Schedule

Monday, October 15, 2018

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council – Fall 2018 Meeting  – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

6:30 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council Dinner, Andover Newton Board of Trustees, Berkeley Divinity School Board of Trustees &  Mary Goodman Circle

A celebration of 25 years of YDS history and our future.

By invitation only – Old Common Room, NE Wing

7:00 pm Dinner – Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor (N227)

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

Morning Prayer with Eucharist –
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 am - 10:00 am Andover Newton Convocation Registration – Welcome Desk, Sarah Smith Gallery
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Tours of the Quad – Andover Newton Alums and Friends 

Open to All – Tours begin at Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

YDS Dean’s Advisory Council Meetings –- RSV (S200)

8:45 am - 10:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette (S223), S100, S101, S104

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale

Welcome and Opening Convocation Worship with guest speaker Robert Pazmiño

Open to All Marquand Chapel (C200)

A special worship service featuring Robert Pazmiño, whose research interests include the diverse forms of Christian education, multiculturalism, and mentoring. He is the author of a several books, including a third edition of Foundational Issues in Christian Education (2008), and is ordained in the American Baptist Churches. He joined the Andover Newton faculty in 1986 and serves as a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings – Latourette (S223), S100, S101, S104

12 Noon

Berkeley Graduate Society Luncheon – Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)

12 Noon

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Luncheon with Trustees – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

For Andover Newton Trustees, Alumni, Students, and Friends

Spirit of the Hill Award Presentation

1:30 pm- 2:00 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale- Old Refectory- NE Wing (NG54)

Alumni/ae Association Annual Association Annual Business Meeting 

1:30 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Cheney Lecture – Marquand Chapel (C200)
Congregation, Community and Context: Realigning Theological Education

Presenter: The Right Reverend Martin Seeley, Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Introduction: Andrew McGowan, Dean of Berkley Divinity School

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Workshops 

- Writing for Church and Beyond - Martin Copenhaver ‘80 M.Div. - S223

- Leadership and Belonging - Sarah Drummond - S117

- Sharing Personal Testimony to Nurture Community - Mark and Melissa Heim - S212

- The Bible as God’s Autobiography - Gregory Mobley - S202

- Writing our Spiritual Memoirs - Bob Pazmiño - S104

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Berkeley Board of Trustees and Graduate Society Meeting – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Experience – Great Hall (N100)

Panel discussion led by Sarah Drummond ‘93 B.A., Senoir Associate Dean of Academic Affiars, Andover Newton Seminary; other presenters include Andover Newton faculty and students. 

5:00 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Evensong and Presentation of Honorary Degrees – Marquand Chapel (C200)
Reception to follow in Old Common Room - NE Wing (NG58)

Open to All

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Andover Newton Reception Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Berkley Divinity School Evensong Reception- Old Common Room- NE Wing –NG 58

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Andover Newtown Banquet – Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)
7:30 pm Berkley Divinity School Dinner Old Refectory- NE Wing (NG54)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor (N227)

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

Morning Prayer with Eucharist – 
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Things you may not know about YDS: A Touch of YDS History – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Jim Hackney ‘79 M.A.R. 

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meetings – Latourette (S223), N125A, N125B

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reunion Gatherings – Locations TBA

  • Class of 1953 (65th Reunion) - J.E. Dining (N126)
  • Class of 1958 (60th Reunion) - J.E. Dining (N126)
  • ​Class of 1963 (55th Reunion) - J.E. Dining (N126)
  • Class of 1968 (50th Reunion Cluster) - RSV (S200)
  • Class of 1982, 1983, 1984 (80s Cluster) - S101
  • ​Class of 1993 (25th Reunion) - S212
  • ​Class of 2002, 2003, 2004 (2000’s Cluster) - S104
  • ​Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Recent Grads) - S100

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor ‘76 M.Div. - How Teaching Religion 101 Saved My Ministry – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Introduction: Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette (S223), N125A, N125B

