Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School M.Div. student Troy Preston, who was recently ordained as an Episcopal deacon at the Church of the Redeemer in Addison, N.Y., credits CRCDS, with helping prepare him for pastoral success. Troy says, "CRCDS provided me with countless opportunities for growth and development. I know that my future ministry will be far better because of all of the saints I have encountered at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School." Preston, a pastoral leader at Christ Episcopal Church in Corning, will serve in the diaconate for approximately six months with an anticipated ordination to the priesthood in October at Christ Episcopal Church in Corning. Troy graduates from CRCDS this coming May with a Master of Divinity degree.
He is entering the ministry following nearly 20 years in human services and hospital administration;10 years in the human resources department at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, N.Y. and 6 years as Executive Director of Human Resources at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, N.Y.
Asked what wisdom he could offer incoming students, Troy has a succinct message: "Be open and listen. Much like with your parents, it is not until after you leave the safety of the nest that you realize the true depth of the wisdom offered by your professors."