Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Holly Wilson Whitcomb 1978

Rev. Holly Wilson Whitcomb has just come out with her fifth book, “The Practice of Finding: How...

Scott Fruchter 1976

Since YDS days, Scott earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Louisiana State University. He has worked for the Lutheran Church, the Circuit Courts as a Sentencing...

Carol Adams 1976

Carol Adams reported that her book Burger appeared in Bloomsbury’s “Object Lessons” Series last year and received a number of glowing reviews! She has also had several essays in the ...

Peter Shidemantle 1976

Peter has retired after 26 years at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church in Syracuse!

Chuck Wildman 1970

Anne and I are celebrating one year in residence at Linden Ponds, South Shore, Boston. The move from Cape Cod was challenging but worth the effort. We downsized the stuff but upsized the...

Jeff Matsler 2015

Chaplain (MAJOR) Jeff Matsler recently retired from the US Army. His final position was as the US Army Medical Command Bioethicist, the only uniformed bioethicist in the Department of Defense,...

Vanessa Falgoust 1980

I am honored to serve as Chaplain for the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties in New York State just north of New York City. I am ever grateful to my YDS teachers David Duncombe and Henri...

Kenneth Kline 1975

This year has been one of great change, with the loss of my wife, Joane, in September, 2018, and then Open Heart Surgery in January, 2019. I am most of the way through the STM Degree at YDS...

Allen McSween 1969

I am not a 'true' member of the class of 1969. After graduating from Union Theological Seminary in VA in 1968, I did an STM degree at YDS, finishing in 1969. My wife Susan and I had our...

Talitha Arnold 1980

I continue to serve the United Church of Santa Fe, a United Church of Christ congregation in New Mexico whose commitment over the past 30 years has been to "Love God. Love Neighbor. Love...

Lisa Jean Hoefner 1978

Still doing interim ministry at Lake Tahoe UMC & Retreat Center - expect to be back in Portland, OR in Nov 2019, and back to active retirement.

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...

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