Alumni Class Notes - Archived


Class of 1984


LARRY GOLEMON has been appointed the executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium, which works with over a dozen theological schools and institutions from Catholic, mainline Protestant, and evangelical traditions. It offers cross...

GREGORY C. HIGGINS recently published Profiles in Discipleship (Paulist Press). The book explores 12 “images” or types of Christian discipleship that have guided the thought and action of two-dozen influential figures in the...

ELIZABETH KRENTZ-WEE completed 12 years as pastor of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan, CT and then went on disability for a time. She trained with the Interim Ministry Network and is now in her 13th month of her first interim. She is...

Connecticut New Canaan, United States
Posted: 2011


LARRY GOLEMON has been appointed the executive director of the Washington Theological Consortium, which works with over a dozen theological schools and institutions from Catholic, mainline Protestant, and evangelical traditions. It offers cross...

District of Columbia Washington, United States
Posted: 2011


GREGORY C. HIGGINS recently published Profiles in Discipleship (Paulist Press). The book explores 12 “images” or types of Christian discipleship that have guided the thought and action of two-dozen influential figures in the...

United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1982


Paul Stroble teaches part-time at Eden Theological Seminary. He still writes for FaithLink, the curriculum for the United Methodist Publishing House. His big writing project this year was the curriculum “Faithful Christian Citizen,” to be published by the...

Missouri Saint Louis United States
Posted: 2010


FREDERICK DAVIE joined Union Theological Seminary on Aug. 15, 2011 as executive vice president. In this capacity, he serves as an adviser and assistant to the president for the structure and administration of the executive office, strategic...

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011


FREDERICK DAVIE joined Union Theological Seminary on Aug. 15, 2011 as executive vice president. In this capacity, he serves as an adviser and assistant to the president for the structure and administration of the executive office, strategic...

New York New York, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1981


At Convocation and Reunions 2011, BARBARA ROSSING, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, was honored with the alumni award for Distinction in Theological Education

Illinois Chicago, United States
Posted: 2011


At Convocation and Reunions 2011, BARBARA ROSSING, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, was honored with the alumni award for Distinction in Theological Education

Illinois Chicago, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1980


TERRY THOMAS PRIMER is entering her 16th year as a chaplain with Springpoint Senior Living, the largest provider of senior adult housing in New Jersey. She provides spiritual care for a continuing care retirement community and two assisted...

New Jersey United States
Posted: 2011


JAN HAMILL is trying some new ministries after 30 years of parish ministry with the Episcopal Church. She writes, “As chaplain at Copper Ridge, an EMA facility for the memory impaired, I am experimenting with Godly Play story telling methods...

Maryland Bel Air, United States
Posted: 2011


DAVID B. WHEELER has been leading the charge for the Draw the Line Minnesota Citizens Commission with 18 statewide public hearings on congressional and legislative redistricting. Final maps and a report will be submitted to the judicial panel...

JAMES MEREDITH DAY is professor of human development and the psychology of religion at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is co-editor of the Archive for the Psychology of Religion: The Journal of the International Association...

Louvain, Belgium
Posted: 2011


ANDREW MCMILAN has been in Colombia for almost a quarter of a century, planting churches. Married to Kathy, the couple have two sons in college.

Columbia
Posted: 2011


TERRY THOMAS PRIMER is entering her 16th year as a chaplain with Springpoint Senior Living, the largest provider of senior adult housing in New Jersey. She provides spiritual care for a continuing care retirement community and two assisted...

New Jersey United States
Posted: 2011


JAN HAMILL is trying some new ministries after 30 years of parish ministry with the Episcopal Church. She writes, “As chaplain at Copper Ridge, an EMA facility for the memory impaired, I am experimenting with Godly Play story telling methods...

Maryland Bel Air, United States
Posted: 2011


DAVID B. WHEELER has been leading the charge for the Draw the Line Minnesota Citizens Commission with 18 statewide public hearings on congressional and legislative redistricting. Final maps and a report will be submitted to the judicial panel...

