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

June 10, 2019
By Joyce Hollman Elijah Heyward III ’07 M.A.R. was raised in Beaufort, S.C., by parents who taught him to believe that he had a purpose in this life: to do something that...
June 3, 2019
By YDS Dean Greg Sterling I am happy to announce two exciting additions to the YDS staff: Alison Cunningham ’84 M.Div. is joining us as our Director of Professional Formation...
May 21, 2019
“How should graduates of a divinity school respond to a torn society?” Such was the question posed by Dean Greg Sterling in his send-off speech to 132 graduates at the...
May 16, 2019
A sampling of graduates look back on their most memorable experience during their time at YDS and look ahead to what’s next in their lives and careers. Emily Bruce ‘19...
May 8, 2019
Steve Montgomery ’78 M.Div. is retiring as pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis. At his final service as pastor, his congregation surprised him with the singing...

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