Alumni Class Notes


Class of 2009


Greta is now serving as the vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  She and Wanda live in Uxbridge, MA and have just welcomed their second grandchild into the world!




Class of 2007


I married Andrew O'Brien on December 31, 2012. Many YDS friends attended and participated in the ceremony, including Mindy Roll, Tamara Shantz, Jessica Anschutz, Matt Haugen, Jeremy Deaner, Anna Doherty, Diana Carroll, Sarah 
Lamming, and Justin McIntosh...




Class of 2006


Ken Hughes was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2013. At graduation, Ken was presented with the George and Sally Telford award for his thesis on the Church and poverty. The Telford Award is presented in recognition of “...




Class of 2004


I currently serve as rector of Emmanuel Church in Chestertown, Maryland, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. I took my present job in 2007, after serving for three years as curate at Christ's Church in Rye, New York. I'm delighted to say that I remain in close...




Class of 2003


In 2014 I became an ACPE Supervisory Candidate and an APC Provisional Board Certified Chaplain. Through Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina, I am currently enjoying and learning through the adventures of supervising CPE interns at Carolinas Medical...



After earning a doctorate in educational studies from Harvard, I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at the Department of Education, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea.




Class of 2002


Justin graduated from the Yale Internal Medicine-Primary Care Program in June 2013 and is now a Robert Wood 
Johnson/VA Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan. The fellowship program trains physicians in health services research, health policy, and...




Class of 2001


In the Fall of 2014, Brandon Nappi founded the Copper Beech Institute, a retreat center for mindfulness and contemplative practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. The Copper Beech Institute applies mindfulness practice to the most challenging issues of our day by offering...



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




Class of 1980


I'm in my 14th year as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Leonia, NJ (...




Class of 1978


Rick and I continue to enjoy our ministry at United Church of Chapel Hill, UCC.  Our big news is that we are grandparents! Daughter, Rev. Ruth Edens, Director of Development at Andover Newton Theological School, and husband, David Zimmer, welcomed Daniel...



Still at it - year 16 in Oregon-Idaho Conference UMC, strengthening local congregations through experiences of Christian community provided by Camp/Retreat Ministries - 7 sites, 100 employees, 600 volunteers each year in some spectacular locations! Come and see.



Thomas Lloyd's concert-length choral-theater work "Bonhoeffer" will be commercially recorded with a grant from New Music USA by the professional new music choir The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor and in September 2015 will be the featured work to inaugurate the 10th...



Dennis Lynn Snider has retired after 38 years of full time ministry in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. He and his wife Jane have moved to Canton, MI where they live two miles from their daughter, son-in-law and three year old grandson. Last...



I continue to serve as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, or, more accurately but less formally, academic dean of Seattle Pacific Seminary. SPS opened its doors to students in 2009, and we are currently...




Class of 1977


I continue to serve as Dean of Duke Divinity School,  now in my 5th year in this role.  This past year I published a new book, based on the Hulsean Lectures that I gave in Cambridge University: "Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold...




Class of 1973


I am retiring February 28, 2014 having concluded nearly 15 years as executive director of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches. In retirement I will continue as co-chair of the bilateral dialogue between the United Methodist Church and the Moravian Church. I will also,...



After a 37 year pastorate at the First Congregational Church, Coventry, CT., I retired in September of 2012. I am now splitting my time between Connecticut nd a retirement home in Florida.




Class of 1962


Ron Byars' book "Finding Our Balance: Repositioning Mainstream Protestantism" will be published by Cascade sometime this Spring.  It develops some thoughts that I wrote about on the Class of 1962 website preceding our 2012 reunion.




Class of 1937


Jean-Daniel serves as youth and young adult minister for the Montréal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada, Canada's largest Protestant denomination (a union of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian) and as the Anglican and United...