Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note Posted
Lawrence (Larry) Buxton 1978

Now at approximately mid-year 2020, I am re-retired and pursuing life as a new author, seasoned clergy coach and part-time prof at Wesley Theological Seminary in DC. In Sept., Front Edge...

July 22, 2020
John Kelley 1962

With our town finding itself with a new library and a resulting influx of new volunteers, I’ve taken on a new volunteer challenge: taking the library on the road, bringing it on a weekly basis to...

March 6, 2020
Campbell Harmon 2004

I am now in my 11th year performing as Edgar Allan Poe for libraries, schools, museums, and some stage venues in and around the New England Area.  Check my website for my upcoming shows at...

February 17, 2020
Antipas Harris 2002

After graduating from Yale Divinity School, Antipas L. Harris earned a D.Min. and a Ph.D. He now holds a dual appointment as the founding president-dean of Jakes Divinity School and one of the...

January 20, 2020
Jim Bortell 1965

I retired as a United Methodist minister in Central Il. and then served part time a Mennonite USA church for ten years. I conceive my last ministry is environmentally centered. I am a certified...

January 14, 2020
Ann Bonner-Stewart 2006

After more than ten years as a school chaplain, the Rev. Ann Bonner-Stewart accepted a call as rector at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts.

December 30, 2019
Mary (Becky) Rebecca Garrison 1992

Becky Garrison’s next book Roger Williams’s Little Book of Virtues will be published by Wipf & Stock on March 2020.

November 30, 2019
Holly Wilson Whitcomb 1978

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

September 16, 2019
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 ...

September 16, 2019
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...

September 16, 2019
Peter Shidemantle 1976

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

September 16, 2019
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...

September 11, 2019
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,...

August 13, 2019
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...

July 21, 2019
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...

June 25, 2019
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...

June 11, 2019
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...

May 26, 2019
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.

May 15, 2019
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.

April 30, 2019
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...

April 30, 2019