Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
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...

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...

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