CRCDS will hold its 2018 Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, Rochester, NY 14608 at 10:00 am.

This year’s graduating class includes seven Doctor of Ministry students, eight Master of Divinity students, four Master of Arts students and one School for Christian Leadership student.

Rev. Traci Blackmon, Acting Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO, is this year’s Commencement speaker. Rev. Blackmon is most notable for her leadership and work in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, MO and the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.