Yale Divinity School
SPECTRUM OUR YEAR IN REVIEW 1
A LETTER FROM THE DEAN By Gregory E. Sterling The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament
hile I was interviewing for the deanship, I read the Yale Divinity School motto “faith and intellect” with real interest. I wondered whether YDS embodied both in a dynamic dialectic that enlivened the place. I had never been on campus before and was not sure. I now know that it does. My standard introduction to the Quad is to inform visitors that it was modeled on Thomas Jefferson’s plan for the University of Virginia. Jefferson put the library, the cathedral of learning, at the center of his model. Marquand Chapel stands tall at the center of our Quad. What is not obvious is that the main entrance to the library is directly beneath Marquand. We have intellect on the first floor and faith on the second, an apt summary of our character as a divinity school. Both are critical: we could not be who we are without either. Classes are rigorous, and they should be, whether someone is preparing to go on to serve as the intellectual leader of a community of faith, pursue an advanced degree in a specialized field, or go into another profession. There is a real need to hone the minds of all so that they can be informed and intelligent leaders. We also cultivate faith. I have thoroughly enjoyed worshipping in Marquand on a daily basis. The students do as well, as they indicate by their active participation. The program in spirituality has become robust, which was much in evidence at a recent workshop I attended that involved 75 or so students. Of course, we nurture faith in many other ways as well, and these are but two significant examples. I invite you to think about the articles in this issue of Spectrum through the lens of our motto. There are a number of points of interest: • Recent graduate Andy Barnett ’12 M.Div. was co-composer of the Canterbury Jazz Mass— a Latin mass for choir and jazz octet that ponders
the depths of ancient Christian mystery through the lens of jazz rhythm and harmony—that he and his Theodicy Jazz Collective premiered at Canterbury Cathedral in England. • Marc Harshman ’75 M.A.R., who likens the poet’s task to that of the prophets of old “railing against kingship and power,” was named poet laureate of West Virginia. • Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, was at the center of controversy when the Vatican denounced her 2006 book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, which sets out an intellectual context for alternative ways of viewing difficult sexual issues like homosexuality or divorce and remarriage after divorce. • A central activity at YDS in 2012 was a campus-wide initiative—including, lectures, workshops, and movies— to explore the concept of diversity, and how a Christian faith community can ensure that all are welcome. A highlight of this was the visit of Michelle Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow. Her lecture filled Marquand, with overflow in Niebuhr Hall, and held captive some 300 online viewers for an hour and a half. • In panels, lectures, and publications in the presidential election year, YDS took stock of American values, the nation’s spiritual politics, and the perennial tension between individualism and community. I have also come to appreciate the sense of community that not only animates life on the Quad but also binds our graduates together after they leave YDS. This is not just a vague impression; it is a result of the many interactions I have had with alumni since being named dean. For example, when I visited Indianapolis, IN, this fall on a Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., 18 people turned out to meet me. I was very impressed. One important way this sense of community manifests itself is through the consistent generous giving of our alumni: at YDS, a greater percentage of graduates give to their alma mater than at any other divinity school in the U.S. One reason for this is that we have talented leadership: graduates like Jerry Henry ’80 M.Div. and Jeff Oak ’85 B.A., ’86 S.T.M., ’96 Ph.D. of the Alumni Board, and Chris Sawyer ’75 M.Div. and Barbara Brown Taylor ’76 M.Div. of the Board of Advisors. They are willing and inspired leaders who give tremendous support to our students and the work of the school. I cannot thank them enough. The downturn of the economy continues to create strains throughout Yale, including YDS. I remain confident that our alumni and friends will help us meet the challenges ahead. We will also do our part. We continue to pursue cost-cutting measures while maintaining our commitment to a high level of financial support for our students. One of the ways that we can be more efficient and also more environmentally responsible is to adopt new technologies and ways of communicating with our community. You may have noticed a greater reliance on digital communications, especially social media and video. Even as we have transitioned Spectrum to digital media, we have greatly expanded our capabilities for web interaction, and in the coming year you will see a redesigned website. In the fall, we will welcome a new class of students that is diverse, talented, and deeply committed to the life of “faith and intellect.” Thank you for your assistance and support in multiple ways. Great schools are the product of great partnerships with alumni and friends. It is this that makes YDS such an attractive place for future generations of students. I am happy and honored to be here.
youth ministry: NOW THE BIBLE STUDY Reimagining Worship
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Yale Divinity School summer courses are organized into weekly themes: “Bible Study and Interpretation,” June 10-14, and “Tools and Timely Topics,” June 17-21. Each week at informal lunchtime gatherings, students and faculty from all of the classes come together for presentations and discussion of topics of common interest. Go to http://summerstudy.yale.edu for further information or contact Diana Cusack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.432.5358. From May 21-July 2, language courses will be offered in elementary biblical Hebrew, elementary New Testament Greek, and ecclesiastical Latin. Information about language courses is available from Lisa Huck at email@example.com or 203.432.5312.
Week One June 10-14, 9:00-11:30am Preaching from the Lectionary: Year A David Bartlett, Robert Wilson What have we learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls? John Collins
Week Two June 17-21, 9:00 - 11:30am Special Study Program on Youth Ministry Skip Masback
Mozart’s Sacred Music Markus Rathey
Jonathan Edwards on the History of Redemption: The Church throughout the Ages Ken Minkema, Adriaan Neele
June 10-14, 1:30-4:00pm
June 17-21, 1:30-4:00pm
The Gospel of Mark: The Oldest Story of Jesus Adela Collins
Worship: ancient and postmodern Maggi Dawn
Reading theology through art, poetry and music Maggi Dawn
Ministry in Times of Mass Violence and Tragedy Jan Holton
Critical Moments in the History of Christian Art (3rd to 16th Centuries) Vasileios Marinis
The Heidelberg Catechism: An Ecumenical Foundation for Christian Teaching? Adriaan Neele
Leading God's People: The Key Principles of Pastoral Ministry Christopher Beeley
The Bible through Art and Artifact II Julie Faith Parker
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Dreaming Beyond the Present Time Jerry Streets Getting A Word In: Writing About Faith Ray Waddle
June 17-21, 9:00am - 5:00pm Icon-Writing Workshop Vladislav Andrejev
YA L E D I V I N I T Y S C H O O L
S P E C T RUM
Volume 12 Number 1 2013 Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Spectrum, a magazine for graduates and friends of Yale Divinity School, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is published once per year by the YDS Office of Communications and Media. All correspondence regarding Spectrum should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the School’s mailing address 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
PUBLISHER Gregory E. Sterling, Dean EDITOR Gustav Spohn ’73 M.A.R. DESIGNER Jared Gilbert ’12 M.Div. Cover photo of Dean Gregory E. Sterlng by Michael Marsland, Yale University Photographer.
Faculty Books Class Notes
Year in Review:
YDS on the global map
Election Year 2012: taking stock of American values, spiritual politics
preaching on the internet, communion on the dirt track, caring for outer space, securing LGBT rights, going after big oil, and more . . .
Innovation and expansion at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
With Creativity and Passion, Berkeley Students Are “Out Ahead”
Honor Roll of Donors
Gifts of Leadership
Planning for Diverse Careers
A note from the Office of Alumni Relations
The Dean’s Perspective: preparing students for a new Christian era
Race and Inclusion Initiative creates momentum to improve campus culture
YDS by the Numbers 5
SPINNING VIRALLY, A BOOK BY MARGARET FARLEY PUTS YDS ON THE GLOBAL MAP IN 2012 Compiled by Gustav Spohn from a year of Notes from the Quad Director of Communications and Publications
he highlight of 2012 on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle might well have been the installation of a new Yale Divinity School dean—New Testament scholar Gregory E. Sterling. But the event that put YDS on the global map and captured the imagination of journalists around the world began taking shape six years earlier with publication of a book by longtime faculty member Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics. The book was Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, published in 2006. The event: the Vatican’s formal denunciation of the book in June, claiming that it "affirms positions that are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality” and is not “a valid expression of Catholic teaching, either in counseling and formation, or in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.” At issue was the book’s challenge of traditional Catholic positions on topics such as homosexuality, masturbation, divorce, and remarriage after divorce—using as a fundamental measure not official church teaching but, rather, whether relationships are “good, true, right, and just.” In recognition of Just Love, Farley had received the 2008 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, a top prize in the field of religion writing. The Vatican action, in the form of a widely circulated “notification” published by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, unleashed an avalanche of news stories in locations around the world and prompted an outpouring of support for Farley amongst theologians familiar with her work. Additionally, sales of the six-year-old book skyrocketed on the day of the Vatican announcement, rising to the top position on Amazon’s religion books list. Among fellow theologians who came quickly to Farley’s defense were some of her former students, including, for example, Kate Ott '00 M.A.R., assistant professor of Christian social ethics at Drew University Theological School, who said, “Our churches and seminaries desperately need examples of insightful, balanced, and grounded writings on sexuality and sexual ethics that do
not dismiss, but take seriously current developments in the sciences, theology, and philosophy. Just Love offers us that!”
churchman who has already demonstrated, as dean of the Graduate School at Notre Dame, exceptional leadership and creativity.”
Expressions of disapproval in the Vatican's action ranged from phrases like "missed opportunity for dialogue" to "disappointing and most disturbing" to "incredibly and ironically bad" to "an ugly stain on the Catholic Church."
An ordained minister and New Testament scholar with a specialty in Hellenistic Judaism, Sterling has concentrated his research on the writings of Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, and Luke-Acts. Before his appointment at YDS, he spent more than two decades at the University of Notre Dame, where he served in several capacities at the College of Arts and Letters before becoming the first dean of the independent Graduate School.
For her part, Farley responded to the Vatican criticism by noting, "This book was designed to help people, especially Christians but also others, to think through their questions about human sexuality. It suggests the importance of moving from what frequently functions as a taboo morality to a morality and sexual ethics based on the discernment of what counts as wise, truthful, and recognizably just loves. Although my responses to some particular sexual ethical questions do depart from some traditional Christian responses, I have tried to show that they nonetheless reflect a deep coherence with the central aims and insights of these theological and moral traditions."
In his address, entitled “The Mystery of God: Reimagining the Church in the Twenty-First Century,” Sterling melded his thoughts as administrator, person of faith, and scholar and set out some ideas about how he hopes to lead the school during his tenure as dean. Just as the author of Ephesians extended the Apostle Paul’s writings, Sterling said, he hopes to draw faithfully, creatively, and prayerfully on the history and traditions of YDS in ways that are responsive to the seismic shifts in the religious landscape of the 21st century.
Farley served for almost 40 years on the YDS faculty before retiring in 2007 as the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics. She is a past president of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America and is a recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology.
He concluded, “There is an urgent need to think about theology and the church afresh. We should not and must not begin de novo; we must begin just as the author of Ephesians began with the sources that have shaped our identity. We cannot, however, simply repeat those sources or our interpretations of them. The world has changed and so must we.”
A new dean installed On Oct. 23, Yale President Richard C. Levin installed Gregory E. Sterling as the fourteenth dean of YDS during ceremonies in a packed Marquand Chapel attended by current and retired faculty, students, Yale administrators, alumni, former colleagues of Sterling, and others.
A former dean named Sterling Professor While Sterling was officially installed in October, Levin had announced his selection as dean to the YDS community during a Common Room gathering on March 1. After introducing Sterling, Levin lauded outgoing
In turning over the deanship to Sterling, Levin referred to the “powerful and enduring mission of Yale Divinity School” and said, “We entrust the stewardship of the school to this outstanding scholar and committed
dean Harold Attridge for his “truly extraordinary” service as dean over the past decade.
most profoundly affected by the stories we heard from ‘so great a cloud of witnesses’ in this sacred land.”
“My remarks would not even begin to be complete without tipping my hat to Harry Attridge,” said Levin. Then, following 50 full seconds of uninterrupted applause, Levin quipped, “Wait a minute, I’m going to give you more to cheer about.”
Two grads return to teach at YDS YDS added two new full-time professors to its ranks in 2012-13, both YDS graduates: Melanie Ross '04 M.A.R., '07 M.Div., assistant professor of liturgical studies, and Linn Marie Tonstad '03 M.A.R., '09 Ph.D., assistant professor of systematic theology.
Levin then revealed that Attridge was being named to a Sterling Professorship, the highest honor that can be conferred upon a member of the Yale faculty. He called Attridge “a leader in every dimension, in scholarship, in teaching, in working with all of you in taking the school forward.”
Ross joined the faculty after teaching at the University of Notre Dame, Saint John’s School of Theology, and Huntington University. Her research lies at the intersection of ecumenical liturgical theology, North American evangelism, and the worship practices of contemporary congregations. Ross is co-editor of The Serious Business of Worship: Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks, and her articles have appeared in Liturgy, the Scottish Journal of Theology, Pro Ecclesia, and Worship.
As Sterling Professor of Divinity, Attridge joined such Yale Divinity School luminaries as Kenneth Scott Latourette, H. Richard Niebuhr, and Brevard Childs—the last YDS professor to be accorded the honor, in 1992.
On Holy Land trip, a great cloud of witnesses
During 2011-12, Tonstad taught at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, where she also served as a member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Lilly Fellow in theology at Valparaiso University. Her teaching interests include systematic theology, feminist and queer theology, philosophy of religion, and theological method. Tonstad has made contributions to various journals, including Modern Theology, Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, and Conversations in Religion and Theology.
From March 4-17, 34 alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of YDS participated in a travel seminar to IsraelPalestine that began with a four-day immersion experience in Jerusalem. The group visited many other sites as well—such as Bethlehem, Hebron, Qumran, and Jaffa’s Old City—and met with a number of people, both Palestinians and Israelis, who are actively engaged in peacemaking efforts. The group, led by then-dean Attridge, an expert in Hellenistic Judaism and the early Church, maintained an active blog site chronicling the trip every step of the way.
Convocation and Reunions 2012
One trip participant, Christina Baik ’13 M.A.R., wrote, “As much as I gasped in awe at the opportunity to explore the immensity of Masada, stand so close to the caves at Qumran after seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls in person, sail on the dear waters of the sea of Galilee . . . I returned
Momentum for Convocation and Reunions, Oct. 24-26, began to build a day in advance with the official installation of Sterling. Following the installation were three
days of Convocation, filled with dinners, lectures, worship, music, movies, live theater, panel discussions, informal gatherings, and more.
training ground for grassroots rural leaders, the William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice. A trio of senior faculty made presentations at Convocation: Kathryn Tanner ’79 B.A., ’85 Ph.D., professor of systematic theology, "Why Christians Should Support the Occupy Movement"; Professor of Hebrew Scriptures Carolyn Sharp '94 M.A.R., '99 M.A., '00 Ph.D., "Prophetic Witness and Public Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities"; and Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity," "The Last Great Frontier in a Post-9/11 World: Lessons of World Christianity."
Delivering the 2012 Lyman Beecher lectures was Anna Carter Florence, a Yale College graduate and dynamic speaker who is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary. The theme of Florence's lectures was "The Word in the Repertory Church." Alumni and students found the lectures at once provocative and inspiring. Rachael Hanson '78 M.Div., for example, observed, “I was galvanized by Anna Carter Florence's approach to reading scripture. It seemed to me that all of us in Marquand were united by this way of reading scripture 'feet first and through the verbs.' She presented a clear challenge for us to be part of the Spirit's work in forming community."
Preachers for Convocation and Reunions were Chane and Vernice "Hopie" Randall '11 M.Div., lecturer in homiletics and interim associate dean of admissions and financial aid in 2012-13 and 2013-14. A third major lecture was the Institute of Sacred Music's annual Kavanagh Lecture, delivered by John D. Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at Calvin College. His lecture was entitled "The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship: Overlapping Scripts in the Unfolding Drama of Liturgical Performance,” which described a sampling of the multiple ways that the biblical Psalms function within the script of Christian worship in the West.
The 2012 Cheney Lecture, under the sponsorship of Berkeley Divinity School, combined a performance of the "Canterbury Jazz Mass" composed by Andy Barnett '12 M.Div. and Will Cleary with a sermon by Thomas Troeger, the J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication. The Mass, a five-movement Latin mass for choir and jazz octet, was commissioned by Canterbury Cathedral in England and performed there in June.
The Class of 1962 presented Yale Divinity School with its fiftieth anniversary class gift—a $100,208 check to establish a 50th reunion scholarship fund.
At the Alumni Awards banquet, a perennial Convocation highlight, honorees were Bill Barnes '59 B.D., founding pastor of Edgehill United Methodist Church, an interracial, interclass, inner city, reconciling church in Nashville, Distinction in Congregational Ministry; John Chane '72 M.Div., who retired in 2011 as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Lux et Veritas; Marcia Y. Riggs '83 M.Div., the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, Distinction in Theological Education; and Toshihiro Takami '60 B.D., founder of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan, an international
YDS deemed “sexually healthy” Three years ago, Yale Divinity School was not among the 10 theological institutions identified as “sexually healthy and responsible” by the Religious Institute, a Westport, CT-based organization “dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.” However, in 2012 YDS made its way
onto the Institute’s updated list of 20 sexually healthy and responsible seminaries. YDS was singled out by the Institute for its graduation requirements that all students take at least one sexuality-related course and that all M.Div. students take the “Negotiating Boundaries” ministerial misconduct workshop that was revised to include LGBT issues and sexual health.
YDS and Newtown The drive to Newtown, CT is familiar to many generations of YDS students and alums who have served churches along the Housatonic River Valley and in the village of Newtown itself, where on Dec. 14 a gunman shot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing children, teachers and administrators. How did the part of the YDS community that was close to this violence respond on that day and in the weeks that followed? Adele Crawford ’08 M.Div. who served for a year at YDS as the interim dean of Marquand Chapel, had been installed as the pastor at Valley Presbyterian Church in nearby Brookfield, CT just two weeks before the shooting. After being satisfied that no teachers or children from her church were at the Sandy Hook School, she began the work of ministry to the rest of the church community. Crawford opened the church and welcomed those who came to pray into the evening. Many visits were made, and many more phone calls, checking in on people, helping them to recognize that they were not alone even in this time of great sadness. A long series of prayer vigils at her church and at many others places in town began that night; with those gatherings came a period of intense pastoral care for people who were asking why something like this happens, and how God allows such pain.
come my church home and family. I needed to be there for my family.” She helped answer phones as together the church staff sought to organize the stream of information. “Thankfully, none of our congregants were killed, but many lost loved ones,” De Wolf noted. She called the families and members of her youth group, prayed with students and parents over the phone, and offered the church’s services. An accomplished singer and song leader, she found, “Even with all my musical training, nothing prepared me for flipping through the hymnal searching for songs suitable for this occasion.” The days that followed were filled with pastoral care, prayer services, phone calls, and organizing. Dan Jacob ’13 M.Div. had a similarly profound experience. He was also in an internship, just over the river from Newtown at St. James Lutheran Church, in Southbury, CT. “Blessedly, our one child at Sandy Hook Elementary School was safely led out by her mother,” he reported. At worship on Sunday morning at St. James, when the child who attended Sandy Hook stood with the rest of the children’s choir on that morning, recalled Jacob, “No one could tell kin from stranger, as our church was made one in their sacred words. Our sister, our daughter, had run through bloodied halls, the same halls that promised to keep her safe. That Sunday if much remained uncertain, this we knew to be true: Church is a family, and sanctuary means safety.” At YDS, a service of remembrance was held in Marquand Chapel exactly one week after the tragedy. There, the chapel bells rang 26 times for the slain children and teachers, followed by two more rings for the shooter and his slain mother. Keep up with Yale Divinity School news and information throughout the year with our online news site and monthly newsletter Notes from the Quad.
Allysa De Wolf ’13 M.Div., in her second year of internship at the Newtown Congregational Church, heard about the shooting and drove to the church. “I feel the Holy Spirit was yanking at my heart to go,” she said. “This was not just the place where I worked but had be-
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ELECTION YEAR 2012: TAKING STOCK OF AMERICAN VALUES, SPIRITUAL POLITICS By Ray Waddle Editor, Reflections magazine
lection year 2012 was a saga of debates, accusations and sheer endurance, a season of national soul-searching that received notable YDS scrutiny.
In election-season panels, lectures and publications, YDS took stock of American values, the nation’s spiritual politics, and the perennial tension between individualism and community. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, delivering the Sorensen Lecture in Marquand Chapel on Nov. 27, said the individualism/community tug-of-war is an American strength when it stays in balance. Lately, though, the debate has skewed toward an overemphasis on personal liberty and too little on how liberty is enhanced when the public and private spheres work together, he suggested. Even so, Dionne said there is cause for hope: “I think the classic balance and tension between individualism and community has helped us out of many scrapes before and can do so again.” Since President Obama was first elected in 2008, the Tea Party movement has redefined liberty to mean anti-government ideology. But Dionne said the Tea Party appears to be inspired by an aberrant moment in American history, the Gilded Age, the radically individualistic period near the end of the 19th century. Progressives and social gospel activists responded by restoring the old American balance between public and private, Dionne said, and it helped create the American Century—the advent of civil rights, women’s rights, food and drug regulation, and union rights that ensured upward mobility. And American capitalism flourished because of it. Now, he argued, this long consensus is under sustained attack, setting up a clash of ideological worldviews that has made governing from the center nearly impossible. Perhaps liberals and conservatives can once more find common ground around spirituality, Dionne suggested, noting that Social Gospel successes a century ago were often made through the efforts of evangelical and liberal Christians working together. Dionne invited the YDS community to ponder again the role of spirituality in both transforming individuals and inspiring social change.
“Because, to go back to Dr. (Martin Luther) King, some of the most powerful agents of social change in our country’s history have brought a spiritual and often a Christian dimension to a ministry that spoke to everyone regardless of their faith, including no faith at all.” At the annual October convocation, a panel took up the “Religion in the Public Square” theme. Various panelists warned that a changing culture is testing the relevance of the Christian witness in the fight against racism, violence against women, class prejudice, and economic injustice. Dwight Andrews ’77 M.Div., ’93 Ph.D., senior minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta, said racism in capitalist society today is a more subtle and complicated phenomenon than a generation ago. Yet churches have not kept up with the complexity: They have become less sophisticated in the public square as a voice critical of the status quo, according to Andrews. “How do we continue to remind people of our collective purpose as witnesses, as the body of Christ?” Andrews said. “I think we are losing that battle. I find that the politics of the present day, the culture wars if you will, are battles we have lost.”
“I do not believe that our labors whether of mind or body are unimportant to God,” she said. “God after all does not play games with us.” “We are called to do what we can, not expecting to see the world change drastically because of our ideas or actions, but trusting that the call we received to help mend the world is no joke to God. There are fruits, good fruits, if we are careful of one another, if we never count only on ourselves . . . ” Addressing a convocation audience that same week, YDS theologian Kathryn Tanner ’79 B.A., ’85 Ph.D. pressed the case that Christians have good reason to support the Occupy Movement’s criticism of a financial system that allows the rich to get richer while others stagnate. Christianity sets forth an alternative vision of economic life, she said—the vision of a society organized so that everyone benefits from wealth and wealth generation, an economy in which it makes no sense to benefit alone without others benefiting too. So the faith has points of contact with Occupy principles that resist an economic arrangement that reinforces in-
Christianity sets forth an alternative vision of economic life; the vision of a society organized so that everyone benefits from wealth and wealth generation, an economy in which it makes no sense to benefit alone without others benefiting too. Panelist Kim White ’77 M.Div. argued that culture war has been part of American identity from the start: Even aboard the Mayflower, pilgrim passengers were divided between those who were members of the church and those who weren’t.
equality, fuels housing bubbles and credit meltdowns, and obstructs government from doing the will of the people. Occupy might now be dormant, according to Tanner, but the questions it raised have a momentum of their own, and Christians ought to take them up.
Today, though, every sort of fundamentalism stands in the way of human progress, including the “deification of the market,” he said. It needs to be challenged by a broader spiritual response—a more inclusive and stirring image of God—than any one denomination or tradition can muster.
“I’ve been trying for some time in my work as a theologian to suggest that Christians have something distinctive to say about economic issues,” she noted, “that their own basic beliefs and practices indeed give them a particular take on economic life, that contained within a Christian account of God and God’s relations with the world one can find an integrated, coherent vision of economic life, one that abides by unusual economic principles for production, distribution and exchange.”
“The world is in crisis, the planet is in crisis, and for us to be settling now for interfaith dinners in our communities is simply not enough,” he declared. Given the urgent need to act in the name of so many causes, panelist Margaret Farley ’73 Ph.D., the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics at YDS, counseled a sense of perspective, a dose of “epistemic humility” and mindfulness of God.
YDS’s Reflections magazine dedicated its fall 2012 issue to the topic “Who Are We? American Values Revisited.” More than 30 writers examined some aspect of the American relationship of faith and politics—whether getting at the roots of the partisan divide, or arguing for community values that transcend materialism, or reviving a role for churches to play in the nation’s moral leadership.
“From beginning to end, American-style democracy is a strenuous undertaking,” Nancy Taylor ’81 M.Div., senior minister at Old South Church in Boston, wrote in her Reflections article “The Character of a Good Ruler, Then and Now.” “There are no shortcuts. It demands the best we have to offer as a nation. Not least, it demands the best that you and I have to offer as people of faith and as religious leaders—as persons trained not only in love of liberty, but also in virtue, piety, and justice. The character of good rulers, in other words, may very well depend on the character of the local religious leaders. As people of faith we are intrinsically vital to the democratic enterprise.” A convocation week panel featuring alumni and current students who wrote for the fall 2012 issue—including Taylor and A. Ralph Barlow ‘59 B.D., ‘64 S.T.M.—further elaborated their arguments. Some touched on a theme that emerged often in the year’s YDS public discussions of election-year spiritual politics: the urgency to redis-
cover the moral force of the story of faith and apply it to the body politic in the name of humane values and justice. “Our explosive disagreements attest to the loss of a basic truth crucial to civil order and well-being—the dimension of concern for the whole society,” Barlow, pastor emeritus of Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence, wrote in Reflections. “In each case an embattled group—immigrants, samesex couples, or citizens who can’t afford health insurance—is being resisted by an attitude that would deny the crucial dimension of empathy that is necessary for the welfare of us all. At stake is an acknowledgment of the interrelatedness of American society, or—in biblical language—the theme of servanthood, as distinct from the control-dominated motive that refuses to extend to others the rights the majority enjoys.”
VIDEO: “Our Divided Political Heart and the Election of 2012”
VIDEO: “Why Christians Should Support the Occupy Movement”
YDS MEDIA ARCHIVE Our year of lectures is available on Youtube, click on the videos or navigate to the YDS Channel on Youtube for these and other vidoes.
VIDEO: “Religion in the Public Square”
Faculty Books By Micah Luce ’07 M.A.R., ’08 S.T.M. Manager, Student Book Supply
he Yale Divinity School Student Book Supply is pleased to yet again provide an account of the work published during the past year by the YDS faculty. It was a productive year, and what is shared here offers only a glimpse into the scholarship represented by the faculty as a whole.
ne of the newest books to hit our shelves is already one of the most popular. Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African (Eerdmans, September 2012) is the autobiography of LAMIN SANNEH, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history. In my four years working at the Student Book Supply, this title is among the most candid and heartfelt of all faculty publications to come across my desk. In a lovely introduction to the book, Sanneh’s son, Kelefa, writes that Sanneh had “a childhood that was entirely incomparable to our own.” Sanneh does not let his readers remain strangers for long. Rather, he invites you, in just under 300 pages, to hear and understand his journey of conversion—from his Muslim upbringing to his encounter with, and eventual embracing of, the Christian faith. The moment of conversion comes about one-third the way through the book, hinting that this transformation marks the starting point of much more to come. From West Africa to New England, Sanneh warmly welcomes us to follow his fascinating story. JOHN J. COLLINS, the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation, continues his prolific work as a writer with The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography (Princeton University Press, November 2012). In the preface, Collins reports, “The Scrolls have been described as the greatest archeological discovery of the twentieth century. They have certainly been the most controversial.” In the seven chapters to follow, Collins discusses both the greatness of the Scrolls and the controversy surrounding them—from the shocking story of a Ta’amireh Bedouin shepherd who stumbled upon the scrolls while seeking a lost goat to the ways in which conspiracy theories arose due to the delay in the Scrolls’ publication. Collins’s lifelong scholarship and familiarity with the complicated issues is apparent in his delicate yet clear handling of the Scrolls’ original ownership, the authenticity of the Essenes as a sect, the documents’ significance to Judaism of the day, and the impact on Christian faith. This title has value both as an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls and as an additional resource for those already familiar with this complex field of research. In 2012 Collins also co-edited selections from the comprehensive Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, a titanic reference work published in 2010, into the slightly more manageable, yet equally weighty, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview (Eerdmans, November 2012). Fifteen essays from 21 contributors comprise the bulk of this book, which also includes several helpful pages of maps and to-scale illustrations of important locations, in addition to 32 pages of black and white photos. Collins’s own “Early Judaism in Modern Scholarship” chapter opens the book with an introduction to current study in the field as a whole, including highlights such as the recovery and importance of the pseudepigrapha, the Rabbinic writings, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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Another contributor to this volume is Dean GREGORY E. STERLING, who with three other scholars wrote the article “Philo,” which includes material about the life of Philo of Alexandria, a discussion of Philo’s writings (including extremely helpful overviews of each work and its contents), and the effect of Philo’s writings on his contemporaries. Whether the reader comes away thinking that Philo is, indeed, as the authors suggest, “the first Christian theologian,” or, at least, “the most important representative and apex of the rich Jewish exegetical tradition,” Sterling and his co-authors have provided plenty to digest regarding this important figure.
