Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note Posted
Jill Edens 1978

Jill and Richard Edens have relocated to Weston, MA to be closer to their daughter, Ruth, and her family. They are the Designated Term Co-Pastors at the Congregational Church of Weston, UCC and...

April 24, 2019
Richard Miller 1964

My life after graduating from Yale Divinity School in 1964 is divided into two halves: twenty years as a married presumably heterosexual Christian minister and now twenty-four years since “coming...

April 24, 2019
Jerald Kirkpatrick 1970

Awhile back, Harry Baker Adams told me he remembered that I was in one of those “interesting classes” in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. If you recall any of the events of Spring 1970, you may agree...

April 23, 2019
Thayer Quoos 1975

It is always good to read how classmates are doing. I continue to work as the Senior Chaplain at Masonicare, providing services to the elderly in long term care and as an On-Call Chaplain at YNHH...

April 19, 2019
Sam Lamback 1970

Gini and I reside in Macon, GA, our home town. We returned home in 1994, when I retired from 30 years in the Army, 24 as a chaplain. Then came 13 years in United Methodist appointments in the...

April 19, 2019
Larry Scofield 1986

Today is Maundy Thursday. I am getting ready to host a 'Dinner With Jesus' with members of three small Lutheran congregations. The attached pdf shows the format my wife and I have...

April 18, 2019
Fritz Wiese 1992

Fritz Wiese, M.Div 1992 serves as senior pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, Georgia. At church, in addition to the typical rhythm of parish life, Fritz enjoys their...

April 17, 2019
T. Gregory Turner 1970

Clearly the smartest thing I did at YDS was to find and marry Kathy Lantis, who was waiting at 409 when I arrived. Her outstanding career in clinical pastoral education began with Ed Dobihal at...

April 17, 2019
Jay Tichenor 1964

Active in retirement as artist/member of the Guild of Chatham Painters, volunteer & former keeper at Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown, MA, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Officer with...

April 17, 2019
Mike Bennett 1986

In 2017 I retired from full time ministry after 31 years of serving UCC congregations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. My time is now spent supporting my wife, Sue Frost, in her...

April 16, 2019
Sue Frost 1986

In 2017, my husband, Mike Bennett, and I decided to swap roles. Mike took over as our adult son’s job coach, and I accepted a full-time appointment as the pastor of St. John’s United Methodist...

April 16, 2019
Deborah Hafner DeWinter 1985

I look back on my years at YDS with awe and deepest gratitude. It seems like a dream to have shared sacred space and time with the likes of Bonnie Kittel, Roland Bainton, Letty Russell, Harry...

April 16, 2019
Ane Fitzgerald 1986

Hello YDS. Happy Easter.
I am working at Presbyterian Homes and Services in Minnesota as Director of Pastoral Care at Harmony River Living Center.
In addition to chaplaincy, I have a...

April 15, 2019
Gary Ahlskog 1970

A decade ago, I managed to fulfill the requirements for ordination in the UCC. My ministry proposal, “Hypnosis in Death Preparation,” would have offered hypnosis within a network of NYC...

April 15, 2019
Stewart Albert Newman 1964

I have been enjoying retirement from full-time Pastoral Ministry (1964-1999). I served Presbyterian congregations in Lynchburg, Virginia; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Wayne, New Jersey; and Albany,...

April 15, 2019
David Carradini 1986

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;

April 14, 2019
Sherry Jordon 1986

I just completed 25 years teaching Theology and Women's Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. I really enjoy my students. My most recent research project has involved...

April 14, 2019
Kristen Leslie 1986

I'm coming to the end of my 22st year of teaching MDiv students (13 at YDS and 9 at Eden Theological Seminary) and continue to enjoy learning with my students. In June I will travel with a...

April 14, 2019
Dean Lindsey 1986

Since 2013, my wife Peggy (M.Div., 1985) and I have lived in State College, PA where I am the pastor of the State College Presbyterian Church. Previously, I had the blessing of serving churches...

April 14, 2019
John Traphagan 1986

John is Professor of Religious Studies, Anthropology, and in the program in Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas at Austin where he is also a Mitsubishi Fellow. He is also...

April 14, 2019