William R. Bell, Jr., ’07 M.Div.

William Bell is an Assistant Priest for Pastoral Care and Health Ministries at St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis, MD.  He previously served as the Episcopal Chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2009-2011.   After receiving his master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, William served for two years in parish ministry at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Panama City, Florida.  He is a retired pathologist and hospital medical director.  He completed his chaplain residency in 2010 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  In 2007, Bell and his ex-wife, Katie, made a lead gift of $1 million to launch Yale Divinity School’s Gift of a Lifetime initiative, which is focused on “planned gift” instruments such as bequests, trusts and life income agreements.