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Alumni Luncheon with Dean Gregory E. Sterling – Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

  • Class of 1953 (65th Reunion)
  • Class of 1958 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1963 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1968 (50th Reunion Cluster)
  • Classes of 1982, 1983, 1984 (80s Cluster)
  • Class of 1993 (25th Reunion)
  • Class of 2002, 2003, 2004 (2000’s Cluster)
  • Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Recent Grads)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Memorial Service for George Lindbeck’46 B.D.,’55 Ph.D.Marquand Chapel (C200)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

YDS Living Village: Planning for New Student Housing – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenters: Bruner/Cott Architects + McLennan Design

3:45 pm

Faculty Robing – RSV (S200)

4:00 pm

Opening Convocation –- Marquand Chapel (C200)
Beecher Lectures: Charles Lamar Campbell ‘82 S.T.M., Professor of Homiletics Duke Divinity School

“The Scandal of the Gospel: Preaching and the Grotesque” 

Beecher Lecture I: Jesus in the Grotto: The Gospel as Grotesque

​Introduction: Dean Gregory E. Sterling

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beecher Lecture Reception – Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)

6:00 pm

Class of 1968 Memorial Service – Merquand Chapel (C200)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Community Dinner with live music at 7:00 p.m. by Something Extra,

Yale’s all-female a cappella group – Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

Enjoy a sampling of New Haven pizza, complemented by cappuccino and gelato.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory 2nd Floor (N227)

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

Morning Prayer with Eucharist –
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 am

Faculty Conversation —The Function of the Unknown in The Gospel of John Niebuhr Hall (N123)

The Gospel of John promises to teach the “truth that sets free,” but to do so it sometimes leads readers through a process of encounter with what they do not or cannot know. 

Presenter: Harold W. Attridge, Sterling Professor of Divinty at YDS

Introduction: Jennifer Herdt, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

9:30 am

Worship – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Preacher: Kyle Brooks ’05 B.A., ’08 M.A., ’12 M.Div., ’15 M.A.R.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Black Church, and Af-Am Diaspora Studies at Methodist Theological School in Ohio through the Louisville Institute.

10:30 am

Beecher Lectures: ​Charles Lamar Campbell ‘82 S.T.M., Professor of Homiletics Duke Divinity School

“The Scandal of the Gospel: Preaching and the Grotesque”

Beecher Lecture II: “The Thing”: Resisting the Weaponized Grotesque
 

Introduction: Carolyn Sharp ‘94 M.A.R., ‘00 Ph.D., Professor of Homiletics

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Alumni Board Meeting – RSV (S200)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Doing Well & Doing Good: A Conversation about how Life Income Programs, Bequest Strategies and Other Planned Giving Opportunities Benefit You, Your Family and Yale Divinity School. – J.E. Dining Room (N126)

Lunch will be provided. RSVP to emily.reid@yale.edu

Presenter: Mary Beth Congdon, Deputy Director of Planned Giving

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

For the Living of These Days: A Community Conversation on Discipleship in a Time of Peril – Great Hall (N100)

Discerning a way forward and helping to secure the dignity and flourishing of all has never felt more urgent during the lifetimes of most of us. How do we find the wisdom and courage we need now in order to live and serve faithfully and not sink into despair? Backgrounded by Bonhoeffer’s thoughts on discipleship, the thinkers and activists on this panel will engage with each other and with everyone present on the distinctive roles that faith leaders and faith communities can play in challenging deep-level structural injustice while also helping to advance a healthier civic culture—doing all of this with due humility and grace.

Moderated by Peter Laarman ’93 M.Div. and featuring Kaji Dousa ’06 M.Div., Stephen G. Ray ’93 M.Div., ’00 Ph.D., Rebecca Voelkel ‘96 M.Div., others TBA

Presented by the Class of 1993

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The Sixties Generation and the Trump Presidency: How Do Our YDS Years Impact Faithful Living Now? – Great Hall (N100)

Moderated by David Kelsey ’58 B.D., ’60 M.A., ’64 Ph.D. and featuring Mary-Carlton O’Neal Lull ’67 M.A.R., Alan Bentz-Letts ’68 B.D., ’75 Ph.D., Harcourt Klinefelter ’68 M.Div., John Hay ’68 B.D., Nancy Eddy ‘68 M.A.R., and Ed Reynolds ’68 B.D.

