Born in Rochester, N.Y., he came to us from Brighton High School. At Princeton he majored in history, was a member of the Glee Club, the SCA Cabinet, and Chapel Deacons, and was president of the Baptist Student Fellowship. He took his meals at Campus Club and roomed with Tom Sansone, Frank Michener, and Mike Brandon.
After serving in the Peace Corps and then earning a bachelor of divinity degree at Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Rochester, he pursued four distinct careers as an American Baptist minister: pastor (Blue Hills Baptist in Hartford), campus minister (University of Wisconsin, Madison), seminary administrator (Colgate Rochester), and regional church leader (American Baptist Churches of Connecticut), retiring in 2004. His major activity in retirement centered on photography, a lifelong interest, including international photographic expeditions, exhibits, and having his works published.
He and Julie met at Colgate Rochester, where they were fellow divinity students; they were married for 54 years. He is survived by Julie, son Jonathan, daughter Sarah, two grandchildren, two sisters, and brother Bill Rosser ’56.