Minnesota United States
Posted: 2011


JAMES MEREDITH DAY is professor of human development and the psychology of religion at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is co-editor of the Archive for the Psychology of Religion: The Journal of the International Association...

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Posted: 2011


ANDREW MCMILAN has been in Colombia for almost a quarter of a century, planting churches. Married to Kathy, the couple have two sons in college.

Colombia
Posted: 2011



Class of 1979


RON HOOKER preached at Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bethany, WV, where classmate SCOTT THAYER serves as pastor and chaplain at Bethany College, to open the 2011-12 academic year. He also talked to...

JIM HACKNEY is managing partner of Alexander Haas, a nonprofit fundraising consultancy, and has become a trustee of the American Craft Council, the oldest nonprofit in the nation cultivating and promoting awareness of fine craft.

RON HOOKER preached at Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bethany, WV, where classmate SCOTT THAYER serves as pastor and chaplain at Bethany College, to open the 2011-12 academic year. He also talked to...

United States
Posted: 2011


JIM HACKNEY is managing partner of Alexander Haas, a nonprofit fundraising consultancy, and has become a trustee of the American Craft Council, the oldest nonprofit in the nation cultivating and promoting awareness of fine craft.

United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1977


BETSY DAVIDSON SLOANE is working in Cambridge, MA, on the staff of King’s Chapel Boston. She is married to writer/ teacher Wic and has two adult children, both of whom live in the Boston area.

Massachusetts Cambridge, United States
Posted: 2011


KRISTIN FOSTER AND FRANK DAVIS celebrated the marriage of their older daughter, Tyler, this summer in Minneapolis. Kristin is now serving on the YDS Alumni Board.

CHRIS GLASER started a weekly blog in February entitled, “Progressive Christian Reflections.” He posts on Wednesdays at www.chrisglaser.blogspot.com. He contributed an article on lections for World AIDS Day to a new...

BRUCE SYLVESTER, another of our prolific writers, says, “I write to you today from Trieste, Italy, where I am spending the week for no good reason except that it is here, on the Adriatic, and my house in Hungary is lovely but landlocked. So I...

Florida United States
Posted: 2011


ANN OWENS BRUNGER writes that after graduation she was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. She’s had diverse ministries and began as the director of an older adult center in Ridgewood, Queens. Moving to Tennessee, she was pastor of...

Tennessee Knoxville, United States
Posted: 2011


LEONARD HUMMEL sends warm greetings to our class from Gettysburg, PA, where he is professor of pastoral theology and pastoral care at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Teaching both in the areas of religion and health, as well as pastoral...

Pennsylvania Gettysburg, United States
Posted: 2011


DIETER KUCHENBECKER is a pastor in the parish of Schalmersdorf, about 40 miles north of Hamburg, Germany. He is married to Hannelore, an architect. Their daughter, Irene, is 15 years old. He hopes to be present for our 35th cluster reunion in...

Germany
Posted: 2011


PATRICIA LULL is now the executive director of the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, a Minnesota nonprofit that connects congregations around justice and anti-poverty concerns. She writes, “I’m so grateful for this opportunity to live out my...

Minnesota Saint Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


WILK MILLER wrote on one of the occasionally rainy days in San Diego that the church he pastors, First Lutheran Church, serves a morning meal each Friday for 266 persons, and another meal on Mondays. In addition...

California San Diego, United States
Posted: 2011


STEVE SPRINKLE is in his 18th year at Brite Divinity School and is enjoying a sabbatical year. Steve has a new book out (see Alumni Books section). In addition to his work with the Academy of Religious Leadership and the Association of...

Texas Fort Worth, United States
Posted: 2011


SUSAN KLEIN had a great sabbatical at Eden Seminary in St. Louis as pastor-in-residence and is now back at St. Alban’s Church in Westwood, across the street from UCLA. Among other ministries, she is now ministering in the largest women’s jail...

