Meet your team leaders, the people who have helped us plan, organize, and create BTFO!
Name: Peter Louis Wyrsch
Where you are from: Colorado
Program/ Year at YDS: MARc History of Christianity - 2nd Year
What music are you jammin’ to this summer?: Vanessa Carleton’s 2002 debut album, “Be Not Nobody.”
Professor to definitely take a class from: Denys Turner
Anything you’d like incoming students to know: Take part! Engage and immerse yourself in the full breadth of the University and the City of New Haven. Go out to restaurants! See a play! Volunteer in a park! Teach music lessons!
Greetings! My name is Johnson Ramsaur, I am an MDiv middler also doing an Anglican Studies diploma through BDS. I’m originally from Lumberton, NC and went to Appalachian State University. I have been in Tacoma, WA this summer for CPE and have been relaxing with movie scores when not at the hospital. I would heavily encourage you to take a class with Professor Joyce Mercer: she brings a breadth and depth of scholarship and experience to her Pastoral Care classes. Please don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to anyone and ask for help to make the most of your time in New Haven. Know you are already enough and buckle up for the wild and crazy ride of YDS!
International Student Coordinators:
Name: Jean-Fritz Guerrier
Where you are from: Haiti
Program/ Year at YDS: MDiv 2018
What music are you jammin to this summer?: None?!?
Professor to definitely take a class from: Bruce Gordon
Anything you’d like incoming students to know: Your first year will be challenging. However, all of you will be fine.
Name: Kevin A. McKoy
Where you are from: Jamaica
Program/Year: MDiv 2nd Year
What music are you jammin to this summer?: Reggae
Name: Courtney Mikulencak
Where you are from: Fort Worth, TX
Hobbies: Running, reading, watching bad T.V., and drinking gin and tonics
What music are you jammin to this summer?: I have been listening to a wide variety of music!
Favorite restaurant in New Haven: The Food Carts…. All of them. I don’t discriminate. Also the Rice Pot. It’s a hole in the wall place, and it’s delicious!
Anything you’d like incoming students to know: New Haven is a wonderful city, and the Divinity school is such a welcoming and friendly place! I would suggest taking the time to get outside of the Yale bubble and experience all that New Haven has to offer.
Name: Bethany Frye
Where you are from: Austin, TX
Hobbies: Reading, playing piano, and watching Disney movies
What music are you jamming to this summer: Anything upbeat and/or whimsical to help make moving apartments less of a chore
Favorite restaurant in New Haven: Tikkaway!
What incoming students should know: Enjoy the last bit of summer and don’t get too focused on what your schedule will be yet! Classes will change and be added during the shopping period, so let yourself have fun and get acclimated now. Welcome to Yale! :)
Children’s Activities Coordinator:
Name: Jill Morrison
Where you are from: A few places. Mostly New Orleans, LA and Katy, TX. Most recently from Berkeley, CA
Program/ Year at YDS: M.Div, 2018
What music are you jamming to this summer?: Laurie Berner, Daniel Tiger, Dan Zanes
Professor to definitely take a class from: Carolyn Sharp!!!
Anything you’d like incoming students to know: Welcome! Come on in and make yourself comfortable! Feel free to holler this way if you need anything to help you do so. You and your whole family are so very welcome in this place