Maurice Tomlinson, as well as Dr. Joshua Dubler and the distinguished community panel members who served on the Incarceration panel discussion.  We are grateful for the opportunity to come together to tackle the issue of mass incarceration and inequality from our Christian faith perspective.

Lectures were filmed and will be available for viewing the week of May 1, 2017. A link to the videos will be posted on our website and on the CRCDS Facebook page.

Please save the date of our Fall 2017 Lectures, "There will always be poor in our land…Why? Poverty, Policy & Economic Justice," October 2-5, 2017. Details on individual lectures will available soon.

Photos and highlights of the CRCDS 2017 Spring Lectures and Reunion follow.

Congratulations to four Distinguished Alumni/ae who were recognized at a dinner on Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Ms. Joan Devening Criswell (BMTS '51), Rev. Dr. Richard Myers (CRDS '92), Ms. Olgha Sierra Sandman (BMTS '52) and Rev. Dr. Granville Seward (CRDS '67). Joan and Olgha were not able to join us, but were with us in spirit.

50-year class reunion members: Rev. Richard and Judith Werely; Audrey and The Rev. Dr. Thomas Clifton

50-year class reunion members: Rev. Dr. Thom White Wolf Fassett and Rev. Dr. Granville Stewart

CRCDS student, Ms. Holly McCloud with long-time friend

Rev. Michael Ford (CRCDS '12), Joyce Turner, CRCDS Life Trustee Rt. Rev. Dr. Carroll Turner (CRDS '59), Dr. Ken Dodgson (CRDS '48)

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom McDade Clay, Director of the Annual Fund Lisa Bors and Vice President for Academic Life & Dean of Faculty Stephanie Sauve

Stuber family members with Rev. Dr. Edward Hunt

CRCDS student Damond Wilson with Rev. Dr. Edward Hunt


CRCDS Staff member, Mr. Jim Heinlein

Rev. Diane Walker (CRCDS '07)

Ms. Necole Vitale (CRCDS '07)

Rev. Vincent Howell

CRCDS Faculty Dr. Barbara Moore, RSM (CRDS '89), Ms. Pat Tingley (BMTS '52), CRCDS Student Mia Richardson, Rev. Ivan Marable (CRCDS '04)

Rev. Dr. Granville Seward (CRDS '67) and Rev. Dr. Richard Myers (CRCDS '92)

Rev. Dr. Granville Seward (CRDS '67), Rev. Dr. Richard Myers (CRCDS '92) and CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Elizabeth and Rev. Dr. Richard Myers

Rev. Dr. Granville Seward (CRDS '67) and CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Save the Date! Rochester Consortium of Theological Schools Preaching Conference: May 18, 2017

The Rochester Consortium of Theological Schools (a collaboration among St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divnity School and Northeastern Seminary) presents their annual preaching conference on Thursday, May 18, 2017. This year's conference, entitled, "The Word Made Flesh," held this year at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York will explore biblical texts as a means of enhancing and improving teaching and preaching skills.

Gail Ricciuti, CRCDS Professor Emeritus, and Barbara Moore, CRCDS Director of the Program for the Study of Women in Gender in Church & Society, and faculty associate for preaching and practical theology, are guest speakers.

To register or for more information, see:

Save the Date! CRCDS Commencement: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Please join us on Saturday, May 13, 2017 as we celebrate our graduates! The Schedule of Events for Commencement weekend follows.

Friday, May 12, 2017

2:00-3:00 p.m., Baccalaureate Service, Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 a.m., Commencement Exercises

Speaker: The Reverend John F. Floberg, Rector of the Standing Rock Episcopal Congregation of St. James’, St. Luke’s and Church of the Cross

Community Reception following Commencement: Asbury First United Methodist Church Gathering Center

If you have any questions, please call (585) 340-9680.