Alumni Class Notes - Archived


Class of 1985


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


Jill (my wife at YDS) and I have now been married 33 years and now have a son, Nathan, 13 years old. I'm currently employed at Brown University in its IT department.

John P. Trump is Pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia, South Carolina. 

I am delighted to be serving as Pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, NY - a congregation with refugee and immigrant roots that is responsive to the changing circumstances of its downtown, urban setting. We have recently welcomed Habitat for...

In October 2013, I celebrated the milestone of my tenth anniversary as pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in Richmond Heights, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. Margaret Mills (pictured at my left), Associate Association Minister of the Western Reserve Association,...

Anne Stanback '85 M.A.R. is currently the Director of State and National Partnerships with the Equality Federation, a national organization that provides strategic support and resources to state-based LGBT advocacy groups. She and her wife, Charlotte Kinlock, just...

In addition to my full-time work teaching at the University of Alabama, I have taken a job in the Dean of Students Office as the Coordinator of Campus Ministries and have accepted a position on the preaching staff at the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. With...


Class of 1984


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


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...

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


Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Simmons School of Management Director, the Center for Gender in Organizations and Professor of Practice. Working in Boston and living on beautiful Cape Cod; enjoying a new baby grand piano.

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was invited to be part orthe World Council of Churches consultation on Syria immediately prior to the Geneva 2 talks in January 2014. (See attached photo.) In addition to...

Brian A Hatcher, Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian. New Delhi: Routledge, 2014

Becoming quite the Ecumenist and Interfaith devotee in my third year as Director of the Washington Theological Consortium. Happy and challenging work. Continue to run a busy household of three teens with my spouse, Joyce Mercer. Aging gracefully and with...

A heart attack at age 70 turned retired clergy woman Dorothy Greet's life upside down. Now with a Cornell certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition in one hand and THE CHINA STUDY by T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PH.D., in the other, Dorothy Greet's goal is to educate others...


Class of 1983


Christine Chakoian’s new book, "Cryptomnesia" will be published soon from Abingdon Press. In addition to writing, Christine has been a contributor to Covenant Bible Study, also published by Abingdon. COVENANT is a 24-week in-depth group Bible study. Each session includes...

In my 13th year of teaching music at Sacramento Country Day School, preschool through grade four. Also maintain a private violin studio, and in my 20th year as music director at Florin United Methodist Church in Sacramento. Spend summers pursuing service and teaching projects...

Anne Bryan Westrick's novel, BROTHERHOOD (Viking 2013), is getting great reviews. Publishers Weekly called it "an impressive debut." Middle schools have added it to reading lists, and church youth groups are using the book to kick off conversations about racism and bullying...

Installed as the settled minister at the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church in Woodinville, Washington in October of 2013 after serving them for 3 years in a contract to call capacity.

Enjoying retirement with grandsons, writing, reading and speaking to groups about Memoir writing in connection with genealogy. Published my memoirs entitled, The Pastor Has Gorgeous Legs. Winters in Florida are very busy.


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


I am enjoying my time as Executive Vice President at Union Seminary in NYC, where I work with the President and YDS graduate Serene Jones. Additionally, my partner Michael and I traveled to Southeast Asia for the Christmas holidays to spend time with our godchildren...

I continue as Rector of All Saints', Atlanta, now in year 16. I enjoyed a sabbatical leave this summer although that is a challenging model with young children and a working spouse. I am in a fifth term on the board of BDS (with time off here and there for good behavior...

I am in my twentieth year teaching in the religion department at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. My area of specialty is Reformation history with a focus on Martin Luther. My wife, Ann, is a public health nurse. We have two sons, Isak (27) and David (22). Major distractions...


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


John Williams (MAR 1980, ISM) and I will celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary next summer! I am now serving as Chaplain for the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center. Twice a week I bring my keyboard to the inpatient floors for services with lots...


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


I am currently the "Missional Priest" for St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Milford, CT. A less than half time annual contract developmental position. Also working per diem in healthcare, both as a hospice home care and acute care chaplain in CT. Finished the...

I flunked retirement and am working very part-time at St. Ann's in Old Lyme, as Associate for Formation and Communication. Jan Hammil served here as a student intern while at YDS and The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith was rector in the Mid 80's-early 90's.  Lots of YDS roots...

I continue to work as co-director of Mary & Martha's Place, an ecumenical women's spirituality center. In this shoe-string operation, I teach, do publicity, haul tables and whatever it takes to create programing that provides safe space where women explore their...

Hi! I am having a lot of fun as Director of Episcopal Service Corps-Maryland, a young adult volunteer year/ living in community program affiliated with the national ESC network. We are currently recruiting for our 4th year- not only is every person different, so is...

I'm in my 14th year as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Leonia, NJ (www.leoniapres.org). It's a small but healthy multicultural church. I just finished a year as Moderator of the...

I pleased to share that I began my new call as Pastor of Grafton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Yorktown, VA on January 1, 2014. Graton Christian Church is actually the oldest church in York County and no less Alexander Campbell himself once preached...


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...