CRCDS B u l l e t i n o f t h e C o l g at e R o c h e s t e r C r o z e r D i v i n i t y S c h o o l
Faith. Critically engaged.
✛ The bright, historic Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church in Rochester, NY, continues to flourish today. More on page 12. ✛ Introducing our new Professor of New Testament, Dr. Jin Young Choi. Interview on page 8. ✛ Get an inside look into the 2013 “The Holy Lands and Its Peoples” pilgrimage on page 4.
P lu s : + Announcing the 2013 Fall Lecture Week: ”Tending the Wounded Spirit” + New Members Join the Board of Trustees + Remembering the Rev. Dr. Harold Carter
On the Cover:
Mural in Nazareth photographed by Judy Lee Hay, who took part in “The Holy Land and Its Peoples” pilgrimage in June, 2013.
CRCDS: Faith. Critically engaged. is a bi-annual publication of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School 1100 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York, 14620 PUBLISHER: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) EDITOR: Christopher Whitebell
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Harleigh M. Rosenberger
Harrison E. Williams
Arline Chapman Ban
Elena Jiminez Briones
William E. Winn
Donald S. Deer
Randolph B. Hellwig
Raimund L. Tumbleston
Harold A. Carter, Sr.
Elwyn D. Gibbs
W. Michael Losinger
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Sum m er/Aut um n 2013
Faith. Critically engaged.
A Pilgrimage for Peace
In Memory of the Rev. Dr. Harold Carter
Introducing Dr. Jin Young Choi
Out in the World
The Baptist Legacy in Focus
Alumna Spotlight: Barbara Zelter
CRCDS Board Welcomes New Trustees
Tending to the Wounded Spirit
BMTS Journey Continues
Judy Lee Hay, longtime friend
of CRCDS and a 2012 CRCDS
Memorial & Appreciation Gifts
Special Photo Feature
”Woman of Vision” awardwinner, took part in the ”The Holy Land and Its Peoples” pilgrimage in June of 2013. Throughout this issue, we feature a selection of the photos she captured during her trip through Palestine and Israel, like the beautiful cover image.
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“ T h e H o ly L a n d a n d I t s P e o p l e s ” 2 0 1 3 :
A Pilgrimage for Peace
n 2010, Dr. Melanie Duguid May, the John Price Crozer Professor of Theology, published Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008. The book introduces the experiences of Palestinian Christians living in the Israelioccupied territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank through public documents, statements and accounts of Palestinian pastors. Through this work, Dr. Duguid May has become increasingly involved in the work to find a practical resolution to the ongoing violence in that region. The pilgrims who took part in “The Holy Land and Its Peoples” 2013 pilgrimage are continuing to share insights and thoughts about the Israel/Palestine conflict through a blog. Access it to join the conversation online by visiting http://www.crcds.edu/category/palestineisrael-2013/ In early 2012, Dr. Duguid May began working with Dr. Mark Brummitt (Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation), who has first-hand experience of Israel and Palestine, on plans for bringing CRCDS students, alumni/ae and friends directly to the region. The fruit of this work was ”The Holy Land and Its Peoples,” an organized pilgrimage to the region to learn more about the conflict and the peoples—Christians, Jews and Muslims—it most impacts. Drs. Duguid May and Brummitt sought to incorporate a series of lectures and opportunities for spiritual reflection at the key Christian pilgrimage sites in the area. Included in this issue of The CRCDS Bulletin are two reflections. The first is from Dr. Duguid May and it describes her relationship with the conflict in Israel/Palestine, the reasons she organized the pilgrimage and what she hoped the participants would gain from the experience. The second reflection is by Deborah Allen, a CRCDS student.
A Reflection by Dr. Melanie Duguid May My path to the conflict in Israel/Palestine
I was introduced to the conflict in the Israel/Palestine region in the spring term of 1975, when I was part of a student group. For three months we studied biblical archaeology and the present-day conflict. The land and its people have been very much part of my theological and ethical reflection. Most recently, I wrote a book, Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008, which drew on statements made by the heads of Jerusalem churches in response to the conflict. The statements are at once pastoral and also
addressed to the international Christian community. My hope was to help the often forgotten voices of Palestinian Christians be heard, particularly among US Christians. Since 1975, I have made seven trips to the region, staying in Palestinian communities, riding local buses, visiting civic, educational and government leaders, as well as visiting sites of historical and religious interest. I have been witness to the way life and the landscape itself have changed and changed again, particularly with the building of settlements, settler-only roads, and, since 2002, the Wall. These things have increasingly, tragically separated the peoples of the land from one another, and made life for Palestinians more and more difficult. The Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories controls every aspect of daily life: freedom of movement, access to education and healthcare, availability of food and potable water, employment and housing. “The Holy Land and Its Peoples” 2013
For a number of years I have wanted to introduce students and friends of CRCDS to the people of the land of Israel/Palestine as well as to the traditional holy sites. In other words, I wanted people to engage the living stones not only the building stones. My colleague Mark Brummitt has recently spent time in Israel/Palestine, and our talking together hatched the idea that has become a reality.
The conflict in Israel/Palestine seems so intractable to most people. We feel so powerless to do anything that would make a difference. But, in truth, one of the most significant ways to change the status quo is to educate Americans about the realities of what is happening on the ground there. The US provides Israel $8.5 million in military aid each day, or $3.1 billion each year, while it gives the Palestinians $0.00. Total direct US aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion. American taxpayers are financing the building of illegal settlements and settler-only roads on expropriated Palestinian land. Thanks to American taxpayers, Israel’s arms industry has become one of the strongest in the world.
”I wanted people to engage the living stones not only the building stones.” In addition, unqualified US support for Israel has meant that any attempt of the UN to sanction Israel’s repeated violation of international law is vetoed, or ignored with impunity. An educated US electorate can make a difference, by witnessing the injustice of an illegal occupation first-hand, and then by bearing witness to those in power back home. It is so significant on multiple levels: as a multicultural immersion experience, as a way of bringing the land of the Bible to life, as an opportunity to think critically about important political and theological issues of our day, to name just a few.
