About TCU’s Church Relationship
TCU is the largest of 15 colleges and universities associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination committed to demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. With the full support of the Disciples, TCU is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, affording students the rigorous challenges that make higher education worthwhile. Reflection on questions of meaning and value is crucial to genuine learning. TCU’s covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) supports an approach to education that brings together faith, reason, and intellectual curiosity.
Students come from more than 60 religious groups and participate in 20 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish, and Muslim students. To learn more about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) click here. To learn more about the 15 colleges and universities affiliated with the denomination, click here.
The Office of Church Relations primary purpose is to nurture the relationship between TCU and the Christian Church (DOC). The office is one of three underneath the Religious & Spiritual Life umbrella which also includes Robert Carr Chapel.
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.