Alumni Class Notes - Archived


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


Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp (MAR 01) published, Misunderstanding Stories: Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology, (Pickwick) in 2013.

In July, 2013, the Rev. Janet Waggoner (Mdiv '01) was appointed Canon to the Ordinary and Transition Ministry Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth by the Right Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., Provisional Bishop of...


Class of 2000


Junius published his first book, Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar, in September. The book is available from Fortress Press.

My new publication is Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence (West Minster John Knox, 2013). I'm a lecturer on campus at YDS and an Assistant Prof at Drew Theological School.  My book was mentioned in the Yale Daily...


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


Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Asian Studies Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

Amy currently fulfills two part-time positions: (1) Pastor of Canton Community Baptist Church and (2) Adjunct Professor of Intellectual & Creative Inquiry in the First Year Experience Program at Southern CT State University. She is married to Brian, and mother of Kiran (...


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...

I am happy and honored to announce that starting July 1, 2014, I will be President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Preaching at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  I have loved the past six years that I have spent in the Boston...

I have just had a book published titled From Within  The Storm. It's available now at:...


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


Jesse Couenhoven and his wife Amy Tsou were blessed by the birth of their son, Ian Beckett Couenhoven, on August 7, 2013. Jesse, a religion professor at Villanova University, also gave birth to his first book this past summer. Stricken by Sin, Cured by Christ--a...

Cynthia D. Weems continues as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami, Florida. She recently spent a spiritual renewal leave in Brazil and lives in Miami with her husband and eight year old daughter. All YDS classmates are welcome to visit!

New position: Manager of Spiritual Care at Regional Hospice of Western CT in Danbury, CT


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


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.

Connecticut New Haven, United States
Posted: 2011


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


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


I’ve written a book with Oxford University Press called The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity that might be helpful to those who want to understand the recent religious history of Latin America. The book looks at the history of Catholicism and Protestantism in Latin...


Class of 1994


I've been living in Missouri for the past five years, to be close to family. I am an online instructor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Sacred Heart University (in Connecticut) and I also tutor writing students. I make time for knitting and...


Class of 1992


BECKY GARRISON has three new books out (see Alumni Books section). Also, she is a panelist with the Washington Post’s “On Faith” column.

MAGNUS T. BERNHARDSSON lives with his wife, MARGARET MCCOMISH ’93 in Williamstown, MA. They have two children, Benni (14) and Karen Magnea (11). Magnus teaches Middle Eastern History at Williams College and Margaret is...

Massachusetts Williamstown, United States
Posted: 2011