Congratulations to CRCDS senior Myra Brown who has been awarded with the Carol Gomez Scholarship for the Spring Semester. Myra writes, ”I am humbled by this gift and honored to accept it. I knew Carol and she was a phenomenal woman, preacher, pastor and leader. Carol exuded the love of Jesus and had a clarity for fighting for social justice that I always admired. She leaves behind big shoes to fill and lessons for us all as women in ministry that I will always cherish”.

This scholarship is awarded annually to an African American woman enrolled in the Master of Divinity program who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to pastoral ministry.

Rev. Gomez was the first African American woman ordained by the American Baptist Churches of the Rochester Genesee Region and a tireless worker for human rights.