From the Desk of the President: Appointment of Assistant Professor of Public Theology and Eco-Justice

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Cynthia Rasmussen, Ph.D. as Assistant Professor of Public Theology and Eco-Justice.
Dr. Rasmussen serves CRCDS currently as the Director of the Anglican Studies Program where she teaches Anglican and Episcopal History, Faith Formation and Spirituality, and Food Sovereignty and Mission.  She has been the Rector of St. Mark’s & St. John’s Episcopal Church in the city of Rochester for over fourteen years.  With a reputation as an innovative and transformational leader, Dr. Rasmussen’s focus on neighborhood partnerships and development has led to the creation of healthy spaces through community gardening initiatives.
Dr. Rasmussen earned the Ph.D. in 2008 from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA in History and Theology. Her dissertation is entitled “Stepping into Place: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Christians as ‘Responsible Conscious Pariahs’ in Today’s Church’”.  She has taught many courses in the history department at CRCDS since 2005 including Early and Medieval Church History, Reformation History, Women in American Religious History, and American Religious History.
Dr. Rasmussen will begin her new position at CRCDS on July 1, 2022.
Please join me and Dr. Deborah J. Rogers, Vice President for Academic Affairs in welcoming Dr. Rasmussen to CRCDS faculty!

Yours in peace, service, and justice,
Rev. Angela D. Sims, Ph.D.
You can download a copy of the letter HERE. 
Posted by David Riddell at 13:00