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

November 8, 2023
By Timothy Cahill ’16 M.A.R. Any Saturday morning you can see the runners gathering at Cleveland Circle in Boston for their weekly group run along the tree-lined loop of the...
November 6, 2023
Lynn Sullivan-Harmon, YDS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, has received Yale’s Linda Lorimer Award for her contributions to the...
October 29, 2023
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. The path that led Bo kyung Blenda Im ’12 M.A.R. to Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music—first as a student, then as a fellow,...
October 16, 2023
“There are few moments in the life of an institution that are historic,” YDS Dean Greg Sterling declared before hundreds of people gathered on the edge of the construction...
October 10, 2023
In the new episode of the YDS “Quadcast,” the Rev. Gabby Cudjoe Wilkes ‘18 M.Div. and her husband, the Rev. Andrew Wilkes, discuss their leadership of a church and ministry...



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