A Message
from Pres. Marvin A. McMickle

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Dear Supporter,

The Church, seminaries and theological education are facing significant challenges.  At Colgate Rochester Crozer, we are confronting these challenges head on by prayerfully charting a new course, a course rooted in the biblical mandate for justice and mercy, a course that answers God’s call to prepare competent and prophetic leaders who engage today’s challenges directly.  Our graduates are educated to speak truth to power, while remaining always with “the least of these.”  Your support makes their education possible and we are so grateful for your prayers and generosity. 

Near the end of every fiscal year, I am urging all those who have not yet pledged their support to please consider doing so before the close of our fiscal year on June 30th.  This year, we have an added incentive for asking you to make your gift or pledge.  We will soon begin our reaccreditation review with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).  A successful review helps pave the way for CRCDS and its mission to thrive in the years ahead.  Your gift or pledge strengthens our standing with ATS by sending them an unequivocal message that our friends and our alums care deeply about CRCDS and the vitally important work we do educating tomorrow’s leaders.  I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for you to participate in the Fund for CRCDS at this time.  Many people have already responded to my request for support.  I ask you, again, to please consider making your gift to CRCDS today and, if possible, increasing your gift from last year.     

It is my privilege and honor to serve as President of this beloved school.  Every day, I am convinced more and more of the vital importance of CRCDS and the necessity of its unique role in preparing responsible, educated Christian leaders.  Now, more than ever, the world needs CRCDS graduates.  Now, more than ever, we need your prayers and support to make that education possible!  Please make your gift or pledge to the 2013-14 Fund for CRCDS today!  Show ATS and the world your support for the good and essential work of CRCDS.


Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., President

P.S. We are so grateful for your support.