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.

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle to speak at Mercy Spirituality Center's 8th Summer Institute

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will speak at Mercy Spirituality Center's Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

The three-day workshop, entitled, "Practicing Mercy & Justice: Partners Toward Equity" will be held at St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry, 120 French Road, Rochester, NY, 14618.

Dr. McMickle will focus on mercy and justice from a faith perspective. He will address the practical reality of the effects of poverty and racism on individuals and on society as a whole.  Dr. McMickle will also extend to attendees a call to personal and communal conversion.

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School alumnus Rev. William Wilkinson (CRCDS '06) joins the program as a panelist on Thursday, July 14, 2016, reflecting on Pope Francis' dialogue with and call to the American people in his September 2015 address.

To register for part or all of the series, please visit:

CRCDS Commencement now available for viewing online

Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who captured these wonderful moments from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Commencement, held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Rochester, NY) on May 14, 2016.

Click here to view the services:

Visit the "CRCDS Live" tab on the website to see clips of many other services, sermons, celebrations and events.