About TCU’s Church Relationship

 People often ask about the “C” in TCU. Is it real? Does it still exist? Is it only historic? What does it mean? While the short and simple answer is that the C represents TCU’s ongoing relationship with our denominational partner The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), what that relationship looks like on campus is so much more complex and beautiful.  The “C” supports a campus that blends together faith, reason and intellectual curiosity. TCU in its denominational tie fully supports the spiritual lives of every member of our campus, has religious communities and staff that serve students across all traditions, and is committed to the critical and thoughtful academic study of religion.  

Texas Christian University is a powerful academic community made up of passionate learners striving to become a force for the greater good. We share a sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and make an impact where we are. Horned Frogs are positive change agents driven toward excellence with integrity. Founded by two Disciples ministers in 1873, TCU treasures it’s relationship with The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as the vision of its founders is still how we exist in the world today. 

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As Church Relations Officer, Rev. Lea McCracken nurtures the ties between TCU and the Disciples of Christ. This role includes connecting our TCU students with area congregations, communicating with our Disciples alumna/e, and serving as the presence of TCU to the denomination. Lea is ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and, prior to TCU, she spent over ten years in congregational ministry and chaplaincy. She is an alumna of the Religion Department at TCU and earned her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.