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CAROLYN SHARP, professor of Hebrew scriptures and interim associate dean of academic affairs, has often included the writings of Walter Brueggemann as required reading for her courses in the Hebrew Bible. With this volume, Sharp gives us all required reading for further study of the life and thought of Brueggemann himself. Living Countertestimony: Conversations with Walter Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox, September 2012) summarizes much of the influential thought and personal reflections from this charismatic and prolific author. Sharp provides the reader with meticulously transcribed conversations between Brueggemann and his colleagues and students, as well as sermons and speeches in church and academic settings—giving us insights into Brueggemann’s academic, personal, and ministerial views on faith and life. Useful as an inspiring and devotional or contemplative and scholarly resource, the book is a testament to Sharp’s knowledge of Brueggemann’s work, and her generally disarming method of interaction makes for an informed yet easy read. The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conf lict in Patristic Tradition (Yale University Press, August 2012) is the third book from CHRISTOPHER BEELEY, the Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics. As the title suggests, the bulk of Beeley’s work addresses the struggle of the early church fathers to synthesize the humanity and divinity of Christ. In a generally chronological overview of the “golden age” of Christianity (beginning with Origen, whom Beeley calls “The Great Master”), Beeley writes with poise and eloquence to elucidate the major thinkers and councils of the period. As for those “isms,” such Donatism, Arianism, or Nestorianism, Beeley offers much to keep the reader well-informed about the similarities and differences. The early church councils had to deal with those heresies, and Beeley addresses them as well. He takes the reader right through the heart of Nicaea, Constantinople, and Chalcedon with grace and clarity to show how these intensely critical meetings worked toward defining the eventual orthodox positions concerning Christ’s nature. In tracing the work of these early theologians for unity, Beeley also shows how the seeds of disunity were sown for Christianity in the decades and centuries to follow, asking that readers “acknowledge both the conflicts and the continuities wherever they may exist.” Beeley also has edited Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays on History, Theology, and Culture (Catholic University of America Press, September 2012). Whereas The Unity of Christ deals with the patristic period as a whole, here Beeley and the book’s contributors focus in on one of the arguably more neglected figures of the patristic period. With 16 contributors to the book, the research takes on a widely diverse scope. The topics range from Gregory of Nazianzus’s later influence on Byzan-
tine thinkers to a systematic approach to Gregory’s theological poetry to historiographical research. With such varying viewpoints, the book gives the reader a uniquely panoramic view of this important figure. JUNIUS JOHNSON, lecturer in ecclesiastical Latin, released his first title with the publication of his dissertation, Christ and Analogy: The Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar (ProQuest, Sept 2011). As an academic project, the book employs terminology and argumentation that are extremely scholarly and attentive to detail. Johnson’s masterful vocabulary is specific to the field of philosophical theology in general and von Balthasar specifically, and the scope of his project is ambitious and significant. The primary sources of von Balthasar’s “triptych” (Herrlichkeit, Theodrama, and Theologick) are the main focus of Johnson’s work, and his command of these writings, both in their original German and current scholarship, is evident. Johnson’s stated goal is “an attempt to reconstruct the metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar,” and he wastes no time in getting to the point. The English translations of von Balthasar’s writings in this book are often Johnson’s own, which give the reader a very useable and modern reading of the primary sources. KENNETH P. MINKEMA and ADRIAAN C. NEELE, executive editor and associate editor, respectively, of the Works of Jonathan Edwards, along with Kelly Van Andel, co-edited Jonathan Edwards and Scotland (Dunedin Academic Press, June 2011). Based on a March 2009 conference organized by the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale and held at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the compilations of this title forge the link between Jonathan Edwards and the spiritual and national history of Scotland. The scope of these essays incorporate history, theology, philosophy, and literature, and include contributors Neele, Van Andel, and Yale doctoral student and YDS lecturer Natalia Marandiuc, among others. The book is the first published volume to study Edwards’s relationship to Scotland, though connections are also made to the Netherlands, England, Wales, and East Prussia. It is in Scotland, however, where Edwards’s international influence has been most strongly felt, and these essays powerfully convince the reader of this by showing how Edwards was both read and understood in other primary sources from Scotland. This volume represents an important step toward understanding Edwards as not merely an American theologian but an intercontinental influence as well. American Religious Liberalism (Indiana University Press, July 2012) is co-edited by SALLY PROMEY, deputy director of the Institute of Sacred Music, professor of religion and visual culture (ISM), and professor of American studies. This edited volume breaks down the book’s extensive topic into three easily digestible sec-
tions: “The Spiritual in Art,” “The Piety and Politics of Liberal Ecumenism,” and “Pragmatism, Secularism, and Internationalism.” Promey’s own article, “Visible Liberalism: Liberal Protestant Taste Evangelism, 1850 and 1950” appears in the first section and focuses on “a range of key liberal figures of mid-nineteenth-century Protestantism in terms of their commitments to the visual arts.” This first part of the book discusses if, and how, religious liberals “put the arts in the place of churches and synagogues.” The second section asks the question, “How were the ideals of religious diversity, pluralism, and universality imagined?” and includes an article from Yale’s own Kathryn Lofton, entitled “Liberal Sympathies: Morris Jastrow and the Science of Religion.” Finally, the third portion of the book “involves the charged relationship between religious and secular versions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century liberalism.” With a total of 16 essays, this book is as widely varied in its thoughts and discussions of American religious liberalism as American religious expression itself. Finally, Do We Worship the Same God?: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue (Eerdmans, September 2012), is edited by MIROSLAV VOLF, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and founding direc-
tor of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. This highly popular topic is directly addressed in six chapters by six different Muslim, Jewish, and Christian authors (including Volf’s YDS colleague Denys Turner). The contents of the book arose from the “God and Human Flourishing Program” at the Center for Faith and Culture, which was organized by Volf and fellow faculty members David Kelsey and John Hare. Two consultations were held— one with Christian scholars, and a second with Christian, Muslim, and Jewish scholars. Resulting are candid discussions and viewpoints from these scholars on whether or not they believe the Abrahamic faiths worship the same God. The writers’ viewpoints are informed by prayer, worship, scholarship, and respect. Thus, the book presents neither a single line of melody from merely one of the three faiths or the clashing disharmony of disrespect and combat. Rather, the book’s strength lies in its ability to include multiple and harmonizing voices from varied faiths. All of the above books may be purchased at the Yale Divinity School Student Book Supply during business hours by calling 203-432-6101 or visiting the web at divinity.yale.edu/sbs-main
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Contemporary ministry: caring for outer space
preaching on the internet
communion on the dirt track
going after big oil By Gustav Spohn Director of Communications and Publications
securing LGBT rights
ardly anyone familiar with church work today would describe the ministry purely in terms of what might be considered its classical formulation: Sunday morning, pulpit, pew, choir, organ, steeple, sermon. Nonetheless, it is good to remind ourselves from timeto-time about the creative and varied forms of ministry in the 21st century. Yale Divinity School alumni are engaged in a wide range of imaginative ministries that, taken together, represent a kind of microcosm of ministerial options in contemporary America. Many, for example, have seized upon new forms of internet-based communications as a venue for ministry; others see their ministries through the lens of public advocacy on issues like LGBT rights and the environment; some have used art as a way to explore questions of faith; still others are working in the world of non-profits and NGOs to minister to “the least of these.”
and more . . .
The list goes on, and chances are that virtually all alums engaged in ministry can point to some aspect of their practice that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. Thus, the following examples of creative ministries undertaken by a small number of YDS’s 8,000-plus living alumni represent but a few slices of the larger whole.
Recent graduate Neichelle Guidry Jones ’10 M.Div. is the founder of the online magazine Shepreaches, www.shepreaches.com, which describes itself as “a virtual resource” for young African-American women in ministry that affirms “a broad definition of ‘ministry’” embracing “ the value of preaching, teaching, advocating, activist-ing, writing, creating and more.” Among other things, the site offers devotionals, dialogue with “way-paving models, mentors and mothers in ministry,” insights on professional development, and recommendations on music, movies, and books that fire “inspiration and motivation.”
Guidry says her lifetime goal is to “proclaim a loving God who ‘walks around in the fire with us,’” and she considers Shepreaches as one way to live out that objective.
The rise of the Internet has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for spreading the Good News, and alums are taking advantage.
Writer, social activist, and pubic theologian Rahiel Tesfamariam ’09 M.Div., YDS’s first William Sloane Coffin Jr. Scholar, is founder and editorial director of
the web site Urban Cusp, which bills itself as “a cuttingedge online magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change, and global awareness.” www.urbancusp.com Its vision is “Reflective thinking, imaginative dreaming, transformative faith, progressive action, and servant leadership have the power to profoundly change individual, institutional and communal life.” Tesfamariam is also a columnist and blogger for The Washington Post and The Root DC. Samuel Blair ’01 M.Div., a hospice chaplain, launched www.faithworkslocal.org a web site that helps connect donors and volunteers to nonprofit social service groups in the greater Pittsburgh area. “Our response to the poor and needy among us is not optional, but neither should it be proportional to our feelings of guilt,” says Blair. “Instead our response should be in proportion to our understanding of God’s love and mercy in our own lives. Our response should be to love and praise God, but God is clear that loving Him and loving others are mutually dependent.”
Faith and the environment Increasingly, the faith community has grown to recognize and preach that care of planet Earth is a spiritual obligation, and YDS is on the cutting edge of that thinking with creation of a joint degree program with Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. One alum has taken things a step further, pushing earth stewardship outward to encompass the heavens. Bob Bachelder ’78 M.Div. is minister and president of the Worcester (MA) Area Mission Society, which operates an initiative entitled the “Goddard Project—Outer Space Environment.” www.protectouterspace.com The Goddard Project promotes the idea of orbital space as a valuable natural resource that is quickly becoming degraded and congested with manmade junk as a result of space exploration. “WAMS encourages citizens and congregations to expand their perspective on environmental stewardship to encompass outer space,” says Bachelder, who wrote a Christian Century cover story on the subject in 2008. WAMS sponsors expert speakers in public school and student advocacy campaigns with U.S. representatives and senators; maintains the only outer space environmental web site for a general audience; develops mobile apps; and produces newspaper articles. Jim Antal ’78 M.Div., a classmate of Bachelder, is conference minister for the United Church of Christ’s Massachusetts Conference. Working with environmental ac-
tivist and author Bill McKibben, he drafted a resolution, approved in December by the Conference board, calling for the denomination to divest from all investments in fossil fuel companies. The resolution is being put before the denomination’s next General Synod. The resolution says, “The realities of climate change require prophetic and strategic action by people of faith seeking to be faithful to the everlasting covenant God has made with us, with every living creature and with all future generations. If fossil fuel companies simply fulfill their purpose the earth will become inhospitable to life as we know it.” In August 2011 Antal spent three days in jail, along with McKibben and Gus Speth, former dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, protesting the controversial Keystone oil pipeline. Robert K. Massie ’82 M.Div., an author and Episcopal priest and 2011 candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, currently serves as president and CEO of the New Economy Coalition. Its mission is to “build a New Economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet,” addressing issues like climate change and inequality. During his career Massie has served as president of Ceres (the largest coalition of investors and environmental groups in the United States) and was co-founder and first chair of the Global Reporting Initiative (which addresses policy and governance issues that impede investor progress toward more sustainable capital markets). He was also the initiator of the Investor Network on Climate Risk, which claims over 100 members with combined assets in excess of $10 trillion.
Art and the sacred Art has been a venue from time immemorial for accessing the sacred, and many YDS alumni are deeply engaged in that tradition in the 21st century. Marc Harshman ’75 M.A.R., a poet and award-winning children’s author, was named poet laureate of West Virginia in 2012 and in 1995 was honored as state English teacher of the year by the West Virginia English Language Arts Council. “Poetry’s ‘prophetic function’ can be like that of the Hebrew prophets of old, railing against kingship and power,” observes Harshman, “As the prophetic poet demands re-seeing the status quo, he can turn us towards what can be better, what can be the best in us. “Elie Wiesel said that ‘Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.’ The an-
cient prophets sought this very thing, to help reveal as their words approached deed, to reveal the divine immanence in this world and to call for a proper response and relationship. It’s one of the things I struggle with as a writer—I want to have that grace to say something that approaches deed, that really matters, that reveals the divine immanence, if you will. I think all writers want something like that and occasionally, I hope, even for me such grace may come.” Poet Diane Bilyak ’06 M.A.R., author of Against the Turning, uses the term “meta-metaphysical” to denote “the interaction between audience and universe or God.” Her poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Memoir(and), Freshwater, Drunken Boat, and Tampa Review. In a recent article for America magazine, Bilyak wrote, “The meta-metaphysical means that the potential exists for associations between the reader or hearer of a poem to something beyond the self. Some poems can allow God to flow through the author; later, the poem reaches out to remind others of their own connection to God.” Phil Blackwell ’70 B.D., senior minister at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, describes how his church became involved a decade ago with “Silk Road Rising,” which he says is now one of the best “black box” theaters in Chicago. The theater, he says, has made the church a host for people of multiple ethnicities and religious traditions. http://chicagotemple.org “In 2002 Malik Gillani and Jamil Khoury introduced themselves by trying to sell to me tickets for a new play in a theater they were starting,” recalls Blackwell. “I never bought any tickets, but after an hour and a half I was so convinced of their vision that I offered the church basement free to be their theatrical home. “Silk Road Rising was their response to 9/11. A Pakistani Muslim and a Syrian Orthodox Christian were joining forces to establish a theater in Chicago devoted to plays by, and about, people from the historic Silk Road – Italy to the Middle East to India to Asia. ‘How are we going to understand each other if we do not tell our stories to one another?’ they asked. And where better to tell those stories than in the lower level (no longer a basement after a $1.6 million restoration) of the First United Methodist Church at the heart of Chicago’s Loop?” Meanwhile, 700 miles away, in Northern Virginia, Pat Green Budwig ’79 M.A.R. is celebrating her 20th year as creative director of the Starshine Theater™ Performing Arts Workshops for children and youth. “In our “Page-to-Stage” play workshops, each student is given the opportunity to portray a great character in
history, embellished with singing and dance/stage action techniques,” Budwig notes. “The stories often feature a person of faith who believes they can overcome an obstacle; this creates a wonderful dramatic adventure for the young actors, and they tell me they love history after having brought its events to life . . . If we believe we’ve been created in the image of the Creator, we can assume that the joyous duty to Create is also our own.”
Social justice advocacy Social justice advocacy has long been a hallmark of ministry for YDS alums. But a relatively new element is the engagement of alums in an issue that has gripped the public and roiled the institutional church in recent years: LGBT rights. Chris Glaser, the author of 12 books and a popular speaker, has a long history of LGBT activism, particularly in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including a decade as founding director of the Lazarus Project, a ministry of reconciliation between the church and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Ordained in the Metropolitan Community Churches, Glaser posts every Wednesday morning on his blog, “Progressive Christian Reflections,” which he says has registered 60,000 visits since its creation in February 2011. In one of his essays, “The Bible and Christianity: A Christian View,” Glaser writes, “For Christians, Jesus is not dead, a mere artifact of history. Jesus continues to inspire us to do new things not even thought possible in his time. Many Christians across denominations and traditions have realized that one of those new things we learn though his Spirit is that we are called to welcome lesbians, gay men, and transgender and bisexual people.” When Paul A. Fleck ’11 M.Div., pastor of New Milford United Methodist Church in New Milford, CT, left practice as an attorney for ministry, he thought he had left the law behind. But it was only the beginning of an entirely new form of legal practice: ecclesiastical law. Over the past year Fleck drafted three successful briefs before the denomination’s highest court, the Judicial Council, which have had an impact on the structure of The United Methodist Church and how it works to include LGBT persons. In addition, he serves as chair of the legal team associated with “We Do! Methodists Living Marriage Equality,” an initiative of the denomination’s New York Annual Conference that challenges the church’s prohibitions against gay marriage. Javen Swanson ’09 M.Div., a recipient of YDS’s Henry Hallam Tweedy Prize for exceptional promise in pastoral leadership, is faith director at OutFront Minnesota, the state’s leading LGBT advocacy organization. www.
outfront.org During the 2012 election cycle he was embedded in the Faith Department at Minnesotans United for All Families, the campaign that defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman in Minnesota. In a 2011 interview, Swanson told The Minnesota Independent, “In other states that have faced an anti-gay marriage ballot initiative, people of faith have often been kept on the sidelines, or they’ve been asked to get involved just a few months before election day . . . In Minnesota, people of faith have been an important part of the antiamendment campaign from the very beginning.”
Out of the sanctuary and into the world For many 21st century Americans, the last thing they would do would be to set foot inside the local church. So, some YDS alumni are taking the church to the people, instead of bringing people to the church. Christopher Carlisle ’82 M.Div. is responsible for campus ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and is one of the leaders of the Clearstory Collective, a coalition of churches and spiritual communities throughout western Massachusetts that describes itself as “intended for people who seek experiences outside conventional church worship, and for whom words like ‘denomination’ no longer mean much . . .” Among the Collective communities are Cathedral in the Night, an outdoor ministry that meets every Sunday night in Northampton, MA, and welcomes all, “believing that the openness of space creates an openness of community in Jesus’s spirit”; Gideon’s Garden in Great
Barrington, MA, where volunteers tend the garden and share produce freely with local programs like the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington, Breaking Bread Kitchen in Sheffield, MA, and families in the community; and the Berkshire Servant Leadership Center, an ecumenical center for spiritual formation and growth that offers classes, workshops, and events designed to explore the concept of servant leadership and put its principles into practice. “Rather than being embodied by institutional structures, these communities strive to incarnate the life and spirit of Jesus in the world—in the streets, in bars, in cafes, on farms—wherever two or three are gathered together by the unqualified love of the Christ,” Carlisle said in a December 2012 story published by Masslive.com. Truly off the “beaten track” of conventional ministry is the work of Sam George ’88 M.Div. He is the volunteer chaplain for a dirt track racing team—Team 65 racing at the I-77 Speedway in Chester, SC. “In connection with this,” reports George, “I have served communion, visited in the hospital and before patients were going into the hospital, provided counseling, performed crisis intervention, done a couple of funerals, and even officiated at a wedding. “Almost all connected to dirt track racing are what Tex Sample calls ‘hard living people.’ Few of them have meaningful attachments to local churches, although many consider themselves some variety of Christian. It is a field ripe for a representative of a loving, graceful God and the saving presence of Jesus Christ. Dirt track ministry for me has been a holy calling.” Kempton Baldridge ’88 M.Div. plies the rivers of the Midwest carrying out a ministry on the water through the
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Seamen’s Church Institute. An August 2012 article about Baldridge in Illinois Country Living described Baldridge and his ministry this way: “Kempton Baldridge doesn’t dress like most pastors. He doesn’t wear a formal robe or even a suit and tie. Instead, his attire includes steeltoed boots, a baseball cap and life vest. What Baldridge does isn’t what most pastors do, either. He’s not one to preach from a pulpit or deliver sermons from the front of a church. In fact, he doesn’t have a church building. He’s more likely to be found climbing gangways and riding on tugboats up and down the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Wabash, the Illinois and many of the other rivers of the Midwest.”
Caring for “the least of these” Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me... Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, my brethren, you did it to me.” YDS graduates are busy seeking out and ministering to the needy. For 24 years, Bonita Grubbs ’84 M.A.R. ’85 M.P.H. has headed Christian Community Action in New Haven, CT, an ecumenical nonprofit organization that provides “help, housing, and hope for those who are poor.” The agency, a mainstay of New Haven’s non-profit, faithbased social services infrastructure, operates an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and a food pantry, and also sponsors an advocacy and education project that promotes social change and justice by focusing on issues like empowerment, grass-roots organizing, leadership training and economic justice. In 2009, Grubbs was presented with the Lux et Veritas alumni award from YDS. In making the presentation, New Haven resident Allie Perry ’80 M.Div. said, “The vulnerable and powerless have a strong friend and advocate in you, whether they are poor, hungry, homeless, jobless, or without access to health care.... You have not only addressed people’s basic needs but have engaged in transforming systems that disadvantage people and in empowering people to organize, advocate, and speak out on their own behalf. You are a justice-seeker and a hopecreator.” David Wertheimer, M.Div. ’84, a deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, is Board chair and president of Funders Together to End Homelessness, which is the national philanthropic sector affinity group addressing homelessness. In 2012, on behalf of Funders Together, he accepted the Private Sector Partner of the Year Award from the National Alliance to End
Homelessness during ceremonies at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “Combining social justice with social work, I’ve spent the last 30 years working together with disenfranchised populations in the U.S.,” says Wertheimer. “ Work with the LGBT community evolved to working with people who are homeless. Frustration with fragmented systems of care led to systems transformation efforts, which led ultimately to my role at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading efforts to end family homelessness in the Pacific Northwest. “Is this a ministry? If ministry is defined as audaciously spreading the word of God, I think not. Perhaps the answer is different if ministry means focusing on the challenges faced by those most oppressed by inequities in the human condition.” And more . . .
The ministry of conversation Following retirement from librarianship at the age of 50, Judy Kessinger ’63 B.D., began what she calls a “ministry of conversation.” She joined the Creative Retirement Institute in Lynnwood, WA, one of more than 200 organizations in the Elderhostel Institute Network devoted to continuing education for older adults. “I began by taking many courses and from 1998 until 2012 was an instructor, leading small discussion classes on current issues, poetry, novels, favorite books, and individual books about social and ethical issues, such as Nickel and Dimed and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? My style was to be a listener rather than a speaker, guiding and moderating the conversation so that we all learned from each other.”
Good Grief Joseph Primo ’06 M.Div. is associate executive director of Good Grief in New Jersey, which he describes as one of the largest and fastest-growing children’s bereavement centers in the country serving children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Good Grief provides free support to more than 400 children a year from over 100 towns throughout New Jersey. Additionally, the agency advocates for grieving children in classrooms, churches, and communities through its educational programs, reaching more than 12,000 children in 2012. “After ministering at the Connecticut Hospice as a chaplain while a student at YDS, I was inspired by the lack of resources and support available to grieving children,” Primo recalls. “For me, the Sermon on the Mount is the pillar of my ministry . . . As a grief advocate and the
vice president of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, I know that one out of seven children experience the death of a parent or sibling before the age of 20. We are called to competently support grieving children in our churches and communities.”
healing, a kind of spiritual direction without words (so different from preaching!).” On her web site, Smyth uses the term “Centering Collage.” www.CreativityHealsOnline.com
Standing on Her Shoulders
The Bible Challenge In January 2011, Marek P. Zabriskie ’89 M.Div., rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, PA, founded The Bible Challenge, an ecumenical and free ministry that invites persons to read the entire Bible in one year. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and his successor, Justin Welby, are members of the initiative’s International Advisory Board, and former YDS Dean Harold Attridge is a member of the National Advisory Board. “Over 60 bishops serve on our board, and 30 bishops are leading their entire diocese in The Bible Challenge,” Zabriskie reports. “Our chief goal is to help individuals develop a life-long spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading and to help entire parishes and dioceses become very biblically literate and come alive through a regular engagement with the Scriptures.”
SoulCollage Artist, author, and poet Sandy Smyth ’10 M.A.R. is carrying on a tradition begun by Seena Frost ’56 M.Div.— SoulCollage. “I am a SoulCollage(R) facilitator and encourage class participants to meditate, listen to their soul speak through choosing images from magazines to create collages. Creating collages is a way to self discovery and
On March 14, 2013, educator Ruth Hooke ’56 M.Div. received a “Standing on Her Shoulders” award for peace and justice from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts celebrating her work with women and girls during her lifetime. Particularly important was her founding in 1970 of Project Second Start in Concord, NH, an adult education program for under-educated women and girls in the Concord area. www.second-start.org The award is given to recognize women “for being outstanding risktakers and innovators who through their determination and leadership have increased opportunities and blazed trails.” Second Start opened in 1971 in the basement of the First Congregational Church in Concord and, according to Hooke, “is still going strong!”
From Holy Smoke to Anti-Yale Paul Keane ’80 M.Div. is not about to let Yale off the hook. He went from publishing the journal Holy Smoke at YDS from 1976-81 to reincarnating the journal as the blog The Anti-Yale. According to Keane, The Anti-Yale has had 799 posts and 177,477 page views from 11 countries since it went online in September 2009. “Both are dedicated to the memory of William F. Buckley, Jr. whose writings alerted me that Man is God at Yale,” Keane notes. “Its iconoclastic ministry is to hold a mirror up to a secular world gone mad with materialism.”
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Secretary, Robert E. Seymour, Jr. email@example.com DOUGLAS DORCHESTER and Janice both turned 88 in 2012 and celebrated 67 years of marriage on December 15. Douglas writes, “We are enjoying a full life at Thirwood Place Retirement Center in South Yarmouth on Cape Cod. Two of our four children (Jim died of cancer last November) live on the Cape, and we have six grandchildren and a new great grandson, Brannen James Currie, born August 24 in Albany, NY.” Janice has now begun her sixth genealogy on her side of the family, the Freeses.
Class of 1949
firstname.lastname@example.org NICHOLAS HOOD, Sr. recalls a powerful memory from 1949. He and a classmate, both white, had taken jobs in the South— Alabama and Louisiana, respectively. Before leaving New Haven, they agreed that they should attempt to do something to support racial justice. Part of this was taking two carloads of African-American youth to meet their white youth counterparts in the South. A pivotal experience for all involved. HARRIET VAN RIPER SMITH and Richard K. Smith ’50 decided to sell their home and downsize to a condo on the Siuslaw River in Oregon. They are in the
midst of lots of activity and are finding “city living” very comfortable. They are both in reasonably good health and keep busy.
Class of 1950
email@example.com Shirley and WILLIAM BAIRD are in relatively good health, at ages 86 and 88, respectively, living in a retirement center in Fort Worth. They enjoy retiree activities at Brite Divinity School and TCU. The final volume of William’s “History of New Testament Research: Vol. 3: From Dodd to Betz” will be published by Fortress Press in January 2013—the completion of a 30year project. RICHARD K. SMITH and Harriet Van Riper ’49 have sold their home and moved to a condo overlooking Oregon’s Siuslaw River. They are enjoying the activities and lifestyle changes. GEORGE L. TOLMAN has served as pastor of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations in Visalia, CA, Orange, CA and Tucson, AZ, as well as serving interim ministries in Chico, CA, Kalispell, MT and Farmington, NM. Ten years ago, he authored a book, Tales, Trails, Trials and Triumphs: Memoirs of a Western 20th Century Preacher. His wife, Janet, is organist at Christ Church Methodist in Tucson, AZ.
Class of 1951
firstname.lastname@example.org LOWELL H. ZUCK continues as research consultant for Eden Archives in Webster Groves, MO. His most recent published writings include “E.L. Nollau: Mission & Migration from Germany to U.S.,” Silesian Church History, Vol. 11, 2011; William G. Chrystal, “Niebuhr Studies,” Empire for Liberty, Reno, NV, 2012.
Class of 1952
Secretary, Richard C. Stazesky email@example.com Life for H. ALFRED ALLENBY on Cape Cod continues to be good on the whole. Alfred reports that he is involved in the life of the First Congregational Church in Falmouth, which his father once served and where several other important events in the life of his family have taken place, including his own ordination. He is fortunate now to have two of his four children with their families living in Falmouth. His grandchildren have made him a great grandfather! Four years ago a stroke took WILLIAM GRANT BERNEY’s ability to express himself in speech or writing. However, supporting his years as a pastor, husband, and father of five was his firm faith that God was with him. His physical health is good, and he still witnesses to his faith in Christ by participating in public worship, giving, and serving any way he can.
KENTARO BUMA passed away on January 11, 2012. Born in India in 1921, he grew up in Japan and served in the Japanese Navy. He married Elsie in March 1953, and they had two daughters, Mikiko and Yumi. Kentaro served as director of Japan Church World Service and from 1996- 2012 was minister emeritus Class of 1952 gathered for their 60th reunion. of Nakameguro Church. From He feels undergirded by that “Love that will not let him go” for whatever the fu- 2004-2012, he served as advisor to Japan Church World Service. He is survived by ture holds. his wife and children. Yes, ROBERT M. BRASHARES and Lucinda have much to celebrate, including L. MARSHALL CAMPBELL, born NoGod’s love and his help that has seen them vember 29, 1926 in Darrington, WA, died through all these years. Robert writes, March 9, 2012 following a tragic accident “With moving to Santa Rosa in July of while out walking in his neighborhood. 2011, to our new home, to our new church, As a United Methodist pastor, Marshall new doctors, and lively new community, served churches in Pacific Northwest comOakmont, we’re swamped.” He wants you munities, including Palouse, WA; Oroto know that he’s still among the living, the fino/Cavendish, ID; Camas, WA; Edmonds, WA, and Port Orchard, WA. With active, and thankful. his wife, Joan, Marshall enjoyed reading, C. RAY BREWSTER retired as a profes- learning and travel. He felt it was imporsor of liberal arts at Mercer University in tant to care for others in our communities Macon, GA in June 1995. and always had some volunteer role someCHARLES H. BROWN, Jr. retired in where. He cared deeply for those affected March 2004 as executive director emer- by HIV/AIDS. itus of Ardmore Village, nonprofit residential community for mature adults that is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. On November 30, 2006, he retired as chaplain of St. James House, a senior residence that is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. ELICK S. BULLINGTON, Jr. and Margaret still enjoy living in the little town of Broxton, GA, where Margaret grew up. Writes Elick, “We believe it is good for us old people . . . to live in this small town.” Elick also goes to the V.A. once a year and has been busy with weddings, visiting shut-ins, and preaching some. He is thankful that he can do these things and that the Lord keeps him going. Still reading the statement on faith and glad he doesn’t pay taxes on GOD’S GRACE!
Writer-farmer WILL D. CAMPBELL suffered a massive stroke and is a permanent resident in the Richland Place Health Center in Nashville. GEORGE A. CHAUNCEY retired in March 1989 as deputy director of the Washington Office, Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly Board USA. GERALD W. COOKE, Ph.D. retired in June 1988 as professor of religion and East Asian studies at Bucknell University. KENNETH H. CRANDALL retired in June 1989 as pastor of Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing, IL. ROBERT E. CUTTINO retired in May 1996 as pastor of the Baptist Church of Beaufort (SC). He is now pastor St. Helena Baptist Church, St. Helena Island, SC
and teacher in religion at the University of South Carolina. In 1991, JOE E. ELMORE retired as president of the Texas United Methodist College Association. DEANE W. FERM, Ph.D. is now living at the Birch Bay Retirement Community in Bar Harbor, ME, with a beautiful ocean view from his apartment. He continues to deteriorate in both mind and body and notes that he agrees with the philosopher William James that there is MORE yet to come! He sends his regrets that he could not attend the 60th reunion. Helga and HERMANN A. W. FRANCK send greetings to all their dear friends! They gratefully can say that they are in good shape, without particular problems. They live like Philemon and Baucus in their little house, enjoy their garden, the neighborhood, their friends in the German town where they have lived for 45 years. And last, not least, they enjoy their family (six children, nine grandchildren, plus one in statu nascendi) with their spouses, husbands and friends. FRANCIS L. GEDDES and Virginia are enjoying their remaining years in a beautiful retirement community, Spring Lake Village (Episcopal sponsorship) in Santa Rosa, CA. Virginia has been a patient in the Spring Lake skilled nursing facility since April 12, 2012. Francis taught a contemplative healing class for a dozen people three Saturdays last August. Their son Patrick and daughter Ann live with their spouses in nearby Marin County and delight them with visits every week. Francis sends wishes of Shalom and God’s love to all. IVERSON (GERALDINE) GRAHAM, Ed.D. retired in 1986 as a director of pastoral care and counseling and is self-employed in private practice in marriage family therapy. Both Ruth and WARREN F. GROFF continue to cope with some age-related physical limitations but, thankfully, are able to remain reasonably active. Their 65th wedding anniversary and Ruth’s 90th birthday were enlivened by greetings from friends and family at a surprise reception held at the York Center Church of the Brethren in Lombard, IL. A special issue of Brethren Life & Thought was dedicated to the writings and publications of Warren.
PAUL L. HAMMER writes on Veteran’s Day with the memory of entering the Navy 68 years ago, and memories of those veterans of ministry in the class of ‘52, particularly those who have passed away. Paul was grateful in October to celebrate 59 years of marriage to Esther. He writes, “And thanks be to God for Dick Stazesky for keeping our class together and encouraging us each year for 60 years to share our lives and our faith with one another.” For HENRY “Hank” V. HARMAN the 60th Reunion was a high point in 2012. After he received his special award at Thursday’s dinner, he quipped to the dean, “Another criterion of the class of 1952 was having the highest incidence of dislocated elbows-from having our arms twisted.” He adds, though, ‘Actually, Dick, you have been rather gentle, albeit persistent; ‘challenging’ is the best word.” ALAN O. INGLIS retired in 1982 as director of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program of the Family Service Association. CHANNING R. JESCHKE retired in 1994 as librarian and Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. DAVID B. JOHNSTON retired in June 1985 as pastor of the First Congregational Church, Woodstock, VT. T. CANBY JONES retired in June 1987 as professor of religion and philosophy, Wilmington College, Wilmington OH. This has been a year of transition for Phyllis and JOHN “JACK” E. KINGSBURY. In early Apr., Phyllis gave up driving and in May enrolled in a two-and-one-half-year research study for Alzheimers at the Yale Medical School. The highlight of the year for Jack was a one-day outing deep-sea fishing with the men in his family in late August. They caught about 45 striped bass, blues, and porgies, and have we been eating fish ever since!
Church, Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY. ROBERT H.R. LOUGHBOROUGH retired in January 1987 as pastor of Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Roscoe, PA. He is now a permanent resident in a skilled nursing home and says that he has never felt better. ROBERT WOOD LYNN retired in June 1989 as senior vice president, religion, at Lilly Endowment, Inc., and is now a foundation consultant. WILLIAM F. MAY retired in July 2001 as Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University, and continued on through June 2007 as adjunct teacher in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia. He also held the Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress’s John W. Kluge Center through the fall of 2007. MICHAEL MCGIFFERT retired in July 1997 as editor of the William and Mary Quarterly, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. He is also retired as professor of history at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. CHESTER E. MILLER retired in May 2004 as a personal financial planner, CFP, American Express Inc. H. DONELL MILLER, Ph.D. wants to share how good it was to see peers at the 60th reunion, though absences reminded everyone that more than half have already completed their life journey. Donnell completed a term as president of the Inland Empire chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists. His extended family thrives, and he is thankful for his 61-year marriage to Marjorie, and for the health of the whole family relationship.
