Alumni Class Notes - Archived


Class of 1986


Carlos González and Micki (Eckert) live in Atlanta, about to send son number two to Tulane.  Micki is director of music at Sandy Springs Christian (Disciples of Christ) and runs her business, Chicago Joe's Rock 'n Blues Camp. ...

Scott Smith and Annemarie Chapin Smith have been married 23 years and have five children (Noah, Aaron, Sam, Grace and Mark).  “We live on a small farm near Elm Mott, Texas,” they write, “and have been part of Homestead Heritage, a...

Texas Elm Mott United States of America
Posted: 2010


Scott Smith and Annemarie Chapin Smith have been married 23 years and have five children (Noah, Aaron, Sam, Grace and Mark).  “We live on a small farm near Elm Mott, Texas,” they write, “and have been part of Homestead Heritage, a...

Texas Elm Mott United States of America
Posted: 2010


Beau Weston finished his twentieth year teaching sociology at Centre College in Danville, KY. His essay, Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment, was published by the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has occasioned some comment and a published reply...

Kentucky United States of America
Posted: 2010


Peter DeVeau is ecumenical officer for the Diocese of Olympia, where he is rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Seattle. A 2007 Lilly Grant funded a sabbatical in Holden Village, Denmark, Norway, England, Scotland and Ireland. Peter keeps sane and...

Washington Seattle United States of America
Posted: 2010


Beth O’Malley writes, “I’m in my third year as dean of the chapel at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. I love working with young adults (but not being the parent!) and continue to be surprised how much a campus community is like a big parish—counseling,...

Maryland Ellicott City United States of America
Posted: 2010


Sherry Jordon teaches Reformation theology and women’s studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.   She loves teaching, especially about women and the Reformation.  She enjoys gardening and canoeing in the summer, snowshoeing and...

Minnesota St. Paul United States of America
Posted: 2010


SHERRY JORDON teaches Reformation theology and women’s studies at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. With BILL EAVES ’87 she loves canoeing and hiking in summer, snowshoeing and drinking tea by the fire in...

Minnesota St. Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


HENRY BRINTON has been senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in VA since 2001. Married to Nancy Freeborne, a professor at George Mason University, with a daughter, Sarah, in San Diego and a son, Sam, at Lafayette College. Henry is...

Virginia Fairfax, United States
Posted: 2011


MARY COMMERFORD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst and the director of the counseling center at Barnard College. Mary also has a small private practice in NYC and is very interested in the intersection of psychoanalysis and spirituality....

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011


LISE HILDEBRANDT is exploring community, environmental and economic sustainability, poverty, urban farming, and maybe life outside the church. Yoga. Music. Sourdough bread baking. Her kids are doing great: Karin—Brown University, Tae Kwon Do,...

LYNN CARMAN BODDEN is now a “Coach~Consultant~Interim Minister!” after 25 years of ministry experience. She is also teaching regularly for the Interim Ministry Network. Lynn and Peter (Carman) relocated two years ago to Durham, NC...

North Carolina Durham, United States
Posted: 2011


SUNNY HALLANAN has been called as rector of All Saints, Waterloo, Belgium (where Kempton Baldridge was rector!) after 16 years as rector of St James’ Episcopal, Collegeville, PA. Sunny’s son attends St Olaf College and, her daughter, Birzeit...

Waterloo, Belgium
Posted: 2011


JANELLE BUSSERT teaches religion and women’s studies at Augsburg College. She has also worked as a Hospice Music Therapist since graduation from YDS. She lives with her partner, Anita, their dog, Toby, and cats, Isabel and Alphonso in St. Paul...

Minnesota St. Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


PAT REUSS and her husband, Bob, are now both retired and living in Oak Ridge, TN. They also have a small place in Venice, FL. They do a good deal of supply work in the Diocese of East Tennessee. Pat and Bob are happy and relatively healthy (...

Tennessee Oak Ridge, United States
Posted: 2011


PETER PANAGORE: Maine life. Married daughter. Musical son. Teacher wife. Author. Stilt walker. Yogi. TV personality. Storyteller. Double-diamond skier. Friends. Near Death Experience revealed. Rural hearted. City minded. Community oriented....

Maine United States
Posted: 2011


RUTH BROOKS has been chaplain at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital for 23 years and is hoping to retire ASAP. She loves three young granddaughters and is considering something in peace and justice next. She writes: “I walk every day. It is my...

