As many of you know, Dr. McMickle traveled to Virginia Beach in early June with his wife, Peggy. During his trip, Dr. McMickle experienced health issues related to a respiratory infection and spent a little over two weeks in the hospital while recovering. Dr. McMickle received excellent medical care and has since returned home to Montgomery House feeling very much improved and thankful for the return of his health.
Dr. McMickle and Mrs. McMickle sincerely thank everyone for their support, messages of encouragement, jokes and especially the heartfelt prayers extended to them both during his hospitalization. They are glad to be home in Rochester and look forward to spending a low-key Fourth of July followed by a few weeks of rest and recovery.
True to form, however, Dr. McMickle is back to doing one of the things he loves best: writing. As a regular contributor to the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester blog, he authored a post almost immediately upon his return to Rochester. You can view the post here: http://www.blogs.democratandchronicle.com/unite/2014/06/30/uniting-humanity-is-a-constant-challenge/
Dr. McMickle was also interviewed by WXXI radio for today's broadcast regarding the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. We will post that link to our website as soon as it becomes available.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of CRCDS Life Trustee Rev. Archie D. LeMone (Crozer Theological Seminary '65). A man of many gifts and talents, Rev. LeMone was a dedicated pastor, teacher, husband, father and servant. Rev. LeMone made his home in Silver Spring, MD and spent much of his career working in the Washington D. C. area. As some of you are aware, Rev. LeMone had been dealing with some health issues over the last few months and was unable to travel to attend our May Board meeting.
He served as the Associate Director for Public Policy in the Washington Office of the National Council of Churches and was the former Executive Director of the Home Mission Board of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. He served on several committees including the Washington Office on Africa, the National Council of Churches’ General Board, and was a staff member with the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, where he lived and served for 15 years.
Rev. LeMone was a guest instructor at several Caribbean universities. He also taught public high school and was a consultant with the Alexander Institute, an educational and psychological organization in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Morgan State University and his Masters of Divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary.
Rev. LeMone was elected to the CRCDS Board of Trustees in 1999, served as Crozer Board Chair and elected as a Life Trustee in March 2011.
As we keep ‘Archie’ and his family in our prayers, if you wish to send a note of condolence to the family or attend the service, please note:
Services will be held on Saturday, July 19
Fraternal Service @ 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Service @ 11:00 a.m.
Location of services:Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Eulogist: Wm. J. Shaw
Mrs. LeMone’s home address is: 3840 Tremayne Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Colgate 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: http://vimeo.com/98575639