YDS reunion is old hat, but PHIL KRUG wants to say he and Lee drove up in traffic jams and a light rain, got lost, but were good all the way home. Phil appreciated how YDS looked so proper, spruced up (the Old Refectory, for example) with so many signs to guide alums.
ANNE AUSTIN MURPHY, Ph.D. is grateful that she no longer teaches American government and politics, as well as that she has been useful to, but not dependent upon, “the church,” especially the Reformed tradition. Her life has changed quite a bit due to Parkinson’s Disease. She fell, broke several bones, and continues physical therapy as she tries to gain weight!
HARALD K. KUEHNE retired in June 1960 as pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran
THEODORE K. NACE inadvertently missed the advance sharing of the reunion
theme, “The Faith by which I Live Today,” so he briefly shares here: “It is the mainstream, orthodox, historic faith as defined by the creeds, parsed for me by Professor Calhoun and reflected in the faith statements of our classmates already circulated. For 49 years I held a regular pulpit and labored each Saturday night in my study. With sincere affection and regards and profound gratitude to Dick and Paul, our fearless leaders.” R. WINTHROP NELSON, Jr. and Lynn marked their sixth year of residence at an amazing retirement center called “Rivermead,” just south of the town of Peterborough, NH. Every day, Winthrop reports, they are grateful to be alive. Winthrop is eternally thankful to some amazing parents who, when their son died, decided to donate one of his kidneys to Winthrop. What more meaningful gift could be given than the gift of new life to some soul in need! ROGER S. NICHOLSON, D.Min. sends greetings in Christ to his 1952 classmates at Yale Divinity School! He continues to be a volunteer parish associate in a Lutheran congregation. He is still an active Rotarian and serves on his club’s International Service Committee. Anne and he currently are investigating retirement communities in their region, recognizing that they may soon need life care. He continues to hold his classmates in esteem and prays that God’s love continues to embrace us all. BARBARA SPEER NODINE retired in 1987 as a practicing psychotherapist. RAYMOND E. OLIVER and Frances Sutton Oliver were married 47 days after graduation, so their biggest thrill this year was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! “On Sunday,” writes Ray, “our church also hosted a reception for us. A picture announcing our anniversary was placed in the local paper and brought congratulations, far and wide, from people we had not heard from in many years.” ELIZABETH OWENS retired in July 1990 as a program assistant for the Middle East Office of the United Church Board for World Ministries. MORRIS D. PIKE has had no changes in his activities, health, family, or responsibilities since last year. But his dyslexia seems to have gotten worse as he ages. However, he finds one of the great pleasures of retirement is being able to read
without pressure, to be more relaxed, therefore finding more joy in reading. EDWARD A. POWERS, Ed.D. celebrated his 85th birthday on October 26, so the trip for the reunion was not only memory lane but also a celebration of his journeys so far. He found it pretty exciting to savor the sharing of classmates about “The Faith I Live By.” As he led the opening devotions, he found it thrilling to mark the maturity and vitality of so many of his colleagues as they updated their faith journeys. The reunion events were quite wonderful, Edward says. CHARLES F. SCHWARTZ begins with prayer: “A new day by the Grace of God. Let’s be glad and rejoice in it!” Despite the physical limitations necessitated by dialysis three times per week at three and onehalf hours per session, his days are full— writing a few letters, watching news and sports on TV, worshipping regularly, and enjoying some brief outings. He reminisces about the good and challenging times in his 89 years—Wow! He is thankful for the journey of faith. C. SHELDON SEIBEL retired in April 1990 as a Presbyterian Church minister, followed by a second retirement in September 1993 as a records retention analyst for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. He would like everyone to know that he is happy where he is! HALLOM “Hal” C. SHORROCK, Jr. shares that it meant a lot to him to read the “Faith by Which I Live Today.” He notes that there was only one mention in the statements about the role of faiths other than Christianity in his classmates’ lives. Given this, he wanted to share a comment by James Carroll, a former Jesuit priest, from his book, Constantine’s Sword: “Every religious person . . . [should] be responsible for every way their religion encourages intolerance, suspicion, hate and envy of each other.” SAMUEL N. SLIE retired in August 1994 as a United Church of Christ minister and coordinator for the New Haven Downtown Cooperative Ministry. In April 2005, he retired as associate university pastor, Church of Christ in Yale University, and was named pastor emeritus by the congregation.
for Kurt Weill’s “September Song”: “It’s a long, long while from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.” Writes James, “The shortness of our days was probably not very much on our minds when we arrived at Yale Divinity School in September 63 years ago. But now that a very different September has arrived, we probably do think more often about the brevity of life.” RICHARD C. STAZESKY found the highlight of 2012 was the 60th Reunion of YDS ’52 at Yale Divinity School, October 26. “It was also good to have one of our two scholarship recipients with us the whole day, Adam Meyers,” writes Dick. “Our other scholarship recipient for the past two years has returned to his native South Korea. Mary Anne is well, but we are both slowing up due to the aging process. Life is good, and gratitude is our basic and ongoing attitude in life.” ROBERT P. WARD shares that last February Joan moved into Chelsea, where she is receiving excellent care and is very happy. Robert recalls walking down Central Park West in New York City when a woman in a taxi asked for help. When he got to the vehicle, the driver told her to ask him “What United States ship was involved at the start of the Spanish American War?” Robert, of course, replied “The Maine!” The woman was ecstatic, and the taxi drove on. He walked a few more feet when another woman apprehended him, saying that she was from the Discovery Channel. He had just been filmed for “Cash Cab,” and Robert was asked to sign a release. That was over five years ago, and the episode has re-aired at least a half-dozen times. Robert has met only two people who ever saw it, but if you ask nicely, he’ll send you his autograph! At the end of October, ROBERT E. ZIEGLER will be 87 years old. In November, Harriet and he will begin their twelfth year as residents of Cornwall Manor, a retirement community in Cornwall, PA that they dearly love. They are thankful to be there for many reasons, especially for the many activities in which they participate— some serious, others not, but all enjoyable. Except for Robert’s limited vision and the inevitable slowing-down of advanced age, they both remain very active.
JAMES A. SMITH, Jr. shares that, writing at the time of the autumn equinox, he recalls Maxwell Anderson’s poignant lyrics
Class of 1953
firstname.lastname@example.org RICHARD TAPPAN’s wife of 58 years, Margaret, died in 2010. They moved from Florida to Brunswick, ME, in 2004, where Richard still lives in a retirement community. Richard is active in the local UCC church after serving in various American Baptist ministries in four states from coast-to-coast. Richard now writes about the threads in the fabric of his life. One of his greatest achievements is his perennial garden, where he can again claim his Indiana heritage.
Class of 1954
Secretary, Frederic C. Guile email@example.com
Class of 1955
firstname.lastname@example.org WILLIAM F. FORE is pleased that religion-online.org continues to grow, with almost a million hits each month. This year he donated the site to Claremont School of Theology, where he still sits on the faculty committee. Betty and William are blessed, not only with reasonably good health, but also with living in Claremont, CA, which is a truly progressive and dynamic environment in both church and community. BOB HANSON still regularly consults old course texts and uses the material in courses he is currently teaching. The intervening 57 years have included many numinous experiences, not the least of which is pondering Carl Jung’s visions of God in the 1913 and 1919 Red Book period. He has also served as an Episcopal priest, founder and president of a worldwide psychological consulting company, married a charismatic woman, had seven sons and now 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. ROBERT H. SMITH and his wife, Geraldine, continue to live in the Bay Area of California, where they have been since his retirement almost 20 years ago. Robert writes, “The friends and experiences I had at Yale remain cherished memories, and I send greetings to everyone who was a part of those remarkable years.”
Class of 1956
Secretary, A. Theodore Halsted, Jr. email@example.com ELLEN ALTER recently returned to Wooster, OH from three sun-filled weeks at Oakville, their family home in the Indian Himalayas. Her three sons and daughters-in-law joined her in meeting old friends, visiting nostalgic locations, eating delicious Indian food, and gathering at the family plot in the local cemetery to bury Bob’s ’55 ashes, next to those of two of his older brothers. JAY ANDERSON continues as a part-time chaplain at Asbury Park retirement community in Newton, KS, where he has lived with his wife Lois in a cottage for the last 15 years after 40 years in the United Methodist ministry. Though her health is very good, Lois faced surgery in October to replace a leaky heart valve. VERLYN BARKER was honored by Doane College at Verlyn’s 60th class reunion, when he received the college’s Builder Reward as “a distinguished alumnus.” Verlyn is still nourished by scholars associated with the Westar Institute and the Center for Progressive Christianity and has been active in the political campaigns of President Obama and Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. As president emeritus of the World Student Christian Federation Trustees, he maintains his interest in the WSCF and enjoys working on family genealogy. JOHN CAREY and his wife send greetings from Anchorage, AK, where they have been since 2000, to be close to their daughter and three granddaughters. As a part of that decision, John agreed to serve as interim pastor at Immanuel Presybterian Church. That was an important transition for him from time spent as a professor at Florida State University and at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. John retired from Immanuel in 2009, wiser for having been a pastor. A. THEODORE HALSTED never dreamed that in his 80s, 13 years after triple-bypass heart surgery, he would be a bionic Energizer Bunny, with a pacemaker telling his heart when to beat 95 percent of the time. Prostate cancer and colon cancer temporarily slowed him down, but he still swims laps and did 100 pushups non-stop
on his 85th birthday. In 2012, he participated in tornado-related Volunteer in Mission construction projects in Alabama and Indiana. After eight years in a pulpit-centered church and three years in an altar/liturgically centered church, being a self-employed metal-worker, and briefly supplying at altars, JACK HEMENWAY’s new kick is Longevity’s folly—surviving successive medical crises to endure into the inevitable: dementia. Time to reconsider these Golden Years, says Jack, allowing us to die more in accordance with our inherited genes. BOARDMAN W. KATHAN and his wife traveled to the Netherlands in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the flood. He lived there on a Fulbright Scholarship and became a volunteer helping flood victims. Boardman has retired as archivist of the Religious Education Association. His article on “Horace Bushnell and the Religious Education Movement” is being published in the association journal, Religious Education. Their youngest son, Robert, died last October from heart and kidney failure. The Kathans are happy to have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Genia and GEORGE MITCHELL, in the same house in Denton, TX since 1968, have raised four children and watched Denton grow from 35,000 to 120,000. They enjoy family visits, their five grandchildren, worship at First United Methodist Church, yard work, and P.G. Wodehouse, and are contacting Texas legislators to urge more funding for early childhood intervention. ECI so benefited a grandson with Prader-Willi Syndrome that they deplore reduced funds for special needs kids. JANE ANN STONEBURNER MOORE and her husband, Bill, have a contract with the University of Illinois Press to publish a study on the relationship of the antislavery Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln, who called Lovejoy, “My best friend in Congress.” FRANK A. MULLEN continues to reside at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, IN, where YDS classmate Ted Halsted ’52 also lives. Frank has health issues and mobility restricted to a wheelchair but continues to be his cheerful self and sends greetings to YDS classmates.
After 14 years of teaching high school English to students in Brownsville, TX on the Mexican border, where the student population is 98 percent Latino, JAMES PACE is now substituting 3-4 days weekly. James is active in the local Methodist church and mission activity in Mexico and Los Angeles. He visited the Bolivian mission field last fall, where he had served 10 years. The community health program begun there in 1964 is still operating, and the infant mortality rate has been reduced from 32 percent to 1.2 percent, the best in the nation. NICHOLAS PIEDISCALZI wrote the Foreword, “Public Education Religion Studies: Past, Present and Future,” to a new book, Civility and Education in a World of Religious Diversity: Challenges of Robust Pluralism, Vincent F. Biondo and Andrew G. Fiala, eds., Routledge. In addition, Nicholas continues to lead adult education classes at First Congregational Church in Santa Cruz, CA. NORMAN E. THOMAS (“Norm”) and his wife, Mae Gautier, live at Monte Vista Groves Homes in Pasadena, CA. Both are active volunteers at the Pasadena Ten Thousand Villages store, where Norm serves as board chair. Active at All Saints Episcopal parish in Pasadena, he joined other choir members in singing Mahler’s 8th Symphony with a cast of 1,000 and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in March. ROBERT H. THOMASON cycled three months in The Netherlands this year. If anyone wants the edited trip discs, just let him know, as he has one for each bicycle trip: NY to San Diego 1985; China 1987; Scandinavia 1989; France 1992; Thailand 1993-4; Japan 1996, 1998 & 2002; Germany 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. TOM H. TUCKER views these “later years” as a great blessing as Jan and he share life together, grateful for their family scattered widely and engaged in life, and grateful for their church family. Dealing with some health issues, they rejoice in each new day of this earth-journey. WENDELL W. WEIR has lived at Claremont Manor in Claremont, CA. for the past 16 years. He recruits monthly guest speakers for the Men’s Breakfast. In addition, he is a member of the Concert Committee, Spiritual Life Committee, Auxiliary Member of the Care Center, and reporter for the Manor newspaper. He also assists the chaplain as liturgist and
with piano or organ accompaniment at vesper services. Available for preaching and funerals, Wendell enjoys discovering opportunities to serve.
and the Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory. Tom wishes YDS, the Christian church and all of you well! TOM DUGGAN has been retired at Pilgrim Place, a community of interdenominational/humanitarian workers, for the past 13 years. He recently decided to stop preaching due to eye problems but remains active on church and community committees mostly related to stewardship and funds development. He and his wife enjoy visits with their daughter in Woodstock, NY and grandsons in Tucson. Says Tom, “God bless us all!”
Class of 1957
Secretary, John Moore Bullard firstname.lastname@example.org JOHN M. BULLARD is now in his fourth year writing book reviews in the field of church music, published almost every month by The Diapason magazine, which recently celebrated 100 years of service to church organists and musicians all over the world. John continues to provide organ music for the Palmetto Moravian Fellowship in Spartanburg, SC, each Sunday since 1994, which keeps him busy while enjoying retirement. He visited in London in March, but not the Queen this time. RICHARD HIERS’s recent publications include, “Ancient Laws, Yet Strangely Modern: Biblical Contact and Tort Jurisprudence,” published in University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 473-96 (2011), and a book entitled Women’s Rights and the Bible: Implications for Christian Ethics and Social Policy (Wipf and Stock, 2012). Both draw on his somewhat peculiar background in biblical studies, social ethics and law.
Class of 1958
Secretary, Paul E. Schrading email@example.com In honor of JUSTO L. GONZALEZ, The Association of Hispanic Theological Education (AETH) has established in Orlando, FL, the “Justo L. Gonzalez Annual Lecture Series.” The first lectures were delivered on October 19-20, on the subject of Gonzalez’s contribution to the church at large and to its theology. The 2013 lectures will be held in Philadelphia, October 4-5
Class of 1959
Secretary, J. Kenneth Kuntz firstname.lastname@example.org RALPH BARLOW writes that the fall has been alive for Evone and him because of two grandsons, ages 9 and 11—keen on iPods, baseball and soccer. Contributing to the current issue of Reflections by focusing on servanthood, as well as to a followup panel at Convocation, Ralph received
Bill Barnes received the Alumni Award for Distinction in Congregational Ministry. responses from persons he never thought would be interested, including the new president of Brown University, and an editor of The Providence Journal. Brenda and BILL BARNES were invited to return to YDS so that Bill might be recognized for his remarkable inner-city ministry in his native Nashville. They were on hand for the Alumni Awards Dinner, where Bill received the Alumni Award for Distinction in Congregational Ministry. He was aptly recognized for his civil rights activism in the 1960s and his lifelong commitment to social justice in Nashville. Elijah Heyward III ‘07 introduced Bill at the ceremony, saying, “Foremost in your heart and mind has been the care and feeding, spiritual and otherwise, of ‘the least of these.’” JIM CAVENER has spent 35 years in Asheville, NC, with many years spent in his third career as a daily print journalist. He now attends the annual Association of Yale Alumni Assembly each November in New Haven. Jim enjoyed a late October visit in the Bucks County home of Norval Reece ’60, former secretary of commerce of Pennsylvania, and fellow Quaker honcho. Jim is active in local, regional and national Quaker structures and in the local Preservation Society. TOM DICKEN is in decent health. He and Nancy took a driving tour recently of Oklahoma and Arkansas and discovered they are very remarkable places! Tom simply doesn’t enjoy airport terminals as much as he used to. He has published articles this past year in the Journal of Religion, the Journal of Ecumenical Studies,
PETER HODGSON’s book on Hegel’s philosophy of world history, Shapes of Freedom, was published early in 2012. He is now returning to the subject of his Yale dissertation, Ferdinand Christian Baur. He and Eva enjoyed a trip to Tuscany last spring and are looking forward to their 55th reunion. MARY NELSON KEITHAHN and composer John Horman are completing a collection of Bible songs for young children based on stories in Acts and some of Paul’s writings. Augsburg Press published their first two collections, Sing the Stories of Jesus, and Sing the Stories of God’s People. First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C. commissioned them to write a hymn for the dedication of its new building last year. KEN KUNTZ and Ruth celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family reunion in the Ozarks, and afterward they enjoyed a train ride across Canada. They found the Canadian Rockies spectacular. A year ago Ken was president of the University of Iowa Retirees Association and in 201213 serves as past-president. In June, 2012, Currents in Biblical Research published his article on Psalms research since the mid-90s. Ken enjoys playing a recently acquired Boston baby grand piano. After teaching pastoral counseling at three seminaries, and after co-founding in 1974 one of the largest counseling centers in Kansas City, MO, WARREN L. MOLTON is now semi-retired at 85, and his wife, Mary Dian, and he are seeing patients at home. Mary Dian is a Jungian therapist and recently published Four Eternal Women. Later this year, Warren’s fourth collection of poetry will be published by Pinyon Press.
RON NYREN and his wife, Nancy, are both well and looking forward to their 80th birthdays in 2013. Ron was a supply preacher three times in late October and early November. They are members of a local congregation. Ron is involved in numerous volunteer activities from being dean of the local UCC clergy cluster to working with Habitat for Humanity. Ron says he and Nancy “pray without ceasing” and send their greetings to all classmates and partners. EDWARD POITRAS completed 30 years teaching at the Methodist seminary in Seoul, Korea and then taught World Christianity at SMU, retiring to Maine in 1997. Genell and Edward moved to Minnesota in 2011 to be near Genell’s family. Both of them have served in North Korea monitoring relief supplies, and they continue translating Korean literature. Ed enjoys opportunities to preach and perform other pastoral services. Thanks to medical science, they remain active and healthy for their age. DON C. SKINNER still resides in Meadville, PA, struggling to save a small UCC congregation. He continues to teach a seminar at Alleghany College and two adult education classes each week, as well as write a bi-weekly column on environmental affairs for the local newspaper. He hopes to publish soon his fifth book—on losing a beloved spouse to dementia.
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email@example.com At Convocation and Reunions 2012, TOSHIHIRO TAKAMI was honored with the William Sloane Coffin ‘56 Award for Peace and Justice. Toshihiro is the founder of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan, an international training ground for
grassroots rural leaders. Despite health issues, Takami made the trip all the way from Japan to New Haven to participate in the awards ceremony. Introducing him at the gathering was Alice de V. Perry ‘80 who said, “Toshihiro (Tom) Takami, as founder and first director of the Asian Rural Institute in Japan, you have dramatically reminded us of the need to sustain rural life and empower the poor, even as our world tumbles headlong toward a collective mindset that urban is better than rural.” WALTER B. MEAD retired from teaching political philosophy at Illinois State University in 1995 and subsequently has been involved in serving as president and board member of the Michael Polanyi Society, as guest editor of three philosophical journals, authoring 2 books and 15 articles, doing occasional preaching and lecturing, kayaking, biking and lap-swimming. He would immensely enjoy re-connecting with YDS classmates from between 1957 and 1962. DONALD L. PARKER, after some 47 years, is an active Presbyterian minister, having had his ordination restored. He received an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from The University of the South, Sewanee in May 2012. He also continues executive leadership coaching and sends his best wishes to all YDS members of the Class of 1960. RICHARD Y. YERRINGTON is finally completely retired from any ecclesiastical employment and has mixed feelings about that! His health is pretty good after a summer stay on the 10th year at his wonderful cottage on Pemiquid Point in Maine. Richard and Penny have now returned to Beacon Falls and are gearing up for winter storms before a fireplace and cozy living room. He is active in the choir of Newtown U.M.C. in Connecticut! Penny is very well, and they both look forward to the latest reports from other alums.
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Secretary, Fred R. Brooks, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org CHARLES COLE called our attention to the death of JAMES McGRAW on May 28, 2012 in New York City. Jim was an ordained minister and member of the New York Annual Toshihiro Takami ‘60 and family at Convocation 2012 Conference of The United Method-
ist Church. Just prior to his retirement in 1993, Jim served for 11 years as senior pastor of John Street United Methodist Church, New York City, the oldest Methodist society in the United States. Unable to attend the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1961, BETTY GABEHART returned to the Quadrangle for the 2012 Convocation, joining with Class of 1962 members as they celebrated their 50th Reunion. Betty submitted an insightful article for How My Mind Has Changed on the Class of 1962 website (www.yds62.com). FRED BROOKS with his wife, Alice, returned to the Quadrangle twice in 2012. In April they joined with others to honor the many years of service by Harry and Jan Attridge. In October they attended the Convocation, greeting Dean Gregory Sterling and members of the Class of 1962 who had gathered for their 50th Reunion. LAWRENCE SEHY continues his extensive involvement with International Partners in Mission, serving on its Board of Directors and volunteering on international work sites. Larry also volunteers his fund-raising expertise to community and church groups. DAVID WILEY assisted the Class of 1962 with its reunion website and continues to maintain the Class of 1961 website (yds61. wordpress.com). New submissions by class members are encouraged and welcome. A second reunion newsletter for our class will be issued in 2013. Class members may submit updated or new information to DONALD McCORD (DMccord759@ aol.com) or FRED BROOKS (fbrooksjr@ stny.rr.com).
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Secretary, Ronald P. Byars email@example.com BILL BARNES loved reconnecting with classmates, seeing the YDS campus refitted for new generations, and portraits of the great teachers of our time on the walls of the new Common Room. Since retirement from full-time pastoral ministry in 2002, he has enjoyed two interim assignments in Connecticut, biking in the summertime and skiing in the winter, grandchildren and travel. He finds great fulfillment playing viola in a wonderful
LEROY HOWE recently published his eighth book, Seeking a God to Glorify. He hopes that, as a memoir, the book doesn’t disqualify him from attempting other projects. An ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, Leroy spent 29 years as a faculty member of Perkins School of Theology at SMU, where he taught courses in both theology and pastoral care. His blog is FaithChallenges.com. BOB JOHNSON and his wife, Mary Jane, have lived and served variously in upstate New York, Cincinnati, and, now, Sterling, MA.
Class of ’62 gathered for their 50th reunion community orchestra that recently performed in Carnegie Hall.
with his son, a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
MARTY BUPP is sorry to have missed the reunion due to health limitations. Gale and he have moved into a Continuing Care Retirement Community at the Highlands in Wyomissing, PA. Since their move 3 years ago, Marty has needed more care and has moved into the skilled nursing unit, and Gale has remained in the apartment. They have many supportive friends! It was a good move and made at the right time! They send their greetings to all their YDS Friends!
BILL GODDARD experienced the reunion as both revelation and relief. The revelation was the discovery that theological education at YDS will be enhanced by Dean Sterling. The relief was in the discovery that he was not the only one who added weight to the wisdom! The students are capable and the future bright with promise. Bill’s hope is that the name of Jesus will be honored and intoned by faculty and students alike.
BILL CHARLAND is professor emeritus at Western New Mexico University, where he directed the Honors Program. A former careers columnist in Denver and corporate consultant, he has written six non-fiction books, including Life-Work: A Career Guide for Idealists, and two novels. He and his wife, potter Phoebe Lawrence, live in Silver City, where he is involved with work on the Mexico-US border. (Check it out at http://borderpartners.org). “FRITZ” FOLTZ is pastor emeritus at St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, PA, where he served in an experimental co-pastorate for 35 years. He is a member of the Company at Kirkridge, a disciplined community that explores contemporary models for the church; has been involved in ecumenical relationships, especially with Roman Catholics; and publishes on the effects of technology on Christianity
JIM HALFAKER is team-teaching a sixweek course on Bonhoeffer, his theology and his life. He and Louisa are caring for their new grandson, James Henning Halfaker, three and one-half days a week. His passion is raising funds and visibility for a huge food bank network called “Northwest Harvest.” Lots of meetings and people to contact. What a blessing to have some health left. Downhill ski season is coming soon, and Jim is going downhill one more year. Retired UCC pastor JOHN KELLEY volunteers as an ambulance driver in Vermont, where the adult children of John and his wife, Gerri, live. BETSY LYON HENDRIX has served as an administrative assistant in the chaplain’s office at Fort Meyer adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery for more than 20 years.
Two major concerns—ecumenism and the creation/environment—have gotten KENT KELLER involved with the local Interfaith Alliance (aka “ministerial association”) and the Estes Valley Land Trust (program chair for five years). Janet has served for several years on the Estes Valley Library Foundation board and the altar guild at their church. They shall have travelled this past year to Poland, Germany, France, the western Mediterranean, Costa Rica and Guatemala. JOHN KENDRICK taught sociology at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA before retiring to New Jersey. DAVID KOEHLER’s mind and heart are overflowing from the reunion. Mary Beth and David enjoyed pizza with Cemele and Woody Richardson Tuesday night, the Wednesday discussion led by Bruce Rigdon, the dean’s luncheon with Jim White presenting the $100,000 check for an endowed scholarship, the Memorial service led by Don Saliers and Ron Byars with Nancy Stagg on the organ just like old times, and the riveting Beecher Lectures by Dr. Anna Carter Florence. JOHN LONG has worked in refugee resettlement, mostly in Western New York. DON MANWORREN, having retired from service in the Office of the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is serving on the Board of Trustees of Brite Divinity School at TCU in Fort Worth. CHRISTOPHER MORSE is completing 39 years on the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he holds the Bonhoeffer Chair of Theology and Ethics, offering courses in systematic theology. While never anticipated vocationally when he completed his B.D. at Yale
and returned to his native Virginia for appointment to the pastorate, this ministry of teaching, whether on the banks of the James or the banks of the Hudson, is one for which he remains profoundly grateful. BILL MOUNT is retired from the faculty of Wofford College and living in Spartanburg, SC. He reports that he is close to and busy with grandchildren as well as supporting Wofford. TIM NUVEEN, who lives in Berkeley, CA, suffered a severe brain injury 25 years ago after having been struck by a car. Nevertheless, he has written five books of poetry. His Sonnets & Mixed Blessing collection has a prose appendix describing his coping with the injury. DAVID PRICE began a medical ethics consulting enterprise some years ago with which he is still occupied. He lives on the New Jersey shore. HOWARD RATCLIFF and his wife, Sheila, traveled directly from the 50th to a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Hiram College, of which he has been a member for some years. He has also been inducted into that institution’s renowned Garfield Society. The Ratcliffs and Ron and Susan Byars have celebrated every Thanksgiving (and most New Years) together since 1960—before kids, during kids, and with and without children and grandchildren— in five states! WOODY RICHARDSON got back to Nashville from New Haven Friday evening late. It was good to be home again, Woody writes, but even better the days spent with ’62 classmates and spouses at the Reunion. His appreciation is extended to all the class for their generous response to the Reunion fund-raising committee’s efforts that raised $102, 008 for a scholarship fund in the class’s name! During the class’s Memorial Service, DON SALIERS lit a candle for each classmate who had died and one for spouses who have died, including Jane, his wife, who passed away just over a year ago. Don is doing concert-talks with singing daughter Emily of the Indigo Girls. Don was Kavanagh Lecturer at the 2011 YDS Convocation. JACK SCOTT reports that after 10 years in the California Senate and another five as chancellor of the California Community Colleges, he and Lucreta are retiring.
Besides contributing to the Class of ’62 Endowed Scholarship, KNIGHTON STANLEY has set up yet another scholarship through YDS in memory of his father, who was also a YDS graduate. Knighton is living in Atlanta, and he blogs at KnightonStanley.com. CHARLES SWEZEY retired from the faculty of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, where he taught Christian Ethics. He and Mary Evelyn are living in Richmond. FRED TROST is engaged with work in Haiti through the foundation to which he was led by his daughter. After a long pastorate at St. Paul’s UCC Church in Chicago, Fred retired from service as UCC Conference Minister in Wisconsin. DON VEGLAHN and BILL GODDARD independently remembered and reminded JIM WHITE that he had once preached a sermon in Marquand Chapel entitled “My Brother Esau is a Hairy Man….. (We all remember that, Jim!). JIM WHITE contacted a good many class members on behalf of the committee that was charged with raising the class gift, and passed on some things he learned in that capacity while visiting with classmates. PHIL ZAEDER writes how sorry he was to miss the exuberant, thoughtful YDS gathering, needing to be at his mother-in-law Beulah’s service (100 years old, and surely among the saints). Phil sends his blessing!
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Secretary, Robert F. R. Peters firstname.lastname@example.org DAVI A. EHLINE’s ministerial career included serving 20 years as a pastor in three congregations—one in Pacifica, CA, one in Los Angeles, and one in Omaha, NE. After receiving his Master of Social Work degree, he was called to specialized ministries of clinical counseling, regional director for Lutheran Family Services, and lastly as a long-term care chaplain. He’s been retired for five years and keeps busy making things in his wood shop. On November 1, ROBERT F.R. PETERS, Jr., began what is expected to be about a six-month stint as “half-term” interim minister with a UCC Congregation in Cambridge, MD, a church he guided through a capital campaign several years
ago. It’s rather fun to have one more experience in parish work after 30- plus years as a development officer, says Robert. Ginny and he continue to be well and involved and are looking forward to 50th reunion in 2013. In 2008, DAVID A. PURDY’s wife, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy, completed the first 16 of her “Icons of the Civil Rights Movement” in time for an ecumenical celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Subsequently, she has completed 11 more. There are paintings in iconic shapes with gold leaf on wood panels. The exhibit has traveled to over 25 colleges, universities, art galleries and museums. They will be exhibited at YDS in the fall of 2013. Together, they collaborated on a book by the same title that includes all of the icons as well as the research that David did on each of the persons and events depicted in the book.
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Secretary, Jane Hanger Seeley email@example.com FRED BONKOVSKY remains an active St. Augustine Presbytery minister, visiting University of San Diego medical ethics professor, violinist, etc. For his U.S. and international university and church work and chairing the NIH bioethics department, he was a 2012 Distinguished Service awardee of Ohio’s Muskingum University. Liz and Fred are the grandparents of two granddaughters and three grandsons who live in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. RICHARD WARCH, retired president of Lawrence University of Wisconsin, published A Matter of Style: Reflections on Liberal Education, a volume that consists of the 25 matriculation convocation addresses he delivered during his tenure. Richard and his wife, Margot, reside in Ellison Bay, on the tip of Wisconsin’s Door County.
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Secretary, Bruce W. Barth firstname.lastname@example.org Since 2010, BRUCE W. BARTH has been parish pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry, ID. What? You don’t know where that is? Way, way up in the panhandle, 25 miles from Canada. “We are an almost defunct logging community, 10,000 in the whole county, with 15 per-
non-stop auditions, and bartending to fill in the gaps! We feel blessed. JON C. HELLSTEDT is retired from his career as professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is living on the Maine Coast with his wife, Sharon. They travel often, visiting their five children and 11 grandchildren.
