A Gathering Place for Spiritual Growth
West End Collegiate Church is a visible, welcoming congregation that helps people love and understand God. Through worship, service and education, we seek to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible in today's world.
Picture yourself in a charming, historic Dutch Renaissance building on New York’s vibrant Upper West Side, while sunlight beams through deeply-hued stained glass, and strains of pipe organ and choir echo inspired music from Bach to Bobby McFerrin, Mozart to Meredith Monk, through-out the sanctuary.
Join us for worship (Sunday Mornings 11:00) and our many communal gatherings.
The Rev. William H. Critzman, a United Church of Christ Minister, has been called as the 58th Senior Minister of The Collegiate Reformed Church in the City of New York and settled as the 6th Minister-in-Charge of West End Collegiate Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Rev. Critzman is the first openly LGBTQ Senior Minister of the nearly 400-year old Collegiate Church.
Rev. Critzman joins West End after six years in ministry at The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, where he most recently served as the Minister of Discipleship. Before entering ministry, Will was a theatre producer, fundraiser, and arts executive working in London, San Francisco, and New York. Will attended Wagner College, Cornell University, and holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where he was awarded the Jonathan Kneeland Award for Excellence in Preaching. In addition to his work in ministry, Will continues post-graduate clinical training in psychoanalysis at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). Will lives in the East Village with his partner Patrick Willingham and their two dogs, Pink and Mr. Hazel.