A look into what we did and who we met
We stayed at Tantur Ecumenical Institute, to which groups come from around the world for the same purposes. So around tables in the dining hall participants engaged others around issues of the land and its peoples. We also met with folks from Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, which has been working for justice and peace in Israel/Palestine since 1990, when it sponsored the first conference on Palestinian Liberation theology relevant to the indigenous people of the land. Sabeel—the name is Arabic for ”the way” and ”the spring”—is a movement of Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians who are biblically based and committed to the path of nonviolent resistance as the way to just peace. A Sabeel staff person led us on the Contemporary Way of the Cross in the occupied Palestinian territories, to sites of home demolitions, checkpoints, illegal settlement and displacement of Palestinians, and the Wall’s incursion on agricultural land. We later walked the traditional Way of the Cross (or Via Dolorosa) through the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We were guided to sites of Palestinian life in Bethlehem and Hebron by Ecumenical Accompaniers, a program sponsored by the World Council of Churches, begun in response to the cry of Palestinian Christians to the international Christian community in the spring of 2002. We also spent a day in the Judean wilderness, visiting Masada, the ancient fortification overlooking the Dead
Sea, atop which Herod the Great built palaces for himself. The Siege of Masada by Roman troops towards the end of the first Jewish-Roman War ended in mass suicide in 73 CE. Masada is Israel’s most visited tourist attraction, and is the site on which soldiers of the Israel Defense Force are sworn in. We visited Qumran, the nearby site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 19461956, and the Mount of Temptations, with the Monastery of the Forty Days. We spent three days in the Galilee, visiting Nazareth, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, Mt. Tabor and other sites of Jesus’s ministry. On the way to and on return from the Galilee we visited the Old Testament sites of Carmel, Megiddo and Beit Shean. At the end of the trip, nine of the nineteen of us traveled to Sinai, where we stayed by the Red Sea, visited the sixth-century St. Catherine’s Monastery and climbed Mt. Sinai.
A R ef lect i o n by D ebbi e A llen As I prepared to leave for Israel at the beginning of June, 2013, many thoughts and questions went through my mind. I have read books, heard stories and seen pictures of the places we were going to visit, but I had no idea what it would be like to actually be there. For me, this is the essence of pilgrimage. We set out on a sacred journey of discovery that would require letting go of preconceived ideas and openness in every moment to new sights, sounds, smells and feelings. I knew from past experience in other cultures that this is a powerful experience. In this land, where three major religions have claimed their roots for many centuries, there was a very distinct historical and spritual dimension. I was very happy to be able to explore that through the guidance and wisdom of two wonderful professors, and to be able to share the experience with the other members of our group. For me, two particular aspects of the trip had a
”We set out on a sacred journey of discovery that would require letting go of preconceived ideas and openness in every moment to new sights, sounds, smells and feelings.” 6
special sense of anticipation connected to them. One was the Wall, (not the Western Wall which, of course, will be of great interest), but the Wall that continues to be built as a way of separating Israelis from Palestinian Arabs. It has been painful to learn about the building of this wall and I knew it would be painful, but very important, to actually see it. I was also eager to make the extended trip to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine’s monastery. The inhospitable nature of the landscape was compelling for me. It was the territory through which the Israelites wandered, the place where God delivered the Law to Moses, and later, the terrain to which the Desert Fathers and Mothers retreated. I was curious to experience the way in which this remote location transformed those who ventured into it. Most of all in preparing for what was a truly eye-opening journey, I trusted that the hand of God would be present to guide us and bring to light what we needed to know and understand.
The 2014 Spring Lecture Week In April 2014, CRCDS will hold its second Spring Lecture Week, which will focus on the concept of kairos. Mark Braverman will be returning to the Hill (he spoke at the 2013 Spring Lecture Week) to discuss "Kairos, USA," an activist movement seeking a peaceful resolution for the conflict in Israel/Palestine. We will also be welcoming the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., to the Hill as part of the African American Legacy Lecture. More information is forthcoming in late 2013.
Remembering the Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter, Sr. The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter, Sr., died on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the age of 76. Dr. Carter served as Senior Pastor of the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and was widely known as an influential pastor, preacher, evangelist, theologian and civil rights advocate. He was also a veteran member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., (PNBC). A native of Selma, Alabama, Dr. Carter planned to pursue a legal career, graduating with a law degree from Alabama State College. His life, however, quickly took a different course. Dr. Carter experienced a call to ministry and, in 1956, enrolled at Crozer Theological Seminary, graduating in 1959. Dr. Carter eventually pursued a Doctor of Ministry degree at Colgate Rochester Divinity School from 1974-76. Dr. Carter’s 47 years of ministry work were marked by a distinct focus on positioning the church as a positive, stabilizing force within challenged neighborhoods. ”We have traditional church ministries, such as food and clothing programs, but we wanted to do something that would provide needed services for the community,” Dr. Carter said in a 1999 article in The Baltimore Press about his church’s purchase of abandoned real estate in Baltimore. The project sought to refit these buildings to serve key community needs, such as job skills training, medical services and 24-hour childcare. Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr., President of the PNBC, wrote in memory of Dr. Carter: ”Dr. Carter was a friend and colleague of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the late Rev. Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy, and many other spiritual and civil rights giants during that time. He became very active in the civil rights movement in the sixties and helped to coordinate the ‘Poor People’s Campaign.’ Dr. Carter was called and anointed to open and walk through the doors of evangelism, preaching and teaching around the globe. He was one of the first African Americans to preach across ecumenical and color lines in his evangelistic thrust. He even preached the Gospel at the Southern Baptist Convention and behind the Iron Curtain. He also reached thousands through his evangelistic crusades and his weekly radio broadcasts.” Dr. Carter is survived by his son, Dr. Harold A. Carter, Jr., daughter, Weptanomah Carter Davis, three sisters, Dorothy Carter Jackson, Marian Carter McKinnie and Blanche Carter Thrash, and four grandchildren. He is greatly missed by his family and by the entire CRCDS community.
