Alumni Class Notes - Archived


Class of 1970


JERRY KIRKPATRICK is retired but engaged in interim ministry.

GARY AND LYNN MILLER are both retired. Gary has retired from a career in college teaching and chaplaincy and, Lynn, from college teaching and school administration.

JUDY PUGH STONE is retired from her social work career in New Haven.

KERMIT WESTERBERG is semi-retired and doing some consulting.

JOE CASE has been dean of financial aid at Amherst College for the past 30 years. He recently ended 15 years on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, the last four as executive editor.

SANDRA FORRESTER DUFRESNE leads a quiet life in retirement. She continues to respond well to chemotherapy plus prayer, in equal doses, to combat her metastatic cancer. She stays as often as possible at her place in Rehoboth Beach, DE, including...

Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States
Posted: 2011


BOB EMMAUS is completing 30 years of servant leadership in the nursing home industry, reading David Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence and participating in an emerging Yale Divinity ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Greensboro, North...

North Carolina Greensboro, United States
Posted: 2011


RON EVANS and wife Janet retired in 2007 to “Pilgrim Place,” Claremont, CA, an international community of clergy and academics. They enjoy music, lectures, college courses and engaging conversations. They travel east for YDS Advisory Board...

California Claremont, United States
Posted: 2011


SAM GLADDING continues to chair the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University and to be active in his local United Methodist church where he occasionally preaches. His youngest son, Timothy, is a junior at Yale, so they make regular...

SAM LAMBACK continues to work part-time in retirement for the South Georgia United Methodist bishop with opportunities for banjo picking, Bible teaching, and projects around the house. Two grandchildren are in Atlanta and two in Germany. Gini...

SANDY WYLIE retired to 3 Wembly Circle in Bella Vista, AR, on June 1 after a 44-year career in the United Methodist Church. Wife Susan continues to work three days a week in Tulsa. Life is good.

Arizona Bella Vista, United States
Posted: 2011


DON CHANDLER owns a piano service business, serves as organist-choirmaster at an Episcopal church in Maryland, and has recently decided to resume his doctoral work in Japanese studies.

Maryland United States
Posted: 2011


CATHIE KOUTSOGIANE CIPOLLA retired from high school teaching but is now teaching English to a combined class of 7th and 8th graders.

PAUL HARRIS spent nine months as the teaching/missions pastor at Easter Lutheran (ELCA) in Eagan, MN, and three months teaching church history at Tumaini University in Iringa, Tanzania. Paul also serves as project advisor for Radio Furaha and...

Minnesota Eagan, United States
Posted: 2011


JOHN HOLBROOK completed an M.A. in administrative sciences at Yale after his studies at YDS, then an M.D. at Harvard. He practiced two years in public health at the New Mexico State Penitentiary; practiced emergency medicine for 20 years in...

Massachusetts Springfield, United States
Posted: 2011


JERRY KIRKPATRICK is retired but engaged in interim ministry.

GARY AND LYNN MILLER are both retired. Gary has retired from a career in college teaching and chaplaincy and, Lynn, from college teaching and school administration.

JUDY PUGH STONE is retired from her social work career in New Haven.

Connecticut New Haven, United States
Posted: 2011


KERMIT WESTERBERG is semi-retired and doing some consulting.

SANDRA FORRESTER DUFRESNE leads a quiet life in retirement. She continues to respond well to chemotherapy plus prayer, in equal doses, to combat her metastatic cancer. She stays as often as possible at her place in Rehoboth Beach, DE, including...

Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States
Posted: 2011


BOB EMMAUS is completing 30 years of servant leadership in the nursing home industry, reading David Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence and participating in an emerging Yale Divinity ministry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Greensboro, North...

North Carolina Greensboro, United States
Posted: 2011


RON EVANS and wife Janet retired in 2007 to “Pilgrim Place,” Claremont, CA, an international community of clergy and academics. They enjoy music, lectures, college courses and engaging conversations. They travel east for YDS Advisory Board...

California Claremont, United States
Posted: 2011


SAM GLADDING continues to chair the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University and to be active in his local United Methodist church where he occasionally preaches. His youngest son, Timothy, is a junior at Yale, so they make regular...

North Carolina Winston-Salem, United States
Posted: 2011


SAM LAMBACK continues to work part-time in retirement for the South Georgia United Methodist bishop with opportunities for banjo picking, Bible teaching, and projects around the house. Two grandchildren are in Atlanta and two in Germany. Gini...

Georgia United States
Posted: 2011


SANDY WYLIE retired to 3 Wembly Circle in Bella Vista, AR, on June 1 after a 44-year career in the United Methodist Church. Wife Susan continues to work three days a week in Tulsa. Life is good.

Arkansas Bella Vista, United States
Posted: 2011


Ed Dufresne now lives in Penobscot, a small town in Downeast Maine on the banks of the Bagaduce River. He provides pastoral supply for area Lutheran congregations and for Episcopal congregations of the Diocese of Maine. His essays can be found at EdwardDufresne.com.

