Alumni Class Notes - Archived


Class of 2004


EMILY BENNETT wed Benjamin Waller in Hastings, NE on July 17, 2010. Both are instructors at Hastings College, where Emily teaches philosophy and religion and Benjamin teaches English. Both are also pursuing Ph.D.’s.

Nebraska Hastings, United States
Posted: 2011


TYLER WIGG-STEVENSON resides in Toronto with NATALIE ‘05, where Natalie teaches at Emmanuel College. Tyler continues to lead the Two Futures Project, is chairman of the Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons, and is...

Toronto, Canada
Posted: 2011


MERCEDES NALLS and her husband, Luke, both successfully defended their dissertations this past spring (’11). Mercedes plans to continue publishing her research while teaching online for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and American Public...

Andrea Olsen Lam and Alan Lam were married in April 2010.

SIDNEY SYMINGTON is in his third year at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Henrietta, NY. He serves as a chaplain at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital, teaches writing at SUNY Geneseo, and continues to work in...

New York Henrietta, United States
Posted: 2011


KURT LEVENSALER serves as associate priest at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, CA. He and Leighanne enjoy watching Luke, now 3, continue to dazzle them with his amazing vocals, his impressionistic art, and his zest for life....

California Danville, United States
Posted: 2011


JULIE SMUCKER FULLER and her spouse, Marcus Dean Fuller, announced the opening of their feature film this fall (’11), entitled “One Fall.” Alums can check out “One Fall” on Facebook and Netflix.

EMILY BENNETT wed Benjamin Waller in Hastings, NE on July 17, 2010. Both are instructors at Hastings College, where Emily teaches philosophy and religion and Benjamin teaches English. Both are also pursuing Ph.D.’s.

Nebraska Hastings, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 2003


GWENDOLYN KEHAUNANI HILL pastored Koloa Union Church in Hawaii for seven years. She is presently doing pulpit supply. In May 2010, she completed her D.Min. in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hawaii United States
Posted: 2011


JULIET IDE enjoys teaching high school English literature and language at a bilingual Hong Kong school. She is Church Council secretary at Emmanuel Church.

Hong Kong, China
Posted: 2011


LISA JEFFCOAT teaches at Myers Park High School. She sings at Myers Park Presbyterian, where she is a member, and with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, NC.

North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Posted: 2011


CHRIS JONES is the new clinical director of the Eating Disorder Program at Rebecca’s House. He and wife, Elena, married in 2008 after years of travelling the world together. They live in Orange County, CA.

California Orange County, United States
Posted: 2011


ZACK MABE and Melissa have two sons, Joshua, 4, and Connor, almost 2. Zack is in his third year in the Hartford Seminary D.Min. program.

Connecticut United States
Posted: 2011


AUDREY SCANLAN received her D.Min. from Hartford Seminary and had her first volume of lesson plans published last summer. In August 2011 she became canon for mission collaboration in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Connecticut United States
Posted: 2011


MARK SCOTT is visiting assistant professor of Christianity at the University of Missouri. He and Esther have three children: David, born Nov. 8, 2010; James, 5; and Hannah, 3. Mark explores Origen of Alexandria’s creative, complex, and...

Missouri United States
Posted: 2011


GWENDOLYN KEHAUNANI HILL pastored Koloa Union Church in Hawaii for seven years. She is presently doing pulpit supply. In May 2010, she completed her D.Min. in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hawaii United States
Posted: 2011


JULIET IDE enjoys teaching high school English literature and language at a bilingual Hong Kong school. She is Church Council secretary at Emmanuel Church.

Hong Kong, China
Posted: 2011


LISA JEFFCOAT teaches at Myers Park High School. She sings at Myers Park Presbyterian, where she is a member, and with Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, NC.

North Carolina Charlotte, United States
Posted: 2011


CHRIS JONES is the new clinical director of the Eating Disorder Program at Rebecca’s House. He and wife, Elena, married in 2008 after years of travelling the world together. They live in Orange County, CA.

California Orange County, United States
Posted: 2011


ZACK MABE and Melissa have two sons, Joshua, 4, and Connor, almost 2. Zack is in his third year in the Hartford Seminary D.Min. program.

Connecticut Hartford, United States
Posted: 2011


AUDREY SCANLAN received her D.Min. from Hartford Seminary and had her first volume of lesson plans published last summer. In August 2011 she became canon for mission collaboration in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Connecticut United States
Posted: 2011


MARK SCOTT is visiting assistant professor of Christianity at the University of Missouri. He and Esther have three children: David, born Nov. 8, 2010; James, 5; and Hannah, 3. Mark explores Origen of Alexandria’s creative, complex, and...

Missouri United States
Posted: 2011


JAMES CLEMENT VAN PELT coordinates the programming for Yale’s Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology, which he co-founded in 2003-04.

Connecticut United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 2002


JULIE FAITH PARKER completed her Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Yale. She is now teaching Bible as a visiting assistant professor at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Julie also teaches at YDS during the Summer Study program, so come...

KELLY MCGANNON graduated from the Holistic Studies Institute in NYC in January 2011 and opened her healing practice, Bridge Between Two Worlds (www.bridgebetweentwoworlds.com), where she helps clients rediscover a...

