Frederick Dicks is a native of Rochester, NY and a 2001 graduate of Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School. In 2005, he received his Bachelors of Science in History from The State University of New York at Geneseo. After graduation, Min. Dicks felt his skills would be best utilized serving the community, so he dedicated the next eight years to working with various non-profit organizations developing curriculum and programming aimed at fostering healthy relationships and constructive behavioral management skills with at-risk youth. During this time he served as a board member for Caring and Sharing Junior Academy.
Min. Dicks heard the call to ministry at an early age, and after much prayer and listening to God’s voice he publicly accepted the charge and in 2012 enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at the historic Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. During his tenure, he has served as the President of the Student Cabinet, a member of the ATS Re-accreditation Sub-Committee, and is currently serving as the MLK Jr. Songfest Chairperson. Min. Dicks has served at many churches in many different capacities and is now delighted to be the new pastor at the Baptist Temple in Brighton, NY. In May of 2016 he received his M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and is committed to serving God’s people.
Min. Dicks is married to Krystal Marie Dicks (formerly Cunningham)
Kevin Nitsch is a performer, collaborator, teacher, and composer in the Rochester area. Kevin is a member of the piano and music theory faculty at Nazareth College of Rochester and is the Music Minister at The Baptist Temple in Brighton. In collaboration with Rochester artist, Kathleen Nicastro, Kevin is the pianist for Labyrinth of Sound and Light, a series of concerts that offers the audience a creative way to interact with art and music. Kevin has been composer-in-residence at Webster Thomas High School, sponsored by The Commission Project to compose music for the performing ensembles and to afford the students the opportunity to observe and participate in the composing process. Kevin is the pianist for the Rochester Oratorio Society. Kevin holds a BM degree in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a MM and a DMA in Performance and Literature in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Kevin recently completed Yoga Teacher Training at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester and teaches yoga at Nazareth College and The Clover Center. Pianobenchasana is his favorite pose.