Schedule

Monday, October 14, 2019

3:00-5:00 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council Meeting Niebuhr Hall (N123)

6:00 pm

Dean’s Advisory Council, Andover Newton Board of Trustees, Berkeley Divinity School Board of Trustees, and Mary Goodman Circle Reception – Old Common Room, NE Wing (NG58)

By invitation only

7:00 pm

Dinner – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

By invitation only


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Complimentary coffee  Refectory, 2nd Floor (N227)

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

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

Andover Newton Alums and Friends: Tours of the QuadGather at Sarah Smith Gallery

Open to all 

8:00 am-3:00 pm

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

8:45-10:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Old Common Room - NE Wing (NG58), Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54), NO54, & S100

9:15-10:00 am Andover Newton Pick-Up Choir Rehearsal – Marquand Chapel (C200) 
10:00-11:30 am

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale: Welcome and Opening Convocation Worship Marquand Chapel (C200)

Open to all 

Grace on the Margins

Preacher: Randall J. Mayer ‘94 M.Div., Andover Newton, Senior Minister, Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Sahuarita, Arizona

10:45-11:45 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Committee Meetings  Old Common Room - NE Wing (NG58), Old Refectory - NE Wing (NG54), NO54, & S100

12:00 pm 

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Luncheon with Trustees – Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)

Open to Andover Newton Trustees, Alumni, Students, and Friends 

1:00-1:45 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Alumni/ae Association Annual Association Annual Business Meeting – Common Room, 2nd Floor (N226)

1:30 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Pitt Lecture: Dante’s Commedia: From Despair to Hope to Glory – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Peter Hawkins, Professor of Religion and Literature 

Introduction: Andrew McGowan, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School

2:00-3:30 pm

Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Workshops – S100, S104 & S117

  • Reflections on “Grace” in the Hebrew Bible - Gregory Mobley
  • Border of Death, Valley of Life: Ministry in the Epicenter - Randy Mayer (MDiv ‘94)
  • Grace and Forgiveness in the Seminary and the Church - S. Mark Heim (MDiv ‘76) and Laura Kisthardt (MDiv ‘20)
2:30 pm Andover Newton Sminary Trustees Meeting - Latourette (S223)
3:15-4:30 pm

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

3:45-5:00 pm

Andover Newton Student Panel Discussion – Great Hall (N100)

5:00 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Evensong and Presentation of Honorary Degrees – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Open to All

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

Berkley Divinity School Evensong Reception – Old Common Room, NE Wing (NG58)

Open to All 

6:00-7:30 pm

Andover Newton Banquet – 2nd Floor Common Room, (N226)

Spirit of the Hill Award Presentation and State of the School Address

Presenter: Sarah Drummond ‘93 B.A., Founding Dean, Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School

7:30 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Dinner – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

By invitation only 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Complimentary coffee – Refectory, 2nd Floor (N227)

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

8:30-9:30 am

A Touch of YDS History Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Sean McAvoy ’11 M.A.R., staff writer, Yale Development Office

Introduction: Barbara Sabia, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement & Development

8:30-10:00 am YDS Alumni Associate Board Meeting NO54

9:00-11:00 am

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette (S223) 

9:30-12:00 pm

Reunion GatheringsLocations TBA

  • Class of 1959 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1964 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1969 (50th Reunion Cluster)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 (70s Cluster)
  • Classes of 1988, 1989, 1990 (80s Cluster)
  • Class of 1994 (25th Reunion)
  • Class of 2008, 2009, 2010 (2000’s Cluster) 
  • Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Recent Grads)

10:00-11:00 am

Faculty Conversation: Mediated Faith: Digital Media, Christian Life, and Theological Reflection – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Theresa Berger, Professor of Liturgical Studies and Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Catholic theology

Introduction: Tom Krattenmaker, YDS Director of Communications

11:00 am-12:00 noon YDS Alumni Association Board Meeting – NO54

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Berkeley Divinity School Board Meeting – Latourette (S223)

12:00-1:30 pm

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

  • Class of 1959 (60th Reunion)
  • Class of 1964 (55th Reunion)
  • Class of 1969 (50th Reunion Cluster)
  • Classes of 1973, 1974, 1975 (70s Cluster)
  • Classes of 1988, 1989, 1990 (80s Cluster)
  • Class of 1994 (25th Reunion)
  • Class of 2008, 2009, 2010 (2000’s Cluster) 
  • Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Recent Grads)
1:30 - 3:30 pm

YDS “Story Corps” - L104 (Library)

YDS joins Yale in celebrating women and invites reflections and stories from alumnai/ae and YDS community members; details available at registration desk.

