Leaders for church and world: YDS alumni stories

The alumnae and alumni of Yale Divinity School are pastors, scholars, activists, educators, the heads of numerous ecclesiastical and secular oganizations, and more—all exemplifying the YDS mission of service to church and world.

Below is a collection of stories showcasing the leadership and contributions of YDS alumni/ae, in the United States and around the world.

If you have stories of your own to suggest about YDS alums—including yourself—please let us know

September 29, 2022
A new scholarship named in honor of retired professor Peter Hawkins will support YDS students interested in studying religion and literature. The scholarship is funded by a...
September 22, 2022
By Lauren Yanks '19 M.Div. Born and raised in Haiti, Jean-Fritz Guerrier ’18 M.Div. enjoyed a childhood surrounded by loved ones. “A famous Haitian proverb says that your...
September 19, 2022
By Leah Silvieus ‘21 M.A.R. Sandra Fischer ’12 M.Div. first felt called to ministry in grade school, but her call took time to develop. Fischer grew up in a conservative...
September 8, 2022
Editor’s Note: During the year of our Bicentennial, YDS hopes to publish alumni/ae stories from their time at YDS, such as this piece by Robert Tiller. If you would...
September 7, 2022
Angelique Walker-Smith ‘83 M.Div. has been elected World Council of Churches President for North America. Learn more. *** Ronald Degges ‘77 M.A.R. has been named interim...



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