Getting to Know
Dr. Jin Young Choi
A n I n t e r v i e w w i t h t h e N e w ly A p p o i n t e d A s s i s t a n t P r o f e s s o r o f N e w Te s ta m e n t a n d C h r i s t i a n O r i g i n s at C R C D S
native of South Korea, Dr. Jin Young Choi represents a new generation of New Testament scholarship that is attuned not only to the local church, but also to the life of Christianity globally. She defended her doctoral dissertation in June in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University (just after giving this interview) and will begin teaching at CRCDS this coming fall.
We sat down with Dr. Choi during a visit she made to the Hill in May.
Would you tell us a little about your background and Christian journey?
”I’d like to help students become exposed to the global reality of the Church, to show them how different peoples experience and read the Bible.”
I was born into a family that is more or less materialist; they don’t have any religious faith. However, my sister, who is not a Christian, was very active as a political activist for social justice issues. Her passion made a big impact on me when I was young, and so when I converted to Christianity, the call to serve marginalized people in society very much shaped my faith and the path I took within the church. Discipleship has become the focus of my faith. I believe that working for social justice is a mandate of Scripture, and this has led me to be constantly aware of how it hurts to be stigmatized by society. After joining the church, I was desperate to find a way to serve others. The first work I did was teaching young workers who did not have access to adequate education. What was your experience of the Korean church?
South Korea has the second largest number of Christian missionaries around the world, after the United States, which goes to show how fast Christianity is growing there. Large churches are being built throughout the country to accommodate the explosion of new Christians. Injustice and inequality are extreme in South Korea. Many of the people attending the exploding churches—these are true ”mega” churches—are not concerned about social issues, about those who are marginalized in society. Those churches understand the Gospel to be about saving souls. Shortly after my conversion, I very much wanted to preach, to be a minister. However, women are allowed only a limited role within these new churches. The congregation I first worked with in Seoul had over 25,000 people, but I was allowed only to administer the young children’s ministry, because I am a woman. Women were expected to follow traditional gender roles, to be maternal, nurturing and caring. In the end, I found that this church excluded women, the poor, the disabled and other marginalized people. I had a strong desire to be useful to these people through a church, but the reality of what a church means in South Korea needs to be renewed and transformed in order for that to happen.
Photo credit: Flickr user littledutchboy
What drew you to theology? What do you hope to achieve through it?
I am very interested in connecting theological work with the present world, and helping students to live according to discipleship based on biblical teaching. Theology needs to connect with what it means to be a Christian today. My desire to study theology has always been tempered with a concern for closing the gap between the academy and the church. I think the most pressing challenge to theology today is deciphering what discipleship means within today’s global church. Your work has focused very much on the identities of people who have been marginalized. In your dissertation you looked specifically at how colonized people were constructed and represented in the Roman Empire. How do you connect this to the life of the church globally today?
Globalization has brought about disruptions and dysfunctions. One outcome has been the exponential growth of the church in Asia, Africa and South America. We need to recognize that this explosion has developed new forms of religion—Christianity is not the possession of the West. The Bible does not only belong to the West. The Greco-Roman world is not the only place of Christian origins. We need to look to church history and learn from the ways in which the Holy Spirit moves through those places. The message of Jesus Christ was not limited only to the Greco-Roman world. For me, global Christianity brings people of all cultures and walks of life from many different regions together to work for coexistence, for the well-being of humanity. It is an opportunity to fortify the missional identity of the church. It is important for Christians in the United States to remember that we are connected globally. The events in these places that seem far afield affect us here. We learn from the Bible that they are our neighbors and that we need to work together to build the Kingdom of God. I’d like to help students become exposed to the global reality of the Church, to show them how different peoples experience and read the Bible.
Pictured above: an example of a contemporary “megachurch” in South Korea.
Theological reflection and faithful practice are both important parts of the CRCDS education. This balance encourages me in my work to help prepare students to serve the church and the world as they really are today. Many theologians, including the faculty here at CRCDS, have given emphasis recently to the concept of kairos. What does it mean to you?
It’s a very hopeful moment, I think. That is not to say that it is a popular moment, though it is a critical one. Kairos is an appointed, critical time in the service of God. It’s the time when God’s intervention is most needed, a time that calls on Christians to discern their calling and work. It’s not only God’s time, but our time; a spiritual and social time. It’s a great opportunity for Christians to demonstrate their praxis and their passion for God’s action. How would you describe your teaching style?
Why did you choose CRCDS?
It is important for me to be with students on their journey, both intellectually and spiritually. I want to learn about students’ churches, what they do there. I want to be a part of their ministry. This is how I hope to engage students.
I was so excited to see the job posting at CRCDS because this school highlights the mission of the church and demonstrates prophetic vision. It gives important focus within the education it offers to the shifting landscape of the cultural, social and political realities the church currently faces.
It’s also important, I think, to remember that there are today many of what I call ”lay theologians.” These are people who think critically about questions of faith and I think that, as professional theologians, we need to involve them in our conversations.
This school looks towards the global future of humanity, valuing not only being successful but being faithful. The school is small but its vision is big.
Dr. Choi and her family moved to Rochester in August. Her husband was ordained within the Presbyterian Church (USA) this summer.
Out in the World U p d at e s , news and notes from CRCDS a lu m n i / a e
Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Davison (CRDS ’49) Andy and his wife Beverly received the 2013 Cora and John Sparrowk President’s Award. The award was presented at the American Baptist Biennial Gathering this past June on behalf of the Board of General Ministries. The award is granted to American Baptists who have made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the life of the church and who in life and service manifest richly the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. Ms. Ethel Frey Geer (BMTS ’51) Ethel and her husband, Ed, moved to a life care community in Clearwater, Florida. Ms. Hazel Hayden Belden (BMTS ’58) Hazel is currently practicing as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and Teacher (Reading Specialist). She and her husband Jerry have two children, Sanee and Scott, and have four grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Lisa and Danica. This past September they moved into a rental duplex closer to family. Jerry preaches an occasional sermon and is frequently involved in pastoral counseling. Rev. Dr. Charles Walker (CRCDS ’70) The late Charles Walker was awarded the CRCDS Distinguished Alumni/ae Award this past April during the Alumni/ae Reunion Dinner. Bishop T. Anthony Bronner (CRDS ’92) accepted the award on his behalf.
