Student Government

Student Government

The Yale Divinity School Student Government (YDSG) acts as a liaison between Yale Divinity School Students and the Yale Divinity School Administration. Responsibilities include convening a monthly meeting of all Student Group Leaders and elected representatives to the YDSG, working with the Dean on issues that impact the YDS Community and publicly addressing issues of concern or interest as they arise through community conversations.

Elected YDSG Leadership 2020-2021:

President: Essence Ellis
Vice-President: Michael Gordon
2nd Year M.Div. Reps (2 slots): Daryl Denelle, Cameron Kritikos
3rd Year M.Div. Reps (2 slots): Grace Woodward + 1 Election Fall 2020
2nd Year M.A.R. Reps (2 slots): Christy Charnel, Moriah Reichert
2nd Year GPSS Senator: Maria Hackett
3rd Year GPSS Senator: Amina Shumake
Andover Newton Seminary Reps (2 slots): Kelsey Creech, Christian Roberts
Berkeley Divinity School Rep(2 slots): Joseph Cundiff, Matt Roberts
ISM Reps: Haven Herrin, Christy Stang

Elections for the following positions will be held September 2020
YDSG Secretary
YDSG Treasurer
1st Year MDiv Rep (2 slots)
1st Year MAR Rep (2 slots)
1st Year GPSS Senator
3rd Year M.A.R. Rep (2 slots)
3rd Year M.Div. Rep (1 slot)

Faculty Standing Committee Reps Appointed by YDSG: Fall 2020

1st Year CLC Rep: (1 student) - Open spot
2nd Year CLC Rep: (1 student) - Open spot
3rd Year CLC Rep: (1 student) - Open spot

Curriculum Committee Rep (3 students): Essence Ellis, Maria Maguire, 1 slot
Diversity Committee Rep (3 students): Christy Charnel, Daryl Denelle, 1 slot
Ministerial Committee Rep (3 students): Phil Antinone, Peter Kralovec-Kirchherr, Grace Woodward
Professional Studies Committee Rep (3 students): Joshua Garcia, Bert Goetz, Ryan Joslin-Dirk
Spiritual Formation Committee Rep (3 students): Kayla Ford, Maria Hackett
Student Representative to the Faculty Rep (1 student)
Student Representative to the Walls Committee Rep (2 students): JaQuan Beachem, Laura Snell


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