Student Government

The Student Government acts as a liaison between students and the Administration. Responsibilities include working with the Dean on issues concerning students and the school as a whole, and publicly addressing issues of concern or interest as they arise through community conversations and other events.

The Student Government includes six students elected to represent each class of the School’s three degree programs; the Student Body President; the Community Life Coordinator; one at-large student representative to the faculty; one student representative from each chartered student group; one student representative from each faculty committee; one representative from the YDS graduate-professional student senators; one student representative from the ISM Council; and one representative from Berkeley Divinity School. In addition, all students who sit on faculty committees and representatives of non-chartered student groups have official voice without vote. All YDS students are encouraged to attend Student Government meetings as observers and to participate in discussions.

Student Government Leadership for 2017-2018


Jordan Rebholz

Vice President

Thomas Burke



CLC Coordinator

Tarleton Watkins

Graham Bridgeman

Jean-Fritz Guerrier

1st Yr MDiv Rep

Ana Kelsey-Powell

2nd Yr MDiv Rep

Moriah Felder

3rd Yr MDiv Rep

Deniqua Washington

1st Yr MAR Rep

Alisa Dunovant

2nd Yr MAR Rep

Holly Chaisson

1st Yr CLC Rep

Hleziphi Mawande Mhlambi

2nd Yr CLC Rep

James Cogman

3rd Yr CLC Rep

Amanda Tatlock

1st Year GPSS Senator

Reneson Jean-Louis

2nd Year GPSS Senator

Matthew Babcock

3rd Year GPSS Senator

Calvon Jones


Victor Gan


Peggy Lo


Ken Kline

Diversity Committee

Dale C. Bronner II, Mia Tabib, Blake Thorkelson

Ministerial Studies Committee

Heaven Berhane, Dale C. Bronner II, Joshua Narcisse

Professional Studies Committee

Jennifer Campbell, Brittany Kess

Curriculum Committee

Emily Bruce, Hillary Bylund, Dusty Gavin, Greg Johnson

Spiritual Formation

A. Kazimir Brown, Emily Bruce, Patrick Keyser, Haywood Perry III

Student Representative to the Faculty

Joshua Narcisse

Community Life Committee Reps James Cogman, Amanda Tatlock, Haywood Perry, III, Hleziphi Mawande Mhlambi