Rev. Paul A. Vick (CRDS ’71) Paul was awarded the CRCDS Distinguished Alumni/ae Award this past April during the Alumni/ae Reunion Dinner. Rev. David W. Jones (CRDS ’72) David retired from active ministry. Rev. David E. Roe Jr. (CRDS ’75) David retired from full-time Christian ministry in January. Before seminary David served four churches (United Methodist) for seven years. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ, serving a total of 43 years in UCC Churches. Since retirement, David and his wife, Jacquelyn, purchased a home in Pennsylvania to be near six of his nine grandchildren. His hobby of the last five years is training for the competitive extreme sport of body board surfing. Rev. Scott L. Barton (CRDS ’75) In his semi-retirement, Scott has been writing poems each week based on a lectionary text. He does it simply for the fun of it and hopes that people who read the poems gain some new enjoyment from the text and insight that maybe they didn’t have before. If you would like to view them, please visit http://lectionarypoems.blogspot.com. It is his hope that these poems can be a helpful resource for preachers and any others in the church. Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. (CRDS ’75) Dr. Forbes was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at the 2013 Commencement Ceremonies at the University of Rochester. Dr. Forbes is the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary, as well as the President of the Health of the Nations Foundation. He is the Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City. Dr. Forbes was the first African American minister of Riverside. Rev. Steven Hartman (CRDS ’76) Before accepting the position of Intentional Senior Minister at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Steve served as Interim Associate Minister with the Rev. Dr. Charles Mize at Union Church. He recently served as Interim Minister at the Whiting Community Church in
Neenah, Wisconsin. Five years prior Steve was called as Pastor to the First Baptist Church of Penfield in Rochester, New York. He is certified in Interim Ministry and Transitional Ministry through the Interim Ministry Network, Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. W. Louis Snead (CRDS ’78) Lou recently retired from active ministry in the PC/USA after 35 years. Lou and his wife, Michelle, moved to a retirement community in Sun City, Texas. Rev. Norma E. Johnson (CRDS ’84) Norma Just completed an eighteen month Intentional Interim at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Orange City, Florida. She is now living back in Tennessee near her children. Rev. Ronald E. Wenzinger (CRDS ’87) The Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church recently approved Ron’s retirement in July. Rev. Darrell Powell (CRDS ’88) Darrell was appointed Spiritual Care Coordinator, overseeing spiritual care programming at St. John’s Living Center in Rochester, New York. Darrell and his wife Holly Powell (CRDS ’93) celebrated 25 years of marriage in July. Dr. Cory C. Williams (CRDS ’92) Cory was promoted to the rank of full Professor of Psychology at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia. Cory’s area of expertise is experimental psychology. Rev. Dr. Glenda Prins (M.Div. ’83; D.Min. ’99) Glenda recently published Lessons from Katherine (Feb., 2013, Circle Books, an Imprint of John Hunt Publishing). The book recounts her experience of raising a child with severe disabilities. About the publication, Dr. Prins wrote, ”Lessons from Katherine is a spiritual memoir about loving and parenting our disabled child amidst grief, financial difficulty and marital discord. It’s the struggle of every young marriage and family: to hold on, to form a family, to carve out a place in the world—but amplified.”
Rev. Vincent Howell (CRCDS, ’86) Vincent graduated June 1, 2013, with the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, Michigan. His dissertation topic was ”Applying Project Management in the Church.” Dr. Howell serves as Pastor of the Westside United Methodist Church in Elmira, New York. Rev. Dr. Allen S. Potts (CRDS ’95) Allen received his Doctor of Ministry from CRCDS in May. The title of his dissertation was ”Transforming a Community from Silence to Language and Action Through Story.”
Rev. Linda Clemow (CRCDS ’10) Linda has been appointed as a provisional deacon missionally as Artist in Residence at Asbury United Methodist Church in Rochester, New York. Rev. Robert A. Dean, Sr. (CRCDS ’10) Robert has been appointed Full Elder to New Creations Boonville United Methodist Church. Rev. Douglas Hess (CRCDS ’10)
Rev. Dr. Anthony Bonds (CRCDS ’02) Dr. Bonds received his a D.Min. from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York.
Doug was ordained to the Order of Elders in the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Deborah A. Packard (CRCDS ’02) This past February, Deborah was selected to serve at the Presbyterian Church of Potsdam, New York.
Rev. Eleanor G. Collingsworth (CRCDS ’11) Eleanor was ordained to the Order of Elders in the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Rev. E. Alan Dailey (CRCDS ’03) Alan is now serving as President of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches (GRCC) Faith In Action Network.
Rev. Phillip Phaneuf (CRCDS ’11) Phil was appointed as a provisional elder to Queensbury United Methodist Church in July.
Rev. Melissa Morral (CRCDS ’05) Melissa was just selected as one of twenty women from the US and Canada to attend the Advancing Leadership Development Institute this coming fall. The institute is part of the Association of Theological Schools’s Women in Leadership in Theological Education program. It is funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Rev. Patricia Lee Walz (CRCDS ’08) Patricia has been appointed Full Elder in the United Methodist Churches.
Rev. Kimberly C. Burnette (CRCDS ’13) Kimberly works with Alzheimer patients at Rochester Presbyterian Home in Rochester, New York. Rev. Sally A. Buyea (CRCDS ’13) Sally has been appointed as a provisional elder to Whitney Point United Methodist Church in New York State. Rev. Pamela Carey (CRCDS ’13) Pam has been appointed as a provisional elder to Arkport and Bishopville United Methodist Churches in New York State.
Sara Greenfield Culp (CRDS ’99) Sara’s son Joshua graduated from Mars Hill College in Ashville, North Carolina.
Rev. Dr. Deborah E. Roof (CRCDS ’03) Deborah is serving as Pastor at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York. Deborah and her wife, Liz, moved back to Rochester where they love living in the Park Avenue area.
Rev. Mary Rublee (CRDS ’12) Mary was appointed as a provisional elder to Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church in New York State.