Bob Pingpank and Richard Nolan cent unemployment,” writes Bruce. “As we learned at YDS, the NW is the most unchurched region in the country. True. My call? Bring the Gospel and confuse them with my ‘otherness.’ I have one year left of a three-year term call. Stay tuned. Bruce may be moving next to you in 2013!”
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Secretary, Neil E. Topliffe email@example.com ROBERT K. LOESCH completed 46 years of ordained ministry and six years as a full-time pastor at Zion’s UCC, Sand Lake, NY, and has four children and four grandchildren. He is the author of The Day the Drum Stopped and Other Stories (fiction, Jan. 2013) and received the Troy Area United Ministries 2012 award for outstanding leadership. In addition, he went on a cultural tour to Cuba in November 2012. He served as an ecumenical officer for the UCC and as an alumni class agent.
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Secretary, D. Elaine Tiller firstname.lastname@example.org SUSAN GRAYBILL retired from teaching 8th graders in 2012, and David Graybill ’69 retired from Wilton Presbyterian in 2011. They still live in Wilton, CT. Daughter Elizabeth currently works as project manager for gender-based violence at Mercy Corps in the Central African Republic. Son David is involved with a Ph.D. program in Shakespeare at the University of Birmingham in Stratford upon Avon. Son Stephen continues voice-overs and commercials, most recently for Radio Shack,
KENNETH KRAMER recently published a book entitled Martin Buber’s Spirituality: Hasidic Wisdom for Everyday Life (Rowan & Littlefield Publications, 2012). Also, Kenneth’s book Teaching on the Narrow Ridge: Martin Buber’s Dialogical Principles in Practice is now being considered for publication. Kenneth would like to share that Buber scholar Maurice Friedman, his mentor, recently passed away at 90. MARNI McGEE and Sears have been in London for Sears’s sabbatical for the past five months. His biography, almost complete now, will be published by Stanford in 2014. Marni’s much shorter books include two new ones. Published by Tate, Hallowed Be is a poetic interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer—an appropriate stocking stuffer for family and friends and an inexpensive gift for Sunday School students. Second, a board book available at Costco: The Best Christmas Ever. RICHARD NOLAN heard from Oxford University Press that his Living Issues In Philosophy 9th Edition is in its 16th printing and will be translated into Chinese for a 2013 publication. Richard and Bob Pingpank, his partner of 57 years (legally married in 2009 during their 50th class reunion at Trinity, College, Hartford), celebrated their 75th birthdays three days apart last May in their Pompano Beach, FL., retirement community. J. STEVEN O’MALLEY continues to serve as the John T. Seamands Professor of Methodist Holiness History at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is also the first director of the Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements. In addition, he has also authored seven volumes in historical theology and is editor of 50+ volumes in Pietist, Wesleyan, and Revitalization Studies. J. MICHAEL VOSLER is a UCC clergyperson and co-pastor at Fisherman’s Chapel By the Bay, Bodega Bay, CA, with heavy stints of grandparenting, family connection, working on immigration is-
sues through IAF, and ecumenical and interfaith interaction.
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Secretary, Wylie S. Quinn III email@example.com Now fully retired after 25 years heading two independent schools, DAMON F. BRADLEY finds himself actively involved in a handful of non-profit organizations, including membership on the YDS Alumni Board. His wife of 43 years, Odette, and he still find time to travel and enjoy time with their two grandchildren, ages one and two. Life remains full and rewarding. Following eight years in parish ministry, 18 years in public policy ministry in Madison, WI, and Washington, DC, and five years in fundraising, MARTIN TED STEEGE now works halftime as executive director of Hartford 2000, a coalition of 13 neighborhood revitalization zones and the City of Hartford. He lives with his spouse, Eva, who is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. They have four children and eight grandchildren in California and Virginia.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Chaplain (Colonel) JOHN BRINSFIELD, U.S Army, has retired after 47 years of government service. John, who has a Ph.D. in church history and a D.Min. in ethics, spent 21 years teaching in Army educational institutions including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Army War College, PA. He currently resides in Ringgold, GA. A list of his books may be found on Amazon.com. As a founder of the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, ALAN JOHNSON helped organize two programs every year for five years: in May, Mental Health Month, in October, Mental Illness Awareness Week. As chair of the UCC Mental Illness Network, Alan has coordinated three national conferences, “Widening the Welcome: Inclusion for All.” During sabbatical, Alan and his wife went to France for five weeks and Sweden for four weeks. Last summer, Alan raced in three spring triathlons. Pastor GARY A. MARSHALL died on June 8, 2011, after many years of neuromuscular disease. He is survived by his wife, Mad-
eleine, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. After YDS, GLENN I. MILLER received an S.T.M. at New York Theological Seminary and a D.Min. at Columbia Theological Seminary. Following eight years of serving United Methodist churches in Connecticut, he served 21 years as a Navy chaplain. He then served 11 years as pastor of an interdenominational church in Pinehurst, NC. He is presently serving as the national chaplain and member of the board of Military Officers Association of America. He is married, has three children and five grandchildren, and resides in Bluffton, SC. T. MELVIN WILLIAMS, Jr. retired on March 4, 2012, from Watts Street Baptist Church following 24 years as pastor. Since graduating from YDS, he has had the honor of serving in numerous remarkable, maverick Baptist Churches—among them, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC; Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, GA; and Watts Street Baptist in Durham, NC. For his next adventure, he will work part-time as director of End Poverty Durham, an interfaith coalition seeking to alleviate poverty in Durham.
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Secretary, Jerald L. Kirkpatrick email@example.com SAM GLADDING published Groups: A Counseling Specialty, 6th Edition (Pearson) in 2012 and has a seventh edition of his Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession (Pearson) forthcoming in 2013. The content of Groups includes sections on group development, diversity, creativity, ethical and legal aspects of groups, groups throughout the lifespan, and theory, history and trends in groups. Counseling’s contents include sections on professional foundations of counseling, theories and skills, core activities in various settings, and counseling specialties. T. JAMES KODERA is glad to share what he’s been doing since his time at YDS. After completing a Ph.D. from Columbia and Union, James taught for three years at Oberlin, then moved to Wellesley College. After tenure, James went back to school to prepare for ordination and became the first Asian American ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Since 2000 he has been
Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hudson, MA. James is married to a former missionary from the Philippines, and they have two children, both in high school.
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firstname.lastname@example.org After 24 years, JAMES W. CAMPBELL retired in December from his position as librarian and curator of manuscripts at the New Haven Colony Historical Society. He continues to serve as a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Now married a year to Carmen, WALTER R. RIEDEL resides in Hobe Sound, FL, just north of Palm Beach County, and has been serving as pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Stuart. ROYAL W. RHODES, the Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies, has been appointed by the trustees of Kenyon College to serve on the presidential search committee charged with selecting Kenyon’s 19th president. While officially retired in San Luis Obispo, CA with his wife of 40 years, Ruth, JOHN ROLLEFSON is currently part-time interim pastor at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang. This summer John participated in a Lilly Endowment-funded writing workshop at the Collegeville Institute at St. John’s Abbey and University where he completed work on an article entitled “Justification in Literature,” to be published in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies.
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teer as docents at ECHO, an experimental farm in North Fort Myers, FL that trains agricultural advisors and provides seeds, technology, and information to help subsistence farmers in third-world countries. LESTER KURTZ’s Gods in the Global Village was published in a 3rd edition by Pine Fore Sage (www.sagepub.com/ books/Book235370) with a new chapter on indigenous religions and a new section on religion and sexuality. The 2nd Edition was published in Chinese by Beijing University Press.
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Secretary, Kenneth W. Clapp email@example.com MICHAEL S. BRUNER, with Joshua Frye, coedited a new book on food studies, The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality, and Power (New York & London: Routledge, 2012). Through International Relief and Development (IRD), which he founded and heads as CEO, ARTHUR KEYS has given out $3 billion in aid to the world’s poorest families. IRD continues to hand out about $500 million in aid annually. Because poverty and need are highest in countries handicapped by conflict, Keys has helicoptered along with the aid into some of the world’s most dangerous areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan. After more than 25 years of service in the Pocono Mission District, representing the bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA, GLENN L. SIMMONS is
JOHN CHANE, retired bishop of the Episcopal Dicocese of Washington, was honored at Convocation and Reunions 2012 with the Lux et Veritas award, given in recognition of “excellence and distinction in applying the compassion of Christ to the diverse needs of the human condition through the wider church, institutional ministries, ecumenical organizations, not-for-profit organizations, government, or industry.” In 2010, WILLIAM M. GAYDOS retired from Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Pennsylvania in 2010 after 38 years of pastoral work. William now spends half the year in Maine and half in Florida. His wife, Jacki, and he volun-
John Chane at Alumni Awards ceremony with Dean Sterling
now serving in the Lehigh Mission District, a much more urban/suburban context. He and his wife have moved into a 55-and-older community where he is working with a new group of congregations and rostered leaders. Glenn’s wife continues to enjoy retirement and travel as their schedule permits.
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Secretary, Joseph M. Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org ERIC LUND served as editor for Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns in the Classics of Western Spirituality series (Paulist Press, 2011). The volume contains new translations of devotional texts by Johann Gerhard (15821637) the most prominent Lutheran theologian of the Age of Orthodoxy, as well as excerpts from Heinrich Muller (16311675) and Christian Scriver (1629-1693), reformers who influenced the reshaping of spiritual focus that took place between the late Reformation and the rise of Lutheran Pietism. A selection of hymns from eleven different authors reveals the full range of sentiments found within Lutheranism in this period. Since August 2010, Fr. JOHN RICK has been serving as vice president for advancement and strategic planning at St. Louis University High, a Jesuit boys’ day college preparatory school.
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Secretary, Richard O. Johnson email@example.com SUZANNE KLINE COLLINS’s last job— helping the Patriarch of Venice raise mon-
ey for his library and educational consortium—evaporated when Pope Benedict moved him to Milano. Now she goes to Venice retired, rested, and ready to explore. Her apartment there ended up in a coffee table book, and she inherited two grandchildren to share miniature golf and Power Rangers. She lives in Verbank, NY, just off the Taconic. Poet and award-winning children’s author MARC HARSHMAN has recently been appointed poet laureate of West Virginia. He believes poetry’s “prophetic function” can be like that of the Hebrew prophets of old, railing against kingship and power. As the prophetic poet demands re-seeing the status quo, that turns us again to what can be best in us. Most of NANCY OLSON’s ministry has been as an associate in ministry in the ELCA. In several locations in Minnesota, she served as music director-organist, choir director, etc. Her last call, however, was as member care coordinator at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge, IL. Writes Nancy, “In December 2011 my husband, Stan Olson ’75 Ph.D., and I moved to Dubuque, IA, where he is president of Wartburg Theological Seminary. Stan and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in August 2011. My email address is nancy. firstname.lastname@example.org. FERGUS REEVES is retired now and living in a townhouse in Fergus’s hometown, New Plymouth, New Zealand, a seaside city of about 30,000. Retirement is only a word, for he is always helping out the local parish. He’d love to hear from anyone coming to visit beautiful New Zealand. You can email him at the parish 0ffice, email@example.com, or phone him on 64 06 7588142. “Best of wishes to all!” says Fergus.
JUSTICE AKROFI, archbishop of the Church of the Provinces of West Africa since 2003, announced he would step down and retire in October 2012. Justice attended the 30th Reunion and is married to Dr. Maria Eugenia Akrofi, and they have two children. The Reunion Committee was thrilled to hear from HABIB BADR. Habib and his wife, Wadi’a, are in Beirut, but he is all over the world these days. He was disappointed to miss the reunion, as it conflicted with a meeting in London. Habib is currently senior pastor of the National Evangelical Church of Beirut and has been with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) for almost three decades, serving on the Executive Committee for the last 26 years. MICHAEL BULLOCK is now at Church of the Advent, Kennett Square, PA (Mushroom Capitol of the World). He and his wife, Bev, have three offspring and two German Shepherds—every time they moved to a new church it involved having a new baby, so they finally switched to just getting dogs! Mike spent years of his ministry teaching at the Kent School in Connecticut, then served in Massachusetts, in Central New York, and then South Carolina, where he also served as Canon to the Ordinary.
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JAMES ECKBLAD has served as a called and interim minister for 24 years, as well as being an author, and erstwhile trial attorney. At the moment he is doing interim work with the UCC and the Presbyterian Churches while he writes fiction and lives in Chicago with wife, Barbara, four sons, and a daughter. James’s first novel, published by Wipf & Stock, was scheduled to be out in autumn 2012.
In addition to dealing with life in general, family, and Greystone Consulting (all great!), MERRY BETH ADAMSON-STRAUSS has been busy with The Working Group on Girls, the coalition of 80-plus NGOs at the United Nations. In May of 2011, she became the Working Group co-chair. The group advocates for human rights and protection for girls in UN policy. She sits at many UN Commis-
KATHY WONSON EDDY and husband, BOB (originally class of ’75), graduated together in 1976. In July Kathy retired from the Bethany Church in Randolph, VT, where she had been the minister for 36 years. Kathy loves coming every day to her sunny studio with gleaming floors, art all around, and a beautiful mellow Steinway! She composes 4-5 hours a day and teaches eight beginning piano students
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sions—particularly a huge agenda-driven session such as the Commission on the Status of Women, whose priority agenda in 2013 is Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls.
on Wednesdays. Bliss! Bob’s email address is email@example.com. JANET EDWARDS was getting ready to stand for moderator for the 220th General Assembly of the PCUSA when husband Alvise was found to have a growth on his thyroid. Two operations and three months later, Alvise recovered, but the July Assembly had come and gone. Janet says her sense of call after all this is to focus on conversations with those who disagree with her, because that is the only road to finally entering the 21st century in her church. DAVID HARKNESS has been pastor at the Irvington Presbyterian Church in Irvington, NY since November 1991. His wife, Martha, serves as parish associate in ’76, ’77, ’78 cluster reunion this church. They have a grandson, ROB WEINER says “hi” to anyone who Dylan (son of Peter and Brenda, in Denver). Youngest son, Andrew, is a ju- remembers him. He teaches Thursdays nior at Hunter College in NYC, and mid- and Mondays and spends all of his money dle son John works in a restaurant. He has on college, which means he was unable to been blessed in his ministry to have served attend reunion. But otherwise, he reports, all is good. two congregations in 35 years. PATRICIA (PATTY) LACEY works at Oregon State University in Corvallis as an attorney for students. With husband Norman Carlson, a semi-retired investor, she has three children, Julianna, Alden, and Daniel. Julianna recently had Patty’s first grandchild, Henry Horace Betjemann, and works to recruit international students for OSU. Alden started a landscaping business, Naturescapes. Daniel serves with the Japanese Exchange Teaching program in Shibushi, Japan. Life is very full and good. JOYCE PHIPPS is the executive director/ attorney for Casa de Esperanza, a nonprofit legal services organization located in Bound Brook, NJ, serving immigrants and their families. In addition, Joyce is part-time pastor of Old First Church, New Jersey’s oldest continuing Baptist Church, which is part of the UCC. Joyce is also completing her D.Min.at Hartford Seminary and serves on the boards of several community organizations. HUGH STONE is serving the Polk City United Methodist Church in the Iowa Annual Conference and is teaching an Old Testament course at Grandview University. He expects to return to Haiti on his fourth mission trip in March 2013.
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Secretary, Susan W. Klein Susanklein651@gmail.com JOY BUSSERT came to YDS from Augustana College and afterwards received her Ph. D. from Union Seminary. Living in Northfield, MN, she serves as an interim pastor for the SE Minnesota Synod, ELCA. She worked for the president’s re-election and the defeat of the Voter I.D. and the Marriage Amendment to the Minnesota’s constitution. She thinks that 2012 Beecher Lecturer Anna Carter Florence should be cloned as the preaching professor of all of our Lutheran Seminaries. RON DEGGES is the president of the Disciples’ Home Missions, the arm of the Christian Church charged with equipping congregations for vital, contemporary mission work. Since 2008, he has lived in Indianapolis but says, “Yale and the New Haven community has always been my second home.” He and his wife, Deniese, were present for Dean Gregory Sterling’s installation this fall and for reunion. They were able to visit with Major Paul Fritts, a Disciples Army chaplain enrolled in the S.T.M. program.
RICHARD T. DIEKMANN has been chosen minister of Brookemeade Congregational Church (UCC) in Nashville, TN. He was scheduled to begin his new duties in January 2013. CHRIS GLASER posts every Wednesday morning on his blog, “Progressive Christian Reflections” (http://chrisglaser.blogspot.com). He considers his 300 subscribers and average 100 daily visitors his present parish! You may also visit his website http://www.chrisglaser.com. Chris put together a panel, “Religion in the Public Square,” for the class’s reunion gathering. The video of the panel may be viewed on YouTube. DEBORAH HUNLEY and others have put some of that noted theological gem, Eschatology Today, on our Facebook page. Check it out! PATRICIA LULL was the mastermind behind much of the reunion and got our Facebook page up and running. She writes that the greatest gift she received from our time at YDS was that her mind was opened to “the great and creative gifts in all manner of churches, traditions, and theological streams.” Last November, after preaching a sermon on All Saints’ Day, MARGIE MAYSON, Ithaca, NY, died of an aneurysm while on a trip with her daughter. Hundreds of mourners came to celebrate her life and ministry. From the testimonies of many people whom she touched in her 34 years
of ministry in the Methodist Church, it was clear how gifted and beloved she was. We send our love to her husband, Wes Perkins, and daughters Kiah and Jessica. SUSAN SNEDECKER-MEIER had hoped to go to reunion, but the death of her mother in North Carolina made that impossible. She was helped through this sad time by two of our classmates, Rick and Jill Edens, both Class of ’78, her mother’s pastors, who led the memorial service and have provided pastoral care and fabulous worship for 15 years. Our condolences, Susan.
Class of 1978
Secretary, Vaughan D. McTernan firstname.lastname@example.org JIM M. ANTAL is in his seventh year as UCC Conference Minister of Massachusetts. In August 2011, Jim was arrested with 1,251 others, and spent three days in a Washington, DC jail with 65 good people—including Gus Speth, former dean of Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and author Bill McKibben—to block the Keystone XL Pipeline. He often speaks on climate change and the environmental vocation of the church and rides about 3,000 miles per year on the bike; Cindy and Jim celebrated their 30th in the Tetons. GREG BANCROFT’s story, “Betsy’s Day at the Game,” is due out April 2013. It shows readers how to score a baseball game, in the context of a heartwarming story. Greg writes, “Three grandchildren give us reason to travel across the country. Working for Thrivent in public relations extends opportunities for ministry in rewarding ways. Thrivent.com.” LARRY W. BUXTON is in his sixth year as senior pastor at Burke UMC, in the Washington DC suburbs (www.burkeumc.org) and teaches preaching at Wesley Seminary’s summer course of study. Bev and Larry scuba dive and are planning for a summer 2013 pastoral exchange in Cape Town. Older son Garrett is married to a Ph.D. student in Chicago and works at an investment startup firm. Younger son Tyler is with a management consulting firm in D.C. Good health, blessed lives! MARY K. DEELEY is still pastoral associate and now director of Christ the Teacher Institute at Sheil Catholic Center at North-
western University. Her second book, Remembering God, was due out in December from Liguori Press. Daughters Kate and Annie are a lawyer and aerospace engineer, respectively. “Alas, no scripture scholars, but great women!” writes Mary. BRUCE DUNCAN was recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of physics, and sentenced to what he hopes will be his final three-year term as chair of the Geo/Physical Sciences Department at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. LISA JEAN HOEFNER is executive director of the camp and retreat ministries of the United Methodist Oregon-Idaho Conference and the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. She continues to enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest, working with many faith communities that reach people through the ministry’s seven camp and retreat centers in great locations throughout Oregon and Idaho. “Come visit!” says Lisa. DAVID JOYCE has been appointed president of Brevard College, a UMC-related college in North Carolina—coming from his presidency at Ripon College in Wisconsin. Going on 34 years, CAROLYN B. LYDAY is still happily teaching in the Religion Department at George School, a Quaker co-ed boarding and day school, 9-12. The school’s curriculum includes world religions, spiritual practices, biblical studies, and cosmology. For more than 20 years, Carolyn has led service trips to Nicaragua. Her partner, Margaret, and she enjoy gardening, their two cats, reading, theater, travel, family and friends. GLEN S. McGHEE sends greetings from the panhandle of Florida. “It’s hard to believe that Sharon and I first moved here almost 20 years ago . . . . Greetings from across the years to my former Porter Hall mates!” Glen writes. He sends his apologies for not attending the reunion. For the past two years, he has been working with a law firm that specializes in BP oil spill claims. ANNETTE MARIE LANTOS TILLEMANN-DICK is looking forward to the 35th reunion. “Having three college kids in New Haven is a great excuse to make this pilgrimage happen,” writes Annette. “Thanks to all who have worked to maintain contact with those of us on the ragged edge of connection. Looking forward to
seeing some of the Godspell alumni of Spring 1977. Hopefully, you know who you are.” JULIAN W. WALTHALL was honorably retired as a PCUSA minister on May 31, 2012 after 39 years of active ministry serving four churches in West Virginia and Alabama. YDS was special to her in her spiritual formation. Now retired, she has returned to her roots in rural conservation efforts in the Black Belt of Alabama and occasional pastoral supply work. She sends many thanks to those who encouraged her at YDS.
Class of 1979
Secretary, Barbara Kay Lundblad email@example.com PAT GREEN BUDWIG is celebrating her 20th year as creative director of Starshine Theater ™ Performing Arts Workshops for children and youth in the Northern Virginia/DC area. She recently completed a series of musical plays based on famous characters in artistic, religious and literary history, and is currently marketing her works for inclusion into school curriculum plans. She is ever thankful to the YDS “Religion and the Arts” program, and her advisor, John Cook, for supplying inspiration and encouragement in her creative faith-endeavors. CATHERINE CADIEUX was scheduled to retire at the end of the fall 2012 semester after 12 years as an adjunct in the Communication Department at Keene State College, Keene, NH. In post-retirement, she plans to continue writing a memoir, do more drawing and painting, and work on reducing the towers of unfinished books that seem to have accumulated around the house! She and her spouse enjoy worshipping at Westminster West Congregational Church, UCC, a community-oriented, Open and Affirming congregation. In November 2012, JAMES HACKNEY was named an “Art Envoy” for the U.S. Department of State and traveled to Greece to be the keynote speaker for the Entrepreneurial Museum. Greek museums have had their budgets cut dramatically, and James spent a full week training personnel in museums such as the Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum, and the Byzantine and Christian Museum on private fundraising. James is the managing
partner of Alexander Haas, a fundraising consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. RONALD L. HOOKER is pastor emeritus of Grace UCC in Columbus, OH and continues to conduct workshops on Henri Nouwen’s writings around the United States and Canada. He has served over 20 years on the Columbus Metropolitan Church Council. FREDERICK P. MOSER serves as rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Wayland, MA and ecumenical and interreligious officer of the Diocese of Massachusetts. He earned the D.Min. degree from Episcopal Divinity School in 2004. He previously taught at Trinity School, New York City, and was chaplain of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He is married to the Rev. Kim Hardy ’89 M.Div., and they have two children. JOANNE M. PIERCE has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She has just finished her 20th year teaching at the college. HOWARD L. SEIP and his wife, Nancy Fishell, have retired and are living in a log cabin in the Berkshires. GUS SUCCOP has been at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1993. In January, he will make his third trip to the Holy Land. Recently, he was in conversation with his 1977-78 roommate, Larry Johnson, who is in Idaho. LARRY L. WELBORN is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Fordham University. DAVID YEAGLEY was the first American Indian to graduate from Yale Divin-
ity School, earning an M.Div. degree. He is a lifelong student of the Bible and also a practicing musician and composer. In 2007, he was commissioned by the Oklahoma State Historical Society to write an 80-minute symphonic score for a 1920 silent film, “Daughter of Dawn,” by Norbert Miles. He is an ordained elder in the Seventh-day Adventist church in Oklahoma City, teaches a weekly Bible class, and preaches occasionally.
Class of 1982
Secretary, Paul E. Stroble, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEXANDRA BROWN has an article in the recently published Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn (Cascade Books, 2012) entitled “Paul’s Apocalyptic Cross and Theology: Reading 1 Corinthians with Giorgio Agamben and Alain Badiou.”
LYN G. BRAKEMAN suggests putting quotes around the word “retired.” She is living through joint aches and the occasional heartache as old friends decline and pass away. Gracefully, she continues blogging and memoir writing, enjoys a dozen grandchildren, facilitates a clergy group for spiritual nurture in collegial community, and walks a lot—no longer runs! Marriage #2 thrives at near 30 years. It helps to marry a brother priest who loves to “hate” the church as much as I do! :o)
After 30-plus years of full-time parish work in the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, PAGE ROGERS retired in April 2012 surrounded with thanksgiving and much laughter. Page spent the summer on Martha’s Vineyard clamming and birding. She is now doing some very part-time interim work near Waterbury, CT. Life is good!
ANTHONY CRAIG CLELAND still practices law in Atlanta. Sydney, a recovering lawyer, now teaches literature to middle schoolers at The Paideia School. In May, daughter Lucy graduates from Wellesley College and son Henry graduates from Paideia. The basset hounds Maggie and Boomer thrive.
DUFF WATKINS is now living and working part-time in Sao Paulo (otherwise, in Sydney) and still doing executive search. He recently finished 20-plus years as president of the Yale Club in Australia during which, Duff quips, he took the club to “new heights of mediocrity.” He is now ready for the U.S. Congress!
SANDRA D. DAGER completed her D.Min. thesis exploring how posture and rhythm inform and impact worship leadership using the Alexander and the Primal Patterns Theory. Her goal is to develop an embodied pedagogy for presiding with a focus upon liturgical theology and the history of liturgy. An adjunct professor of practical liturgy at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, she is currently interim pastor at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Vallejo, CA, a Reconciling in Christ congregation.
Class of 1980
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Class of 1981
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David A. Yeagley
190th anniversary celebration, I worked with YDS staff to produce an illustrated commemorative booklet that was distributed to alums at Convocation in October— The Yale Divinity School Before Its Move to 409 Prospect Street.”
ALLISON STOKES writes, “For me, 2012 was a year for anniversary celebrations. As founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute, I gave a talk about our beginnings in the Berkshires when the group celebrated its 20th anniversary. Weeks later, when the Institute’s Finger Lakes affiliate celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house at our historic building in Seneca Falls, NY, we handed out an article I wrote about our story. (For a copy, please contact email@example.com.) Then, in preparation for YDS’s
Kim and PETER M. HAMMOND continue to enjoy their lives in Bridgewater, CT, where he’s in his 10th year as minister of the Bridgewater Congregational Church, UCC. They have five children who make them feel rich, ranging in age from 20 to 31. Benjamin is the oldest and might be remembered as the one who started life on the first day of classes at YDS in 1981. PAUL D. PANARETOS, Jr., S.J. on June 30, 2012 completed one year as spiritual director for the Clergy of the Diocese of Erie (PA). He travels from his base in Erie each
how our conceptualization of the world and ourselves has direct practical repercussions in life.”
Class of 1984
firstname.lastname@example.org JEANNETTE de BEAUVOIR is an awardwinning novelist, playwright and poet, who lives and works in an old sea captain’s house in North Truro Village, MA.
Marcia Riggs receives alumni award from Dean Sterling month to three other sites in the 13-county diocese of NW Pennsylvania to meet with clergy. Paul remains a member of the John Carroll Jesuit Community of the east side of Cleveland, OH. He visits there at the end of each month.
A year ago, ELIZABETH M. KRENTZWEE completed her first intentional interim assignment at St. Mark Lutheran church in Norwich, CT. She has now transitioned to focusing for a time on her vocation of spouse as her husband, Sam, had a mild stroke in January. They continue to blog through their journal at caringbridge.org/visit/samwee. Their daughter, Rebecca, a recent college grad, is at home as support and stay. Their son Adam married in 2010 and lives with his baby daughter in St. Louis.
A book by ROBERT NUGENT, SDS, Thomas Merton and Therese Lentfoehr: The StoContact us at email@example.com if ry of a Friendship, you are interested in becoming a secretary was published by or if you have notes to submit. Alba House in June 2012. In June 2012, Robert participated in Class of 1983 Ecce Homo’s month-long Biblical StudSecretary, Paula K. Ritchie ies Program sponsored by the Sisters of firstname.lastname@example.org Zion in the Muslim quarter of the city of RITA E. FERRONE enjoyed a mini-re- Jerusalem. He is presently working on a union this fall with Porter Hall friends biography of the priest-liturgist Robert Judy Chan ’82 and LINDA HIGGINS at W. Hovda. Linda’s new church in Pottstown, PA. In KIT WANG works with her congregation, June, she was delighted to share a meal in St. Stephen the Martyr in Waterboro, ME, New Haven with Margaret Farley and He- to bring the Rhythms of Grace program to lene Lutz ’81. In 2010, Rita won a Best of those for whom sensory or/and developthe Christian Press award from the Asso- mental issues make regular Sunday worciated Church Press for her article, “Virgil ship difficult. On the family side, son Jesand the Vigil,” published in Commonweal se turned 15 this summer and has entered in 2009. sophomore year, while spouse Sus (Ten-
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MARCIA Y. RIGGS, the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, was honored with the alumni award for Distinction in Theological Education at Convocation and Reunions 2012. Cheryl Cornish ‘83 M.Div. introduced Riggs, praising her engagement in “interdisciplinary approaches that are critical for understanding and living in today’s world of complexity, diversity, and pluralism” and for “elucidating
nant) continues to minister in her work as a nurse in Salem, MA. DAVID WERTHEIMER, a deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, accepted the Private Sector Partner of the Year Award from the National Alliance to End Homelessness made to Funders Together to End Homelessness (the national philanthropic sector affinity
group addressing homelessness), which he serves as board chair and president. After many years in England and Pittsburgh, ENID A. WOOD and Rick now live and work in Central Texas. Enid is in the process of retiring from teaching violin to children and is now teaching painting to adults (and teaching drawing to a 7-year old in Nigeria by Skype). Her paintings have been in shows from coast to coast, including the Pastel Society of America Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City.
Class of 1985
Secretary, Eugene C. McAfee email@example.com ROBERT P. BARTLETT now serves as president of a consortium of private liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan. Says Robert, “With a 5-year-old daughter (I know, a bit late), who someday will be an honors graduate of a Michigan faithbased college (with reduced tuition . . .), I find life both busy and remarkably rewarding.” In June 2012, DEB S. DeMEESTER became a full-time clinical faculty member at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where she directs both an in-person cohort and online program for an M.A. in public safety and law enforcement leadership. “It is energizing to switch gears and work so closely with such a different community of professionals,” writes Deb. “I absolutely love it!” This fall DEBORAH C. DeWINTER accepted a call to serve as pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, NY under the Formula of Agreement/Orderly Exchange of Ministers with the United Church of Christ. “After spending the past 20 years ‘on the road’ in various ecumenical settings,” Deborah says, “I am delighted to be back in the parish and able to engage more fully in community life.” SERENE JONES is now in her fifth year as president at Union Theological Seminary in New York, a job she feels blessed to have and thoroughly enjoys, more and more, everyday! Her daughter, Charis, is 16 and, much to Serene’s surprise, a total New Yorker. The highlight of the year for EUGENE C. McAFEE was unquestionably leading a
trip of UCC folks from northeast Ohio to New England to explore UCC roots. They saw lots of historic sites, and Eugene got to see YDS for the first time in over two decades. “On World Communion Sunday, I start my tenth year as pastor of Faith UCC in Richmond Heights, OH,” reports Eugene. “Life is good.”
