Reverend Croskery


The Reverend Robert W. Croskery is a Minister of the United Church of Christ (retired).  He earned his BA degree at Phillips University, his Masters at  Divinity school at Yale and his Doctor of Ministry at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He worked his way through college as a broadcaster and through divinity school as a science teacher at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden CT.

He began his career in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has been Senior Pastor of  large Congregational and United Church of Christ congregations in Wisconsin and Ohio.  In retirement he has served Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel in Cincinnati and Shiloh Church in Dayton, OH on an interim basis. Prior to coming to Cincinnati in 1976, Dr. Croskery was Executive Director of the Academy of Parish Clergy, a national Professional Society and Continuing Education Academy for Ministers, Priests, and Rabbis.

He has served as Adjunct Professor of Speech at Wichita State U., and has lectured at several universities and theological seminaries including Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.

His writings have appeared in numerous publications including THE CONGREGATIONALIST, UNITED CHURCH HERALD, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL, PULPIT DIGEST, CHRISTIAN COUNSELING, CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS and Cincinnati POST.  He began as a radio and television broadcaster on KCRC, KTUL, KOME, KAKC and KOTV in Oklahoma.   In Cincinnati, he created and starred in “Dr. Kincaid’s Casebook,” a docudrama series which was produced in conjunction with the Psychiatry department of the Medical School of the University of Cincinnati, and which aired on Channel 9, WCPO-TV in 1977-78, For several years he traveled widely as a motivational speaker, presenting to government, business, education, civic association and trade association groups. He has been a member of and speaker to the International Platform Association.

Following his retirement from the ministry in 1988, Dr. Croskery was Senior VP and later President of the Trimex Corporation a company developing a process and product for removing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide from power plant furnaces. Later he served as President of  Wabash Mining Co., and independent coal mining company.

In recent years his interests have centered on investing. For twelve years he served as an officer of the Cincinnati chapter of American Association of Individual Investors, first as Program Chairman; later as President.

Dr. Croskery has been a Rotarian since 1966 and a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club since 1977 where he has filled numerous leadership roles. He is a Past President of the Cincinnati Yale Club; Past President of  the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, where he continues to serve as Director.    He is a Director of the Friendly Sons ofSt.Patrick Foundation. He has been a Director of  the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratories, a member of the Community Action Board of theHoxworthBloodCenter, and a Trustee of the Cincinnati Ballet.

He is married to Dr. Beverly Croskery, a well known educator, author, and education consultant.   They have four children: Richard Croskery, MD, Col. Robert F. Croskery, Esq., (Rev.) Kathryn Croskery Jones, Esq., and Dr. Virginia Croskery, opera singer, professor and equestrian.

Dr. Croskery has been an officer of many community organizations in communities in which he has lived, including The United Way, Boy Scout Council, YMCA, Red Cross, Council of Churches, and United Christian Ministries on college campuses. He served the Governor of Wisconsin on the Governor’s Commission on Human Rights, during the time of the riots in Milwaukee. The Governor’s Commission participated in resolution of the conflict

The Croskerys have traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, the Orient,Australia and New Zealand and in the Americas.