Barbara Zelter (CRCS ’11) Barbara was one of 17 people arrested on April 29, 2013, while protesting at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. The protest was organized by the Rev. William Barber, who is head of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Rev. Barber initiated the act of civil disobedience in response to policies that he believes will hinder the civil and economic rights of ethnic minorities and those below the poverty line. The protest activities continued into the following week with more arrests made. Barbara is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at North Carolina State University. Natalie Bowerman (CRCDS ’12) Natalie was appointed part-time local pastor to Benton and Vine Valley United Methodist Churches.
Rev. Dr. Louis E. Colón (CRCDS ’13) Louis is Associate Pastor at Edgewood Free Methodist Church in Brighton, New York, and works for the Rochester City School District. Rev. Dr. Victoria E. Eldridge (CRCDS ’13) Vicky is serving at a Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario. Rev. Derek Hansen (CRCDS ’13) Derek has been appointed as a provisional elder to Hudson Falls and Glens Falls United Methodist Churches in New York State. Rev. Dr. Mary J. Korte (CRCDS ’13) Mary is Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Transfiguration in Cranston, Rhode Island. Rev. David R. Mills (CRCDS ’13) David is currently working at Heritage Christian Services in North Tonawanda, New York. Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder (CRCDS ’13) Brian is Pastor at Bower Hill Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rev. Corey A. Tarreto (CRCDS ’13) Corey, has been appointed as a provisional elder to Dexter and Brownville United Methodist Churches in New York State.
The Baptist Legacy in Focus L a k e Av e n u e M e m o r i a l B a p t i s t C h u r c h ( R o c h e s t e r , N e w Yo r k )
“Progressive Baptist seminary” Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church has drawn together diverse people throughout its history of more than 150 years.
These three words led the Rev. Dr. Michael Ford (D.Min., 2012) to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) when he typed them into Google in 2009 to search for a seminary to pursue a doctor of ministry. The next year he enrolled in the CRCDS doctoral program with a Concentration in Transformative Leadership with a focus in Prophetic Preaching. Rev. Ford’s graduate dissertation explored the effectiveness of small group reflection following a traditional sermon. He wanted to find out whether holding these kinds of focus groups increased parishioners’ understanding of sermon content. Today, the Canadian native leads one of the most lively, diverse and engaged congregations in Rochester, New York: Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church. As Senior Minister, he brings a wealth of pastoral skills for real-life situations, including conflict mediation, gender relations in marriage therapy and the role of spirituality within the healthcare setting.
“All Are Welcome” Pictured left to right: a 1913 church publication featuring Helen Barret Montgomery; the Bible in Burmese.
Founded in 1854, Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church has drawn together diverse people throughout its history of more than 150 years. It was built as a memorial to peace, a place that would always honor a commitment to promote justice through the teachings of Jesus Christ. Rev. Ford first found Lake Avenue Memorial when he was searching for a church where he could worship while in Rochester for the week-long intensives, a requirement of the CRCDS doctoral program. He saw it listed on the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) website (http://www.awab.org), and learned that the church had been Open and Affirming for over 20 years. “It was a great place to grow spiritually and socially,” he said, describing his first experience of the church, which convinced him to join it. As a pastor in the Canadian Baptist Church of Ontario and Québec, which is welcoming to LGBT Christians but not affirming, he found the explicitly inclusive character of an American Baptist Church like Lake Avenue Memorial refreshing. ”It was immediately clear to me that it was a church that said, ’We welcome everyone,’ and really meant it.”
”It was immediately clear to me that it was a church that said, ’We welcome everyone,’ and really meant it.”
A diverse congregation
Helen Barrett Montgomery’s Church Lake Avenue Memorial shares a long history with CRCDS. Its founder, Dr. Amos Judson Barrett, was a graduate of Rochester Theological Seminary. Dr. Barrett was the father of Helen Barrett Montgomery, a key figure in the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States. An active member of Lake Avenue Memorial, Barrett Montgomery was the first woman in the United States to be elected to public office when she joined the Rochester School Board in 1899, twenty years before women had the right to vote. She is known for her advocacy for better working conditions for women, as well as for fair access to education. She was the first woman to be named President of the Northern Baptist Convention (what is today the American Baptist Churches, USA). She is also widely regarded for her translation of the Bible. Barrett Montgomery and her husband were generous benefactors of CRCDS, and provided the financial support for the construction of the President’s house that bears their name today.
Throughout its 150 years, Lake Avenue Memorial has grown and changed. Diverse immigrant groups have joined the congregation, from freed slaves and abolitionists once involved in the Underground Railroad (an important part of Rochester and our nation’s history) to Italian immigrant workers who came to the city in large numbers during the 1920s and 1930s. Other groups, such as the Hispanic immigrants of the 1970s and 1990s, have also found a way for getting a foothold in American society through the church, whether by taking English-language courses, attending financial education classes or simply finding comfort in an open, supportive community when it was most needed.
Lake Avenue Today This focus on helping newer members of the Rochester community find their grounding continues today. The eight staff members at Lake Avenue Memorial provide a range of services for the members of the church, such as assistance with immigration applications. Worship is held daily in no fewer than eight to twelve languages, and it’s not unusual for three translators to be present at a single meeting. In addition, the church operates a variety of fellowship groups, which are an important way in which the practical and spiritual needs of the congregation are met.
Welcoming friends from Myanmar Most recently, the church has become a place of welcome for refugees from Myanmar (also known as Burma). These new members of Lake Avenue Memorial represent a wide array of ethnicities and languages; most have fled persecution or sectarian violence in Myanmar. Some of the most represented Burmese minority groups at the church are the Karen, Chin and Kachin peoples. ”One of the biggest challenges for many of these people, perhaps surprisingly for someone unfamiliar with Myanmar’s cultural make-up, is actually communicating with one another. Their languages are so different from one another,” Rev. Ford explained.
To respond to this need, he established a team of native interpreters that is always on site and that helps to ensure that everyone is included in meetings and worship. Each ethnic group has its own fellowship that ensures its needs are appropriately voiced to the larger community. The Burmese community has now been part of Lake Ave Memorial, and the surrounding Maplewood neighborhood, for close to fifteen years. While new refugees still arrive that need assistance establishing themselves, Rev. Ford notes that a new generation is growing that speaks English natively and is better able to navigate the United States as Americans. Overall, Rev. Ford values the strength his church has through its connection to the immediate community. Describing the feel of the congregation, he said, ”People are very encouraging, supportive of each other. We’re one church, one body.”