Susan’s) in attendance. Gail Epes, a colleague at Episcopal High School, officiated. Jim is in his 27th year of teaching physics at EHS. KATHLEEN KLINE CHESSON (MOORE) is in her 10th year as senior minister of First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA. She has three great children: Zach (25), Grace (22), and Joselyn (17). Kathleen is blessed to have married Allen Moore this past summer, and they live in McLean, VA. You can reach Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fccfc.org. She would love to hear from you!
On April 1, 2012, TIMOTHY T. MORITA resigned as vice president, Hawaii Baptist Academy and accepted a call to be senior minister of Olivet Baptist Church in Honolulu. CAROL PINKHAM OAK is in her seventh year as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, MD. She continues to be involved in congregational and leadership development through the Ministry Residency Program. In the spring she will be exploring the “slow food” movement in Italy and Long Island, NY, through a Clergy Renewal Grant sponsored by the Lilly Endowment. JEFFREY C. OAK is in his eighth year at Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, MD, where he serves on the senior leadership team. He is Kallam Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University and was recently elected president of the YDS Alumni Board. TMOTHY B. SAFFORD has served at Christ Church in Philadelphia since 1999. Last spring, he stopped to see Shep Parsons ’84 in New Haven, and Shep gave Timothy the portrait he painted of Timothy 20 years ago. This past September, ANN JENKINS SALMON moved from serving an Anglican/Lutheran church in Ottawa, Ontario, to serving three churches in Edson, Alberta (one Lutheran and two Anglican). “Serving as both pastor and priest at the
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Henry Brinton same time is a wonderful challenge made possible (I’m sure!) by the great interdenominational learning opportunities at YDS!” Ann writes. JOHN WOLF is the pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Inwood, IA. He was recently appointed conference dean.
Class of 1986
Secretary, M. Lise Hildebrandt email@example.com LYNN BODDEN is currently serving as interim pastor of the Good Shepherd UCC in Cary, NY, and still teaching for the Interim Ministry Network and doing some coaching through the Center for Congregational Health. She is training for a December 1 half- marathon in Winston-Salem, NC, where she lived part-time during her previous interim. Peter’s great, working hard. Luke and Benjamin have gotten off to a good start in their second year of teaching. They are blessed.
LISE HILDEBRANDT is vicar of Holy Cross Church in Weare, NH. She loves living in Concord and playing cello in the NH Philharmonic Orchestra. Her daughters, Karin and Becca, are seniors at Brown and Hampshire, where they continue to work hard, do creative things, and be wonderful human beings. JAMIE HOLMES is semi-retired and working with a college admissions consultant. She provides assessment testing for high school seniors and their parents to help teens identify their vocational interests and how they work, live, and relate to others. She finds this rewarding work. Also rewarding is the intensive study of Mark’s gospel that she teaches for women. She loves using YDS training and resources. “Life if Northern California is good,” Jamie writes, “and life with Ralph is a blessing!”
HENRY BRINTON is grateful for the help of classmate David Maxwell ’87 in the publication of Henry’s book, The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality. Henry also enjoyed speaking at the induction of his college roommate Jay Tharp as a federal judge in Chicago. Regular preaching does not prepare a person for speaking in front of 20 federal judges and 200 lawyers! Fortunately, funny stories from college are a universal language. JIM CHESSON married Susan Frederick of McLean, VA, on August 15 with their five children (three of Jim’s and two of
Kathleen Kline Chesson Moore and family.
the Southwest. He liked Zion National Park better than the Grand Canyon. JOHN W. TRAPHAGAN, Ph.D., is Centennial Commission in the Liberal Arts Fellow and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Texas (Austin). His most recent book, Rethinking Autonomy: A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics, is being published by State University of NY Press in January 2013. John lives with his wife, Tomoko, and children Sarah Class of 87 gathered for their 25th Reunion and Julian in Austin, where he also regularly plays jazz drums KRISTEN J. LESLIE moved to St. Louis, MO in 2010 and joined the faculty at Eden at clubs around town. Theological Seminary as professor of pastoral theology and care. All is well in the Midwest! PATRICIA McRAE is entering her 22nd year of inner city ministry at Chollas View UMC, San Diego, while rebuilding Lemon Grove, UMC in Lemon Grove for the past four years. God has blessed Ridley and Patricia with a son at Biola University, soon to go to Asbury Seminary, and a daughter at Baylor University. They also include one (sometimes two) of their Chollas View youth in their household as well. PETER B. PANAGORE lives on the edge of paradise along the Maine coast on Ocean Point year round shooting video for TV broadcast, writing and telling stories, and in season racing in J-22s or black diamond skiing. Says Peter, “Find me at DailyDevotions.org.” LINDA PRIVITERA lives in Canada and serves at General Synod, has been on diocesan council, and works in a parish, now finishing up a major financial campaign. Her doctoral work in congregational development has been helpful, and the concentration in art as spiritual practice is still a passion for her. She now designs largescale art for churches and conferences. Her kids and grandchildren are still in Massachusetts, and so is her heart. LARRY SCOFIELD still preaches and leads worship most weeks for two yoked Lutheran congregations 85 miles from home, even though he is collecting Social Security and a pension. He is able to take time off to travel, which he and his wife Sue did earlier this year to tour
BEA WELSH WEICKER (AVANT) finds 75 words a paltry few after a long absence from YDS. She walked through the Quad and Marquand Chapel in 2012 for the first time in 26 years, unleashing a flood of memories. “The Quad and Chapel were as ever, apparently there and available for whenever my path would swing back,” Bea reports. “The Common Room and offices were not ‘as ever.’ YDS and Bea, facing each other, each changed and unchanged, the mutual space deeply familiar, nurturing, and promising.”
Class of 1987
Secretary, Thomas G. Speers III firstname.lastname@example.org GRANT W. BARBER has been rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scituate, MA for nearly eight years. His family is enjoying the proximity to Boston/Cambridge, their dogs, and travel when they can. Currently, SOK-CHUNG CHANG is a professor of Hebrew Bible and chaplain at Kwandong University in Korea. Also, Sok-Chung is serving as a member of the translation committee for the Korean Bible Society in collaboration with the United Bible Societies. STEVE COOK is Catherine N. McBurney Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Virginia Theological Seminary. BRAD PARHAM continues as an assistant United States attorney in Florence, SC. In addition to teaching at Beijing No. 2 Middle School, this past spring ALBERT
C. PETITE had the privilege to teach at Beijing National Seminary for the Roman Catholic Church in China. Albert says, “If anyone works with a college or university [and is] interested in developing a relationship with one of the top high schools in China, please let me know.” RODNEY RICE has opened a tutoring business and online school called Arete Educations. THOMAS G. SPEERS, III now serves as co-pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hartford, CT, along with two YDS grads and a YDS intern.
Class of 1988
Secretary, Marguerite M. Bowes email@example.com LYNN ANNER-BOLIEU moved out to New Mexico in 1998 to work for New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service as a county agent (Home Economics/4-H) in McKinley County. Subsequently, Lynn also worked for Catholic Charities and the Navajo Nation-WIC Nutrition Program as a senior nutritionist. Currently, she is a substitute teacher in the McKinley County Elementary Schools. She was ordained deacon in December 2008 in the Episcopal Church of Navajoland (of ECUSA). ARUN W. JONES continues to enjoy teaching evangelism and World Christianity at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Arun’s current research is about the origins of evangelicalism in North India in the 19th Century.
Class of 1989
firstname.lastname@example.org DOMINIC COLONNA has been teaching at Lewis University since 1999 and serving as Theology Department chair since 2003. He keeps in touch with Rob Galler ’88 regularly, and he is happy that Peter Casarella ’85 B.A., ’92 Ph.D. is nearby at DePaul University. Youngest son, Joe, goes to college next year and daughter, Lilly, graduates from DePaul in May 2013. “Hi to all,” Dominic says. ELIZABETH A. PRATT just passed her ten-year anniversary at SAFE HomesRape Crisis Coalition, where she is clinical director. She also has a private practice, Trinity Place, specializing in LGBT issues.
She teaches undergrads at USC-Upstate and grads at Converse College. She and her partner just became grandparents! While serving in his 16th year as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, PA, MAREK P. ZABRISKIE created The Bible Challenge. This ministry has rapidly expanded to over 1,000 churches in 26 countries. “The Archbishop of Canterbury and renowned leaders sit on our Advisory Board,” Marek writes. “I edited the book called The Bible Challenge, which included meditations by bishops, cathedral and seminary deans, biblical scholars and priests from around the world.” To learn more visit: thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org.
Class of 1990
Secretary, Margaret B. Hatch email@example.com DAVID J. CLARK is senior pastor of Ankeny Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ankeny, IA. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Grandview College and Des Moines Area Community College. JOSEPH F. CISTONE will serve as an adjunct professor at Eden Theological Seminary in January 2013, co-leading a Central America Travel Seminar to El Salvador and Costa Rica with J. Clinton McCann, Eden’s Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation. BRIGID F. DUNN is a chaplain specializing in women’s health at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Brigid says it seems that her hope is to dodder into antiquity as a certified chaplain, thus she is applying to spend here fourth and final summer as a CPE intern. She also works as regional director for an Ignatian spirituality group called “Contemplative Leaders in Action.” Life is busy but fun, Brigid reports, with her husband, daughters and fulfilling work! JOHN T. FARRELL is on medical disability retirement after a heart attack but still tries to make a contribution. He had one book out in 2011 and another coming in 2013. Both address the spiritual dimension of recovery from addiction. John does a lot of Sunday substituting, which he enjoys, and occasionally ships out as a chaplain on cruise lines, which he loves. He lives in New York with his two Italian greyhounds.
JAMES M. STARR was a visiting professor of New Testament at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the spring term of 2012.
Class of 1991
Secretary, David M. Bryce RevDBryce@aol.com JAN JORGENSEN is pursuing training as a spiritual director at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Montreal. “No longer making the long commute to serve a church in the Adirondacks, I am constantly being awed by God’s grace,” writes Jan, “and surprised by the possibilities of ‘freelance ministry.’” Jan is grateful to belong to a variety of faith communities where one finds nurture and guidance.
Class of 1992
Secretary, Fredrick A. Wiese firstname.lastname@example.org FRITZ WIESE continues to serve as senior pastor of Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, GA, just south of Atlanta.
Class of 1993
Secretary, Stephanie K. Wethered email@example.com LILLIAN F. DANIEL has been senior minister at First Congregational Church, UCC, in Glen Ellyn, IL since 2004. Her new book, When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough (Jericho Books, 2013). She was recently featured in the “Animate” seven-session DVD course from Sparkhouse. She has written for The Christian Century and Huffington Post.
The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition (Yale). Rabbi DONNA BERMAN received her doctorate from Drew University in 2001 and has served, ever since, as the executive director of the Charter Oak Cultural Center, doing the work of social justice through the arts. When not working, Donna loves to read and run (not at the same time!). She is the co-author of Fork in the Road: A Companion for Women Going Back to School Later in Life and Those Who Want To. RANDALL HESKETT recently published a book on the Bible and wine entitled, Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age, co-authored with Joel Butler, MW. In the fall of 2011, he published Reading the Book of Isaiah: Destruction and Lament in the Holy Cities. He lives in Boulder, CO and the San Francisco Bay Area, serves Boulder University, and is also involved in entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. After 31 years of adjunct instruction, JIM MALERBA is still at it, teaching at Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, and Gateway Community College, all in Connecticut. Subjects range from the parables (a course which he developed for Sacred Heart) to composition and seminars. “Lots of work,” says Jim, “but still fun, with great colleagues!” BRANT MARTIN is a partner with Wick, Phillips, Gould & Martin in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, where he practices commercial litigation. He and his wife, Natalie, have three sons, Campbell (7), Davis (5), and William (2).
TIM POSTON began a new call recently as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Hiram, GA (about 30 miles NW of Atlanta). It’s a great church, Tim reports, and things are going very well.
Class of 1994
Secretary, Amy G. Heller rev_amy firstname.lastname@example.org CHRISTOPHER BEELEY is teaching at YDS and has two new books to announce: Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today (Eerdmans); and
Brant Martin’s kids
LIZ MORTLOCK serves as pastor of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Roanoke, VA.
Class of 1995
Secretary, Anisa P. Cottrell Willis email@example.com CHI CHUEN CHAN and Fong and their dog, Skinny, returned to Hong Kong in 1997 and stayed there for 15 years. Skinny passed away in 2008; they miss her dearly. Chi Chuen received a doctorate in psychology from Victoria University a few years ago. Currently, Chi Chuen teaches at the University of St. Joseph in Macau. Everything is good except that they miss everyone at YDS very much! DAVID C. MAHAN just crossed the 25year benchmark as a campus minister at Yale, directing the Rivendell Institute here. He also had the privilege to be a guest lecturer in religion and literature with the ISM, currently teaching the seminar “Reading Poetry Theologically.”
Class of 1996
Secretary, Carla D. Januska firstname.lastname@example.org SUSAN K. DEBNER is pleased to announce the adoption of Paige Sophie Debner in December 2011. Susan and Paige live in South Minneapolis, where Susan is the senior pastor of Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church. After graduating from YDS, MARY AZIMA JACKSON (formerly Bonnie Werbe while at YDS) went through the ordination process of the Sufi Order International, North America. She is an Interfaith Minister celebrating One (Divine Source) God in the major religions and spiritual traditions of the world. She leads worship and creates interfaith celebrations for weddings, deaths, and other life markers. MIKE KINMAN is president of the board of Magdalene-St. Louis, a two-year residential program for women recovering from prostitution, violence and drug abuse. The program is based on a highly successful model begun by the Rev. Becca Stevens in Nashville, TN and hopes to open its first house in 2014. CHRISTOPHER L. SMITH continues to balance serving North Presbyterian Church (a small multicultural, black con-
gregation in Harlem/Washington Heights in New York, NY) and clinical work. Along with continuing his own pastoral counseling practices, he is supervising a group of new graduates as they develop their clinical experience, learn to integrate spiritual dimensions into their therapy, and build a practice that serves the community. He is also working on two doctoral degrees (in clinical pastoral leadership and in urban ministry).
Class of 1997
Secretary, James D. Ebert email@example.com BETSY ANDERSON has served at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, CA as associate for pastoral ministries for her entire ordained life and has loved every minute of it. It is a great place with lots of wonderful people, she reports, not the least of whom are fellow YDS alums MICHAEL SELLER and Kristin Neily Barberia ’90. They also have a lay graduate of YDS, Melinda Benton ’02, and a current ISM student, Catherine Whittinghill. ROSALIND BROWN has been a residentiary canon at Durham Cathedral for seven years, overseeing the public ministries of the Cathedral, as well as chairing the Durham World Heritage Site Committee. She writes a weekly column on the lectionary readings for the “Church Times” and in early 2012 was invited to Australia to speak at two clergy conferences. She reports, “We are working with the University in preparation for a major exhibition around the Lindisfarne Gospels in summer 2013!”
Class of 1999
firstname.lastname@example.org ANTHONY CERULLI has won a EURIAS Fellowship, with affiliation at the Insitut d’etudes avancees-Paris, for 201213. He has also been awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2012-13. Currently an ACLS Fellow, Anthony teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and is managing editor of the journal India Review. His first monograph, “Somatic Lessons: Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature,” is forthcoming with SUNY Press. VICKI M. DAVIS has moved to New Haven, accepting a call as associate rector at Trinity on the Green, as of Ash Wednesday, 2012. PETER L. EDMAN is now communications editor for Restoration Programs at the American Bible Society, supporting the “She’s My Sister” program in bringing trauma aftercare to war and rape victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and the Central African Republic. He also works with the new ABS Trauma Healing Institute, which equips churches and NGOs worldwide to care for trauma sufferers with basic mental health and applied Scripture. He and his wife, Sherri, are expecting their fourth child in November. AMY JOHNSON works currently as an interim and supply pastor for churches
BERT MARSHALL is New England director of Church World Service. He currently serves on the YDS Alumni Board and the Board of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. He continues his Gospel of Mark storytelling project (www.gospelofmarkalive.com), telling the whole gospel from memory in churches and colleges all over the country. He and his wife, Kare, live in Plainfield, MA.
Class of 1998
Secretary, Paula Caroline Jenkins email@example.com Brian ’97 and Carrie Gerard
in Connecticut, including positions as interim associate pastor at The University Church in Yale (Battell Chapel) and as supply pastor for the First Baptist Church of Branford, CT. In addition, Amy is an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University. Amy is married to Brian, a professor in the English Department at SCSU, and a poet. Amy and Brian have two children, Kiran (10) and Tula (9). DOUG SAGAL, senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, NJ, was selected to lead Sabbath worship at the Biennial Convention of the Union For Reform Judaism in Washington, DC in December 2012, a service attended by more than 6,000.
Class of 2000
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Class of 2001
Secretary, Samuel Charles Blair email@example.com SAMUEL BLAIR recently launched faithworkslocal.org, a site designed to connect donors and volunteers to nonprofit social service groups in the greater Pittsburgh area, and continues to serve as a hospice chaplain. TROY M. BRINKMAN, a lawyer, lives in Olympia, WA with his wife and two children. He is currently manager of consulting services at Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), a company whose mission is to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects by providing ethical review of biomedical and behavioral research studies. He most recently worked as regulatory counsel at WIRB and before that worked in private legal practice in Seattle. MATTHEW CURRY has been appointed lead pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Valley Stream, NY, and also
works as an executive coach for clergy and as an organizational consultant. In May 2012, he completed a master’s degree in organizational psychology/change leadership at Columbia University. Matt and his spouse, Maria Colaco, expected the birth of a son at the end of November. TAYLOR HALVERSON was recently appointed associate director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at Brigham Young University. In addition to his researching and teaching responsibilities, he will also retain his role as a faculty consultant at BYU’s Center for Teaching and Learning. GILBERTO “TONY” HINDS continues to serve as priest at the Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY. PAUL D. KRAMPITZ received his doctor of ministry degree from Hartford Seminary. His concentration was practical theology, and his doctoral project’s focus was strengthening Christian community. Paul is serving as pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell, CT.
JANET WAGGONER has accepted the invitation of Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX, to become the first person to hold the newly endowed “Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies (Theology).” Ed, Janet, and their children (ages 9 and 7) spent a month in Kenya over the summer, working at a school founded by EVALYN WAKHUSAMA. She serves as Interim Pastor of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell, TX.
Class of 2002
Secretary, Stephanie Bingham Doss firstname.lastname@example.org ANNE BLANKENSHIP received her Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of North Carolina (Aug. 2012) and is enjoying a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
LYNNE MIKULAK has a chapter, “Spirituality Groups,” in a recently published compendium: Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook, ed. Rabbi Stephen Roberts (Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2012). Lynne is coordinator for pastoral care and education and CPE supervisor at the Westchester Psychiatric Division of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
RAFAEL DY-LIACCO remains on the faculty of theology at Ateneo de Manila University. His first book, The Biblical Vision, is forthcoming from the university press. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of the Philippines. His published article “Comets, Cults, and Coins” in the field of archaeoastronomy shows that certain images in the Book of Revelation trace back to the apparition of the Comet Halley in 66 CE. The article is available on Academia.edu.
MARGARET “PEGGY” NIEDERER, pastor of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Leonia, NJ, serves on several board of directors that provide services and programs to the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and new immigrants. She is an Early Response Team member in natural disaster situations and a regular visitor to immigration detainees at the Bergen County Jail, while also serving on the Task Force on Immigration and Task Force on the Environment of the ELCA New Jersey Synod.
BRENT NONGBRI’s Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept was due out from Yale University Press in January 2013. Since no ancient language has a term that captures what modern people mean by “religion,” Before Religion describes how religion emerged as a sphere of life (ideally) distinct from other “secular” realms, such as politics or economics. The book tracks the development of the concept of religion (and the idea of distinct religions) in the era of European colonial expansion
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before examining how the academic study of “ancient religions” naturalizes religion, making it appear universal and necessary.
Class of 2003
Secretary, Jennifer S. Dunfee email@example.com M. COOPER HARRISS is a Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He, Sarah Anderson Harriss ’01, and daughter Eva Louise (now 5) welcomed Vivian Mathews in April 2011. On October 12, MICK HIRSCH was scheduled to hop on an airplane and relocate to Phnom Penh, Cambodia! “I have accepted a position working with an NGO (Hagar International) in partnership with the UNHCR,” Mick writes. “I will be working to establish an urban refugee program in the capital city. One additional goal this year is to finish my dissertation at the European Graduate School on “Technologies of Resurrection: Religious Language and the Politics of Life After Death.” JULIET IDE is still living in Stanley, Hong Kong, a delightful seaside town on Hong Kong Island. She continues to teach English literature and language at an international school in Hong Kong. She enjoys attending an Anglican church and being secretary of its council, hiking and swimming, and exploring Asia. This past summer she was glad to have the experience of studying Flannery O’Connor in a course held at Regent College in Vancouver. LISA JEFFCOAT is a second-year chaplain resident at Carolinas Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Charlotte, NC. She received endorsement of her chaplaincy ministry from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in July and will pursue APC Board Certification during this residency year. Her favorite forms of self-care include joining her voice with the Oratorio Singers, the Charlotte Symphony’s chorus; visiting her local farmers markets; and watching old episodes of The Vicar of Dibley. ZACHARY MABE just completed his seventh year as pastor of the Terryville Congregational Church, UCC. In addition to ministry, Zack enjoys time with his wife, Melissa ‘04 Nursing, and sons Joshua, 5, and Connor, 2. Zack also enjoys continu-
ing work on the doctor of ministry program at Hartford Seminary. MARY EVELYN “MEV” MILLER is now the community resource coordinator for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. She recently completed a study of the healthcare needs and services for lesbian elders in Rhode Island for SAGE/RI. Her most recent book, Our Stories, Ourselves: The EmBODYment of Women’s Learning in Literacy, co-edited with Kathleen P. King, was released in 2011 from Information Age Publishing. She still works on a consultant basis with WE LEARN, the organization she founded in 2003. CHANDLER POLING graduated in May from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, which is located in Yonkers, New York. In June, he was ordained priest in the Orthodox Church of America. He is now acting rector at St. Innocent Mission Parish in Oneonta, NY, which is affiliated with nearby Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery. He and his wife, Emilita, and their three children live in Yonkers. MARK SCOTT is an Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellow at Villanova University. His book, Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil, was published by Oxford University Press in May 2012. He lives in Drexel Hill, PA with his wife, Esther, and their three children—James (6), Hannah (4), and David (2). He is working on a book on the problem of evil in Christian theology that interfaces ancient and modern perspectives. SAMUEL SIGG had the privilege of spending a year in Kenya with his family, largely doing volunteer work while his wife studied. It was very rewarding to be able to improve the quality of life for the precious children in a children’s home in Machakos called the Blessed Peace Foundation. Back in New Haven, I have found translation-related work in insurance, and still have lots of fun making furniture and collecting records. CORY SILKMAN earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland in May 2012. He currently works as a manager of patient care at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Rosedale, MD. He also serves on the board of directors at Edenwald, a continuing care retirement community in Towson, MD. JENNIFER (DEBISSCHOP) WHIPPLE celebrated her seventh anniversary as asso-
ciate pastor of the Congregational Church of Brookfield (CT) in August 2012. In the wider church she is currently serving on the CTUCC Conference Minister Search Committee. When she is not at CCB she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and her two kiddos, Brayden and Chloe. Jennifer also enjoys camping, watching mindless television, playing tag, and has just completed her first Team in Training running event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Class of 2004
Secretary, Elizabeth R. Zagatta firstname.lastname@example.org After completing a Certificate in Theological Studies at Washington Theological Union in May 2012, NUNZIO N. D’ALESSIO is now a postulant with the Carmelite Friars (Chicago Province) and is enrolled in the research MA program at Catholic Theological Union, focusing in liturgical studies. Nunzio will move to upstate New York for novitiate in June 2013. ELOISE HP KILLEFFER’s lay ministry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT, continues to grow almost exponentially, and it is likewise rewarding. Eloise joined the Altar Guild, and as of last summer she is one of about 30 members of their new Parish Emergency Response Team (PERT); their mission is to attend to vulnerable parishioners who may be victimized by severe weather. Continuing activities include singing in the church’s fabulous choir and serving as a lay Eucharistic minister and chalice. STEPHEN LALLY has been serving St. Joseph’s College as assistant professor of Catholic theology and experienced a call to Haiti ratified by the Bishop of the Diocese of Portland and others. He presently is director of technology and infrastructure for the Haitian Health Foundation. Stephen is living in Haiti nearly full-time, and his current project is building 75KW photovoltaic power plants on each of the two medical/public health campuses. KURT LEVENSALER serves as associate priest at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, CA. Kurt, Leighanne, and Luke (4) welcomed Finnley James into the world on October 15, 2012. Earlier in the year, they enjoyed a trip to Colorado for Leighanne’s Henry Crown Fellowship at the Aspen Institute.
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bustle of our daily routines, it can be difficult to stop and find our resting point in order to renew our spirits. In Remembering God, Deeley helps find the spiritual resting points for the many questions of one’s own life, and through Scripture, prayers, and actions, Deeley brings us to a place of attentive restfulness. As we are resting our souls, we remember that God is as near as our next breath; we need only to stop and be.
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great outpouring of books written by Yale Divinity School alumni marked the year 2012. Following are descriptions of a sampling of these books, based on materials provided by the authors or their publishers. HENRY BRINTON ’86 M.Div. is the author of The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality (Westminster John Knox Press, June 2012). From the introduction: “Every time people sit down to eat and drink together, there is the possibility that community will grow and people will be reconciled to one another. This is good news for a fractured and polarized world, and a strong sign of the importance of being a welcoming congregation that embraces all people with God's love and grace.” This book studies the biblical basis for Christian hospitality and how it is practiced in congregations today. Brinton offers a helpful guide for creating a hospitable congregation and welcoming others through spiritual formation, reconciliation, and outreach, including discussion questions and an action plan in each chapter. MICHAEL S. BRUNER ’73 M.Div., with Joshua Frye, coedited a new book on food studies, The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality, and Power (Routledge, 2012). The volume explores the power dimensions that define the study of food, a fundamental but increasingly popular area of ideology and practice, using the fields of politics, culture, lifestyle, identity, advertising, environment, and economy. The essays in this book are representative of dominant and marginal discourses as well as perennial issues surrounding the rhetoric of food and include macro-, meso-, and micro-level analyses and case studies. The volume provides a wide range and critical illumination of rhetoric’s role as both instrumental and constitutive force in food representations, and its symbolic and material effects. MARY K. DEELEY ’78 M.Div. has written a second book, Remembering God, (Liguori Press, Dec. 2012), in which she explores the notion that God sometimes gives us a path instead of an answer. As baptized Christians, we believe that God accompanies us on our pilgrimage through life, but how often do we feel stuck, overwhelmed, or lost along the way? In the hustle and
JAMES ECKBLAD ’76 M.Div. has published his first novel, Blackf ire: The Books of Bairnmoor, Volume I, (Wipf & Stock, Nov. 2012), in which four unlikely teenagers are summoned to quest for the salvation of a perpendicular world. Elli Adams and her friends Beatriz, Jamie, and Alex must overcome their own personal challenges of blindness, self-confidence, and Down syndrome as they struggle together to fulfill their mysterious calling as Bairnmoor’s last prophetic hope. The book tells the story of an adventure through singing forests and stardust valleys full of mystical, glorious, and ferocious creatures, all of which test their resolve in the face of overwhelming adversity. Eckblad’s novel offers a fresh and challenging perspective on how one can have faith in the good against every indication that evil is thriving, if not prevailing, and how every child – and so all of us – can be immensely more than we are, and all we were meant to be. MICHAEL FINLEY ’70 M.A.R. has written Free At Last (CreateSpace, June 2012), a book of poems described as “one man's creative journey.” Says Finley, “I wrote these poems because they were the only way to look at the arabesque mosaic of my life from so many angles, free from all the boring logic and exposition and analysis. Prose, memoir, essay, fiction didn’t allow for enough playfulness, for the delightful parrying between subconscious and conscious, and for simply letting the buds open and release whatever small blossoms they held, free at last.” ERHARD S. GERSTENBERGER ’60 S.T.M. was recently honored with the publication of Erhard S. Gerstenberger: Die Hebräische Bibel als Buch der Befreiung (Ausgewählte Aufsätze, 2012). Compiling a large collection of his essays published by the University Library of Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen over the past 50 years, the extensive volume unites 14 English essays, one Brazilian essay, and 27 German pieces published between 1961 and 2012 and includes an exhaustive bibliography of Gerstenberger’s writings over the same period. It was edited by Prof. Ute E. Eisen at Giessen and Prof. Christl M. Maier at Marburg and is available as a free download at http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2012/8601 DAVID J. GOUWENS ’73 M.Div. ’74 S.T.M., 76 M.A. and LEE C. BARRETT III ’72 B.A., ’75 M.Div., ’80 M.A. edited three volumes of the papers of Paul L. Holmer, Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology
at YDS from 1960–1987. Published by Wipf and Stock in 2012, the volumes are On Kierkegaard and the Truth (Jan. 2012); Thinking the Faith with Passion (Apr. 2012), a collection of selected essays; and Communicating the Faith Indirectly (Nov. 2012), which includes Holmer’s essays on preaching, liturgy, ministry, and spirituality, with examples of his religious addresses. MARC HARSHMAN ’75 M.A.R., recently named poet laureate of West Virginia, has published a full-length collection of his poetry—Green-Silver and Silent (Bottom Dog Press, 2012). The gathering spans the work of over 30 years including work originally published in journals such as The Georgia Review, The Progressive, Appalachian Heritage, Anglican Theological Review and others. Many of the poems lift up the author’s sense of place and community as found within the rural settings of his native Indiana and his adopted West Virginia. Others reflect an unusual, yet profound engagement with spiritual life. Regardless of subject, throughout the volume the interplay of unpredictable imagination with daily life allows us to re-see what it means to be human. PATRICK J. HAYES ’97 M.Div. ’98 S.T.M. edited a twovolume reference, The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas (ABC-CLIO, Feb. 2012). In addition to editing some 300,000 words for this project, Hayes also contributed several essays, including “Immigration and Religion,” surveying the major policy statements of several mainline churches, as well as the history of immigration in American Judaism, Islam, and the Catholic Church. IVY HELMAN ’03 M.A.R. wrote Women and the Vatican: An Exploration of Official Documents (Orbis, Jan. 2012). Through summary and historical contextualization, the book surveys official Vatican teachings on women from 1880 to 2010. It outlines the official Roman Catholic theology on womanhood, including what the Vatican believes womanhood to be and what roles women should play in church, in the family, and in wider society. Finally, it provides the reader selections from the most important official documents to examine for herself or himself. RANDALL HESKETT ’94 S.T.M. published a book on the Bible and wine entitled Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2012), with co-author Joel Butler. In the book, wine expert Butler teams up with Heskett for a remarkable journey that explores how wine has significantly influenced the evolution of human society through the lenses of historical fact and the interpretation of biblical texts about wine. Along the way, they discover the truth behind how wine infiltrated the biblical world and facts that any wine lover, history buff, or spiritually inclined person will find intriguing. Among the
topics: Why Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine; why the Fertile Crescent region was the birthplace of wine; the amazing varieties of wines drunk millennia ago in the biblical lands. RICHARD HIERS ’54 B.A., ’57 B.D., ’61 Ph.D. is the author of Women's Rights and the Bible (Pickwick, May 2012). In the volume, Hiers challenges the popular assumption that the Bible has a low view of women and that biblical law either ignores women or requires them to be subject and subservient to men by examining hundreds of biblical texts and allowing women “to speak for themselves.” The book especially focuses on Old Testament law, arguing that Old Testament laws and their underlying values provide important resources for Christian ethics and social policy today. PETER C. HODGSON ’59 B.D., ’63 Ph.D. published Shapes of Freedom: Hegel's Philosophy of World History in Theological Perspective (Oxford University Press, May 2012), a study of freedom as the central theme in Hegel's philosophy of world history and of the work of God in history. The study is based on a new critical edition of Hegel's lectures on this topic. This effort marks a return to the subject of his Yale dissertation, Ferdinand Christian Baur. MOLLY F. JAMES ’05 M.Div. wrote With Joyful Acceptance, Maybe: Developing a Contemporary Theology of Suffering in Conversation with Five Christian Thinkers: Gregory the Great, Julian of Norwich, Jeremy Taylor, C. S. Lewis, and Ivone Gebara (Wipf and Stock, 2012). It constructs a contemporary theology that affirms the importance of the call to combat unjust suffering through acts of love and mercy, while also affirming that acceptance of endemic suffering, found in all five theologians, can provide opportunities to grow spiritually, live more faithfully, and to experience blessings that are a foretaste of heavenly bliss. In Remembering Eden: The Reception History of Genesis 3:22-24 (Oxford University Press, Aug. 2012), PETER LANFER ’04 M.A.R. argues that textual additions, interpretations, and translations are often the products of ideological and historically rooted decisions. The tensions caused by these insertions are preserved by exegetical readings of the essential dialogues of the redacted Eden story. To this end, he proposes a new method of textual analysis that embraces the biblical text's multivocality yet imposes reasonable constraints on the range of possible interpretations. Lanfer seeks to recover the significance of the Eden account, examine the prominent place later interpreters give to the motifs contained in the expulsion narrative, and evaluate the impact of the insertion of Gen 3:22-24 on the Eden story through the examination of texts that expand, translate, and explicitly interpret the expulsion from Eden.
