Class Notes

Alumni Name Class Year Note
Fred Davie 1982

Appointed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Acting Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the nation’s largest civilian oversight agency of the nation’s largest police department....

Jill Edens 1978

Rick and I retired this year after serving United Church of Chapel Hill, UCC for 38 years. Last June we celebrated our long and happy ministry in Chapel Hill and packed for our move to the Boston...

Grant Underwood 2015

Grant Underwood (M.Div. '15): I fell in love with Connecticut when I came to YDS and I'm still here! I'm working as a Recruiter for a local charter school network, Achievement First...

Patricia Deyton 1984

Associate Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Science at Simmons.
Director, Simmons School of Business
Senior Affiliate Center for Gender in...

Natalia Marandiuc 2004

Natalia Marandiuc's first book, The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. She is currently working on her...

Daniel Gross 2004

Last year I accepted a call to serve as Associate Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey. I moved to New Jersey in October 2017. I'm still settling in at St....

Paul Riddle 1984

Building upon the education I received at Yale, I seek to make the world a better place by providing spiritual care to patients and families in the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center in Houston...

Erhard Gerstenberger 1960

Still busy with lecturing, writing, teaching classes. Six grandchildren, seventh announced for August 18. Dissertation of 2014 will go into print soon ("Theology of Praise in Sumerian Hymns...

James W White 1962

Patti and I were able to make it back to New Haven for the 55th Reunion of our Class of '62. Excellent thought provided by Alan Boesak giving the Beecher Lectures. Music, worship, meals, and...

Elaine Ellis Thomas 2013

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas has been called to serve as rector of All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken, NJ, beginning February 1, 2018. Following more than three years as associate rector of...

Richard Boeke 1954

Rev. Dr. Richard F. Boeke

Richard Boeke, YDS 1954, currently lives in Horsham, West Sussex, where he
served as minister of the Unitarian Church and founding Moderator of the Horsham...

Steven Andrews 2013

I serve as the pastor of Parkville Presbyterian Church in Parkville, MO. We're a mid-size congregation with a warm spirit, strong heart for service, and a large, but shrinking, mortgage debt...

Richard Hall 1971

Hello to other class of '71 members reading this. I continue to adjust to retirement from career in non-profit management. Fighting off boredom by learning about church financial...

Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger 1976

In 2016, I survived a 9 1/2 hour brain surgery to remove a huge (Grade One) meningioma from my left cerebellum. It was a "benign" tumor about the size of a lime. The surgery was 100%...

James Turner 1972

Retired in April 2005 as Sr. Counsel at Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and in 2009 as Chief Counsel of House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. Currently...

Wesley Poling 1971

I retired fromYale 5 years ago and am enjoying retirement tremendously. In retirement, I have been given the honor of serving on the YDS Alumni Board. This has given me an opportunity to re-...

Lynn Shepard 1984

I was only at YDS for one year, 1981-1982, and then transferred to Princeton, where I finished the M.Div. in 1984. I've been serving for several years as a stated supply pastor at the First...

Joyce Mercer 1984

As of January 2018, I'm beginning my third year on the faculty of YDS as Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care. It's fun to be back in New Haven: I've joined a local...

Andy McQuery 2017

Greetings, and love! I am here to witness that, yes, Virginia, there is indeed life after seminary. After graduation this past May, I was ordained to the transitional diaconate at Trinity...

Lindsay (Wood) Salazar 2014

Lindsay (Wood) Salazar married Michael Salazar (Yale School of Music, MM '13) on November 4, 2017 at Saint Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Phoenix, AZ.

Lindsay also started...

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