Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Timothy Ng 2015

Shortly after graduating in 2015, my wife and I became parents with our firstborn son's arrival at Yale-New Haven hospital. In the Fall of the same year, I took a position at Google's HQ...

Ed Thwaites 1957

Originally part of the Class of '56, I did a pastoral internship in a larger parish in Texas before returning to become a part of the Class of '57. Since graduating from YDS, I have...

Rev. Robert Dell 1955

Joyce and I, together with three sons, have lived in Sandwich since 1962 - she being a now retired classroom teacher. I keep in touch with Jack Kelly and John Moyer; the three of us, along with...

Kelsey Dallas 2014

Kelsey Dallas is a national religion reporter at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. She covers the intersection of faith and politics, tracking the Trump administration's religious freedom...

Hal Doster 1957
I am now located to Blue Ridge, GA following an Interim Ministry at the Cherry Log Christian Church (DOC) at the time Dr. Fred Craddock retired. I did what an Interim is not suppose to do – I...
Mindy McGarrah Sharp 2001

Mindy McGarrah Sharp, PhD, has joined the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care.

Cheryl Bundy 2015

Cheryl Bundy is the Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. She teaches Spirituality and Mindfulness classes, runs the Hospital Chapel and provides pastoral...

Judy Chan 1982

She published her first book in October 2017: No Strangers Here: Christian Hospitality and Refugee Ministry in Twenty-First- Century Hong Kong. It is available from Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Lyn Brakeman 1982

Being a student at YDS from 1978-1982 was, according to one member of the diocesan (Connecticut) screening committee for postulancy, "an act of defiance against church authority."...

Samuel Blair 2001

In the summer of 2017 Samuel and his family traveled along with members of his church to the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. Through a partnership with Agros International, the group provided a...

Glenn Wagner 1978

Glenn M Wagner YDS 1978 and his wife, Nancy are enjoying retirement in Holland, Michigan. Glenn co-chairs the Design Team that united the 800 Michigan United Methodist Churches into a single...

Lisa Jean Hoefner 1978

Moved to Lake Tahoe in June 2017 to take an intentional transitional ministry position, helping a small congregation with a retreat center 4 blocks from the Lake at Kings Beach, CA to become a...

Fred Davie 1982

Appointed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Acting Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the nation’s largest civilian oversight agency of the nation’s largest police department....

Jill Edens 1978

Rick and I retired this year after serving United Church of Chapel Hill, UCC for 38 years. Last June we celebrated our long and happy ministry in Chapel Hill and packed for our move to the Boston...

Grant Underwood 2015

Grant Underwood (M.Div. '15): I fell in love with Connecticut when I came to YDS and I'm still here! I'm working as a Recruiter for a local charter school network, Achievement First...

Patricia Deyton 1984

Associate Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Science at Simmons.
Director, Simmons School of Business
Senior Affiliate Center for Gender in...

Natalia Marandiuc 2004

Natalia Marandiuc's first book, The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. She is currently working on her...

Daniel Gross 2004

Last year I accepted a call to serve as Associate Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey. I moved to New Jersey in October 2017. I'm still settling in at St....

Paul Riddle 1984

Building upon the education I received at Yale, I seek to make the world a better place by providing spiritual care to patients and families in the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center in Houston...

Erhard Gerstenberger 1960

Still busy with lecturing, writing, teaching classes. Six grandchildren, seventh announced for August 18. Dissertation of 2014 will go into print soon ("Theology of Praise in Sumerian Hymns...

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