JOHN LEINENWEBER ’57 B.A., ’93 M.A.R. recently published In the Beginning Was the Word (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sept. 2012), a collection of Saint Augustine’s homilies reflecting on the depths and intricacies of John’s gospel. His 124 homilies (tractatus in Latin) have been abridged and reorganized into fifty-seven chapters for modern readers in conversational English. As Augustine spoke day-after-day in his cathedral church in Hippo (modern Annaba in Algeria) he employed his rhetorical gifts and prodigious memory "to teach, to delight, and to move" his people to share his love for the Word become flesh and to yearn for God’s gift of peace.
Sept. 2012), in which he examines the social and political meaning of divine son-ship in the Roman Empire. Peppard begins by analyzing the conceptual framework within which the term “son of God” has traditionally been considered in biblical scholarship. Through engagement with recent scholarship in Roman history, including studies of family relationships, imperial ideology, and emperor worship, he offers new ways of interpreting the Christian theological metaphors of “begotten” and “adoptive” son-ship. Peppard focuses on social practices and political ideology, revealing that scholarship on divine son-ship has been especially hampered by mistaken assumptions about adopted sons.
MARNI MCGEE ’67 M.A.R. recently published Hallowed Be (Tate, Apr. 2012), a poetic interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer. With beautiful imagery that captures all of creation, readers young and old will go on a journey that rejoices in God's glory. An imaginative and meaningful recasting of a familiar and beloved prayer, Hallowed Be will touch the hearts of many.
MARK POWELL ’08 M.A.R. published The Dark Corner: A Novel (University of Tennessee Press, Dec. 2012) about a troubled Episcopal priest and would-be activist, Malcolm Walker, a character who “has failed twice over,” first in an effort to shock his New England congregants out of their complacency and, second, in an attempt at suicide. Discharged from the hospital and haunted by images of the Iraq War and Abu Ghraib, he heads home to the mountains of northwestern South Carolina, the state’s “dark corner,” where a gathering storm of private grief and public rage awaits him. In the novel, Powell confronts crucial issues currently shaping our culture, including environmentalism and the disappearance of wild places, the crippling effects of wars past and present, drug abuse, and the rise of right-wing paranoia.
Father and son, OTIS MOSS JR. and OTIS MOSS III ’95 M.Div., penned Preach!: The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise (Pilgrim Press, June 2012). Those who long for a refreshing touch of prophetic preaching will have their spirits filled by the penetrating words in Preach! A powerful pair, they share their intuitive words of hope, insight, and inspiration in their first-ever book of sermons, including “God Loves the Lost”; “When Black Men Speak Up for God”; “The Greatest Invitation: R.S.V.P.”; “From Moses to Joshua”; and “How to Become a Next Level Man.” ROBERT NUGENT ’84 S.T.M. is the author of Thomas Merton and Therese Lentfoehr: The Story of a Friendship, (Alba House, June 2012). This book tells the story of the twenty-year relationship of Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Sister Thérèse Lentfoehr—a published poet, teacher and nun of the Congregation of Sisters of the Divine Savior in Wisconsin—from their initial contact in 1948 to Merton’s death in 1968. Nearly every book on Thomas Merton makes mention of Thérèse as the one person who had an important impact on his work over a very long period of time, both as a personal friend and professional colleague, but to date no one has explored the story of this unique relationship. Nugent’s book is a chronological narrative and analysis of their relationship carried on primarily through letters (save two face-toface encounters in 1951 and 1967) that reveal that Thérèse was Merton’s literary critic, confidant, archivist, publicist and assistant in many ways, including typist for many of his works. MICHAEL PEPPARD ’03 M.A.R., ‘09 Ph.D. wrote The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context (Oxford University Press,
ELLEN ROBBINS ’75 M.Div. is the author of The Storyteller and the Garden of Eden (Pickwick Publications, Aug. 2012). The story of the Garden of Eden is one of the most familiar in the Bible. But if we read it without preconceptions, observes Robbins, we discover a narrative as its original audience would have heard it, as its author intended. Robbins explores why the man was created first, and the woman for and from him. She elucidates the reason for the particular punishments, and why the storyteller gave a woman the starring role. She does all this by highlighting the importance of wordplay in the Garden of Eden story. This book introduces not only a wordsmith but, above all, a supreme storyteller. WAYNE G. ROLLINS ’54 M.Div., ’60 Ph.D. received a Festschrift at the International Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Amsterdam this year. The volume of essays, entitled Psychological Hermeneutics for Biblical Themes and Texts (London: T&T Clark), edited by J. Harold Ellens, commemorates Rollins’s inauguration of the Psychology and Biblical Studies section of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1991 and his foundational work in the field . MARK SCOTT ’03 M.A.R. published Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil, (Oxford University Press, May 2012), which explores Origen of Alex-
andria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It frames the systematic study of Origen's theodicy within a broader theory of theodicy as navigation, which signifies the dynamic process whereby we impute meaning to suffering, uniting the logical and spiritual facets of his theodicy, and situating it in its third-century historical, theological, and philosophical context, correcting the distortions that continue to plague Origen scholarship. The study clarifies Origen’s ambiguous position on universalism within the context of his eschatology and assesses the cogency and contemporary relevance of his theodicy, highlighting the problems and prospects of his bold, constructive, and optimistic vision. J. BARRIE SHEPHERD ’64 B.D., ’65 M.A. published his fourteenth book, Faces by the Wayside – Persons Who Encountered Jesus on the Road (Cascade Books, Jan. 2012), which provides a month of daily meditations for Advent, Lent and other seasons of the soul. Shepherd also published Between Mirage and Miracle – Selected Poems for Seasons, Festivals and the Occasional Revelation (Wipf and Stock, June 2012), which chooses poems from over 600 that have appeared in various publications—both sacred and secular—over the past 40 years. Several of the poems were also featured in Shepherd’s 2003 Beecher Lectures at YDS, “Whatever Happened to Delight?” The book also includes several previously unpublished pieces. SANDY SMYTH ’10 M.A.R. penned You Are Never All Alone (Xulon Press, Aug. 2012), which wrangles with the notion that “loneliness can cripple the heart at any age.” While the book is written for children, it is directed toward anyone who feels lonely, isolated, and sad because they feel slighted or left out of things for whatever reason. Smyth wishes her reader to realize that his or her “best friend, best listener, and best guide” lives within each person, stands beside him or her, and always wants him or her to be happy. ELIZABETH CARROLL TR ANG ’08 M.A.R. published A Romp Through Divinity School: Sex, Sacrifice, Sacrament, A Memoir of Four Years at Yale (CreateSpace, 2012). The memoir recounts Trang’s four years at YDS, where she examined the sacraments, sacrifice, and sex within the tenets of Christianity. Kirkus Review called the book “a refreshingly rebellious exploration of Christianity that is well-written, thoughtful, and totally unpretentious.” The Review said, “With effortless grace and delicious humor, the book traces the author's course load and the exchanges she has with her professors, whom she affectionately renames after desserts. . . But Trang is ever serious and respectful in her desire to learn to think . . . to pray . . . to live like these people. . . Struggling with the tedious, vast and complex puzzle of faith and often finding God dwelling in her fellow humans, Trang's spirit
never wavers while investigating the curiosities and delights of her faith.” ANGELIQUE WALKER-SMITH ’83 M.Div. edited the book Faith in the City: The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis (IBJ Custom Publishing, May 2012), an excellent resource for anyone who wants to understand the interplay of faith and culture in America. In the Foreword, Walker-Smith writes that Faith in the City “is a story about how the churches of Greater Indianapolis and their partners have sought to carry out a biblical mandate of unity and mission.” But she adds, “At the same time, this is a story not only called to give expression and invitation to a biblical and theological vision of oneness of God’s people but it is a story that has helped to shape and define the history of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana, the United Sates, and the world.” RICHARD WARCH ’64 B.D., ’68 Ph.D., retired president of Lawrence University of Wisconsin, published A Matter of Style: Ref lections on Liberal Education (Lawrence University Press, August 2012), a volume that consists of the 25 matriculation convocation addresses he delivered during his tenure. In the Preface, Warch writes, “The twenty-five convocation addresses are presented chronologically (though they need not be read in that order), as it seems to me that in so doing the reader may discover when a certain topic struck me as important. The one consistent feature of these speeches is that in them all I aimed to celebrate and critique the special character of liberal education and the liberal arts college as I saw that character embodied and expressed at Lawrence in the period 1979 to 2004.” NORMAN WIRZBA ’88 M.A.R. co-authored with Fred Bahnson Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation (InterVarsity Press, May 2012). It is the seventh volume in the Resources for Reconciliation series, which pairs a theologian with a practitioner to develop a dimension in the work of reconciliation, combining theology with stories from around the globe on how the church can reconcile with creation through agriculture, land management, and food production/consumption practices. The book’s foreword is by Bill McKibben. MAREK P. ZABRISKIE ’89 M.Div. wrote The Bible Challenge, Second Edition (Forward Movement, July 2012), which includes meditations, questions and prayers written by 103 archbishops, bishops, cathedral and seminary deans, theologians, biblical scholars and priests from nearly 20 countries in the Anglican Communion, including Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The volume, a yearlong reading companion, includes daily meditations written by a church leader or biblical scholar.
JESSE ZINK ’12 M.Div. is the author of Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century (Wipf & Stock/Cascade, Mar. 2012). In his years as a young adult missionary of the Episcopal Church, Zink worked in a shantytown community in South Africa, where he worked with patients with HIV/AIDS, ran a micro-credit program, and coached students in a failing school. In Grace at the Garbage Dump, he draws on this experience to deepen our understanding of what "mission" is and means, and how it can be a way to involve the next generation of Christians in the work of the church. DWIGHT ZSCHEILE ’98 M.Div. wrote People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity (Morehouse, May 2012), which addresses the challenge of renewing the Episcopal Church's identity and mission amidst today's dramatically changing context. The book offers a theological vision, patterns for congregational life, and transformational stories of moving beyond the church's establishment posture and legacy toward deeper participation in the Triune God's life and love for the world. Zscheile also edited a volume entitled Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation (Eerdmans, 2012), which offers multiple perspectives on how spiritual formation in congregations might be re-envisioned in light of the church's mission identity. Contributors include Dinku Bato, Nancy Going, Scott Hagley, David Hahn,
Allen Hilton, Dirk Lange, Richard Osmer, Christian Scharen, and Zscheile.
From 2011 The following book was originally submitted for inclusion in the YDS authors section of Spectrum 2011 but was inadvertently omitted. RONALD P. BYARS ’62 B.D. is the author of The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011), the third volume in the new series Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church. It explores texts from both Old and New Testaments that may serve as lenses through which to freshly consider Baptism and Eucharist. Drawing from Luther’s famous “flood prayer,” which often serves as a model for the baptismal liturgies of many denominations, the volume sees the creation, the story of Noah, Israel’s exodus through the Red Sea, and the crossing of the Jordan in a light that contributes to our understanding of the multivalent meanings of baptism. Viewing baptism and Eucharist as profoundly eschatological, the book targets those in the practice of ministry, addressing relevant issues such as “open” communion, catechesis, and church unity, as well as sacramental practice, including sacramental witness at the time of death.
BERNARD J. OWENS and Jo Owens welcomed their second child, Graham Jameson, in November 2012. Bernard serves as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro, NC.
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After three great years working at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, KATHRYN REKLIS received her Ph.D. from Yale University in Religious Studies (theology) in May 2012 and began work as assistant professor of modern Protestant theology at Fordham University, also in New York.
“Convocation, a great privilege to attend, seven years out: a jubilee year?” writes JUDITH A. ALLISON. “Grateful for my formation as Christians who bear Good News, sharing leadership, as BDS/YDS taught us.” Since 2007, she has been associate rector for pastoral care, St. Bartholomew’s, San Diego: a border diocese where there are issues of immigrant rights, marked polarity between poverty and great affluence, right/left wings.
TYLER F. WIGG-STEVENSON is pursuing a Th.D. in interdisciplinary theology at the University of Toronto, serving as associate pastor at their church, and Natalie and he walked the Camino de Santiago last summer. In his anti-nuclear NGO capacity, he is planning a delegation of Christian professors to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in summer 2013. His second book will be published next March, The World is Not Ours to Save: Finding the Freedom To Do Good (IVP).
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JENNIFER CRESWELL and IAN DOESCHER continue to enjoy Portland, OR with their two sons, Liam and Graham, not to mention their two dogs and eleven chickens. Ian has a book coming out from Quirk Books in 2013, title TBA, but one hint is that the contract involves licensing from Lucasfilm. Having finished his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 2011, SUNWOO HWANG started teaching this fall as assis-
tant professor of Old Testament at Chongshin University in Seoul, Korea. CALLISTA ISABELLE began serving as college chaplain at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA in February 2012. JESSICA D. LAMBERT is still pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jersey City, NJ. “It’s a vibrant, diverse, faithful congregation,” reports Jessica. “I love living and serving in Hudson County. My husband, Nathan Ritter ’04, is associate priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NJ. We have two adorable children; Theo is almost 4 1/2, and Esther is 2 1/2. They keep us very busy, and sleepy, and happy.” ROBERT LEACOCK is still toiling in the vineyard of school chaplaincy at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX, where every day is a gift and ministry is rarely dull. Robert reports, “In August, Stefanie gave birth to our second child, Matilda ‘Matsy’ Jean. She weighed just shy of a half-stone and was a little over a cubit long.” Following a visit to Mysore, India, in 2010, to study Yoga, DARYL MORAZZINI returned to the USA to the start of a divorce.
After a short stint of being homeless in 2011, Daryl worked at a homeless shelter in Portland, ME, for nine months, and taught classes online, before moving back to Boston, to start his life over again. He currently teaches classes in literature and composition as an adjunct. WILLIAM W. NG, OFM, has written a new book, Lessons from St Benedict. It is a sequel to Lessons from St Francis. They are part of the Spiritual Education Teaching Resources Series published by the Spiritual Education Project (for secondary school students) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From January 2006 until May 2011, BRIAN PHILLIPS served as the Catholic chaplain at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, CA. He served the pariahs, the infamous, the despised, and they were his family. “I miss them,” writes Brian. “I thank YDS for reaffirming my belief that all humanity possess an essential dignity. Thank you for the forum, and, for those of you who deal with the incarcerated, please recognize our universal weaknesses.” ANDIE W. ROHRS and John Rohrs remain in Norwalk, VA, where John is the rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Life is happy and full with daughter Anna (4) and twins Tom and Will, and they have much to be thankful for. They miss their YDS classmates and send their best! KURT SHAFFERT is serving his fifth year as Protestant chaplain with VA Connecticut, where he supervises CPE interns (many of whom are gifted and appropriately anxious YDS students). Care of “moral injury” with Veterans is a calling. Kurt feels honored to be invited by YDSers as a guest preacher. Kurt is the bass fiddler for the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra and continues to be a laid-back long distance runner enjoying East Rock Park. LESLIE WOODS and Kevin Plummer joyfully welcomed their second son, Joshua Ronald, on October 11, 2011. Big brother Daniel is proud of his little brother, though a little dismayed that he is now capable of getting into all his big brother’s stuff, especially the beloved train tracks. Joshua and Daniel are both an amazing gift to their parents, though they seem to have come with a few more gray hairs.
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Secretary, Elizabeth Marie Melchionna firstname.lastname@example.org RYAN D. KEATING and his wife, Ness, live in Turkey with their four children. He directs a ministry training program for Turkish Christians called “Filipus” (www.filipus.org). They live in community with their students who are training to be church leaders and ministers. He is also working on a doctoral degree in philosophy of religion at Ankara University Divinity School, where he is the only nonMuslim student. MATTHEW KUSTENBAUDER has essays in two recent books. He contributed an essay entitled “The Politicization of Religious Identity in Sudan, with Special Reference to Oral Histories of the Sudanese Diaspora in America,” in Religion on the Move! New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World, as well as “Gaudencia Aoko,” in the Dictionary of African Biography, Volume 1. Currently, LA RIP M is doing empirical research on intercultural Bible reading among Myanmar people. What is happening in Myanmar? The Myanmar people are painfully struggling for freedom and human rights. On November 19, 2012, La Rip attended the historic speech of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama at Yangon University; he said that America was with the Myanmar people. Nevertheless, many forms of human rights violations are still there, and thousands of internally displaced people are still there. KATYA OUCHAKOF was married on September 15 to Mike Krajewski, a software engineer in Verona, WI. On October 1, Katya was scheduled to begin a new call as the solo pastor at Cooksville Lutheran Church (ELCA), a rural community outside Madison, WI. JOE PRIMO remains the associate executive director at Good Grief. He has spent this year working to open Good Grief ’s first satellite in Princeton, NJ. His first book, What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids About Death and Dying, will be available in 2013 from Abingdon Press. Last June Joe was elected vice president of the National Alliance for Grieving Children.
GILES R. SCOFIELD is director of ethics for Providence Health Care, Spokane, WA. ANDREW TENGWALL is in his third year of ordained ministry with the Lutheran Church of the Savior in Kalamazoo, MI, and in October was re-elected as vice president of the European American Lutheran Association, the ELCA’s church-wide ethnic association for white people committed to anti-racism. He continues in his role as Announcer “Reverend Killjoy” for the Killamazoo Derby Darlins roller derby league. He was married in 2011 to the Rev. Sarah Friesen-Carper, and they welcomed Micah Wayne Tengwall Friesen-Carper into the world on August 1, 2012.
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Secretary, Andrew Crowell Nurkin email@example.com JASON D. DiPINTO continues his work as a U.S. Navy Chaplain onboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). He and his family recently returned from a deployment to Japan and Korea and are happy to be back home in sunny San Diego! ANDREW NURKIN was recently appointed executive director of the Princeton AlumniCorps, an independent nonprofit organization that builds the capacity of individuals, institutions, and communities to address systemic challenges by engaging Princeton alums in the public interest. Andrew’s poetry can be found in recent issues of The Massachusetts Review, The North American Review, and RATTLE.
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Secretary, Elizabeth L. Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org MARK POWELL’S third novel, The Dark Corner, was published in the fall of 2012. He is an assistant professor of English at Stetson University in Florida, where he lives with his wife, son, daughter, and dog. SETH PAYNE writes, “I recently moved back to beautiful Seattle to marry the girl of my dreams. I’m working in high-tech developing cloud computing products for large companies around the world. In my spare time I’m also working on a book exploring heavy metal music as a commentary on Christian ethics.
DAN J. BINDER is happily teaching at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, TX, where he is engaging tomorrow’s minds today. He is also pursuing a D.Min. in Educational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary, a degree with which he hopes to help shape the future of private education. ELIZABETH BRUNO is finishing up coursework in her doctoral program at the University of Oregon and teaching first-year composition. Studying absence in children’s literature, she is secretly getting away with spending time with her daughter Ellia as part of her degree. Elizabeth married Steven Norton on September 1, 2012. MARIE (DALBY) SZUTS is the director of content development for Inkling, a tech start-up in San Francisco that makes cutting-edge digital books. She and her husband, Tobi, are expecting their first child next May.
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Secretary, Kimberly Joy Bauser email@example.com JACOB J. ERICKSON is currently writing his dissertation (on ecotheology) at Drew University under the stellar wisdom and compassion of Catherine Keller. And he has recently contributed to a number of forthcoming collections—the first of which (Divine Multiplicity: Trinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation, ed. Chris Boesel and Wesley Ariarajah) is due out in spring 2013 by Fordham University Press. He is now living in St. Paul, MN. KERITH HARDING has been called as priest-in-charge of St. John’s Church, Kula, on the island of Maui. She previously served as the assistant rector of Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport, CT. Since her graduation, MARINA S. HAYMAN has been traveling extensively in Mexico, as well as living there for about two and one-half months a year. Her passion for art and architecture of the Spanish Colonial period was ignited in the course Jaime Lara taught at the Divinity School, and she has pursued this topic, independently, ever since. This fall she taught a short overview course at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen, CO. JOHANNA J. JOHNSON has had a bittersweet year. In August, she was diag-
nosed with breast cancer (secondary from her lymphoma treatments as a teenager). After two surgeries, she is now cancer free for the second time! In September, she got engaged to Michael Rehbaum. They plan to be married in summer 2013. JENNIFER P. SHERIDAN has started a non-profit called “The Global Youth Transformation Initiative” (GYTI) that seeks to transform the lives of middle- and high school-aged students (ages 11 to 18). The program will partner youth around the country with orphaned children in developing countries. GYTI hopes to impact and empower youth through life-changing cross-cultural experiences. JAVEN SWANSON is faith director at OutFront Minnesota, the state’s leading LGBT advocacy organization. During the 2012 election cycle, Javen was embedded in the Faith Department at Minnesotans United for All Families, the campaign that defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman in Minnesota.
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Secretary, Jason Robert Peno firstname.lastname@example.org AMALIE ASH is Presbytery administrator for the Tropical Florida Presbytery (PCUSA), in Pompano Beach, FL. KAZIMIERZ BEM writes from Massachusetts, “I continue to pastor the great and quirky First Church in Marlborough Congregational. The congregation is used by now to sermon quotes from John Calvin, The Lord of the Rings and any random pop-singer. Compared to this, my highchurch inclinations are peanuts—in fact, my pink stole received applause. I am also working on a book on Polish Reformation - it will be a real page-turner, I can feel it. So in short: God is good.” BRENT DAMROW and his husband, Jon Geldert, are looking forward to a new adventure as Brent has been called to serve as the Pastor of the historic and vibrant 1st Congregational Church UCC of Stockbridge, MA starting on January 1st. The move will also take them closer to family as they look forward to starting a family of their own. Last December 2011, DAVID J. DERKSEN obtained his minister’s license from the Evangelical Free Church of America
Ivar Hillesland and family (EFCA). And this past September, he started a year residency program as a chaplain at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. REBECCA HENRIKSEN is in her second year of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. This past summer, she received a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies grant to study Kinyarwanda at Boston University. She hopes to continue her research in Rwanda next summer. After completing an obligatory Lutheran year at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and a nine-month internship at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, CA, IVAR HILLESLAND was assigned to Church of the Apostles in Seattle, WA—a mission of the Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Church. He was officially ordained and installed on October 14, 2012. He lives in Fremont with his wife, Targhee, and son, Olyver. PAT A. KRISS was called in October to be the full-time pastor of First Congregational Church in Danbury, CT. She served for the last two years as part-time pastor at First Congregational Church in North Adams, MA. Danbury’s First Congregational Church was gathered in 1696. Pat is the 29th pastor to serve. NICK SHELTON released a new book, The Good Life Crisis. The project started during his time at YDS when he asked fellow classmates and faculty the question: “What is the Good Life?” In the book, Nick highlights the most interest-
ven. She is still bicycling a lot and is usually up for a hike.
Recent graduates reunion with classes of ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12 ing answers he has heard. Nick currently is working at Google’s headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, but hopes to travel back to New Haven to share more about the project soon. YDS has been a tremendous blessing for KEDO PESEYIE, though he often regrets not being able to meet and know more people during his stay there, and having missed many chapel services at Marquand, as he had to work to meet expenses. Though it was a challenge to balance academics and finances, Kedo thanks YDS and praises God for the wonderful experience. In 2012, Kedo entered a new field of ministry when he became pastor of a small congregation called City Church in Kohima, Nagaland.
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Secretary, Angela Shelley Wiggins email@example.com BARTON K. CREETH is a lobbyist in Northern Ireland campaigning on issues such as peace and reconciliation and child poverty. He also writes articles on grassroots Shared Future initiatives and leads polling projects for local political parties and newspapers. In his free time, he leads a weekly Sacred Harp singing group and has the great privilege of being the announcer for Belfast Roller Derby. RACHEL DUNCAN is serving as pastor of Canaan United Methodist Church in North Canaan, CT and living in New Ha-
RACHEL HEATH recently relocated to Chicago (from her beloved New Haven) and now works for the Spiritual Life Office and Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. She is coordinating a national interfaith conference for student leaders that will take place in February 2013.
EDDIE TURNER is coordinating Habitat for Humanity International’s short-term volunteer program to Africa and the Middle East. It gives him great joy to turn his volunteer-activation work toward international development. A bonus is that working for Habitat makes it more convincing when he pretends that Jimmy Carter is his grandfather! EVELYN WHEELER is now rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Madison, IN.
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Secretary, Jared A. Gilbert firstname.lastname@example.org ELISE ADDINGTON is the associate director of the Middle Tennessee YMCA Center for Civic Engagement, where she plans Model United Nations and Youth in Government for thousands of middle and high schoolers throughout Tennessee. KYLE E. BROOKS is glad to report that all is well in Nashville, TN, as he pursues his Ph.D. in religion (homiletics and liturgics) in the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. Though he misses mornings in Marquand and the ever-abundant Candy Bowl, he is glad to continue the work he started at YDS. “Best wishes to newly installed Dean Sterling, and to the staff, faculty, and students, old and new,” Kyle writes. He hopes to visit New Haven soon. ELIZABETH DOLFI is just a few months into her doctoral program in North American religions at Columbia University and so far is really enjoying her coursework.
She is happy to be in NYC with her partner full-time but does miss the YDS campus, especially when the leaves change in the fall. In 2012-13, LUKE BECK KREIDER is serving as an adjunct instructor of religion at Defiance College (fall) and Goshen College (spring). Luke is also working at the Interfaith Hospitality Network in Goshen, IN. JOSEPH M. LEAR is currently studying at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland working towards a Ph.D. in New Testament. SHANE SANDERS MARCUS in teaching special education at Northern Granville Middle School in Oxford, NC as a member of the Teach for America Corps. He and his wife are attending St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, and Shane was planning to start discernment for the priesthood on the First Sunday of Advent. During the summer ALEX A. PETERSON conducted research at Yale Med Center on peace building and also worked as a consultant at the UN. After this, he took a position with International Relief and Development, Inc., in Arlington, VA as the senior development associate for Corporate and Foundation Relations. He joined a running club and enjoyed the season of Nebraska Cornhuskers football, although he sincerely misses the YDS community. Says Alex, “If anyone is coming through D.C. let me know!” After graduation and recent ordination as a deacon, MATTHEW C. SCHNEIDER was appointed assistant rector at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, SC. Since moving to the South, he and his wife, Hawley, welcomed their second daughter, Zoë Christina, on June 26. Matthew continues to contribute to Mockingbird Ministries; you may read his work at: mbird.com/author/mattschneider. Matthew was hoping to be ordained to the priesthood in December. Earlier this summer, after graduating from YDS, THOMAS R. WALSH retired from his engineering position after a 30-year career to begin the CPE Residency Program at Hartford Hospital on a full-time basis.