The American Baptist Churches, USA and Burma
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CRCDS Connections at Lake Avenue Memorial Baptist Church
CRCDS and Lake Avenue Memorial have shared a strong relationship for over 150 years. Over that time, many trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae and friends have worshipped or preached at Lake Avenue Memorial. It is a relationship we cherish and look confidently upon as we continue to ready new students to be tomorrow’s leaders.
The American Baptist Churches, USA, is a familiar Christian denomination to people in Myanmar. Its connection there extends into the nineteenth century when Adoniram Judson founded the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. He was the first North American Protestant missionary to preach in Burma and was active there for almost forty years. It was his work in Burma that largely inspired American missionary work globally. Among his accomplishments were the translation of the Bible into Burmese and the establishment of Baptist churches, many of which continue today. The Society’s work led to the conversion of many Burmese generally, and specifically many within the Karen ethnicity. One convert from the Karen community along the Irrawaddy River delta, Theodore Thanbyah, came to the United States and became the first graduate from Asia at the University of Rochester in 1871. He then attended Rochester Theological Seminary (a founding institution of CRCDS) in 1874, receiving an AM degree (similar to the master of arts degree offered at the divinity school today). He published a number of books, including Sermons in Karen, The Karens: Their Persecutions and Hardships, 1824-1854 and The Karens and Their Progress, 1854-1914. Nearly three million Burmese identify as Christian today, including fifteen percent of the Karen ethnic group.
G r a d uat e s i n Action:
Barbara Zelter Puts Social Justice Training into Action Every Friday night, a downtown church in Raleigh, North Carolina, fills with more people than it can hold. The diverse group meets to discuss the logistics of the direct action events that have, since late April, taken place each Monday at the North Carolina State Capitol. The movement is known as "Moral Monday." A mix of progressive Christian leaders, college students, minimum wage workers, social workers and many others, the broad coalition of protestors are united in their concern about recent policies by the North Carolina legislature that they believe are a concerted effort to limit the civil and economic rights of ethnic minorities and those living below the poverty line. These policies include a move to make Christianity the official religion of the state, remove extended benefits for over 70,000 people, the decision to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion provision (which would cover an additional 500,000 people) and the repeal of the state’s earned income credit.
Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members R ev . La rry W. D o bso n Larry W. Dobson was a former Governing Trustee (2005-08) and now returns to the Board as a Life Trustee. He is a 1965 graduate of Crozer Theological Seminary and has been an important part of many key moments in the history of CRCDS. Rev. Dobson has pastored at churches across the country, including First Baptist Church in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, First Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, Calvary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, California, and Clearfield Community in Clearfield, Utah. Most recently, he was the World Mission Support Person for the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut (ABCCONN). Rev. Dobson has been a supporter of CRCDS throughout his career and has directed many men and women interested in pursuing a call to ministry to the Hill. He and his wife currently live in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
R ev . K en n et h I. C la rk e, Sr. D .M i n . Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr., D.Min. (’86, M.Div., CRDS) brings to the Board of Trustees a profound practical experience as a pastor, liturgist and as a program director for religious life at leading higher education institutions.
One of Moral Monday’s loudest voices comes from social worker Barbara Zelter, who graduated from CRCDS in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Theology. She was among the first 17 people arrested when the protests began on April 29, 2013. Many more have been incarcerated since the actions began, including 120 on July1, 2013. Zelter has worked closely with the movement’s leader, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, who is President of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Dr. Clarke is Director of the Cornell United Religious Work at Cornell University. In this role, he is responsible for the administration and coordination of the Anabel Taylor Hall at the university, which is the campus interfaith center. He also administers Sage Chapel on the Ithaca, New York, campus. Prior to this role, he was Director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Advocacy for the economic justice for society’s marginalized people has been the focus of Zelter’s career over the past 25 years. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1991, and then worked within a number of statewide affiliations to advocate for key issues like healthcare and welfare reform. From 2003-2007, she was the Statewide Organizer for peace and economic justice initiatives for the North Carolina Council of Churches.
D r. K at h eri n e J . M ayberry
Zelter left her native Rochester, New York, in 1971, but returned in 2008 to attend CRCDS. Her graduate dissertation, entitled ”Race and Religion in Rochester: 1964-1969,” touched on many of the themes she sees first hand as a social work teacher at North Carolina State. Today Zelter is actively engaged in political activism as a community organizer in North Carolina. She is involved in many other initiatives like Moral Monday, working to secure better services and opportunities for economically challenged communities.
With experience as a liturgist, preacher and service planner, Dr. Clarke offers a wealth of knowledge across denominational lines and will be a strong resource for the Board of CRCDS.
Katherine J. Mayberry comes to the Board of Trustees with vast experience in higher education within the Rochester region. She is currently Vice President for Special Projects at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In this role, Dr. Mayberry leads university initiatives that cross collegiate and administrative borders, including interdisciplinary academic program development, strategic plan implementation, marketing review and interdisciplinary undergraduate research. Dr. Mayberry is a leading national scholar in rhetorical argument and in women’s literature. She holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in English and Government from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is active in many diversity initiatives, including the President’s Advisory Council on Women and the Council on Diversity and Inclusion at RIT.
”Tending the Wounded Spirit”
S av e t h e D at e : October 7-11, 2013
any people are in need of healing today: veterans returning from service, individuals recovering from addiction and all who are experiencing suffering or loss. Pastors and church communities know first hand the curative role of pastoral care, but what possibilities can spirituality offer mainstream social care services?
”Tending the Wounded Spirit” explores this question through an engaging series of events that includes lectures, community worship, discussion, art and film, inviting attendees to gain a deeper insight into the intersection between spirituality and healing.
Dr. David L. Bartlett The Gene Bartlett Lectureship Lectures: Mon., Oct. 7: 7:00 pm and Tues., Oct. 8: 1:30 pm Worship: Tues., Oct. 8: 10:30 am
Col. Herman Keizer, Jr.
