Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
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;
...

Kristen Leslie 1986

I'm coming to the end of my 22st year of teaching MDiv students (13 at YDS and 9 at Eden Theological Seminary) and continue to enjoy learning with my students. In June I will travel with a...

Dean Lindsey 1986

Since 2013, my wife Peggy (M.Div., 1985) and I have lived in State College, PA where I am the pastor of the State College Presbyterian Church. Previously, I had the blessing of serving churches...

Sherry Jordon 1986

I just completed 25 years teaching Theology and Women's Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. I really enjoy my students. My most recent research project has involved...

Anne Stanback 1985

I’ve learned that in many ways, retirement looks very much like non-retirement. It still includes creating Doodle polls, attending meetings, and still not getting my closets fully Kondo-ized. In...

Gregory Bancroft 1978

My wife, Sally, and I moved to Nashville, TN in 2015 where we now live in a 3-gen family with our daughter, Betsy, and her husband, our two grandchildren, three cats, and a German Shepherd the...

Larry Buxton 1978

This June will mark my 3rd year of 'refirement' (or 'retunement'). After 41 years under appointment in the VA United Methodist Conference, we bought a townhouse in Ashburn,...

Geoffrey Gneuhs 1978

Geoffrey Gneuhs is a figurative and representational artist and will be exhibiting in June 2019 at the Bowery Gallery in New York City, where he lives.

He also continues serving at...

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