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

October 22, 2020
By Lauren Yanks ‘19 M.Div. Fifty-seven years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, a new generation gathered at the Lincoln Memorial...
October 13, 2020
Tributes are pouring in for pastor and social justice leader Robert Seymour ‘48 B.D., who died Oct. 11 at age 95. Read more. *** Elijah Heyward III ’07 M.A.R., COO of the...
October 8, 2020
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. Willie James Jennings’s theological education began in the living room of his childhood home, where he learned the art of Christian discipline...
September 9, 2020
Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes ‘18 M.Div. was featured by Forbes magazine for her work at the intersection of strategy and faith leadership. Read the article. *** Willie James Jennings...
September 3, 2020
By Timothy Cahill ’16 M.A.R. It was late March, and the governor had ordered us to stay home. But my family needed milk, and my daughter needed a walk. So here we were,...

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