JULIE FAITH PARKER completed her Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Yale. She is now teaching Bible as a visiting assistant professor at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Julie also teaches at YDS during the Summer Study program, so come...

Maine Waterville, United States
Posted: 2011


KELLY MCGANNON graduated from the Holistic Studies Institute in NYC in January 2011 and opened her healing practice, Bridge Between Two Worlds (www.bridgebetweentwoworlds.com), where she helps clients rediscover a...

District of Columbia Washington, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 2001


Paul Krampitz continues to serve as pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Bristol, CT and is currently a doctoral candidate (D.Min.) at Hartford Seminary. His doctoral work is in the area of practical theology and focuses on the ministry of integrating,...

LYNNE MIKULAK was certified as a full supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., at the annual conference in Salt Lake City, UT, in the spring. An ordained United Church of Christ minister, she is the coordinator of...

New York White Plains, United States
Posted: 2011


JOSEPH PAE serves as a missioner in the Diocese of Long Island at Great Neck Episcopal Ministry (GEM), which is a collaborative ministry of three congregations: St. Paul’s, All Saints, and St. Joseph’s Korean Church. He is the father of two...

New York Long Island, United States
Posted: 2011


At Convocation and Reunions 2011, EVALYN WAKHUSAMA, who founded a school in Kenya for children who are orphans or who have been affected by the AIDS crisis, was honored by the Alumni Board with the Lux et Veritas Award....

LYNNE MIKULAK was certified as a full supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., at the annual conference in Salt Lake City, UT, in the spring. An ordained United Church of Christ minister, she is the coordinator of...

New York White Plains, United States
Posted: 2011


JOSEPH PAE serves as a missioner in the Diocese of Long Island at Great Neck Episcopal Ministry (GEM), which is a collaborative ministry of three congregations: St. Paul’s, All Saints, and St. Joseph’s Korean Church. He is the father of two...

New York Long Island, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1999


ANTHONY CERULLI won an EURIAS Fellowship, with affiliation at the Insitut d’études avancées-Paris, for 2012-13. He has also been awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2012-13. Currently an ACLS fellow, he teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges...

New York Geneva, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1998


Paula Jenkins has been acting as the Young Adults Retreat Leader as a volunteer at San Damiano in Danville, CA. She has been leading day and three-day weekend retreats at this Franciscan retreat center in her hometown for the last five years. For full-time...


Class of 1997


KAREN L. MULDER is an art and architectural historian who continues teaching in the masters’ programs at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, as well as James Madison University’s Art History Department. She has spoken on...

District of Columbia Washington, United States
Posted: 2011


KAREN L. MULDER is an art and architectural historian who continues teaching in the masters’ programs at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, as well as James Madison University’s Art History Department. She has spoken on...

District of Columbia Washington, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1995


JENNY ARTHUR was ordained by Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in May 2011. She serves as minister of pastoral care.

Tennessee United States
Posted: 2011


DAHN DEAN GANDELL has been rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Honoeye Falls, NY, for 10 years. She is missioner for global companionship and chair of the Rochester deputation for General Convention in 2012. She is a certified yoga...

New York Honoeye Falls, United States
Posted: 2011


LISA B. HAMILTON is a member of the CREDO spirituality faculty.

PAM TYLER and Charles own San Geronimo Lodge, which they are remodeling as a retreat center. She serves St. James Episcopal Church in Taos, NM.

New Mexico Taos, United States
Posted: 2011


CHI CHUEN CHAN and Fong have been in Hong Kong since 1997. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology.

Hong Kong, China
Posted: 2011


SHAWNTHEA MONROE MUELLER is senior minister at Plymouth Church (UCC) of Shaker Heights, OH. She has written two books, one co-authored with classmate Shannon Craigo-Snell. She sits on the board of the Deaconess Community Foundation.

Ohio Shaker Heights, United States
Posted: 2011


CHRISTINE TRAINOR MCSPADDEN is canon for cathedral life at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, CA.

California San Francisco, United States
Posted: 2011


JULIE REUNING-SCHERER is pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Newington, CT.

Connecticut Newington, United States
Posted: 2011


DAVID C. MAHAN is the director of the Rivendell Institute at Yale. He is a guest lecturer with ISM.

RICHARD BUGYI-SUTTER is master-general of the Society of St. Michael, an Anglo-Catholic priestly fraternity, and convenes the “Anglican Use Society in Colorado,” a local response to Anglicanorum Coetibus.

Colorado United States
Posted: 2011


DAVE STROHMAIER serves on the City Council in Missoula, MT and works as an historian for Historical Research Associates. He has written two natural history books on fire in the West, and is currently a candidate for the U.S. House of...

Montana Missoula, United States
Posted: 2011


At Convocation and Reunions 2011, OTIS MOSS III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was honored with the alumni award for Distinction in Congregational Ministry.

Illinois Chicago, United States
Posted: 2011


GRETCHEN STROHMAIER is a bereavement counselor for Hospice in Missoula, MT and is the church school director at Holy Spirit Episcopal Parish.

Montana Missoula, United States
Posted: 2011