Connecticut United States
Posted: 2011


TIMOTHY K. VANCE is now seeking new (non-parochial) challenges—a job with an “OFF” switch—after medical disability retirement in 2006. He volunteers at a hospice and cancer institute in Great Falls, MT, and works sporadically on an STM thesis...

Montana Great Falls, United States
Posted: 2011


STEPHEN PHELPS moved to Brooklyn in 2009 and served First Presbyterian Church as interim senior pastor. Now he is interim senior minister at The Riverside Church in NYC. He and Dr. Beth Mount recently married and are expecting . . . to be happy...

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011


JAN JORGENSEN of Montreal, Quebec, serves one-quarter time at Willsboro Congregational UCC in the Adirondacks. “How are you, dear professors, former classmates, disarmament affinity group members, alums of 33 Canner Street Community?” ...

Montreal, Quebec Canada
Posted: 2011


SCOTT AND ANNEMARIE (CHAPIN) SMITH have been married 24 years and are part of a wonderful Christian agricultural community in (drought-stricken) Central Texas. They have five children: Noah, Aaron, Samuel, Grace and Mark.

Texas United States
Posted: 2011


ANE KVALE FITZGERALD works as a therapist at a community hospital and does clinical consulting for Catholic Charities. She has been married to Joe 28 years and has great kids—her son and daughter are students at Carleton College. Together, she...

LARRY SCOFIELD: “Into the regions beyond”:` Suburban New York boy finds God’s call in rural small town ministry in Missouri and Pennsylvania; curate, vicar, rector, healing prayer ministry, School For Ministry dean, fire chaplain. Now: retired...

ELLEN DAWSON is a book designer and typographer, parent of college-age son Aaron and high-school-age daughter Abigail, spouse of Earlham College president David, companion of standard poodle Balto, sailor, current resident of Haverford, PA,...

Pennsylvania Haverford, United States
Posted: 2011


BEAU WESTON has been married 30 years to Susan and has three kids, the eldest at Yale Law School. He has spent 22 years teaching sociology, now in an endowed chair, at Centre College, Danville, KY. Beau has written five books, mostly about the...

Kentucky Danville, United States
Posted: 2011


SHERRY JORDON teaches Reformation theology and women’s studies at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. With BILL EAVES ’87 she loves canoeing and hiking in summer, snowshoeing and drinking tea by the fire in...

Minnesota Saint Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


HENRY BRINTON has been senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in VA since 2001. Married to Nancy Freeborne, a professor at George Mason University, with a daughter, Sarah, in San Diego and a son, Sam, at Lafayette College. Henry is...

Virginia Fairfax, United States
Posted: 2011


MARY COMMERFORD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst and the director of the counseling center at Barnard College. Mary also has a small private practice in NYC and is very interested in the intersection of psychoanalysis and spirituality....

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011


LISE HILDEBRANDT is exploring community, environmental and economic sustainability, poverty, urban farming, and maybe life outside the church. Yoga. Music. Sourdough bread baking. Her kids are doing great: Karin—Brown University, Tae Kwon Do,...

United States
Posted: 2011


LYNN CARMAN BODDEN is now a “Coach~Consultant~Interim Minister!” after 25 years of ministry experience. She is also teaching regularly for the Interim Ministry Network. Lynn and Peter (Carman) relocated two years ago to Durham, NC, and both...

North Carolina Durham, United States
Posted: 2011


SUNNY HALLANAN has been called as rector of All Saints, Waterloo, Belgium (where Kempton Baldridge was rector!) after 16 years as rector of St James’ Episcopal, Collegeville, PA. Sunny’s son attends St Olaf College and, her daughter, Birzeit...

Waterloo, Belgium
Posted: 2011


JANELLE BUSSERT teaches religion and women’s studies at Augsburg College. She has also worked as a Hospice Music Therapist since graduation from YDS. She lives with her partner, Anita, their dog, Toby, and cats, Isabel and Alphonso in St. Paul...

Minnesota Saint Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


PAT REUSS and her husband, Bob, are now both retired and living in Oak Ridge, TN. They also have a small place in Venice, FL. They do a good deal of supply work in the Diocese of East Tennessee. Pat and Bob are happy and relatively healthy (...