In Memoriam Following are acknowledgements of deaths not previously published in Spectrum, including all notifications received as of December 31, 2012
L. Marshall Campbell ’52, March 9, 2012 John. M. Mills ’52, September 30, 2011* Vernon Myers ’52, January 21, 2012* Hideyasu Nakagawa ’52, April 26, 2009
Marjorie B. Chambers ’61, January 6, 2012 Carl L. Christensen ’61, August 21, 2012 James R. McGraw ’61, May 28, 2012
Gene E. Canestrari ’53, March 12, 2012
Norman W. Spellmann ’61, September 10, 2011
John F. Collins ’53, July 24, 2011*
Dennis A. Tippett ’61, August 7, 2012*
Laura T. Barndt ’43, October 24, 2012
William C. Howland Jr. ’53, March 6, 2012
Richard H. Davis ’63, September 22, 2010
Edward M. Brown ’44, May 23, 2012
I. Hall Peebles ’53, January 5, 2012
Walter M Clark, Jr. ’44, October 9, 2009
Charles F. Doyle ’54, October 27, 2012*
Richard G. Hutcheson, Jr. ’45, January 15, 2012
John C. Drachenberg ’54, April 28, 2012
Benjamin Edwin Smith ’45, October 26, 2012
Leonel L. Mitchell ’54, May 23, 2012*
Winston Trever ’37, February 7, 2012 Samuel R. Smith ’42, April 2, 2009
Robert E. Henry ’54, August 19, 2012*
Peter A. Molnar ’63, October 19, 2012* Charles F. Doyle ’64, October 27, 2012 John Snyder ’64, October 2, 2012 Thomas Wade Vaughn ’64, March 4, 2011 Louis G. Wargo ’64, March 16, 2012
Ronald Speirs ’54, March 28, 2012
Ralph R. Carskadden ’65, September 13, 2011*
Gordon Taylor ’54, March 17, 2012*
John G. Tweed ’65, March 20, 2012
Robert Alter ’55, June 19, 2011
Seaver A. Willey ’65, May 6, 2012*
Harold W. Bischoff ’48, July 21, 2012
Robert W. Castle Jr. ’55, October 27, 2012*
Alcide Barnaby ’68, June 28, 2012*
Grant W. Hanson ’48, November 25, 2011
Charles E. Colby ‘55, December 11, 2002*
William D. Livingston ’48, May 11, 2010
Granville V. Henthorne Jr. ’55, October 10, 2012*
Gerald D. Kauffman ’47, February 16, 2012 B.L Osborne Jr. ’47, September 29, 2012 John James Shepard ’47 January 12, 2012
Harold L. McManus ’48, July 24, 2012
R. Truman Fudge ’68, May 14, 2012 * Robert Marshall Hall ’69, November 30, 2012* Joseph E. Thomas ’71, October 29, 2011
Dale R. Beittel ’49, May 24, 2012
Lawrence Kirkpatrick ’55, December 23, 2010
E. Luther Copeland ’49, November 19, 2011
William B. Lawson ’55, August 25, 2011*
Nelson J. Denny ’72, April 5, 2012
J. Keith Miller ’55, January 22, 2012*
Tracy G. Gipson ’72, February 1, 2012
James M. Phillips ’55, August 2, 2012
Walker Taylor III ’73, September 18, 2012*
Malcolm H. Miner ’49, April 9, 2012* William Randolph Sengel ’49, October 17, 2011
Richard S. Crowell ’56, June 7, 2012*
Glenn V. Wolke ’71, August 18, 2012
C. Arthur Bradley ’74, February 22, 2012
Carl Baird ’50, June 22, 2012
Leonard F. Neils ’56, July 30, 2011*
Robert H. Bates ’50, September 20, 2011
Donald W. Preslan ’56, May 19, 2012
Gilbert Chadwick ’50, March 19, 2012
James W. Seibel ’56, July 10, 2012*
Edward H. Hastings ’50, July 7, 2012
Jay R. Shenk ’56, June 27, 2012
Robert G. Jones, ’50, September 3, 2012
James A. Farrell ’58, July 1, 2012
William L. Miller ’50, May 27, 2012
Ray F. Saari ’58, January 29, 2012*
Robert J. Parenteau, Sr. ’80, April 26, 2012*
William A. Studwell ’50, January 22, 2012
David C. Chance ’59, August 5, 2009
James Cronin ’82, May 5, 2012
Howard R. Moody ’51, September 12, 2012
Charles M. Furlow III ’59, July 30, 2011*
Arumugam Sundaram ’85, Unknown
Eric A. Gass ’59, December 10, 2011
Evan Tinder ’85, September 14, 2012
Hisao Kagami ’59, Unknown
Kevin Arnold Barry ’87, November 5, 2011
Gene A. Lackore ’59, January 14, 2012
Janice Marie Robinson ’88, September 2, 2012*
David C. Paul ’51, October 11, 2012 Robert Hamilton Pierce ’51, September 22, 2012* Walter C. Righter ’51, September 11, 2011* Roland B. Rosson, Jr. ’51, December 20, 2011 Kentard Buma ’52, January 10, 2012
Andrew Jensen III ’60, June 18, 2012* Gilbert R. H. Kennedy ’60, March 25, 2012 Dale G. Lasky ’60, May 13, 2012 Lee W. Backman ’61, December 17, 2003
William T. Smith ’76, October 4, 2011 Margie J. Mayson ’77, November 8, 2011 Marcella M. Tucker ’78, December 26, 2011
Edward D. Painter, Jr. ’90, August 19, 2012 Erin Lyn McGrath ’04, November 21, 2011 *Indicates BDS alumni
Professor Emeritus Abraham Malherbe dies at 82; hailed as scholar, teacher, mentor, friend, and churchman
sation with the Hellenistic philosophical writings and helped us to think about the church in its social and intellectual context. His Anchor Bible commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians will surely be the major resource for students and scholars for a very long time.
he passing of Abraham Malherbe, the Buckingham Professor Emeritus of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School, elicited remembrances that not only praised Malherbe’s scholarship but also lifted him up as a teacher, mentor, friend, and churchman. Malherbe died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 82. He taught at YDS from 1970 until his retirement in 1994 and was named the Buckingham Professor in 1981. Dean Gregory E. Sterling, who met Malherbe as a graduate student, said, “Abe was, however, more than a scholar. He was a beloved teacher and mentor. His students have gone on to a wide range of successful careers. There are multiple scholarships in his name, a testimony to the personal friendships that many had with him. He was a self-confident man, but he had reasons to be self-confident. “He did not lack opinions nor was he shy about expressing them: you knew what he thought and why he thought it. Yet he was also a generous person: he went to great lengths to assist students and colleagues.” A prolific author, Malherbe made major contributions in several areas and was best known for his work in Hellenistic moral philosophy and early Christianity, especially the Pauline tradition. He made contributions both to Hellenistic moral philosophy and to the ways in which early Christians were influenced by it. His work on The Cynic Epistles: A Study Edition (1977) and Moral Exhortation: A Graeco-Roman Sourcebook (1986) made a number of important texts available to the wider range of scholars. His “Hellenistic Moralists and the New Testament” (ANRW) may hold the distinction for being the most cited forthcoming article in the history of New Testament studies. Both before and after its appearance, this article provided a framework for scholars to think about how to appropriate Hellenistic moral philosophy. Malherbe did this in detail in several of his own books, especially, Paul and the Thessalonians: The Philosophical Tradition of Pastoral Care (1987), Paul and the Popular Philosophers (1989), and his Anchor Bible Commentary, The Letters to the Thessalonians (2000). He was working on a commentary on the Pastorals for Hermeneia when he died. Malherbe and his wife, Phyllis, who made their home in Hamden, CT, dedicated a great deal of time and resources to support the Whitney Avenue Church of Christ in New Haven as well as a number of other churches in the area including the First Baptist Church in New Haven, which the Malherbes attended in recent years. David Bartlett, the J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication, said, “Abe Malherbe was the embodiment of an ancient ideal, the Christian scholar. His scholarship is known by everyone who studies New Testament as he helped bring early Christian literature into conver-
“At the same time he was deeply devoted to the life of the church. Through the years I have been impressed by how many pastors remember Abe as a major influence on their calling and their careers. He was also always active in the life of a local congregation, teaching church school, counseling pastors, and encouraging laypeople. Other former colleagues also recall Malherbe’s qualities as scholar, friend, and devoted churchman. “It is impossible to overstate the impact that Abe Malherbe’s research, writing, and teaching had on the field of New Testament studies at Yale, in North America, and indeed throughout the world,” said Wayne Meeks, the Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies. “But for me that impact was deeply personal—and not only because he was a friend I treasured. Speaking for the moment only professionally, I could not have done what I did, nor been who I was as a scholar, had it not been for Abe. Our very different backgrounds, areas of special knowledge, and skills somehow dovetailed serendipitously into a shared way of asking new questions about early Christianity. Abe, for me, defined what ‘colleague’ means.” And Harry Adams, the Horace Bushnell Professor Emeritus of Christian Nurture, commented, “Abe Malherbe was respected by his students as an effective teacher and a thoughtful scholar. He was an active member of the Divinity School faculty who was concerned not only about the academic strength of the School but also about the life of the community. He was actively involved in the church where he and Phyllis were members, and constantly sought to enhance the ways in which the program on the Divinity School would prepare students for ministry in the church.” Malherbe the scholar was also interested in Paul and the Cynics, which led him to edit Ancient Epistolary Theorists (1988), a work that is invaluable for students of epistolography and rhetoric. He was one of the first to call attention to the importance of social history in his Social Aspects of Early Christianity (1997, 1983). He also made significant contributions to our understanding of the early Church, e.g., Gregory of Nyssa: Life of Moses, translation, introduction, and notes with Everett Ferguson (1978). Malherbe’s essays have been collected and are scheduled to appear this year in two volumes published by Brill. The esteem in which he was held as a scholar is evident in two Festschriften: Greeks, Romans, and Christians (1990) and Early Christianity and Classical Culture (2003). Malherbe was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1930, and after graduating from high school spent several years working as a surveyor and then as a draftsperson in the Electrical Supply Commission of South Africa. He came to the United States in 1951 to attend Abilene Christian University, where he received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1954. While he was at ACU, he met and married Phyllis Melton. They had three children together: Selina, Cornelia, and Jan. From Abilene Malherbe went to Harvard, where he earned an S.T.B. in
1957 and a Th.D. in 1963 under the supervision first of Arthur Darby Nock and then of Helmut Koester following Nock’s death. He also spent a year at the University of Utrecht working on the Corpus Hellenisticum project with W.C. van Unnik (1960-61). Malherbe distinguished himself both in the classroom and beyond. He was selected as the Harvard Divinity School Commencement Greek Orator in 1957. In the same year, he and Pat Harrell co-founded The Restoration Quarterly, a scholarly journal associated with the Churches of Christ. Malherbe returned to Abilene Christian University, where he held a faculty position in the New Testament and Early Christianity (1963-69). He went back to Harvard as a visiting scholar in 1967-68 and then left Abilene for Dartmouth (1969-70). During his first year at Dartmouth, he attracted the attention of Nils Dahl, who was instrumental in bringing him to YDS in 1970. The combination of Malherbe, Wayne Meeks, and Lee Keck, along with a number of talented younger faculty, made Yale one of the international centers of New Testament study and scholarship. Memorial donations may be sent to either of two funds: The Abraham J. Malherbe Scholarship The Abraham Johannes Malherbe Fellowship c/o The Development Office Yale Divinity School 409 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511-2167
Professor William Lee Miller, ethicist and historian, dies at 86
illiam Lee Miller ’50 B.D., ’58 Ph.D., an eminent University of Virginia political historian who taught social ethics and Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School in the 1950s
and 1960s, died on May 27, 2012 at a hospice in New York at the age of 86. An obituary published in the Washington Post described Miller as an historian whose interest lay at “the confluence of politics, religion and ethics” who “wrote hefty tomes — often spanning 500 pages or more — about five presidents and, by many accounts, he did it with eloquence and ease.” He was well known for his books about Lincoln and slavery, including Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress (Knopf, 1996); Lincoln’s Virtues: An Ethical Biography (Vintage 2003), and President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman (Knopf, 2008). In a tribute, Ralph Barlow '59 B.D., '64 S.T.M., who studied under Miller at YDS, wrote, "A superb analyst of moral ambiguities and changing ethical positions in the context of political pressures, Miller himself moved from a rather strong posture as a political and social realist to something more resembling a critical, Reformed idealism. I first encountered him in a lecture course in 1958-59. Strongly influenced then by Reinhold Niebuhr, Miller left us with the impression that if we really wanted to be versed in social ethics, we needed – almost for our survival – to love our Niebuhr as ourselves. “But by 1963-64, when I did a seminar with Miller in ethics and politics, he was moving beyond Niebuhr, probing the ethical possibilities of a moral society. We shall miss the continuing excitement of Bill Miller's incisive mind. But, then, Bill's principal motive in teaching and writing was to have us go and do likewise.” After earning his B.D. at YDS in 1950, Miller served at Yale as an instructor in Christian Ethics, followed by nine years as an assistant and then associate professor in social ethics. He left Yale at the end of the 1968-69 academic year. Before his retirement in 1999, he spent 17 years as a professor at the University of Virginia.
SAVE THE DATE—OCTOBER 23-25
Convocations & Reunions 2013
Join us on the Quad this fall as we come together to celebrate Convocation and Reunions 2013. This will be the perfect time to reconnect with old friends, get acquainted with current students, and hear from Yale Divinity School’s outstanding and beloved faculty members.
2013 Reunion classes: 1953 • 1958 • 1963 1967, 1968, 1969 • 1982, 1983, 1984 1988 • 2002, 2003, 2004 2009—2013
http://ydsconvocation.yale.edu Berkeley Divinity School sessions will take place on October 22
raduating students: planning for diverse careers
Elaine Ellis Thomas ’13 M.Div. B.A. 1999, Eastern University Episcopal Church
Leonard Curry ’13 M.Div.
B.A. 2007, Rhodes College M.A.T. 2010, Christian Brothers University African Methodist Episcopal Church A native of Cleveland, OH, I lived in Memphis, TN from 2003-2010, completing a B.A. at Rhodes College, an M.A. in teaching at Christian Brothers University, and working first at the Church Health Center founded by Scott Morris ’79 M.Div. and then at the Soulsville Charter School—as a math teacher! Coming to YDS in the fall of 2010 was a huge shift that I initially lamented—I deeply mourned the loss of blues, barbecue and Beale Street! But it was a change that I have begun celebrating in many and profoundly meaningful ways. One such change is a newfound sense of clarity: this time at YDS has made plain for me a love of learning, a concern for the pastoral, and an abiding commitment to African American wisdom and theological traditions. I have witnessed a blossoming in my life both on and off campus. Summer chaplaincy at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in West Haven, CT, parish ministry at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, CA, and chapel ministry in Marquand Chapel on campus have all strengthened my commitment to living out a call to human dignity and to the radical fullness of life and freedom in God. I have recently been ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and am learning the meaning of that new relationship and all it entails. Post graduation, I will apply to doctoral programs in theological ethics rooted in religious history. I aspire to occupy that space between the church, activism and the academy as a teacher in the style of Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, feminist author bell hooks (Gloria Jean Watkins), and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
There are not many people in the world who have an opportunity at midlife to chuck everything and head off to divinity school to follow a call into ministry. I had successful careers in the not-for-profit world in Philadelphia and as a church musician, as well as a comfortable home life and satisfying marriage. But God’s call had nibbled at the edges of my life for years until I finally could ignore it no longer. My choice to attend Berkeley Divinity School at Yale rather than an Episcopal seminary was the right one for me as I have received solid Episcopal formation within a broad YDS community that has challenged and encouraged me to grasp what ministry can be in a wider ecumenical society. I can now approach graduation with an unshakeable belief that the Church has a vital role to play in the world. In my time here, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively to further my development as a faith leader: from Coventry Cathedral in England, where I learned first-hand what global reconciliation ministry can be; to a travel seminar to the Holy Land led by former Dean Harold Attridge, where I witnessed the complexities of the Israel-Palestine question; to Cape Town, South Africa, to study at the Institute for Healing of Memories, where I developed skills to help people overcome individual and collective wounds related to trauma and conflict. As I prepare to leave New Haven, I am well-equipped to engage in ministry wherever God might call me, whether to that small church in central Pennsylvania, or into urban ministry or toward something with a global reach. These three years at YDS have changed my life, and I am excited to discover what will next unfold before me!
Samuel Caraballo ’13 M.Div.
B.S. 2000, University of Massachusetts M.P.H. 2003, Boston University Nondenominational Christian I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, I came to Yale Divinity School most recently from Boston, where I earned my bachelor of science and master of public health degrees. After working in the fields of health policy and education for several years, I decided to apply to divinity school to help me meet the chal-
lenges of a new life calling. In 2008 my first child, Natalia, was born, and her arrival introduced my family to the world of Down syndrome and special needs. Our desire to nurture the life of such a beautiful child helped my family notice the lack of theological resources within faith communities to address the spiritual needs of individuals like my daughter. In response to these new challenges, my wife Miriam and I decided to move to New Haven so I could attend Yale Divinity. At Yale, I have gained the theological, ethical, and practical competencies needed to address the challenges and opportunities of including people with disabilities in religious communities. Through the insightful guidance of academic mentors and professors, I founded All Abilities Inc./Toda Habilidad, Inc., a multilingual and multicultural organization that promotes awareness and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in faith communities and at large. Upon graduation, I plan to continue developing the organization and form collaborative alliances with churches and denominations interested in this issue. I am extremely blessed and grateful for being part of such an outstanding academic institution as Yale Divinity School.
Gabrie’l Atchison ’13 M.A.R. B.A. 1993, Brown University M.A. 1995, Temple University Ph.D. 1999, Clark University Metropolitan Community Churches
I am a second-year M.A.R. student, with a concentration in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. Originally from the Bronx, New York, I entered YDS with a doctorate in women’s studies and a background in African American studies. I’ve worked for a number of nonprofit organizations that address violence against women. Most recently, I have been teaching part-time at the College of New Rochelle. My short-term goal is to become a full-time professor of women’s studies somewhere warm.
I feel called to minister to young women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. My courses in pastoral care have given me the skills I need to listen to survivors’ stories and to provide survivors with tools for healing and self-care. I have also been introduced to liberation theology, which has provided me with a theoretical foundation and sense of authority. My future publications will bring together theological concepts and social science research. I will write for an academic audience; however, I also see myself producing young adult fiction and plays that speak to teens directly. Whenever possible, I will use my writing to create a platform to speak out against the commercial sexual exploitation of girls.
Matthew Vogel ’13 J.D./M.A.R. A.B. 2001, Harvard University Roman Catholic Church I came to Yale to learn how to be a lawyer, and to the Divinity School to explore what it might mean to be a lawyer pursuing social justice. I spent several years living and working in the New York City Catholic Worker community before I arrived in New Haven, and I turned to YDS wanting to find a place where I could investigate the theological and ethical grounds undergirding my commitment to social justice in a sustained, sustainable, and sustaining way. And, here I have found everything for which I was hoping, and more. While taking classes at YDS as an M.A.R. student, I have been able to continue working on immigrants’ rights matters in the legal clinic in which I work at the Law School, richly contextualizing – and challenging – what I was learning in my ethics and theology courses. In our communal worship in Marquand Chapel, I have found the spiritual nourishment necessary to maintain and grow my commitment to—and work for—social justice, making clear the critical need to ground myself in an active spiritual life. I leave Yale looking to practice at the intersection of immigration and criminal law, perhaps as a public defender, perhaps as a civil rights lawyer, but certainly as one formed not merely for a life in the law, but a life of service and love in the promotion of justice.
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
nnovation and expansion at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music By Martin D. Jean Director, Institute of Sacred Music
or nearly a decade, the ISM exhibited art along the corridors of the north side of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. Exhibitions have featured local or regional artists; many were in conjunction with the artistin-residence program of the Overseas Ministries Study Center; some of the artists have been of international stature. The constraints and quirkiness of the space led us expand into a full-fledged gallery program: the ISM Gallery of Sacred Arts. As a pilot project, we arranged for the temporary use of the Old Common Room and the Old Refectory at SDQ , greatly expanding the scope of our programming even as we learned the ropes of gallery operation – a most complicated business! Our thanks go to Deans Attridge and then Sterling for their support. We called upon expertise from around the campus and beyond as we mounted our first project—Shaping Community: Poetics and Politics of the Eruv. This series of three exhibitions exploring a Jewish spatial practice was curated by YDS Senior Research Scholar Margaret Olin and also included lectures, symposia, discussions, a film screening, and guided tours for congregations and school groups. The three exhibitions were presented at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and the 32 Edgewood Gallery of the Yale School of Art, as well as in the ISM Gallery and the SDQ hallway. The artists represented in the exhibitions were Mel Alexenberg, Avner Bar Hama, Daniel Bauer, Sophie Calle, Alan Cohen, Elliott Malkin, Shirin Neshat, Margaret Olin, Ellen Rothenberg, Ben Schachter, and Suzanne Silver. In January 2013, works by Makoto Fujimura were installed in the gallery. Born in the U.S. and trained in Japan, Makoto Fujimura is renowned for his fusion of traditional Japanese painting (Nihonga) with Western painting traditions. His luminous abstractions in metallic pigment evoke the physical and spiritual aspects of nature, grounded in the artist’s deep Christian faith. He is founder of the International Arts Movement and exhibits, publishes, and lectures widely. For a complete listing and information about upcoming exhibitions, visit the ISM website.
Top: Margaret Olin gives other artists a tour of Sophie Calle’s The Eruv of Jerusalem at the 32 Edgewood Gallery. Photo: Robert Lisak. Above: Makoto Fujimu-
ra, Golden Sea, 64 X 80, mineral pigments and gold on Kumohada, 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist.
In its third year, the ISM Fellowship program welcomed six ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts. They include Robert Bates (historical organ music and early organ-building), Harald Buchinger (medieval liturgies with special reference to music, drama, and the arts), Melvin L. Butler (ethnomusicology and supernatural encounter), Kathy Foley (theatre and performance studies in Southeast Asia), Ayla Lepine (art and architecture: theological perspectives and investigations of modernity), and David Stowe (music and religion in American culture); most of them are teaching graduatelevel courses as well as pursuing their own projects. In addition, the ISM community now includes post-doctoral associates Deborah Justice (ethnomusicology), Andrew Irving (medieval liturgy and manuscripts), Örgü Dalgiç (late antique art and archaeology of the Mediterranean), and visiting artist Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4.
Congregations Project Each year, the ISM Congregations Project brings together leadership teams from selected congregations from around the country for an ecumenical Summer Seminar. During their week in New Haven, they work on projects that deepen and extend their ministries in areas related to the year’s theme. Later, they serve as resources to other leaders of communities in their own regions. Last year’s theme was Keeping Time/ Life Passages, and eight congregations participated in rich exchanges. The 2012 Congregations Seminar participants. Photo: Amanda Weber.
Berkeley Divinity School
ith Creativity and Passion, Berkeley Students Are “Out Ahead”
ne of the things that most impresses me about the students of Berkeley Divinity School is the degree to which their creativity and passion puts them “out ahead” of the institutional frameworks within which they are learning. Sitting on my desk as I write, for example, is an issue of The Living Church from last October with a lead story about Andy Barnett ’12 M.Div. and his Theodicy Jazz Collective, which premiered its “Canterbury Jazz Mass” at Canterbury Cathedral this past summer. The mass is a milestone for a collaboration of musicians who have provided innovative, edgy, improvisational worship music in any number of churches. Or there is also on my desk the fall issue of Crux, the news magazine of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. It contains an essay by Otis Gaddis III ’12 M.Div., a founder of the Episcopal Evangelism Network (EEN), on his vision of missional development. Describing the process of such evangelistic attentiveness, Otis remarks, “Your listening ears become the soil for the word that is already there.” A few pages later there is also a story about graduating M.Div. students Adrian Dannhauser and Matthew Lukens and their commitment to progressive evangelism.
By Joseph Britton Dean, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
Andy Barnett ’12 M.Div. and Theodicy Jazz Collective performing “Canterbury Jazz Mass” at Convocation and Reunions 2012
One need not look to the media to find evidence of student initiative, however. Day-by-day as the students preach sermons in chapel, I am frequently astonished by the breadth of the vision they are casting for cultivating a deeper faith commitment within the Episcopal Church, and for reaching beyond its institutional bounds with a gospel-centered message of meaning and hope. Each year as commencement nears, and the faculty have to make their decisions about prizes for graduating seniors, I find that after a year of hearing students preach in chapel the hardest prize to settle on is the preaching prize, because there have simply been so many fine sermons. Or in another context, I am amazed on Wednesday evenings during the Berkeley Community Eucharist at the power of the cre-
ative worship that our chapel ministers and musicians put together. Their liturgical imaginations are lively and profoundly grounded spiritually—never tinged with that studied respectability that holds so many church services hostage, and always open to the creative intrusion of the unexpected. Yet again, there are the students who are oriented toward social justice, and whose commitment to leading the school in responding to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged is a steady, enlivening force that invigorates and embodies the theological studies of the classroom. Or there are the students whose adventuresome spirit takes them to all parts of the globe, where they develop close and fruitful personal ties to Christians of many and very different experiences from their own. They come back prepared to talk and write about the meaning of Anglicanism with fresh enthusiasm and breadth of perspective.
What impresses me most, however, about the students’ passion for ministry is that it is enacted on such a wider horizon than merely trying to address the perceived crisis of declining membership and weakening vitality in the Episcopal Church. The students are in the first instance Christians—disciples of Jesus—and their underlying enthusiasm is to connect people to him, rather than to an institution. The real issue, as they see it, is how to make advantage of the deep spiritual resources of the Anglican tradition, to carry forward the work of realizing the Christian vision of the abundance of life—hope, meaning, commitment, community, sacrifice—that Jesus offers. I would wager to say that paying a visit to the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale would give anyone great optimism for the church’s future—not just because of the strengths of the school itself, but also because of how far ahead of the present the students already are.
note from the Office of Alumni Relations by Gail Sullivan Briggs Director of Alumni Relations
appy Spring from the Quad! We all have our favorite signs of spring, and at YDS the annual publication of Spectrum always means spring. As our alumni magazine and annual report, Spectrum is a perfect occasion to revisit the year and celebrate all of us in the Yale Divinity Community.
And what a year we've had! Together we've created many new opportunities for our alumni to connect with current students and faculty, and we’ve extended YDS’s reach with new webcasting capabilities to broadcast important campus programs that allow alumni to join us online from their own offices, living rooms and churches. During BTFO (Before the Fall Orientation), we welcomed new students to YDS with an alumni career panel and hosted a pizza-tasting introducing the class to some of New Haven’s best eateries. During Convocation & Reunions 2012, alumni and faculty led conversations such as: “What Should YDS be Preparing Students For?” and they shared stories about professional lives that have thrust them (some reluctantly) into the public square. In November, during the annual AAR-SBL meeting in Chicago, young alumni gathered to talk about life post-YDS, and YDS faculty, alumni, students, and friends gathered for a reception that drew close to 300 people. In Seattle, Professor Miroslav Volf addressed the question: “Do Muslims and Christians Believe in the Same God?” that attracted alumni from across the state.
Beecher Lecturer Anna Florence Carter with YDS Professor of Homiletics Nora Tubbs Tisdale
At The Church of the Village in NYC, alumni and over 25 prospective students gathered to meet Dean Sterling and to hear Professor John Collins talk about the significance and intrigue surrounding The Dead Sea Scrolls. Collaborations on the Quad and with other Yale professional schools have given us new opportunities to share a bit of YDS with alumni far from New Haven.
We’ll find the most meaningful ways to bring more of YDS to you, whether you live in New Haven or in more distant places. In September, in a joint venture with Yale’s School of Management and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, we presented Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley on “The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years,” which was webcast live and viewed around the world. The greater YDS community has been reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, and many attended her February talk on the Quad, which was viewed by several hundred alumni and friends via webcast. Some gathered in small groups at churches to watch the lecture together and discuss the issues she raised. In April, we will invite alumni to join us on campus or online for a two-part public conversation featuring Diana Butler Bass and Ross Douthat entitled “The Future of Faith and Public Life in the U.S.,” which will be moderated by Lillian Daniel ’93 M.Div and “The Future of Church Life in the U.S,” to be moderated by Bob Abernethy ’86 Div. Against this backdrop, YDS’s Alumni Board continues to lead important conversations about the core values nurtured at YDS and the best ways to help alumni feel engaged. Our Reunion Committee volunteers, class agents, and secretaries work tirelessly to keep =their classes connected to YDS. In the coming year we’ll continue raising up and honoring the distinguished work and lives of our alumni, faculty, students, and friends. We’ll find the most meaningful ways to bring more of YDS to you, whether you live in New Haven or in more distant places. We’ll stay in touch and hope you will too! Middle photo: Dean Sterling presents outgoing Alumni Board President Jerry Henry ’80 M.Div. with a plaque in honor of his service at the Board’s Annual Meeting.
The Dean’s Perspective: preparing students for a new Christian era By Ray Waddle
o new YDS Dean Gregory E. Sterling, the predicament has a familiar ring: Churches face an uncertain era of soul-searching about their message and relevance in a clanging, bewildering, global culture of change. Yes, quite familiar—the story is as old as the first century. Sterling is a New Testament scholar with an interest in the ways the early church confronted the culture of the ancient period. His immersion in early Christianity turns out to be good training for making sense of the situation of the 21st century church and, as dean, positioning an historic divinity school to meet it. “People in the first and second century had to present Christianity in categories that made sense to their contemporaries,” he said in a recent interview. “And that, in essence, is what we have to do.” “In the first century, the Roman empire made people aware that the world was bigger than they thought. It was globalized in that sense. And we find ourselves living in a globalized time today. We have to take that seriously: There’s a need to restate the faith in contemporary categories. That’s what church leaders were doing in the first centuries. It gives us warrant to do the same things now.” Sterling, 58, a Churches of Christ minister, arrived in New Haven last summer after 23 years as a teacher and administrator at Notre Dame. He brings a keen awareness of YDS’s role in American church history—and a focus on how the school can make a contribution in a social world being remade by technology and pluralism. His thoughts often turn to the matter of reviving mainline Protestant churches and refreshing the appeal of Christian faith. “We’re seeing the rise of the ‘nones,’ ” he said, a reference to polls that show increasing numbers of people who claim no religious affiliation at all. “But it’s not that they don’t believe. It’s that they see our churches as irrelevant. They’re still asking fundamental questions. Many people, notably young people, are trying to make sense of the bigger questions of life. They’re trying to understand how to think about themselves as human beings. They want answers. And when they ask those questions, they are open to Christianity, because Christianity addresses such questions in meaningful ways.” But mainline churches—which have had a vital relationship to YDS over many decades—continue a pattern of decline in membership and influence. Sterling suggested the diminishment involves a complex of factors.
“Some mainline congregations are absolutely flourishing, but it’s not across the board,” he observed. “Our society has changed profoundly. It’s more religiously pluralistic than ever. But mainline traditions have not changed with those shifts in society. It’s difficult to change when what you’ve done for so long worked so well in the past, but the reality is it’s broken and needs fixing. For one thing, I think these churches have placed less emphasis on the future than other groups; youth ministry hasn’t been strongly emphasized, yet that’s the future.” A pervasive distrust of hierarchy and authority structures, intensifying ever since the rise of the baby boomers, adds to a climate of religious disconnection, he suggested. “I hope personally the mainline churches will continue in a vibrant form,” he said. “But they need to change. We will be different from what we’ve been. We haven’t found a way to make the Christian appeal relevant in a way that Niebuhr and Tillich did.” Into such spiritually turbulent times, YDS must step in and keep thinking creatively, he argued. Train ministers for new, entrepreneurial milieus. Give leaders tools for interpreting the heterogeneous landscape with vigor and respect. Rethink some of its own approaches to theological education. “I was drawn to [the position of dean] because historically YDS has played such a strong role in having impact on church life in American history,” he said. “In a time when Christianity is changing rapidly, I view the school as a place that can help to revitalize Christianity in the U.S. and think about it in a global context. “I’m committed to maintaining excellence. The school’s rigorous training has had extraordinary impact on Christian leadership in this country and around the world. I also think we’re going to have to prepare people to be entrepreneurial in ways we don’t do now.” He envisions more YDS courses and mentoring programs that expose students to the work of successful pastors or other congregational innovators. “There are people we know who are very successful at revitalizing moribund churches or planting new ones or thinking about the faith in new ways. Let them share what they know. I can foresee internships with ‘master mentors’ so students witness Christianity experienced in dynamic ways.” Eventually the new dean would like to see more stress in the curriculum on what he calls comparative theology,
explorations into the question of Christianity’s place in a diverse world culture, discovering what the faith can learn from other religions and clarifying how it differs. “The basic idea is to encourage students to learn about other religions and from other religions. You can begin to understand your own religion as a Christian by that kind of engagement. I don’t think it means surrendering your identity or being apologetic about your faith but embracing a truly liberal spirit—a respect for others. Everyone struggles with that—conservatives and liberals— but that’s preparation for this society.” “We have to train students to think in other categories—for instance, understanding Islam or Judaism in the modern setting, not only the ancient ones. What can Christians learn from other traditions? How do we differ? It would be absurd to say Jews and Muslims don’t understand God, but we don’t understand God identically. The Christology of a suffering God as an ideal is, I think, the glory of Christianity. I’d like to think we’re in a place where theology from a global perspective is being written.” Sterling’s sense of the power and renewal of Christian belief was shaped early on. His father was a Churches of Christ minister for 46 years, while his mother extended the ministry by aiding people who were left out of local networks of care. “My father and mother were deeply passionate about helping people,” said Sterling, who grew up in California and Idaho. “That’s my image of Christianity: a vibrant form of religion that helps people. If you read the Bible and understand it in a way that doesn’t help people, then you’ve misread it. Christianity has the power to transform lives and lift them and bring them to a place where they have hope and meaning.” Reaching into his early-church scholarship, Sterling also draws inspiration from Aristides, the second-century Athenian philosopher and Christian apologist. Aristides wrote that Christianity’s strength lies ultimately not in technical arguments about God but in the way believers treat other human beings. “His argument was: Look at the lives of Christians, the way their lives reflect their understanding of God. They are honest. They care about people. Christians ‘understand God best’ because they serve others, helping people without erasing the mystery of the divine,” Sterling said. “For Christianity to resonate with people, I think it has to be demonstrable in their lives. It has to have impact on the way they feel about their lives.”
Race and Inclusion Initiative creates momentum to improve campus culture By Kelsey Dallas ’14 M.A.R.
he fall semester at Yale Divinity School was not only a time to welcome new students to campus; it also marked the launch of an initiative meant to ensure a welcoming environment for the entire community as the school becomes increasingly diverse. The initiative grew out of a call by student council leaders for more open discussions about race and inclusivity, and it is now a driving force behind campus-wide conversations and events, as students and faculty join together to make YDS a place where difficult issues are openly and effectively addressed. In 2012-13, the primary focus of the initiative has been around issues of race. In October, two campus-wide diversity training sessions were held, one for students and another for faculty. These were followed by the airing of the PBS documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion” in November. As the new year unfolded, anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak was scheduled to visit campus Feb. 5-7, and Feb. 25 was set as the concluding chapter of a campus-wide read of the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness celebrated with a lecture by the book’s author, Michelle Alexander. Additionally, the spring 2013 issue of Reflections, YDS’s magazine of theological and ethical reflection, is devoted to the topic of race and religion. The 2012 YDS “Book of Numbers” paints a statistical portrait highlighting some of the most obvious markers of diversity that characterize the school. Among the entering class, just over 25 percent describe themselves as Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, or multi-racial—slightly higher than the 20 percent figure for the overall student population. The numbers document other forms of diversity in the student body as well, encompassing the range of faith traditions (about 40), age cohorts (about equal numbers under 25, 25-29, and 30-plus), and vocational choices. Coupled with other apparent but less documented forms of diversity, such as sexual orientation, figures like these underscore how important it is for community members to be sensitive to cross-cultural tensions. Student Council President Nicholas Alton Lewis ’13 M.Div. explained that the initiative grew out of a series of “town hall” style meetings hosted in spring 2012 by his predecessor in 2011-12, Jared Gilbert ’12 M.Div. Student leaders recognized a desire among participants to engage with “the structural and cultural factors that inevitably lead to a lack of diversity” in a community like YDS. When these conversations received formal support from the faculty Diversity Committee, the new diversity initiative began to take shape. Mary Clark Moschella, the Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, credited both the town hall meetings and Marilyn Kendrix ’13 M.Div. with making the faculty aware of how valuable intentional discussions on race and inclusion could be for the YDS community as a whole.