Joe Paul Case, ’70 BD, has retired after 31 years as dean of financial aid at Amherst College. On Case’s retirement, Charles A. Myers of the Amherst Class of 1988 established and endowed the Joe Paul Case Scholarship Fund. A United Methodist minister, Case worked in higher...

Currently residing in PA. 

Life flows much as before, but retirement in a year and a half is beginning to loom. I greatly enjoy the combination of teaching, preaching, social justice ministry and the usual range of pastoral duties I am engaged in here, but more and more of my time in the US...

I retired at the end of 2013 from an academic career teaching the history and phenomenology of religion at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. My wife, Glenda, took a Sydney-based executive position in the Australian Public Service a year ago;I...

Australia
Posted: 2014


Donald currently resides in Crofton, MD. 

After "retiring" from twenty years as senior minister of Rock Spring Congregational UCC, Arlington, VA, I flunked retirement and accepted a three-year post as Interim Conference Minister for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ.  Completing that post...

I am still going strong (God knows why) as chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. I keynoted a couple of conferences in Texas this past year. Closer to home, I was selected to deliver the Poteat Lectureship at Wake in early March. The University...

Having retired for the second time and swearing off any more interim pastorates, I’m happy at home with my wife (who just retired from her position as director of accounts payable at Baylor University).  I dabble in genealogy, wondering how come we’re all related to...

YDS in Korea

Dean Gregory E. Sterling, associate dean John Lindner, professor Mary Moschella, and current student Derick Dailey joined 3,000 representatives from 345 church bodies, representing 500 million Christians in 110 countries, for the tenth assembly of...

Korea
Posted: 2014



Class of 1969


BONNIE SCOTT JELINEK received a D.Min. from Andover Newton and postgraduate certification in psychodynamic psychotherapy after graduating from YDS. She has served several churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts and is presently one of the...

Massachusetts Wellesley, United States
Posted: 2011


HENRY M. SMITH journeyed to Montgomery, AL, on a beautiful weekend at the end of April to participate in a wonderful celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Southern Poverty Law Center (with about 2,000 other souls) and its impressive...

New Hampshire Durham, United States
Posted: 2011


WALTER GAFFNEY retired in February 2011 from the Connecticut Department of Social Services as its chief of staff. He is currently working with a federal grant at the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut as the program’s project...

Connecticut Madison, United States
Posted: 2011


BONNIE SCOTT JELINEK received a D.Min. from Andover Newton and postgraduate certification in psychodynamic psychotherapy after graduating from YDS. She has served several churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts and is presently one of the...

Massachusetts Wellesley, United States
Posted: 2011


HENRY M. SMITH journeyed to Montgomery, AL, on a beautiful weekend at the end of April to participate in a wonderful celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Southern Poverty Law Center (with about 2,000 other souls) and its impressive...

New Hampshire Durham, United States
Posted: 2011


WALTER GAFFNEY retired in February 2011 from the Connecticut Department of Social Services as its chief of staff. He is currently working with a federal grant at the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut as the program’s project...

Connecticut Madison, United States
Posted: 2011


I am finishing up a fabulous year and a half Interim Associate Pastorate at St. Pauls UCC in Lincoln Park, Chicago. I love living in Chicago and being a part of this vigorous and vital church!

I have just been called as the Interim Senior Pastor at United Church on the Green!

Is there a way that can be put into class notes or something?

Its great being back!!

Rev. Dr. Bonnie Scott Jelinek'69MAR


Class of 1968


I continue to live at the Delaware seashore enjoying our new "green" home. I travel extensively--mission trips, group travel, cruise chaplaincies, and track & field (three medals at the World Championships in Brazil in 2013). I continue my interest in the...


Class of 1967


DICK NOLAN and partner/spouse Bob Pingpank continue to live in retirement in the 64-acre John Knox Village, an inclusive, independent, continuing care retirement community in Pompano Beach, FL. They continue to expand www.philosophy...

Florida Pompano Beach, United States
Posted: 2011


DICK NOLAN and partner/spouse Bob Pingpank continue to live in retirement in the 64-acre John Knox Village, an inclusive, independent, continuing care retirement community in Pompano Beach, FL. They continue to expand www.philosophy...

Florida Pompano Beach, United States
Posted: 2011


I've been enjoying a book study group in which we're finishing Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist? Jim didn't supply the answer. Anyone? How do we United Methodists hide our heads until our church can become more inclusive?

Two books of prayers recently published: Pray the Seasons (2012) and Beside Cool Waters (2014) and a book on pastoral leadership: Strong Ministry (2013). Art is an active leader in Nevadans for the Common Good: a broad-based and interfaith organization newly formed to address...

Chairman of Global Display Solutions, Inc. an Italian based electronics company.

David and I have now retired from preaching and teaching; daughter Elizabeth, a lawyer, works for the IRC in the Congo supporting women who survive conflict; son Dave is pursuing his PhD in Stratford upon Avon in Shakespeare/Theater Design; and son Steve, an...