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

March 18, 2021
By Lauren Yanks ‘19 M.Div.   Born in 1940 in a rural town in Illinois, Richard Riseling spent much of his youth gardening, playing sports, and making music.   “My parents...
March 15, 2021
Dozens of scholars around the world congregated on Zoom for a Festschrift in honor of YDS Dean Greg Sterling, a Philo of Alexandria scholar who for more than two decades has...
March 1, 2021
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. As a Chinese American child of immigrants, Assistant Professor of New Testament Yii-Jan Lin ’14 Ph.D. had always been somewhat aware of how one’s...
February 19, 2021
A reflection by Katie Campbell-Morrison ’20 M.Div. She coded three times that night. Died right there. Over. And over. And over. She saw her soul leave her body. Float above...

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