For Immediate Release

November 1, 2016

After fifteen years of service to the Capital District community, the Capital Region Theological Center’s Board of Directors announced today that in September, 2016, the board decided to enter into a time of organizational dormancy effective January 1, 2017 as the next steps for the organization are developed.  This is not a closure, but a time of revisioning and recalibration in a rapidly changing religious landscape. 

For the last 15 years, the Capital Region Theological Center (CRTC) has been host to 15 large-scale public theology events and 260 educational events. It has resourced hundreds of congregations and ministries and engaged over 4,000 participants.  The mission of CRTC is with individuals, congregations and communions to: Equip with tools for developing and expressing faith; Connect people and resources, creating community; and Inspire a commitment to renewed discipleship and spiritual growth.  It was founded in 2001 by a partnership of the regional governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.  It has been affiliated with a number of regional educational institutions, including New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Auburn Theological Seminary and Siena College. 

All current staff will complete their work assignments by the end of 2016 and have been offered generous severance packages.

The Board of Directors wishes to express its deepest thanks and gratitude to all who have participated in our programing, events and resourcing over the last fifteen years.  We are grateful for our strong and capable staff and to all of those who have offered their time, labor and gifts to this organization.  We look forward to exploring our next steps with great faith and hope.


General contact information remains the same:

Email:  info@crtc.org
Phone:  518-462-2470
Mail:  4 Northcrest Drive, Clifton Park, NY  12065

Media Contact: Rev. Abigail Norton-Levering, (518) 374-4573