California Westwood, United States
Posted: 2011


ELEANOR SCOTT MEYERS has been retired for years and lives at Pilgrim Place, an ecumenical community of retired persons in Claremont, CA. She reports that people come to PP from many walks in life; however, everyone there has been in some form...

California Claremont, United States
Posted: 2011


KENDRICK NORRIS graduated in May from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He is now a certified Jungian Analyst and continues as the senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Guilford, CT, where he has served for 34 years....

Connecticut Guilford, United States
Posted: 2011


KRISTIN FOSTER AND FRANK DAVIS celebrated the marriage of their older daughter, Tyler, this summer in Minneapolis. Kristin is now serving on the YDS Alumni Board.

United States
Posted: 2011


CHRIS GLASER started a weekly blog in February entitled, “Progressive Christian Reflections.” He posts on Wednesdays at www.chrisglaser.blogspot.com. He contributed an article on lections for World AIDS Day to a new...

United States
Posted: 2011


BRUCE SYLVESTER, another of our prolific writers, says, “I write to you today from Trieste, Italy, where I am spending the week for no good reason except that it is here, on the Adriatic, and my house in Hungary is lovely but landlocked. So I...

Hungary
Posted: 2011


ANN OWENS BRUNGER writes that after graduation she was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. She’s had diverse ministries and began as the director of an older adult center in Ridgewood, Queens. Moving to Tennessee, she was pastor of...

Tennessee Knoxville, United States
Posted: 2011


LEONARD HUMMEL sends warm greetings to our class from Gettysburg, PA, where he is professor of pastoral theology and pastoral care at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Teaching both in the areas of religion and health, as well as pastoral...

Pennsylvania Gettysburg, United States
Posted: 2011


DIETER KUCHENBECKER is a pastor in the parish of Schalmersdorf, about 40 miles north of Hamburg, Germany. He is married to Hannelore, an architect. Their daughter, Irene, is 15 years old. He hopes to be present for our 35th cluster reunion in...

Schalmersdorf, Germany
Posted: 2011


PATRICIA LULL is now the executive director of the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, a Minnesota nonprofit that connects congregations around justice and anti-poverty concerns. She writes, “I’m so grateful for this opportunity to live out my...

Minnesota Saint Paul, United States
Posted: 2011


WILK MILLER wrote on one of the occasionally rainy days in San Diego that the church he pastors, First Lutheran Church, serves a morning meal each Friday for 266 persons, and another meal on Mondays. In addition, this compassionate community...

California San Diego, United States
Posted: 2011


STEVE SPRINKLE is in his 18th year at Brite Divinity School and is enjoying a sabbatical year. Steve has a new book out (see Alumni Books section). In addition to his work with the Academy of Religious Leadership and the Association of...

Texas Fort Worth, United States
Posted: 2011


SUSAN KLEIN had a great sabbatical at Eden Seminary in St. Louis as pastor-in-residence and is now back at St. Alban’s Church in Westwood, across the street from UCLA. Among other ministries, she is now ministering in the largest women’s jail...

California Westwood, United States
Posted: 2011


KENDRICK NORRIS graduated in May from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He is now a certified Jungian Analyst and continues as the senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Guilford, CT, where he has served for 34 years....

Connecticut Guilford, United States
Posted: 2011



Class of 1976


RICHARD COGLEY has just completed a lengthy tenure as chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University where he teaches the history of Christianity in Europe and North America. Before coming to SMU, he taught at...

Texas University Park, United States
Posted: 2011


JEANNE DEVINE is now at Berkeley United Methodist Church in Austin, TX, and is thrilled to be near her grandchildren. As an alumna of Yale College ’72, she volunteers with the Yale Alumni Schools Committee to recruit high school seniors for...

Texas Austin United States
Posted: 2011