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

February 28, 2024
By Pressley Peters Ademuyiwa Bamiduro ‘13 M.Div. is an ordained Baptist minister and the Senior Pastor of Walker Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. In January, his...
February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024 Yale Divinity School Dean Greg Sterling issued the following statement today. —— Slavery is our country’s original sin. It is a stain on our...
February 14, 2024
By Pressley Peters California pastor John Goldstein ’75 M.Div. is encouraging his congregation to support Yale Divinity School students by giving to an endowed fund he and...
February 8, 2024
Almeda Wright, Associate Professor of Religious Education, has published a new book, Teaching to Live: Black Religion, Activist-Educators, and Radical Social Change. Learn...
February 5, 2024
The Rev. Andre Cortez Gilford Jr. ’24 M.Div. is the current president of Yale Black Seminarians, a Divinity School student group of more than 30 members that has pushed for...



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