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

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022 In his annual Commencement address, Yale Divinity School Dean Greg Sterling today urged graduates to stand as moral compasses in a world where moral influence...
May 22, 2022
A sampling of graduates reflect on their YDS experience and look ahead to what’s next in their lives and careers. Paul Agyei Essah ‘22 M.A.R. (Hebrew Bible) When I received...
May 11, 2022
The YDS Dean’s Advisory Council, joined by Yale President Peter Salovey, members of the George and Carol Bauer family, and the design team for the School’s Living Village,...
May 10, 2022
The Senate confirmed Mark Totten ’99 M.A.R. as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. Read more. *** Peter Forrest ’09 M.A.R. has been appointed Dean of...



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