The Rev. Dr. Jason R. Curry
Veterans and Moral Injury: Pathways to Healing and Recovery Conference: Weds., Oct. 9: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chaplain Colonel Herman Keizer, Jr., United States Dr. Bartlett is the Emeritus and Army (Ret), is an ordained Distinguished Professor of minister and served as a New Testament at Columbia Chaplain in the Army for Theological Seminary in thirty years. After his retireDecatur, Georgia. He is an ment, he became Founding ordained minister of the Co-Director of the Soul American Baptist Churches Col. Herman Repair Center, a program Keiszer, Jr. and is interested in the interdedicated to research and Dr. David section of biblical studies and public education about Bartlett the life of the church, esperecovery from moral injury at Brite Divinity cially the church’s preaching School. He has received Distinguished ministry. Before joining Columbia, Dr. Alumni awards from both Calvin College Bartlett was Dean of Academic Affairs and and Calvin Theological Seminary as well Lantz Professor of Preaching and Communi- as the Distinguished Service Award from cation at Yale Divinity School. His particular the American Association of Professional exegetical interests are in Mark, John and Chaplains. Chaplain Keizer’s military the Pauline Epistles. experience provided opportunities to serve in unique and challenging assignments that “Our Churches and provided experience and education across the Challenges of a wide spectrum of disciplines related to Welcoming LGBT Persons” the spiritual health of those serving in The Christian Faith and LGBT the armed forces. Experience Lecture Panel discussion: Tues., Oct. 8: 7:00 pm
The African American Legacy Lecture Worship: Thurs., Oct. 10: 10:30 am Lecture: Thurs., Oct. 10: 1:30 pm Dr. Curry is the Dean of the Chapel at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Curry is a graduate of Moorehouse College (cum laude, 1992) and is a licensed and ordained Itinerant Elder in the Agape The Rev. Dr. Jason R. African Methodist Episcopal Curry Church (AMEC). He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Curry’s academic research and ministry has sought to integrate counseling techniques drawn from the social sciences into pastoral care. He argues that spirituality can serve as a resource for recovery from addiction to substances.
The Rev. Winifred Collin Community Healing Service Fri., Oct. 11, 2013: 10:30 am, The 2013 Fall Lecture Week will close on the Friday morning with a community worship. All are invited to participate in taking a step together towards healing. A modest breakfast will be offered beforehand at 9:00 am.
Film Screening: ”Two Sided Story” (75 min., Israel / Palestine, 2012)
Art Exhibit: “We're Squinting in a Fog: Gossamer Cobwebs of a Creative Mind”
Emmy-award winning director Tor Ben Mayor follows a group of 27 Palestinians and Israelis in this documentary as they participate in a unique project called ”History Through the Human Eye.” The project is led by a group founded for bereaved Palestinians and Israelis who advocate for peace and reconciliation in the region.
Scot T. Graham-Raad (CRCDS ‘09) is a conceptual artist working in Rochester, New York. Focusing on fabric-making and artistic expression, the exhibit will feature 10-12 pieces that blend and explore natural and man-made fibers.
he Baptist Missionary Training School Journey Continues Enabling women for ministry for over 130 years
Introducing the BMTS Scholarship Recipient Joyce Wilson-Newton
Joyce came to CRCDS to fulfill her call to lead others to read and study Scripture. Her experience of leading group bible studies gave her a deeper understanding of God’s Word for God’s people. Joyce has worked in marketing in a variety of industries where she learned skills that will help her reach people seeking to find a voice to guide them. With an ability to teach and express herself through the arts, Joyce will continue spreading joy to others during her time at CRCDS and beyond. Born in Alabama, Joyce moved to New York State in 1962. She earned a Bachelor of Science at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. She hopes to use her CRCDS education to work in parish ministry, teaching youth and adults ways to reach out and bring God’s love to all they meet. “I am so grateful to all who support the BMTS. Without them, my education wouldn't have been possible,” Joyce said.
Horizon Society Alumni/ae and friends who make legacy gifts to CRCDS in their estate plans play a key role in the fiscal stability of the school. Their gifts build the endowment, a perpetual fund whose income provides essential financial support for all aspects of CRCDS and also provide resources necessary for supporting student scholarship and faculty. We recognize the commitment of these visionary donors by extending to them membership in the Horizon Society. The Horizon Society honors its members for their commitment to preparing women and men for leadership in ministry. The Horizon Society members understand the critical need to strengthen CRCDS’s future by providing gifts that support academic excellence, student scholarships and the development of progressive and transformative leaders who advocate for justice and always stand with the least among us. Legacy gifts from Horizon Society members through will, charitable gift annuities or other estate gifts
ensure the continued vitality and development of CRCDS from one generation to the next. In becoming Horizon Society members, alumni/e and friends make an extraordinary fit to their loved ones and to our communities. A careful review of your assets will identify the best way to make a gift, whether it is the gift of a specific asset, such as real estate; a percentage of your total estate; or an amount for a special project or fund. Donors often find that planned gifts enable them to use assets to support CRCDS that might otherwise be lost to estate, income or capital gains taxation. This legacy is a lasting memorial to their values and interest. If you would like more information on this important opportunity or if you would like to speak with someone about the possibility of including CRCDS in your estate plans, please contact Tom McDade Clay, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at (585) 340-9648 or email@example.com.
W h at i s Yo u r L e g a c y ? Think about your needs, the needs of your loved ones and your commitment to CRCDS. Consult with your family, friends and advisors. Thoughtfully planned, any of the following gifts may provide important personal benefits while providing a future gift to CRCDS. • A bequest, which is a gift included in your will or living trust, is a flexible, time-honored way to establish a lasting legacy. • A gift of retirement assets, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, may allow you to give more than you thought possible while reducing taxes that may otherwise consume these assts. • A life income gift can be an important way to give you and/or a loved one payments for life, provided unique tax benefits and benefit CRCDS. • Gifts of life insurance policies you no longer need may help CRCDS.
