Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Lydia Sohn 2010

Greetings all!

James and Lydia and our baby-now-toddler-but-who-will-always-remain-our-baby Hugh continue life in southern California, where Lydia is going onto her third year as the...

Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer 2015

Kristen was proudly called back to her hometown of Newtown, CT to serve as Minister of Youth and Mission at the Newtown Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in August, 2016. Prior to...

Andrew Petiprin 2010

Andrew Petiprin is Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. He and his wife, Amber, and their two children, Alex and Aimee, live in Nashville. Andrew continues to write for...

Sandy Smyth 2010

Living in Naples, Florida with retired husband, Hal. Digital Paintings showing at the East West Fine Art Gallery in the Bigham Galleria, Naples. Sandy's online galleries at SandySmythDesigns2...

Clark Downs 2010

Clark Downs ‘10 is a licensed lay preacher and worship leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Clark is looking forward to singing Evensong for ten days this August in the Cathedral in...

Andrew Doss 2017

Hey gang! I'm back in New Orleans. Just got through a splendiferous Mardi Gras, basking in the love of my hometown. I'm working now on the transition team for the first female Mayor-...

Jack Snyder 1985

After over 28 years together, in late 2016 my partner David Kemp and I were married in a small ceremony in our hometown of Arlington, VA. A second major life change is pending, as I plan to...

Debra McLeod 2009

Since graduating from YDS I have been working with foundations and programs that empower women and girls. Much of that work has been direct funding of schools with some focus on documentary films...

Timothy Ng 2015

Shortly after graduating in 2015, my wife and I became parents with our firstborn son's arrival at Yale-New Haven hospital. In the Fall of the same year, I took a position at Google's HQ...

Ed Thwaites 1957

Originally part of the Class of '56, I did a pastoral internship in a larger parish in Texas before returning to become a part of the Class of '57. Since graduating from YDS, I have...

Rev. Robert Dell 1955

Joyce and I, together with three sons, have lived in Sandwich since 1962 - she being a now retired classroom teacher. I keep in touch with Jack Kelly and John Moyer; the three of us, along with...

Kelsey Dallas 2014

Kelsey Dallas is a national religion reporter at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. She covers the intersection of faith and politics, tracking the Trump administration's religious freedom...

Hal Doster 1957
I am now located to Blue Ridge, GA following an Interim Ministry at the Cherry Log Christian Church (DOC) at the time Dr. Fred Craddock retired. I did what an Interim is not suppose to do – I...
Mindy McGarrah Sharp 2001

Mindy McGarrah Sharp, PhD, has joined the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care.

Cheryl Bundy 2015

Cheryl Bundy is the Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. She teaches Spirituality and Mindfulness classes, runs the Hospital Chapel and provides pastoral...

Judy Chan 1982

She published her first book in October 2017: No Strangers Here: Christian Hospitality and Refugee Ministry in Twenty-First- Century Hong Kong. It is available from Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Lyn Brakeman 1982

Being a student at YDS from 1978-1982 was, according to one member of the diocesan (Connecticut) screening committee for postulancy, "an act of defiance against church authority."...

Samuel Blair 2001

In the summer of 2017 Samuel and his family traveled along with members of his church to the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. Through a partnership with Agros International, the group provided a...

Glenn Wagner 1978

Glenn M Wagner YDS 1978 and his wife, Nancy are enjoying retirement in Holland, Michigan. Glenn co-chairs the Design Team that united the 800 Michigan United Methodist Churches into a single...

Lisa Jean Hoefner 1978

Moved to Lake Tahoe in June 2017 to take an intentional transitional ministry position, helping a small congregation with a retreat center 4 blocks from the Lake at Kings Beach, CA to become a...

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