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 2, 2022
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. E. David de Leon ’21 M.Div., is co-author with Sabrina S. Chan, Linson Daniel, and La Thao of a forthcoming book, Learning Our Names: Asian...
April 28, 2022
By Betsy Painter ‘22 M.A.R. From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? —Job 38:29 The snowy poles of Planet Earth depict the...
April 13, 2022
By Pressley Peters As the threat of climate change grows more urgent, Yale Divinity School is showing the world one way to confront it. Through the creation of a regenerative...
April 11, 2022
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. Lindsay Lunnum ’08 M.Div. graduated from Yale Divinity School just a few months after giving birth to her son, Seamus. Her experience as a...
March 24, 2022
By Lauren Yanks ‘19 M.Div. While growing up in Schenectady, N.Y., Dr. Benjamin Doolittle ‘91 B.S., ‘94 M.Div., ’97 M.D. was “curious and outgoing,” he recalls.  “I was the...



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