Memorial & Appreciation Gifts T h e Fu n d f o r C R C D s In Memory of: Suzanne Rinck Armstrong Priscilla Jenkins Glenn H. Asquith Glenn Asquith Charles E. Batten John G. Shoemaker Russell H. Bishop Russell H. Bishop, Jr. Jerry Brown Steve and Pat Hirby Marilyn W. Burdick Gary V. Burdick W. Douglas Call Kenneth V. and Sally L. Dodgson James S. Evinger Hy-Hope Farms, Inc. (Stafford, New York) Bill Maney Charm C. Robinson David J. and Elizabeth Saleh Edward W. Svastits Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Waller Elsie Woodworth and Family J. Paul Cameron Janet I. Cameron Paul and Ellen Mae Carter Vernon E. and Janice Kuehn Frank and Mary Cinelli Louis Cinelli Arthur E. Crane Kathryn Ketcham V.E. Devadutt V. Sumati Devadutt George Exley-Stiegler James S. Badger
E. Robert Ferris Shirley Ferris Susanna Ferris Jerry C. Freiert Barbara A. Freiert Frederick L. Gilson and Hazel Minott Gilson Winifred G. Ravenscroft Robert E. Grimm Shirley M. Chan Dr. Robert H. Grizzard Cheri B. Grizzard Kenneth Hardy Deborah Blauw James T. Henderson Jean Bartlett Edward B. Bloom Karl and Sally Brust Paul and Mary Allison Callaway Kenneth V. and Sally L. Dodgson Elizabeth B. Fisher John B. Fisher Georgia Gosnell Mark and Barbara Hargrave Cynthia Hosley Jane W. Kitchen H. Darrell Lance Louis A. Langie Audrey and Nelson MacCallum Paul and Sharon Perotto Virginia S. Pacala Bob and Margaret Reiners Karen C. Saludo James M. Stormont Peter and Deborah Willsea William T. Yorks Winthrop Hudson Glen Loafmann Frank Hutchins Stuart J. Mitchell Joseph A. King Marietta P. King
Harold Loughhead Wilda J. Loughhead M.D. Lowen Charles F. Christiansen Donald T. Mackey Merilyn M. Israel Paul Robert Gilliam Sr. and Gloria Irvin Jane MacCauley Gilliam Paul R. Gilliam, III Eva McCoy Kathleen McCoy Elizabeth L. Minott John H. Minott Agnes J. Morrison Epp K. Sonin Hugh Q. Morton Donald Beech Lilburn B. Moseley James B. Moseley George H. Munger Leslie C. Munger Charles Nielsen Thomas Hilton John and Marcia S. Neubert Richard N. and Elizabeth Myers Justin W. Nixon Robert Nixon Leon Pacala Larry and Barbara Greenfield G. Todd Roberts Erwin Fuller Bob Lovejoy Lou Roberts Robert L. Salmons Larry W. Dobson John E. Skoglund Elden G. and Joy Ernst
December 13, 2012 – June 17, 2013
Kenneth Smith Nancy E. Krody Warren O. Shields Joellyn Tuttle Ronald H. Webb Paul F. Thompson Sybrnee J. Thompson Charles A. Thurman Mattie Thurman James E. Townsend Billie Townsend Edina Gyan Weeks Edwin F. Weeks MacDonald Westlake Jennie A. Findley
In Honor of: Jean Bartlett Lowell and Julie Fewster Dr. Robert and Charlotte Harrison and Ms. Jessie A. Harrison Winterbourne LaPucelle Jones Mr. Thomas McDade Clay Ms. Elizabeth T. Clay Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Marzella I. Brown Twila Johnson Geraldine McKinley Kathie and Baron Robinson Theo Simmons-Hampton Ammie White Margaret A. Nead Samuel Bishop Rev. Paul Raushenbush Walter and Marylu Raushenbush James Sanders David C. Marx
Stephanie Sauvé Bob Booher Richard W. Tucker Carol Kolsti Paul Vick Rev. Lawrence Hargrave and Ms. Brenda Lee Bobby Joe Saucer and Elois Wyche Saucer donated to the Fund for CRCDS as follows: In honor of: Gardner Taylor Marvin A. McMickle Wilson Fallin, Jr. In memory of: Gene Bartlett Milton Froyd William Hamilton Theodore Keaton William T. McKee Elliot Mason Floyd Massey, Jr. Michael Scroggins
O t h e r Fu n d s Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair In memory of Suzanne Rinck Armstrong Cheryle C. Knight Gene Bartlett Memorial Scholarship Fund In honor of Gene and Jean Bartlett’s birthdays Marion B. Van Arsdell Gene Bartlett Preaching Conference In memory of Gene Bartlett Jean Bartlett Kenneth V. and Sally L. Dodgson
Benedetto Pascale Scholarship Fund In memory of Benedetto Pascale Elmo and Ella Pascale Janice Lynn Cohen Memorial Fund In honor of Eleanor Levy’s 80th birthday In honor of Marshall Cohen Howard and Shirley Jacobson Jerry and Susan Marks William F. Davison Family Scholarship Fund In memory of Phillip Philbrook Andrew C. and Beverly Davison Rev. Dr. Barbara Jones-Hagedorn Memorial Fund In memory of Barbara Jones-Hagedorn Kathryn Tuttle The Martin Luther King, Jr., Endowment Chair for Social Justice and Black Church Studies In honor of Asbury First United Methodist Church Outreach Ministries Ms. Brenda D. Lee In honor of Lawrence Hargrave Ms. Brenda D. Lee Frank Tyson donated to Crozer Theological Seminary Endowment Fund as follows: In memory of: Rev. Levi Baldwin Rev. Herbert Nurse Rev. H. Edward Whitaker In honor of: Rev. Stanley Bagley Rev. William Booth Rev. Joseph Kutter Dr. Jesse W. Mapson, Jr. Rev. Clinton McNair Rev. Darryl Smaw
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A “Women in Black” protest, organized by Israeli mothers to speak against the violence caused by the tension between Israel and Palestine. These occur weekly and participants in “The Holy Land and Its Peoples” in 2013 took the opportunity to stand with the mothers as part of their pilgrimage.
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