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Marina Hayman

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

Louisiana New Orleans USA


Jackie Kirby

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...

Rhode Island Jamestown USA


Seth Payne

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...

Washington Seattle USA


Rachel Pollak

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...

New York New York USA


Timothy Ree

 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....

New York Brooklyn USA


Jerome Strong

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 ...


April Bradley

 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.

Connecticut Guilford USA


Wagner David

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.

Texas Helotes USA


Peter Nagle

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 ...

Connecticut Brooklyn USA


Rebecca Voelkel

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...

Minnesota Minneapolis USA


Molly Baskette

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 ...

Massachusetts Arlington USA


Bernadette DiGiulian

Bernadette DiGiulian is a founder of Shoreline Eldercare Alliance,(SEA) a not for profit organization that guides and educates the wider community about healthy aging and senior life services. This is a group of...

Connecticut Branford USA


Rita E. Ferrone

I'm editing a new online, open-access publication for the Institute of Sacred Music: The Yale ISM Review ( Our inaugural issue was in the fall of 2014. I continue to give talks and write about Catholic liturgy. An article which I wrote for...


Elizabeth Leslke Kennard

On January 24, 2014, I left widowhood and was married to Douglas Pease, a retired Physics professor at UConn. We were married at First Congregational Church of Coventry in an intimate service with our daughters in...

Connecticut Storrs USA


Arthur Keys

Arthur Keys is president/CEO of International Relief and Development, which operates humanitarian programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and more than three dozen other countries, specializing in post-conflict areas. Art served on the 200th Anniversary...


Richard Strazesky

Aging takes its toll, in my case on my sight and hearing. Thank God for a machine that can enlarge type and hearing aids. As  the class secretary I keep in touch with my 40 classmates who remain from the ...

Delaware Hockessin USA


Lisa Jean Hoefner,

After 17 years as Executive Director for Camp and Retreat Ministries for the OR-ID Conference of the UMC, and completing 38 years in ordained ministry serving local congregations as well as camps in 4 conference, Lisa Jean Hoefner is retiring, effective May 1,...