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

March 10, 2022
By Kim A. Lawton In 2018, McKenzie Flowers Fergus ’18 M.Div. was working in the Yale Medical School Library when she “stumbled upon” an article describing the suffering of...
March 8, 2022
Shelley Best ‘00 M.Div. has been appointed CEO of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Learn more. *** Katey Zeh ‘08 M.Div. has published a new book, A Complicated Choice:...
March 7, 2022
A pair of new scholarships honor two towering figures in the history of women at Yale Divinity School—Rena Karefa-Smart ’45 B.D., the first Black woman to graduate from YDS,...
February 22, 2022
The YDS community will have numerous opportunities to interact with the Divinity School’s Luccock Visitors for 2021-22, Debra Samuelson and Miriam Samuelson-Roberts ’15 M.Div...



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