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

January 25, 2023
By Ray Waddle Living in Santa Fe, the Rev. Talitha Arnold ’80 M.Div. can gaze at a single desert tree on the New Mexico landscape and find lessons in church history, theology...
January 24, 2023
Talitha Arnold ’80 M.Div., a New Mexico pastor who has distinguished herself with her leadership in environmental ministry and diverse congregation-building, will be at Yale...
January 16, 2023
By Timothy Cahill ’16 M.A.R. Following the 2015 murders of nine Black church members by a white gunman at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr...
January 13, 2023
By Leah Silvieus ‘21 M.A.R. Our society is facing a crisis rooted in the disconnection between journalism, public discourse, and rigorous scholarly thinking, according to...
December 14, 2022
In the new episode of the Divinity School’s “Quadcast,” Kerry Alys Robinson ‘94 M.A.R. of Leadership Roundtable discusses the need for women’s leadership in the...



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