Tennessee Oak Ridge, United States
Posted: 2011


PETER PANAGORE: Maine life. Married daughter. Musical son. Teacher wife. Author. Stilt walker. Yogi. TV personality. Storyteller. Double-diamond skier. Friends. Near Death Experience revealed. Rural hearted. City minded. Community oriented....

Maine United States
Posted: 2011


RUTH BROOKS has been chaplain at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital for 23 years and is hoping to retire ASAP. She loves three young granddaughters and is considering something in peace and justice next. She writes: “I walk every day. It is my...

Connecticut New Haven, United States
Posted: 2011


STEPHEN PHELPS moved to Brooklyn in 2009 and served First Presbyterian Church as interim senior pastor. Now he is interim senior minister at The Riverside Church in NYC. He and Dr. Beth Mount recently married and are expecting . . . to be happy...

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011


JAN JORGENSEN of Montreal, Quebec, serves one-quarter time at Willsboro Congregational UCC in the Adirondacks. “How are you, dear professors, former classmates, disarmament affinity group members, alums of 33 Canner Street Community?” ...

Montreal, Quebec Canada
Posted: 2011


SCOTT AND ANNEMARIE (CHAPIN) SMITH have been married 24 years and are part of a wonderful Christian agricultural community in (drought-stricken) Central Texas. They have five children: Noah, Aaron, Samuel, Grace and Mark.

Texas United States
Posted: 2011


ANE KVALE FITZGERALD works as a therapist at a community hospital and does clinical consulting for Catholic Charities. She has been married to Joe 28 years and has great kids—her son and daughter are students at Carleton College. Together, she...

United States
Posted: 2011


LARRY SCOFIELD: “Into the regions beyond”:` Suburban New York boy finds God’s call in rural small town ministry in Missouri and Pennsylvania; curate, vicar, rector, healing prayer ministry, School For Ministry dean, fire chaplain. Now: retired...

Pennsylvania United States
Posted: 2011


ELLEN DAWSON is a book designer and typographer, parent of college-age son Aaron and high-school-age daughter Abigail, spouse of Earlham College president David, companion of standard poodle Balto, sailor, current resident of Haverford, PA,...

Pennsylvania Haverford, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1985


Peter John Bodden Carman recently moved from Rochester, NY, to sunny North Carolina, where he is now enjoying ministry as minister of Binkley Baptist Church of Chapel Hill. “The Great Theological Treatise remains scattered notes,” writes Peter, “but the...

MARION KANOUR currently serves as the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, a small, affirming congregation in the Lynchburg, VA area. She and her partner live in Nelson County, VA on a small farm (three Jerseys, 12 laying hens, and...

Virginia Lynchurg, United States
Posted: 2011


GENE MCAFEE nears the eight-year mark as pastor of Faith UCC in Richmond Heights, OH, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. In addition to pastoring duties, he also is dean of the Western Reserve Association Lay School of the Church, and chair of the...

Ohio Richmond Heights, United States
Posted: 2011


PHILIP B. OLMSTEAD on his 58th birthday quietly celebrates and reflects on the many blessings great and small that continue to sustain him: his wife, Winifred, and 20 years of dynamic married life, i.e., three stepchildren—William, Matthew, and...

ANN SALMON has just started her fourth year as Anglican incumbent and Lutheran pastor at Good Shepherd Barrhaven, an Anglican Lutheran Ministry in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ann enjoys the challenge of not only serving in two denominations at the...

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Posted: 2011


MARION KANOUR currently serves as the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, a small, affirming congregation in the Lynchburg, VA area. She and her partner live in Nelson County, VA on a small farm (three Jerseys, 12 laying hens, and...

Virginia Lynchburg, United States
Posted: 2011


GENE MCAFEE nears the eight-year mark as pastor of Faith UCC in Richmond Heights, OH, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. In addition to pastoring duties, he also is dean of the Western Reserve Association Lay School of the Church, and chair of the...

Ohio Richmond Heights, United States
Posted: 2011


PHILIP B. OLMSTEAD on his 58th birthday quietly celebrates and reflects on the many blessings great and small that continue to sustain him: his wife, Winifred, and 20 years of dynamic married life, i.e., three stepchildren—William, Matthew, and...

United States
Posted: 2011


ANN SALMON has just started her fourth year as Anglican incumbent and Lutheran pastor at Good Shepherd Barrhaven, an Anglican Lutheran Ministry in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ann enjoys the challenge of not only serving in two denominations at the...

Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posted: 2011