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

February 15, 2022
Sean Massa, who earned a Master of Arts in Religion at the Yale Divinity School in 2018, has been awarded a 2022 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship in a...
February 11, 2022
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. This winter, mother and son Jean Wood ’64 M.A.R. and Chris Wood ’90 B.A. pledged $250,000 to support 10 new annual social justice scholarships at...
February 8, 2022
Shawn Colberg ‘00 M.A.R. has been appointed Dean of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary. Learn  more. ***  Angelique Walker-Smith ’83 M.Div. received the...
January 27, 2022
By Kimberly Winston Ten years ago, Pauline Samuel ’17 M.Div. was a parish administrator at her childhood church, St. Philip’s Episcopal/Anglican Church in Brooklyn, when its...
January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022   Yale Divinity School Dean Greg Sterling announced today that fundraising success and endowment performance now make it possible for YDS to meet the full...



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