Part-time Organist/Choir Director: Christ Episcopal Church (Corning, NY)

Christ Episcopal Church is seeking to fill the position of Organist/Choir Director beginning November 2, 2014. The centerpiece of our music program is our spectacular 43 rank, 3 manual Casavant organ, which was installed in 1960 and has been carefully maintained in excellent condition. There is a Weber grand piano in the sanctuary, two upright pianos in the choir rooms and a spinet piano in the fellowship lounge.

The choir schedule from the first Sunday in September through the fourth Sunday in June is rehearsal at 8:30 AM followed by performance at 10 AM Holy Eucharist. The choir does not meet during July and August. During this time the Organist/Choir Director often engages individual musicians or small ensembles to enhance the worship service. Our Handbell Choir is led by a parish member in consultation with the Organist/Choir Director. In addition to Sunday services, the Organist/Choir Director is responsible for extra services during the Christmas, Lent, and Easter seasons, as well as weddings and funerals if available. Other responsibilities include selection, with the Rector, of service music and maintenance of the music library.

This is a part time position, requiring approximately 12 hours per week. The compensation offered is $19,000, plus 6 Sundays per calendar year of Personal Time-Off to be used for vacation, sick, and personal time. The Organist/Choir Director reports directly to the Rector.

Interested persons may submit questions, request for a full job description, and resumes to: To learn more about Christ Church, visit our website:

CRCDS Alumnus to be ordained

We are proud to announce the ordination of Arthur "Nick" W. Smith, CRCDS '13. Nick will be ordained by The Right Reverend Gladstone B. Adams III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Trinity Church in Fayatteville, NY.

The CRCDS community congratulates Nick as he begins a new chapter in his spiritual journey.

Opportunities with American Baptist Churches of New York State

The American Baptist Churches of New York State (ABCNYS) invite CRCDS students and alumni to consider ministry opportunities around upstate New York. The ABCNYS Region serves 294 churches in a variety of ministry settings, urban and rural, suburban and small town.  A number of our churches are dually aligned or in a federated or union relationship with varied mainline Protestant or other Baptist denominations. To learn more about our Region, visit

If you are interested in having your information shared with an ABCNYS search committee, please send a letter of interest along with an up-to-date American Baptist Personnel Services (ABPS) profile and three current professional references knowledgeable of your ministry skills and experience to:  Rev. Jerrod Hugenot, Associate Executive Minister 518/380-4510  or

Mailing address: 115 Hazelhurst Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

If you do not have a current ABPS profile, please contact the American Baptist Region with which your local church membership is affiliated. If you are not currently aligned with ABC/USA, please send a resume detailing skills, experience, and three professional references along with your affiliation and standing with your current denomination.

For more information about ABCNYS search and call support, visit:

Retired Bishop Rt. Rev. Jack M. McKelvey named Chairperson of CRCDS Board of Trustees

mckelveyColgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is pleased to announce the appointment of Rt. Rev. Jack M. McKelvey as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. McKelvey follows Rev. Stuart A. Mitchell III, who served in that role for three years.

Rev. McKelvey has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1999 and served as interim President of the school for 18 months following the retirement of Dr. Eugene C. Bay, until the appointment of Dr. Marvin A. McMickle as President in October, 2012.

Rev. McKelvey, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Rochester, NY was the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester serving from 2000 until he retired in 2008. A former Episcopal priest in Delaware and New Jersey, he received a Master's of Divinity and honorary doctorate degree from Virginia Theological Seminary.

The Board's new Chairperson is active in the community and volunteers his time and talents to many diverse causes. He has served on the Boards of Episcopal Senior Life Communities, Rochester Red Wings, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Water for South Sudan.

The Episcopal Diocese recently interviewed Bishop McKelvey and recorded his thoughts about the CRCDS' past, it's future, and his new leadership role. The podcast of that interview can be viewed here:




Pres. Marvin McMickle keynote speaker at the Facing Race, Embracing Equity Community Summit

mcmickle headshotOn Saturday, May 31, 2014, President Marvin McMickle was the keynote speaker at the Facing Race, Embracing Equity Community Summit held at Asbury First United Methodist Church. The Sunday edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle contains an article on the Summit in which President McMickle is quoted.

The full text of President McMickle's remarks at the Summit may be found on the CRCDS website at the following link:

This topic is also covered in President McMickle's weekly blog for the Democrat and Chronicle. We encourage you to follow his blogs at A new one is available every Tuesday.