People Notes - November 2017

LaShawn Warren ’15 M.A.R., Vice President at the Center for American Progress, was featured on the Riverside Church “Faith in Public Life” podcast.

Listen to the interview.


The YDS Alumni Relations Office, headed by Gail Briggs, has won an award for its work with Yale Chicago on last spring’s panel event exploring a faithful response to the violence epidemic. The Association of Yale Alumni is honoring the event partners with the Board of Governors Excellence Award for Outstanding Collaboration, which will be presented during the AYA Annual Assembly on Nov. 17.


The new book Bible Nation by Candida Moss ’02 M.A.R. and Joel Baden, YDS Professor of Hebrew Bible, has been named a top book of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.

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YDS Dean Greg Sterling was named to Pepperdine University’s “40 Over 40” alumni-of-honor list.

Read the Q&A.


A YDS mini-reunion was held on November 11 in Baltimore, Md.  Attending (left to right in the photo) were Joel Spruck (spouse), Elizabeth Suzanne Collins ‘75 M.Div., John Voss ‘74 M.Div., Ellen Robbins ‘75 M.Div., Alexander Crary ‘74 M.Div., Earl Johnson ‘76 M.Div., and Thayer Quoos ‘75 M.A.R.


Philippe Andal ’16 M.Div. has been elected senior pastor of Community Baptist Church of New Haven.


In Memoriam:

John Thomas Farrell ’90 M.Div.

Michael Bush ‘94 S.T.M.

November 13, 2017