Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
James W White 1962

Patti and I were able to make it back to New Haven for the 55th Reunion of our Class of '62. Excellent thought provided by Alan Boesak giving the Beecher Lectures. Music, worship, meals, and...

Elaine Ellis Thomas 2013

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas has been called to serve as rector of All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken, NJ, beginning February 1, 2018. Following more than three years as associate rector of...

Richard Boeke 1954

Rev. Dr. Richard F. Boeke

Richard Boeke, YDS 1954, currently lives in Horsham, West Sussex, where he
served as minister of the Unitarian Church and founding Moderator of the Horsham...

Steven Andrews 2013

I serve as the pastor of Parkville Presbyterian Church in Parkville, MO. We're a mid-size congregation with a warm spirit, strong heart for service, and a large, but shrinking, mortgage debt...

Richard Hall 1971

Hello to other class of '71 members reading this. I continue to adjust to retirement from career in non-profit management. Fighting off boredom by learning about church financial...

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger 1976

In 2016, I survived a 9 1/2 hour brain surgery to remove a huge (Grade One) meningioma from my left cerebellum. It was a "benign" tumor about the size of a lime. The surgery was 100%...

James Turner 1972

Retired in April 2005 as Sr. Counsel at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and in 2009 as Chief Counsel of House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. Currently...

Wesley Poling 1971

I retired fromYale 5 years ago and am enjoying retirement tremendously. In retirement, I have been given the honor of serving on the YDS Alumni Board. This has given me an opportunity to re-...

Lynn Shepard 1984

I was only at YDS for one year, 1981-1982, and then transferred to Princeton, where I finished the M.Div. in 1984. I've been serving for several years as a stated supply pastor at the First...

Joyce Mercer 1984

As of January 2018, I'm beginning my third year on the faculty of YDS as Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care. It's fun to be back in New Haven: I've joined a local...

Andy McQuery 2017

Greetings, and love! I am here to witness that, yes, Virginia, there is indeed life after seminary. After graduation this past May, I was ordained to the transitional diaconate at Trinity...

Lindsay (Wood) Salazar 2014

Lindsay (Wood) Salazar married Michael Salazar (Yale School of Music, MM '13) on November 4, 2017 at Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Lindsay also started...

Randall Spaulding 2014

Randall Spaulding (MDiv '14) has accepted a call to be the pastor at Boulder Mennonite Church in Boulder, CO. Randy and his husband, Gary Stephens, moved to Boulder in December, 2017, after...

Steven Bonsey 1984

I am working now as the co-director of a small non-profit, Wisdom & Money, that invites people of wealth to engage money as a doorway to spiritual transformation at the personal, communal and...

Corinne Freedman Ellis 2014

YDS alumnae Hannah Dreitcer (MDiv '14), Kendra Joyner Miller (MDiv '14), Alanna Sullivan (MDiv '14), Miriam Samuelson-Roberts (MDiv '15), and Corinne Freedman Ellis (MDiv...

Carol McDonald 1972

I retired from, and was named Executive Emerita by, the Synod of Lincoln Trails, PCUSA, in August, 2014. I serve as a Parish Associate at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and just...

Keith Braddy 2013

I am currently in Japan serving as the Command Chaplain for the USS WASP LHD-1. Our ship was the first Navy vessel to aid the people of the Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Puerto Rico in...

Thomas Woehrle 1960

I make daily visits to my wife Donna in a nearby nursing home. She has Alzheimer's. I also volunteer weekly in the library of the elementary that my grandchildren attend, and in the office of...

Victoria Strang 2017

Victoria recently took a position as Director and Lead Organizer of the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty. She is also a member in discernment in the United Church of Christ.

Van Smith 1972

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