CRCDS M.Div. student Chuck Stewart ordained at St. James' Church in Syracuse, NY

CRCDS student Chuck Stewart was ordained to the deaconate at St. James' Church in Syracuse, New York on June 25, 2016. An Assistant Chaplain at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, Stewart leads youth groups at St. James and is currently participating in missionary work in El Salvador.

Chuck's CRCDS friends, faculty and fellow students attended the ordination. He expects to graduate with a Master of Divinity degree in May, 2017.


There's Only One Way Out of the "Worst of Times" by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle shared his thoughts about the recent tragic events in Dallas, TX (and elsewhere in the nation) in a guest column, published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on July 9, 2016.  Read the full text here:

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's Unite Rochester blog post: More guns will not alleviate gun violence

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle printed Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's "Unite Rochester" blog post on Sunday, June 27, 2016 which was entitled, "Guns! Guns! Guns!"

Dr. McMickle shared a frightening story about his father being threatened with gun violence, and strongly asserts that arming more citizens with firearms will only exacerbate the problem.

Read the blog post  here:

After the Stanford Ruling: CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks: "Liberty and Justice for whom?"

In his latest Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle "Unite Rochester" blog post, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle expresses his dismay at the ruling in the Stanford University rape case, and asks some probing questions about justice, race, and the American judicial system.

Read the essay here:

Todd Overfield,CRCDS Director of Technology Services, passes away

The CRCDS family grieves at the passing of our beloved colleague, Todd Overfield, on June 4, 2016.
Todd served the CRCDS community over many years as Director of Technology Services. His happy, joyful spirit were treasured by all who had the pleasure to work with him and know him. Always willing to lend a hand, Todd gave to CRCDS in so many ways. His humor and laughter will be missed dearly by us all.

Please join us in prayer for Todd’s family as they grieve. A link to his obituary is provided here:

Family & friends are invited to call at the Lucey-VanVoorhis Funeral Home (301 West Main St., Victor, NY) on Tuesday, June 7th from 4-8 PM. Todd’s Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Farmington United Methodist Church (5925 County Rd. #41, Farmington, NY) on Wednesday, June 8th at 11 AM. Interment to follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester.