Send in your Distinguished Alumni/ae Nominations

school trinityNominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. This award is given to alumni and alumnae who exemplify the Colgate Rochester Crozer and BMTS traditions of excellence through personal accomplishments, professional achievements and/or humanitarian service. Nominations may be submitted by mail, via e-mail (ddiederich@crcds.edu) or via phone (585) 340-9643.

Recipients will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni/ae Dinner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 during the Spring Lecture Week. Stay tuned for more information.

Pastoral Residency Opportunity: American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island

Recognizing that the transition from seminary to full-time pastoral ministry is challenging, the Warwick Central Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich (both American Baptist of Rhode Island) are partnering to offer a new seminary graduate a two-year residency program in local ministry experience that will prepare the Resident Pastor for becoming a solo pastor in an American Baptist church.

Through the Pastoral Residency, the churches will seek to build on strong seminary experiences by providing the next generation’s most promising pastoral leaders a special entrance into local ministry. The primary purpose of the Pastoral Residency Program is to enable new clergy to develop the skills and practices — personal, professional and pastoral — which will provide a solid foundation for the Resident Pastor’s ministry into the future.

Full-time salary, health insurance, and benefits included.  Application deadline extended – they are now due by March 31, 2014.  A full program description and application instructions may be downloaded here.

Executive Director: Crossing Campus Ministry at University of Wisconsin – Madison

This full-time ministry position is a partnership of the Francis Wayland Foundation (American Baptist), the Wisconsin Conference Board of Higher Education and Student Ministries (United Methodist), and the United Church of Christ.  Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2014, full job description at crossingministries, under “About Us”, then “Job Opening Executive Director”.  Start date flexible, but no later than July 1, 2014.  Please send electronic application materials to:

Ann Herrold-Peterson, Chairperson of the Search Committee

Email:  annherroldpeterson@yahoo.com