Presented by the Class of 1968

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Undoing Racism Workshop Marquand Chapel (C200)

Through dialogue and reflection, participants are invited to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and consider ways to become effective organizers for justice. 

Presenters: Ron Chisom and Annie Rodriguez from The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Introduction: Jeanne Peloso, Acting Associate Dean of Student Affairs

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ensign Lecture—Trading Kennedy for Kavanaugh: What’s at stake for religious freedom? – Niehbur Hall (N123)

Presenter: Melissa Rogers - Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships 
 
Introduction: William Goettler, Associate Dean of Ministerial & Social Leadership

3:00 pm

James W.C. Pennington Portrait Presentation – Common Room - 2nd Floor (N226)

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

State of the School Address by Dean Gregory E. Sterling and Annual General Meeting of Alumni – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

YDS Black Alumni and Students Reception – Day Missions Library (L204)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Marquand Society Reception – Old Common Room - NE Wing (NG58)

This reception is by invitation to Marquand Society members and special guests. Marquand Society members contribute $5,000 or more to the Yale Divinity School Annual Fund each year.

6:30 pm

Convocation Dinner and Alumni Awards Presentation  Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

A celebration of our reunion classes and presentation of the 2018 Alumni Awards; registration required. 

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service: TBA

Award Recipients:

Lux et Veritas:  James “Jimmy” Canton ’93 M.A.R.
Distinction in Congregational Ministry: Molly Baskette ’96 M.Div.
Distinction in Theological Education: Stephen Ray, Jr. ’93 M.Div.
William Sloane Coffin ’56 Award for Peace & Justice: Alison Cunningham ’84 M.Div.


Friday, October 19, 2018

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee – Refectory – 2nd Floor (N227)

Complimentary coffee available in the Refectory

8:00 am

Welcome Desk Opens – Sarah Smith Gallery

8:00 am

Morning Prayer with Eucharist 
St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 363 St. Ronan Street

8:30 am

Faculty Conversation—Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby LobbyNiebuhr Hall (N123)

A discussion of themes from Bible Nation, an account of vast private fortune used to promote personal faith in the public sphere.

Presenter: Joel S. Baden ’99 B.A., Professor of Hebrew Bible at YDS and co-author of the recent book, “Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby” (Princeton, 2017)

Introduction: Tom Krattenmaker, Director of Communications

9:30 am

Sung Worship – Marquand Chapel (C200)

This service will take the form of a tradition unique to Marquand Chapel. Many Christian denominations – liturgical, gospel, charismatic, pietistic and more—have services that are almost entirely sung from start to finish. In Marquand, every week one service is almost entirely sung, and the shape and form of the service is drawn from a mixture of traditions featuring the music of many different denominations and cultures. It is one of Marquand’s best-loved traditions and reflects the ongoing ecumenical journey of worship at YDS.

10:30 am

Beecher Lectures: Charles Lamar Campbell ‘82 S.T.M., Professor of Homiletics Duke Divinity School

“The Scandal of the Gospel: Preaching and the Grotesque”

Beecher Lecture III: Incarnate Word: Preaching and the Carnivalesque Grotesque

Introduction: Donyelle McCray, Assistant Professor of Homiletics

11:30 am

Conversation with Beecher Lecturer – Marquand Chapel (C200)

11:30 am - 4:30 pm

YDS Alumni Board Meeting – RSV (S200)
Lunch will be provided. 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54)

12 Noon

Luncheon with Beecher Lecturer – The Deanery
By invitation only. 

Contact

Alumni Relations Office

(203) 432-3871
N217