2:00-3:00 pm

Ensign Lecture: The Global Resurgence of Religion and Why We Missed It – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Monica Duffy Toft, Professor of International Politics and founding Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Introduction: Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture

3:45 pm

Faculty Robing – RSV (S200)

4:00 pm

Opening Convocation – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Beecher Lectures: Women Preachers in the U.S. and the Transformation of Homiletics 

Beecher Lecture I: Women Preachers in the U.S.: A 60 Year Retrospective

Presenter: Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Clement-Muehl Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Yale Divinity School

Introduction: Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School and The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament 

5:00-6:00 pm

Beecher Lecture Reception 2nd Floor Common Room (N226)

6:00 pm

Class of 1969 Memorial Service – Marquand Chapel (C200)

6:00-8:30 pm

Community Dinner and live music Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

Enjoy a sampling of New Haven pizza, complemented by cappuccino and gelato; performance by accomplished musician, theologian, and scholar Don Saliers, ‘62 B.D., ‘67 Ph.D., and daughter Emily Saliers, singer-songerwriter and member of musical duo Indigo Girls.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Complimentary coffee – Refectory - 2nd Floor (N227)

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 - 10:30 am

YDS “Story Corps” - L104 (Library)

YDS joins Yale in celebrating women and invites reflections and stories from alumnai/ae and YDS community members; details available at registration desk.

8:30 am

Faculty Conversation: Christianity in China – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Chloë Starr, Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology 

Introduction: Jeanne Peloso, Associate Dean of Student Affairs 

9:30 am

Worship – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Preacher: Kaji Douša ‘06 M.Div., Senior Pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City, and the first woman called to this role in the congregation’s 206-year history.

10:30 am

Beecher Lectures: Women Preachers in the U.S. and the Transformation of Homiletics

Beecher Lecture II: Reclaiming Herstory: Early Women Preachers in the U.S. – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Presented by Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Clement-Muehl Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Yale Divinity School

Introduction: Carolyn J. Sharp, Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

11:30 am-1:00 pm YDS Alumni Association Board Meeting – RSV (S200)
1:00-2:00 pm

Alumni Presentation: The Spirituality of Mister Rogers – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the award-winning television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and a revival of interest in Fred Rogers himself. Richard Thompson ‘59 M.Div., met Rogers during a visit to his Pittsburgh studio in 1998 and will present on Rogers’ work and spiritual legacy.

Presenter: Retired PCUSA Minister Richard A. Thompson, ‘59 M.Div.

2:00-3:00 pm

Meet the 2019 Alumni Award Recipients – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Kristin Foster ‘77 M.Div., Distinction in Congregational Ministry

Neichelle Guidry ‘10 M.Div., William Sloane Coffin ‘56 Award for Peace & Justice

Serene Jones ‘85 M.Div., ‘91 Ph.D., Distinction in Theological Education

Kathy Turner ‘69 M.Div., Lux et Veritas

Moderator: Jeanne Peloso, Associate Dean of Student Affairs 

2:00-3:00 pm

Kavanagh Lecture: When Wisdom is Silent: Listening for Liturgy’s Strange Voices in Speech-Saturated Public Places Miller Hall – Tangeman Common Room

Presenter: Jill Y. Crainshaw, Interim Dean and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology, Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Introduction: Teresa Berger, Professor of Liturgical Studies and Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology 

3:30-4:30 pm

State of the School Address and Annual General Meeting of Alumni – Niebuhr Hall (N123)

Presenter: Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School and The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament 

4:30-5:30 pm 1968, 1969, 1970 Sherry Hour – 2nd Floor Common Room

4:30-5:30 pm

YDS Black Alumni and Students Reception – Old Common Room, NE Wing (NG58)

5:00-6:00 pm YDS Korean and Korean American Alumni and Students Gathering – Jonathan Edwards Dining Room (N126)
5:30-6:30 pm

Marquand Society Reception – Day Missions Library (L204)

By invitation only.

Marquand Society members contribute $5,000 or more to the Yale Divinity School Annual Fund each year.

6:30 pm

Reunion Class Celebration Dinner and Alumni Awards Presentation – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

Lux et Veritas: Kathy Turner ‘69 M.Div.

Distinction in Congregational Ministry: Kristin Foster ‘77 M.Div.

Distinction in Theological Education: Serene Jones ‘85 M.Div., ‘91 Ph.D.

William Sloane Coffin ‘56 Award for Peace & Justice: Neichelle Guidry ‘10 M.Div.

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service: TBA


Friday, October 18, 2019

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Complimentary coffee – Refectory, 2nd Floor (N227)

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: Redeeming the Human Niebuhr Hall (N123)

In an era of rising xenophobia, racism, and neo-fascist nationalism on the one hand, and theoretical denunciations of humanist ideals on the other, faculty member Jennifer Herdt has written a book defending a new humanism.  Come hear about Forming Humanity: Redeeming the German Bildung Tradition, and how it speaks to our present, precarious cultural moment.

Presenter: Jennifer Herdt, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics

Introduction: Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School and The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament 

9:30 am

Sung Morning 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: Women Preachers in the U.S. and the Transformation of Homiletics – Marquand Chapel (C200)

Beecher Lecture III: Women Preachers and the Transformation of Homiletics 

Presented by Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Clement-Muehl Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Yale Divinity School

Introduction: Donyelle McCray, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School

11:30 am

Conversation with Beecher Lecturer – Marquand Chapel (C200)

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Community Lunch – Old Refectory, NE Wing (NG54)

12:00 pm

Luncheon with Beecher Lecturer The Deanery
 

By invitation only. 

Contact

Alumni Relations Office

(203) 432-5363
N217