View CRCDS 2015 Fall Lectures online

Thank you to all who attended Fall Lectures, October 5-8, 2015. If you missed them, please visit the CRCDS Media YouTube channel:

Fall Lectures uploaded for viewing include:
“Veterans, Moral Injury & Soul Repair”
Rita N. Brock, Ph.D.

African American Legacy Lecture: “Challenging Disabilities: Theories, Themes and Trials”
Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher, Ph.D.

Christian Faith and LGBT Experience
Chris Hilderbrant & Gregory Girard, co-presenters

The Gene Bartlett Lecture: “We Lived by Not Noticing: Re-Imaging the Text in a Disabled Culture”
Gail Riccuiti, D.D.

The Gene Barlett Lecture: “Knapsack Artistry and the Accessible Text”
Gail Riccuitti, D.D.

To view the Gene Bartlett chapel service with guest preacher, Dr. Gail Ricciuti, please click here:


Save the Date: March 28-31, 2016!

 CRCDS Spring Lectures, "Wisdom is found among the aged: Come Seek Wisdom" 

Highlights include:

  • Class of 1966 50th Reunion Dinner
  • Stanley I. Stuber Lectures with Dr. Leonard Sweet
  • Distinguished Alumni/ae Dinner
  • J.C. Wynn Lecture with Dr. Amy Hanson
  • Christian Faith & LGBT Experience Film and Discussion
  • African American Legacy Lecture with Dr. Dorothy Smith-Ruiz

Details and registration will be available on our website soon.








CRCDS welcomes Rev. Rachel McGuire, Ph.D. to staff

rachelCRCDS 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.

CRCDS Welcomes Rev. Diane A. Bogues to staff

Di Bogues - Bio HeadshotRev. 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.