Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Kate Heichler 2004

Kate is serving as rector of two parishes in Southern Maryland, a region due south of DC, living on the water and enjoying a fruitful ministry.

David Oli Jenkins 1980

My partner, David Spivey, and I moved from Atlanta to Asheville, NC, following my retirement from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, last summer. David will continue to practice...

Richard Miller 1964

My life after graduating from Yale Divinity School in 1964 is divided into two halves: twenty years as a married presumably heterosexual Christian minister and now twenty-four years since “coming...

Jill Edens 1978

Jill and Richard Edens have relocated to Weston, MA to be closer to their daughter, Ruth, and her family. They are the Designated Term Co-Pastors at the Congregational Church of Weston, UCC and...

Jerald Kirkpatrick 1970

Awhile back, Harry Baker Adams told me he remembered that I was in one of those “interesting classes” in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. If you recall any of the events of Spring 1970, you may agree...

Thayer Quoos 1975

It is always good to read how classmates are doing. I continue to work as the Senior Chaplain at Masonicare, providing services to the elderly in long term care and as an On-Call Chaplain at YNHH...

Sam Lamback 1970

Gini and I reside in Macon, GA, our home town. We returned home in 1994, when I retired from 30 years in the Army, 24 as a chaplain. Then came 13 years in United Methodist appointments in the...

Larry Scofield 1986

Today is Maundy Thursday. I am getting ready to host a 'Dinner With Jesus' with members of three small Lutheran congregations. The attached pdf shows the format my wife and I have...

T. Gregory Turner 1970

Clearly the smartest thing I did at YDS was to find and marry Kathy Lantis, who was waiting at 409 when I arrived. Her outstanding career in clinical pastoral education began with Ed Dobihal at...

Jay Tichenor 1964

Active in retirement as artist/member of the Guild of Chatham Painters, volunteer & former keeper at Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown, MA, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Officer with...

Fritz Wiese 1992

Fritz Wiese, M.Div 1992 serves as senior pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, Georgia. At church, in addition to the typical rhythm of parish life, Fritz enjoys their...

Mike Bennett 1986

In 2017 I retired from full time ministry after 31 years of serving UCC congregations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. My time is now spent supporting my wife, Sue Frost, in her...

Sue Frost 1986

In 2017, my husband, Mike Bennett, and I decided to swap roles. Mike took over as our adult son’s job coach, and I accepted a full-time appointment as the pastor of St. John’s United Methodist...

Deborah Hafner DeWinter 1985

I look back on my years at YDS with awe and deepest gratitude. It seems like a dream to have shared sacred space and time with the likes of Bonnie Kittel, Roland Bainton, Letty Russell, Harry...

Stewart Albert Newman 1964

I have been enjoying retirement from full-time Pastoral Ministry (1964-1999). I served Presbyterian congregations in Lynchburg, Virginia; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Wayne, New Jersey; and Albany,...

Ane Fitzgerald 1986

Hello YDS. Happy Easter.
I am working at Presbyterian Homes and Services in Minnesota as Director of Pastoral Care at Harmony River Living Center.
In addition to chaplaincy, I have a...

Gary Ahlskog 1970

A decade ago, I managed to fulfill the requirements for ordination in the UCC. My ministry proposal, “Hypnosis in Death Preparation,” would have offered hypnosis within a network of NYC...

John Traphagan 1986

John is Professor of Religious Studies, Anthropology, and in the program in Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas at Austin where he is also a Mitsubishi Fellow. He is also...

Jan Jorgensen 1986

It has been a long sojourn in Montreal, Quebec - 27 years. My children have grown and now live in the US. My three young grandchildren live in Connecticut with their parents; Adam having returned...

David Carradini 1986

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
...

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