CRCDS is pleased to announce the addition of Rev. Rachel McGuire, Ph.D. to its staff. Dr. McGuire will oversee new online initiatives for the school.
Dr. McGuire, an American Baptist, served for eight years as Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, NY and has served consistently in the denominational life of American Baptist Churches/Rochester Genesee Region, including service on the ABC/RGR Region Executive Board.
Dr. McGuire is active in the greater Rochester community and is passionate about supporting Rochester youth, including Rochester Neighbors Gardening Together.
Dr. McGuire holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, a Master of Divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON.
Dr. Barbara A. Moore, Dean of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society and Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology at CRCDS, has made available her November 2015 lectures and sermons. To view, the Lectionary Dicussion, please click here:
Rev. Diane A. Bogues joined the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School staff as Student Recruiter on October 1, 2015. Rev. Bogues works in the Office of Enrollment Services in an effort to increase the student population at CRCDS. She has "hit the ground running" and is already on the road sharing the exciting news of CRCDS with prospective students and key influencers.
Rev. Bogues, formerly Director of New Student Recruitment at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.Div. from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is currently enrolled in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program.
An ordained minister for nearly 10 years with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Bogues says she is excited to be a part of the CRCDS community and to share the unique value and historical importance of the CRCDS education with all those seeking a first-rate, progressive theological education grounded in social justice.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is proud to welcome an enthusiastic, gifted and diverse group of new and returning students to our one hundred and ninety ninth academic year at opening Convocation.
In thought-provoking remarks, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle reminded students, faculty and friends the importance of starting out a new academic year with a renewed focus on the precise mission of CRCDS. He said, "We are a school whose primary focus is training and equipping men and women for ministries of various types in the life of the church and the broader society. We are primarily in the business of empowering people to provide leadership to the church, the community and the global village. We do that with the expectation that such leadership will be informed and influenced by what students learn here."
A picnic on Strong Hall terrace was held immediately following Convocation. We hope you enjoy these pictures from the celebration and keep our newest students in your prayers.