Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Anne Stanback 1985

2017-2018 has been a momentous time for me. Last Thanksgiving, I made the decision to retire at the end of 2017. For the last four years, my wife, Charlotte, and I had been renting a small...

Terry Thomas Primer 1980

I work as Chaplain in a retirement community owned by Springpoint Senior Living in Central New Jersey.
I had not planned to make this a career, but I have been at Monroe Village for 21 years...

George Anastos 1980

After serving as Senior Minister at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Denver since 2005, I have announced my retirement in June of 2019. Andrea and I will be moving to St. Paul, MN to be...

John Kelley 1962

Gerre and I will soon be celebrating our 59th wedding anniversary. We stay active, Gerre volunteering at the hospital week, I at the library, where I continue to teach an Introduction to...

Ginna Kline 1964

After Yale, I was on staff at Mayflower Church in Minneapolis as Director of Christian Ed. after a year of working at Church of the Redeemer in New Haven. I later changed my career to preschool...

Patrick Nachtigall 2000

Patrick Nachtigall's fifth book is now available in the German language as well as in English. " Facing Islam Without Fear"(Keine Anst Vor Dem Islam) gives a broad look at the...

Marc Harshman 1975

Harshman’s collection of poems, WOMAN IN A RED ANORAK, has won the 2017 Blue Lynx Prize and will be published later this year by Lynx House/University of Washington Press. His fourteenth children’...

Gene McAfee 1985

In October, I will have been the pastor of Faith United Church of Christ in Richmond Heights, Ohio (an eastern suburb of Cleveland) for fifteen years -- a milestone that's arrived very...

Daniel Bell 2013

Dan Bell, MAR '10, M.Div. '13, is living in Malden, MA. He was recently ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Dan currently serves as the Protestant Chaplain at...

Ellen Robbins 1975

On a leave of absence from Johns Hopkins Near Eastern Studies Dept. I'm working on a book, my second after The Storyteller and the Garden of Eden, this one on the Bible and American racism,...

JF Lacaria 1975

In June of 2017, I completed 28 years of ministry with the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, retiring from my final position of Director of Connectional Ministries and...

John Fitzgerald 1975

I am Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame, where I also direct the Early Christian Studies program and the Master of Theological Studies program. I am...

Richard Johnson 1975

I've been retired from parish ministry now for five years, but my chief retirement gig has been teaching church history for Fuller Seminary. I've also just published a book: "...

Andrew Smith 2010

Andy Smith ‘10 makes his home with wife, Shannon, and two sons, Nikolas and Kassian, in the Columbia, S.C. area. He serves as Assistant City Administrator/Finance Director for the City of Forest...

Becca Henriksen 2010

Becca Henriksen ’10 is living in Carrboro, North Carolina. Becca is a first year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, exploring gender, sexuality, race, and class...

Hope Menninger 2010

Hope (Stephenson) Menninger graduated from the Saint Louis University Physician Assistant Program with a Master of Medical Science degree in December 2017 and received the David W. Wagner Award of...

Jean Wood 1964

The photo I uploaded is Barry and me before we moved from Williamsville to live near one of our sons in the Chicago area seven years ago. After having Parkinson's Disease for 20 years, he...

Horace Ballard 2010

Horace Ballard, Ph.D. lives in Pownal, VT and is faculty in the graduate program in the history of art at the Sterling and Fracine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is also...

Daniel Klimek 2010

Daniel Klimek '10 entered religious life, joining the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order of Penance, and is living in Steubenville, Ohio, teaching at the theology department of the...

Allen Reynolds 2015

I am grateful for YDS and the way it helped open me up to different ways to think about people, problems, and theological possibilities. I became a better pastoral caregiver because of the people...

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