Alumni Class Notes


Class of 2013


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...



I'm currently the full-time Sr. Pastor of Catskill United Methodist Church in New York. I also host the morning show at WGXC.org on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  You can logon and listen in.  It's a ...



Kit Novotny has been called by the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, California, to serve as an Associate Minister, where she will be responsible for envisioning, nurturing, and growing the church’s young adult ministries. She and her husband Rev. Nate Klug (also...



Tuesday is serving as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan. She lives in the city and loves taking advantage of all the music, arts, and culture New York has to offer.



The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas has moved to Charlottesville, VA to assume the position of Associate Rector and Chaplain of Episcopal Ministries at the University of Virginia for St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church.




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!



 I continue to write my blog "ColonialMexicoInsideandOut.com" as well as making educational videos on various aspects of Colonial Mexico's religious and cultural history which are available on Youtube under my...



Joshua Hill is Chaplain at The Episcopal School of Knoxville and Priest Associate at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Knoxville, TN.



On August 10, 2014, I was ordained into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and installed as Associate Pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.




Class of 2008


In 2013, our baby, Isaac Hatch was born. In 2014, our business, Woven Capital was born. Looking forward to seeing what 2015 holds!



I started a new position as Associate Chaplain at St. George's School in Newport, RI. I was ordained to the priesthood in a joyful, gorgeous service at St. George's chapel in January. Rev. Lucy Larocca (BDS '08)was...



 I'm now a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Florida SouthWestern State College. After YDS, I earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University. If anyone ever needs a place to stay in southwest Florida (way down there,...



It seems like just yesterday I was putting the finishing touches my final paper for Prof. Ogletree.  Since YDS I've had some great adventures.  First headed to the Big Apple to work as a technical product...




Class of 2007


My wife, Kristin, and I live in Minneapolis with our two dogs. She works as a middle school teacher. I am currently working as a staff chaplain at a level one trauma center and a Ph.D. student in pastoral theology at Luther Seminary. I am currently writing my...



Deidre Green has spent the last two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre in Copenhagen. She is currently organizing a research trip to Botswana in June 2015 to collect...



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...



After five wonderful years working as Community Coordinator of St. Lydia's Dinner Church in Brooklyn, NY (with Emily Scott '06), I left my job there last May. In June of 2014 I began a new role as Executive Director...



Last spring I finished my Ph.D. and graduated from Emory University. Currently my wife Holly and I and our three children Joelle (6), Eleanor (4), and Carl (2) are living in Madison, WI where I am a visiting lecturer of Biblical Hebrew at the University of Wisconsin.



Timothy Ree teaches English at a public high school in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BA in English Literature from Wheaton  College (IL) and an M.Div from Yale University. His poems have appeared in St....




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...



The 2014-2015 academic year has been very full for our family.  While I taught at California Lutheran University in the Fall  2014 semester, my wife successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in November and gave birth to our second child, Samuel, in December....



Jerome lives in New  England, where he writes. A  Sometime Professor in the humanities, he has taught various courses in ethics at local colleges in Georgia and California. Founding principal of a ...




Class of 2003


I'm still a competitive powerlifter (No, still won't help you move). I also do standup comedy.



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...



Tay is currently the Incumbent (Rector) of the Church of The Messiah in Toronto, Canada. Tay spend a lot of time of Fresh Expressions/Emergent Church, New Media Evangelism, and Church Planting. He is happily Married to Betsy Moss (nee Yoder), YDS'04, and father to their...



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.



This year has brought many changes to our family. We welcomed our fourth child, Rebekah, on January 06. My first book, "Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil," will appear in paperback on June 1st. My second book, "Pathways in Theodicy: An Introduction...



Zack Mabe (MDiv 2003, STM 2005) is entering his 11th year as Pastor of Terryville Congregational Church, UCC.  Zack appreciates a continued connection to YDS through supervising YDS Student Interns, having worked with 4 wonderful interns in recent years. ...




Class of 2002


Beginning on March 1st, 2015, I have joined the Torch Trinity Graduate University as assistant professor of New Testament. Located in southern Seoul, TTGU is an evangelical, non-denominational theological school with over 20 member faculty and 500 students in its degree...



Kate remains in Stamford, CT, serving at the Church of Christ the Healer (Episcopal). She is also Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT, which gives a breadth and variety to her ministry. She writes a daily spiritual reflection called "Water...



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 improving the...



Stephanie (Crane) London (2003) and I live in Edmonton, AB and have three children: Claire (9), Sarah (7), and Alex (3). I am currently the rector of an Anglican church just outside of Edmonton called St. Thomas. It...



Nick was instituted as the 9th Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham on November 12, 2014 by the new Bishop of Massachusetts, The Right Rev. Alan Gates. Nick previously served in Lynnfield, Concord and Weston...



Living the dream here at St. Chrys in Chicago. Come visit if you're in the city. Hope you are all doing well.




Class of 2001


The Rev. Lynne M. Mikulak, MDiv, MSW, '01, has been promoted to Manager of Pastoral Care and Education at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. An ACPE...



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 1999


Anthony Cerulli was recently promoted to Associate Professor (as of July 2015) of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is the author of Somatic Lessons: Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature (...




Class of 1996


 April serves as an Assistant Editor for Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine and gladly accepted funding to work on her novel as a Writer-In-Residence for March 2015 at the fabulous Vermont Studio Center.



In 2013, founded of Smart Hive, a strategic creative agency focused on telling brand stories with data visualization, information design and visual storytelling....



Is the president of the board of Magdalene St. Louis, a 2-year residential community for women recovering from prostitution,  violence and drug abuse, which is opening its first house this spring. He has also been active in the demonstrations to reform policing and...



Currently studying as student of the Living School for Contemplative life. Further I am being trained as a Spiritual Durector at Ghost Ranch. I have chosen to establish a relationship with an inmate who struggles with many ...



Shannon Planck is now Campaign Manager of Alumni Relations and Resource Development at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.



I was happy to end my run as the longest serving Doctor of Ministry student at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities by graduating with honors. Thrilled to have a publisher for my dissertation and will be...



Ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church Aug 24, 2014. Administrator, St. Gilbert's Ordinariate Church, Boerne, TX. Adjunct Professor, Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio, TX.



Congratulations  to Laura Wood, who is now the director of Tufts University's library system.




Class of 1995


New position:  Priest-in-Charge, St. Monica's  
Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT



Hi, everybody! I'm pastoring the UCC in sweet, hipster Somerville Massachusetts (11 years now!). We've enjoyed substantial growth and last year I published a book about it, Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from ...