“As the meetings unfolded, it became clear that students really did want to talk about race…but lacked some basic tools for how to hold the conversation,” Moschella said. She described how, around the same time as the meetings, Kendrix began speaking with professors about making the book The New Jim Crow an all-school read. The book depicts the U.S. criminal justice system as a contemporary form of racial discrimination, despite its claims of color-blindness. The work of the Student Council and Kendrix combined to convince faculty members of the importance of developing a formal plan to explore diversity issues on campus. An ad-hoc steering committee was created, composed of Moschella, Kendrix, Assistant Dean of Students for Pastoral Initiatives Julie Kelsey, and Thomas Troeger, the J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication. “We sought the input and support of students, the Ministerial Studies Committee, the Diversity Committee, and the deans in putting together a program of events for the year that would address both the need for racial inclusion inside our YDS community and the call to do racial justice work in the larger world,” noted Moschella. She, along with the rest of the ad-hoc committee, was instrumental in planning the major events that formed the basis of 2012-13 activity. The October diversity sessions for students and faculty helped equip the YDS community with resources to discuss race in a fairer, more helpful manner. A Michigan-based antiracist and anti-oppression training organization, Allies for Change, was brought in to facilitate discussion. Kelsey said she believes the events were beneficial, noting, “Many of us don’t begin to understand the depth of the systemic nature of discrimination against people of color…Through Allies for Change, we were offered ground rules for encouraging and deepening conversations with minority students, listening to their own stories of discrimination and hurt at YDS.” Though acknowledging that reviews for the October events were not all positive, Kelsey and others agree that they were indicative of the school’s efforts to move in the right direction. Kendrix described the diversity initiative as “a project that seeks to first provide tools that will allow students and faculty to engage on issues of race and diversity in a way that will be both productive and effective.” “The Inclusivity training that took place in October was meant to accomplish this, and now that we have improved our skills at talking about these issues as they relate to the context here at YDS, we will turn our focus
outward, to involve the entire school in the reading of The New Jim Crow,” said Kendrix. In preparation for Alexander’s Feb. 25 speaking engagement, all students and faculty were given a free copy of the book to read. In the meantime, the Student Council continued the work it began in spring 2012 to foster conversation among community members about race and inclusivity. On Nov. 15, the Council hosted the first in a series of film screenings seeking to capitalize on the October discussions. The November film, “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” argues for an understanding of race that is not rooted in nature but constructed in the realms of politics, economics and culture. “This year’s focus on race and inclusivity is important to the Student Council because community matters,” Lewis said. “The world is a wonderful place, rich with the diversity of many races and ethnicities, people of various beliefs and cultural practices. As people that are being trained to go out into this diverse global community, it is to our benefit to foster such a culture here at YDS.” Faculty and staff further supplemented the initiative by arranging to approach the issue of race from new angles in the spring. Nora Tubbs Tisdale, the Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics, and Dean Gregory Sterling partnered to invite Allan Boesak to campus to discuss his work with race and reconciliation in South Africa. And as the academic year approaches its end, the spring 2013 Reflections will take on the topic of race and religion. Overall, this year’s diversity initiative has been marked by overwhelming support among students, faculty, and staff. As Kelsey noted, “Though it will take continued and repeated events to make a significant change, many are committed to its happening.” The hope is that valuable conversations will continue in coming years by highlighting different types of diversity, including, for example, sexual orientation or class. But, as the discussion expands to include new topics, said Moschella, “We don’t want to lose sight of our concern for racial inclusion and racial justice in a larger world.” Through this campus-wide program to support honest and productive conversations about race and inclusion, YDS demonstrates its commitment to being a place where everyone can feel welcome—not only as a matter of fairness but as a way to insure intellectual integrity. Said Sterling, “We need to cultivate relationships with all . . . We need the voices of people with varying backgrounds to create a rich and vibrant intellectual community.”
Honor Roll of Donors
t is with great appreciation that we present the 20112012 Honor Roll of Donors. The donors listed herein have generously contributed in support of the students and programs at Yale Divinity School. The following pages record the names of Yale alumni and friends who made a gift, pledge payment, or new pledge of $250 or more credited to the 2011-2012 ﬁscal year. We also include recognition of the congregations, corporations and foundations that provided support to YDS.
Donor Recognition Levels Marquand Society $5,000 or more Edwards Circle $ 2,500–$4,999 Beecher Benefactors $ 1,000–$2,499 Bushnell Sponsors $500–$999 Stuart Associates $250–$499
Henry C. Doll ’61 B.D. $
Anthony Furnivall and Anne Mallonee ’86 M.Div. #
$5,000 or more
James K. Donnell ’58 B.D. $
Peter D. Eaton #
Denise Rhea and Stephen Adams ’59 B.A.
Donald C. Farley, Jr. ’54 B.D. $
Carl T. and Betsy Neville Anderson ’97 M.Div. $ #
Paul E. Francis ’77 B.A.
David Robert Anderson ’89 M.Div. $ #
Mary Douglass Glasspool ’03 #
Marc H. Andrus #
Sally M. Goodwin *
Carla M. Atherton *
Richard H. Guerrette ’71 S.T.M.
Allyson and Matthew T. Banks ’01 M.A.R.
G. William Haas, Esq. ’71 B.A. #
George Bauer John C. Beck #
Margaret and F. Lane Heard III, Esq. ’73 B.A., ’78 J.D. #
Charles E. Bennison, Jr. #
Geoffrey M. Hoare ’82 S.T.M. $ #
Stephen S. Peterson ’84 M.Div. $
Alan F. Blanchard ’61 B.A. $ #
Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson ’59 B.D., ’60 M.A., ’63 Ph.D. $
J. Scott Pidcock ’82 M.A.R. $
John and Lynne M. Bolton John H. Branson III ’74 M.Div. # Marian E. Budde # William J. Burger, Jr. * Steven E. Bush and Peggie Ann Findlay # Sarah W. Buxton-Smith ’94 M.Div. $ # Bruce Calvert and Marjorie R. Calvert Samuel Glenn Candler ’82 M.Div. $ # Stephen E. Carlsen # Marion Dawson Carr # David E. and Sara F. Carson #
D. Stuart Dunnan #
Alonzo L. McDonald
Marion M. Gilbert #
Carol Pinkham ’85 M.Div. and Jeffrey C. Oak ’85 M.Div., ’86 S.T.M., ’93 M.A., ’95 M.Phil., ’96 Ph.D. $ # Richard S. Parker ’55 M.Div. $ *
Sharon D. Prince Deborah and Charles M. Royce #
Paul T. Jones II #
David Segel ’86 B.A.
Robert Kass, M.D. #
Westina M. Shatteen #
Christopher J. Keller ’89 M.A.R.
A. Gary Shilling #
Angela Webb ’86 B.A. and Stuart R. Kensinger ’86 B.A. #
Susan and Frederick J. Sievert ’11 M.A.R. $
Donald G. Kilpatrick ’77 B.A. and Karen S. Lavine ’77 B.A.
Christian R. Sonne ’57 B.A., ’04 L.H.D. $ #
James H. Cooper #
Patrick J. McLampy and Priscilla Ann Lawrence ’90 M.Div.
Ann R. L. and Thomas E. Dewey, Jr. #
Gaylord B. Noyce *
F. Washington Jarvis #
Linda L. Lader ’08 M.Div. $
Warner K. Depuy, Esq. ’73 B.A.
Barbara D. and William O. Murphy ’96 M.Div. $
Kenneth L. Jacobs ’76 S.T.M. $
Timothy C. Collins ’82 M.B.A.
S. Rainey G. Dankel ’11 M.Div. $ #
Andrew C. Mead ’71 B.D. $ #
Nicholas Tewkesbury Porter ’86 B.A., ’94 M.Div. #
Jack L. Clark ’59 Div, ’59 M.A., ’62 Ph.D. *
Michael B. Curry ’78 M.Div. #
Debbie McLeod ’09 M.Div. $
G. Hartwell Hylton #
Edward and Jacquelyn W. Kirby ’89 B.A., ’08 M.Div. #
David H. Crandall #
Harold E. Masback ’94 M.Div.
James B. Lemler # Jeffrey Lenn ’69 S.T.M. $ Worth Loomis ’45 B.S. $ # Patricia B. and Philip R. Love
Alexander H. Slaughter ’60 B.A. Murray and Dawn M. Stegelmann ’08 M.Div. $ # Carol Jean Stifler ’43 B.D. * Nancy S. Taylor ’81 M.Div. $ Joseph and Jeann R. Terrazzano ’03 M.A.R., ’06 M.Div. $ Norman E. Thomas ’53 B.A., ’56 M.Div. $ George Trever Clyde Cebron Tuggle ’88 M.Div.
Charles R. and Lynda Z. Tyson ’05 M.Div. $ # Janice Ann Vogt ’90 M.Div. $ James L. Waits ’61 B.D. and Fentress B. Waits Peter F. Walsh ’92 M.Div. # David R. Wilson #
Edwards Circle $2,500 – $4,999
Beecher Benefactors $1,000- $2,499 Anonymous (2) Harry B. Adams ’47 B.A., ’51 B.D., ’76 M.A.H. $ Judith Allison ’05 M.Div. $ # Carol L. Anderson #
Ernest B. Anderson ’84 M.Div.
Lois H. Annich ’78 M.Div. and Richard C. Israel ’76 M.Div.
Howard Anderson # B. Cass Bailey ’98 M.Div. #
William R. Bell, Jr. ’07 M.Div. $ #
Robert H. Bates ’50 M.Div. $ *
Videen M. Bennett ’08 M.Div. $
Stephen P. Bauman ’79 M.Div. $
Rebecca C. Breed #
Ann M. Beams ’80 M.Div., ’91 S.T.M. $
J. Lyons and Katherine R. Brewer #
Howard C. Benson ’53 S.T.M.
Joseph H. and Karla Britton #
Donald A. Bickford ’66 B.S.
David Buck #
Harry W. Blair, II and Barbara A. Shailor #
George Garry Carneal III ’85 M.A.R.
Stephen M. Bolle #
Steven M. Champlin ’80 M.Div. $
Bobby Ray Bonds ’56 M.Div. $
Ron N. DelBene #
Damon F. Bradley ’68 B.D. $
Edith R. Dixon #
Fred R. Brooks, Jr. ’61 M.Div. $
Esther T. and Randall C. Dunn
John Moore Bullard ’57 M.Div., ’62 Ph.D. $
Janet T. and Ronald T. Evans ’70 B.D. $
Anthony Buquor #
Phyllis M. Freeman
Richard A. Burnett ’83 M.Div. $ #
Jean M. Graustein ’95 M.Div.
John Mc Elroy Byers ’49 B.D.
Patricia M. Hames ’88 M.Div. $ #
Elizabeth K. Cahill ’10 M.A.R. $
James R. Harlan #
Matthew Calkins #
John G. Hartnett #
Dennis M ’70 B.D.and Leesa H. Campbell ’69 M.A.R. $
Herman Hollerith, IV ’81 M.Div. $ # Deborah H. Hunley ’77 M.Div. $ # Brenda G. Husson ’ 98 D.D. # John T.P. Jackson ’59 B.A. # * James A. Kenney III ’63 Div. $ # David E. Krehbiel ’59 B.D. $ Patrick J. Landers ’81 M.P.P.M. Katherine ’85 M.Div., ’98 S.T.M . and Arthur H. Latimer ’98 M.Div. $ Bradley D. and Lauris L. Laue Russell J. Levenson, Jr. # Richard Lewis L. Kathleen Liles ’88 M.Div., ’90 S.T.M. $ #
Peter J.B. Carman ’85 M.Div. $ Christian J. Chae ’98 M.Div. Robert Chambers III ’65 B.D. $ Richard Chilton, Jr. # Amanda C. ’00 M.Div. and Ki Joo (KC) Choi ’95 B.A., ’98 M.Div. Kathleen Clair Sharon G. and W. Malcolm Clark ’61 B.D., ’63 M.A., ’64 Ph.D. $ Adela Y. ’00 M.A.H. and John J. Collins ’00 M.A.H. Martin Copenhaver ’80 M.Div. $
Elizabeth Marie Melchionna ’06 M.Div. $ #
John Kevin and Anisa P. Cottrell Willis ’95 M.Div. #
John A. Mitchener III ’67 B.D.
Ellyn Crutcher, Esq.
Robert John O ’Neill ’81 #
John C. Danforth ’63 LL.B., ’63 B.D., ’73 M.A.H.
Julia and Christopher Glenn Sawyer ’75 M.Div. $
Lillian Fant Daniel ’93 M.Div. $
Peter J. DeVeau ’86 M.Div. # Clark Evans Downs ’10 M.Div. $ # Henry H. Edens III ’96 M.Div. # James Deane Edwards ’81 M.Div. $ Terence L. Elsberry # Robert W. Fisher ’98 B.A., ’05 M.Div. # George A. Fowlkes $ # Frederick C. Fox III # Julie S. Fuller ’04 M.A.R. $ Nora Gallagher and Vincent Stanley Jon W. Galloway ’78 M.Div. $ C. Edward Geiger ’61 M.Div. John A. Gettier ’61 B.D. $ Adam S. Greene ’09 M.Div. $ # Randall A. Greene ’11 S.T.M. $ Daniel L. Gross ’04 M.Div. $ # Sunny Hallanan ’87 M.Div. # Richard Ham Charles H. Harper ’61 S.T.M. $ Gary W. Hart, Esq. ’61 B.D., ’64 LL.B. William McC. Haynsworth $ * Martha H. Hedgpeth ’82 M.Div. $ # Daniel R. Heischman ’76 S.T.M. # Jerry W. Henry ’80 M.Div. George Heyer, Jr. ’56 B.D., ’59 M.A., ’63 Ph.D. $ Atsuko Hirayama ’82 M.A.R. Judith K. Holding ’08 M.A.R. $ # Randolph M. Hollerith ’90 Joseph C. Hough, Jr. ’59 B.D., ’64 M.A., ’65 Ph.D. Joann R. Hummel ’55 M.Div. Carol Rose Ikeler ’50 B.D. $ * H. Knute Jacobson ’80 M.Div. Joan M. Javier ’12 M.Div. Elizabeth B. Johnson ’84 M.Div. $ Gary D. Jones ’85 M.Div. # Joe R. Jones ’61 B.D., ’63 M.A., ’70 Ph.D. $ Mary N. Keithahn ’59 M.R.E. $ Elisabeth W. Keller ’85 M.Div., ’87 M.S.N. and Steven C. Bonsey ’84 M.Div., ’87 S.T.M. $ Robert P. Keller, Jr. ’58 B.D. Julie V. ’84 M.Div. and David H. Kelsey ’58 B.D., ’60 M.A., ’64 Ph.D. $ J. B. Kerbow ’63 Ph.D. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. ’73 M.Div. $ Ruth L. Kirk #
Gordon P. Scruton #
Carolyn E. Daniels #
Kenneth Share ’94 M.Div. $ Jay Sidebotham #
Frank S. Davis ’77 M.Div. and Kristin M. Foster ’77 M.Div.
Alan J. Sorem ’66 M.Div.
Judith A. Davis ’91 M.Div., ’95 S.T.M. #
Elizabeth M. Krentz-Wee ’84 M.Div.
Richard C. Stazesky ’52 B.D., ’53 S.T.M., ’55 M.A. $
Mark S. Delcuze #
Mark Joseph Lawrence #
Frank S. Denton ’66 B.D. $
Michael R. Linburn ’54 B.S.
Pierce W. Klemmt ’76 M.Div. $ # W. Nicholas Knisely, Jr. ’91 M.Div. #
Mitchell J. Lindeman ’83 M.Div. #
Bert W. Marshall ’97 M.Div.
Barbara Brown Taylor ’76 M.Div. $ #
David E. L. Brown ’61 M.Div. $
James L. Martin, Jr. ’41 B.D., ’51 Ph.D. *
Richard W. Teaford ’61 B.D.
L. Eugene Brown ’48 B.D. $
Roger H. Martin ’68 B.D., ’69 S.T.M. $
Robert B. and Judith M. Thomas ’91 M.Div. $
Raymond F. Brown ’86 M.Div. #
Peter George Tierney III ’06 M.Div., ’07 S.T.M. #
Kentaro Buma ’52 B.D. *
John W. Martiner # Susan and Peter W. Marty ’85 M.Div. $ Philip F. McKean ’61 B.D. $ Carol L. Mead ’09 M.Div. $ # Dwight F. Miller ’56 M.D. # Michael M. Milstein Peter C. Moister ’95 M.A.R. $ Richard W. Moll ’61 M.Div. Shawnthea Monroe-Mueller ’95 M.Div. Robert F. Murchison ’76 B.A. Robert W. Neff ’61 B.D., ’64 M.A., ’69 Ph.D. Winthrop Nelson, Jr. ’52 B.D. $ William H. and Jane M. Nickerson # Richard Thomas Nolan ’67 M.A.R. $ # Don R. Norenberg ’58 B.D. $ John S. Nuveen ’62 M.Div. $ Martin J. O ’Connor ’02 M.Div. $ Frances S. and Raymond E. Oliver ’52 M.Div. $ Andrew G. Osmun # Edward F. Otto ’69 M.Div. Joseph N. Peacock ’54 B.D. $ James W. Peterson and Judy E. Pidcock ’84 M.Div. $ Jayne Collins ’84 M.Div. and James M. Pool ’83 M.Div., ’84 S.T.M. $ Birch Rambo # Calvin E. Ratcliff ’89 M.A.R. $ Norval D. Reece ’60 M.Div.
Judith Gundry-Volf and Miroslav Volf Alida Ward ’89 M.Div. Robert P. Ward ’52 M.Div. $ John W. Watling III ’57 B.A. # Pamela S. Wesley Gomez # Evelyn Wheeler ’11 M.Div. $ # Roger B. White ’76 M.A., ’77 M.Phil., ’79 M.A.R. $ # Charles L. Wildman ’70 B.D. $ Mary Grace Williams ’88 M.Div. # Stephen J. Elkins-Williams Alice H. and William E. Wimer III $
Katherine S. Bryant ’06 M.Div. # Ronald P. Byars ’62 B.D. $ James Cannon Burton N. Cantrell ’61 M.Div. Beryl G. Capewell ’61 S.T.M. $ Susan M. and John D. Carson, Jr. ’92 S.T.M. John B. Chane ’72 M.Div. $ Muriel P. Chase-Dinardi ’61 B.D., ’63 S.T.M. Mark R. Clevenger ’86 M.Div. # Dane A. Collins ’07 B.A., ’10 M.Div. Francis B. Creamer, Jr. # Rebecca T. Crosby ’02 M.A.R., ’07 M.Div. J. Roderick Davis ’63 B.D. $
Michael Wu ’81 M.Div. $
Dolores Ann de Montmollin ’01 M.Div. #
Susan Cavanagh Wyper ’84 B.A., ’08 M.Div. #
Tommy Joe Dillon II ’95 M.Div. # Ian Douglas and Kristin Harris ’86 M.S.N. #
Roger A. Young #
Donna M. Downs ’87 M.Div. #
Marek P. Zabriskie ’89 M.Div. $ #
Philip M. Duncan II #
Slyvia and Thayer and J. Philip Zaeder ’58 B.A., ’62 M.Div. $
Stephen B. Edmondson ’88 M.Div., ’92 S.T.M., ’99 Ph.D. #
Beverly A. Zell ’01 M.Div. $
Rem B. Edwards ’59 B.D.
Stephen F. Zimmerman #
Verna M. Ehret ’93 M.A.R.
Bushnell Sponsors $500- $999
David R. Adams ’61 B.A., ’65 B.D., ’67 M.A., ’79 Ph.D.
Darren Elin ’ 98 M.Div. # Dana Leigh English ’81 M.Div. Evelyn Ramsdell Ferguson ’66 M.A.R. $ Rev. Donald B. Fitzsimmons ’47 B.D., ’55 S.T.M. $ Mary Fletcher #
Laura Ahrens ’91 M.Div. #
Stefan P. and Elizabeth J. Ford ’81 B.A. #
Anne S. Alvord ’94 M.Div. $
Betty D. Gabehart ’61 M.R.E. $
Talitha J. Arnold ’80 M.Div. $
John P. Gedrick III ’98 M.Div. #
Harold W. and Jan Attridge $
Brian G. Gentle ’66 B.D. $
Michael A. Baal ’82 M.Div. $
Samuel T. Gladding ’70 M.A.R. $
Shannon D. Bachelor
Roberto S. Goizueta ’76 B.A.
Stephanie Abbott Bailey ’06 M.Div. #
Nancy E. Gossling ’00 M.Div. $ #
Richardson W. Schell ’76 M.Div. #
William R. Baird, Jr. ’50 B.D., ’52 M.A., ’55 Ph.D. $
Amanda K. Gott #
Mark S. Sisk #
Kempton D. Baldridge ’88 M.Div.
Dwight Smith ’61 Div. ’58 M.A., ’61 Ph.D.
Verlyn L. Barker ’56 B.D., ’60 S.T.M. $
Sandra B. Smyth ’10 M.A.R. $
A. Ralph Barlow, Jr. ’59 B.D., ’64 S.T.M. $
Kathryn Greene-McCreight ’88 M.Div., ’89 S.T.M., ’91 M.A., ’92 M.Phil., ’94 Ph.D. $ #
Harold Edwin Snow ’77 M.Div.
Bennett H. Barnes, Jr. #
John Daniel Groff ’43 B.D.
Richard E. Spalding ’76 B.A., ’81 M.Div.
Angela Batie Carlin ’07 M.Div. $
Warren F. Groff ’52 B.D., ’55 Ph.D. $
Bradford B. Spangenberg ’61 B.D.
William N. Beachy #
Norman L. Grover
Mark A. Spaulding ’90 M.Div. #
Mark M. Beckwith ’78 M.Div. #
Alison A. Gruseke ’07 M.A.R.
Elizabeth J. Spoto-Russell ’94 M.Div.
Susan R. Beebe ’ 02 M.A.R. #
Frances Hall Kieschnick ’75 B.A.
Ernest R. Stair ’64 B.D. $
John T. Bertsch ’59 B.D. $
Scott B. Hayashi
Anne E. Stanback ’85 M.A.R. $
Lynda Ivey Bigler ’07 M.Div. $
Stephen G. Henderson ’87 M.Div.
Brenda J. Stiers ’83 M.Div. $
Robert M. Brashares ’52 M.Div. $
Robin R. Henry #
Robert E. Stowe, Jr. ’74 M.Div. *
Henry G. Brinton ’86 M.Div. $
Paul R. Hetrich ’60 M.Div. $
Jane and William K. Stuart ’73 M.Div.
Sallie C. Brooke ’61 Div
Matthew F. Heyd ’95 M.A.R. #
Wilma J. Reichard ’77 M.A.R., ’79 M.Div. $ Frederic W. Reynolds # Richard W. Rieder ’61 B.A. $ Virginia B. Rogers Nancy and George E. Rupp ’67 B.D. $ Wayne R. Sandau ’53 B.D., ’87 S.T.M. $ Robert A. Sandercox ’57 M.Div. $
Howard R. Greene #
Melissa K. and Randolph M. Hollerith ’90 M.Div. #
Peter J. Nagle ’96 M.A.R. $
Paul E. Towner #
Heather Steele Hopkins ’92 M.Div. $
Elizabeth M. Nestor ’79 M.Div. $ #
Gene M. Tucker ’60 B.D., ’61 M.A., ’63 Ph.D.
Linda L. Northcraft ’87 M.Div. #
Yoko Ueda ’04 M.Div., ’06 S.T.M.
Margaret S. Odell ’79 M.A.R.
J. Gordon Verplank ’66 B.D. $
Joel L. Olsen ’74 M.Div.
Charles I. Wallace, Jr. ’68 B.D. $
Sam L. and Jennifer Landis Owen ’12 M.Div. #
Jane C. and Charles D. Watkins ’69 M.Div., ’70 S.T.M. $
Joon Surh Park ’69 B.D.
C. Watkins ’68 M.A.R. $
Youngwon Park ’12 M.Div.
W. Brewster Willcox ’61 B.D., ’71 S.T.M.
William Parsons, Jr. ’65 B.A. #
Steven C. Wilson ’94 M.Div. #
David P. Pearson ’56 B.S. #
Christopher F. Wood ’90 B.A.
Martha Beckwith Peck ’81 M.Div.
L. D. Wood-Hull ’95 M.Div., ’95 J.D., ’98 M.A. $ #
Stephen A. Huber ’98 M.Div. # Peb Jackson Douglas O. and Anne Hislop Jensen ’88 M.Div. $ # Stephanie Johnson ’10 M.Div., ’12 S.T.M. $ # Thomas M. Johnston, Jr. ’59 M.Div. $ Mary B. Johnstone ’89 M.A.R. $ # Robert G. Jones ’50 B.D., ’57 M.A., ’59 Ph.D. $ Margaret and William A. Jones, Jr. ’51 B.D. $ Boardman W. Kathan ’56 B.D. $ Leander E. Keck ’57 Div, ’57 Ph.D. Edward H. Kicklighter ’51 B.D. $ Nominee M. Kim ’08 S.T.M. Kenneth H. Kindig ’54 B.D. $ Jerald L. Kirkpatrick ’70 B.D. Debra J. Kissinger ’92 M.Div. $ # Stephen Barrett Klots ’99 S.T.M. $ # Chilton R. Knudsen # John P. Kohl ’67 M.Div. Lee Albert and Philip S. Krug ’52 M.Div. $ J. Kenneth Kuntz ’59 B.D. $ Richard L. Lancaster ’49 B.D. $ Lucy D. LaRocca ’08 M.Div. # Harold T. Lewis # Peter S. and Mary S. Libassi ’56 Div. $ William W. Lindeman ’72 M.Div. John B. Lindner Jennie M. Ling ’61 M.A.R. Leon Linquist Edward Little # Hester J. Long ’61 M.R.E. $ Paul Long ’57 B.D. William G. Long ’57 M.Div. Molly O ’Neill Louden ’83 M.Div. $ #
Thomas J.P. Pellaton ’91 M.Div. # Alice de V Perry ’80 M.Div.
Doris Anne Younger ’50 M.Div. $
Kenneth G. Peterson ’49 M.Div. $
Stephen H. Phelps ’73 B.A., ’86 M.Div. William and Catherine C. Pike John F. Piper, Jr. ’61 B.D. $ Morgan Porteus # Avery D. Post ’49 B.D., ’52 S.T.M. $ Julie C. and John Potter # David E. Price ’64 B.D., ’66 M.A., ’69 Ph.D. $ John H. Rains, IV ’04 M.A.R. $ Cameron D. Randle ’08 M.Div. # Howard O. Reynolds ’61 M.Div. Charles A. Riffee ’11 M.Div. $ # Janice Marie Robinson ’88 M.Div. $ # John Davis Rohrs ’05 M.Div. and Andrea Lynn Wigodsky ’05 M.Div. $ # Karen Free Royce # John A. Russell, Jr. ’53 B.D., ’58 S.T.M. Thomas F. Schafer ’60 B.D., ’61 S.T.M. $ Mark S. Schantz ’81 M.Div. James A. Scherer ’46 B.A. Calvin O. Schofield # Paul C. Schorr, III # Martha R. Serpas ’94 M.Div. $
Harry W. Adams ’51 M.Div. Raymond H. Ahrens ’55 B.D. Jane Alexander ’90 M.Div. $ # Barbara A. Allen ’71 M.A.R. $ * Noel J. O. Amadi ’68 B.D. $ Marjo E. Anderson ’80 M.Div. John G. B. Andrew # Dwight D. Andrews ’77 M.Div., ’83 M.Phil., ’93 Ph.D. Janet Edwards Anti ’76 M.Div. $ Harry C. Applewhite ’58 B.D. $ Caroline S. Bacon ’04 M.A.R. David C. Bane, Jr. # Sara A. Bassler ’03 M.Div. $ George W. Baxter, Jr. ’51 M.Div. $ Christopher A. Beeley ’94 M.Div. # Jill Beimdiek ’04 M.Div. # Ruby K. Belk $ Kazimierz J. Bem ’10 M.Div., ’11 S.T.M. $ Robert S. Benson ’95 M.Div. $
William H. Low ’74 S.T.M. $
Carolyn J. Sharp ’94 M.A.R., ’99 M.A., ’99 M.Phil., ’00 Ph.D. #
Xiaohui Luo ’10 M.A.R.
Hallam C. Shorrock, Jr. ’52 M.Div. $
John H. Blume III ’82 M.A.R., ’84 J.D. $
Patrick A. Mannion
Robert F. Sieck ’66 B.D.
James H. Boice, Jr. ’55 B.D. $
Jeannie M. Martz ’90 M.Div. #
Paige Lindsey Smith ’76 M.Div.
Robert James Boulter ’06 M.Div. #
Andrew Mason ’60 B.D. $
Lael Sorensen ’10 M.Div. #
Robert E. Bowers ’64 M.A.R. $
Donald H. McCord ’61 B.D.
Bryan Spinks ’97 M.A.H.
Charles H. Brown, Jr. ’52 M.Div.
Eugene C. McDowell ’76 M.Div. #
A. Knighton Stanley ’62 B.D.
Cheryl L. Bundy #
Sarah A. McLean ’85 M.Div.
David Stinson ’75 M.Div. $
Simon B. Burce ’04 M.A.R. $
A. Bertram Miller ’50 B.D. $
Virginia W. Stowe
Andrea C. Burr ’10 M.Div. #
William J. Miller ’96 M.A.R.
Anthony Donaldson Tall #
Robert W. Cameron ’81 M.Div.
Malcolm H. Miner #
Janet W. Tanner ’98 M.A.R.
L. Marshall Campbell ’52 S.T.M. $ *
Patricia S. Mitchell ’02 M.Div. #
Richard E. Tappan ’53 B.D. $
David L. Cannon #
Lydia N. Morrow ’58 M.R.E. $
Clayton L. Thomason ’90 Div #
Faith Young Carmichael ’86 M.Div.
C. Eric Mount, Jr. ’61 S.T.M. $
Deanna A. Thompson ’92 M.A.R. $
Vincent M. Casanova ’71 M.A.R.
William F. Murphey #
David G. Thornton ’66 B.D. $
Richard and Mary D. Cavicchi ’53 M.Div.
George O. Nagle #
Edwin B. Towle ’45 B.A., ’48 B.D. $
Hwon Choi ’12 M.A.R.
Hugh N. Blair ’63 B.D. $
Joseph Francis Cistone ’90 M.A.R.
Jamie A.E. Holmes ’86 M.Div.
Barnet M. McKee ’79 M.Div. $
Leonard G. Clough ’43 B.D. $
John William Houghton ’89 M.A.R.
Ellen Bacon McKinley ’76 M.Div. $ #
Jennifer P. Cohen ’04 M.A.R. $
Louise Howlett ’88 M.Div.
Michael McLain ’61 B.D.
R. David Cox ’72 M.Div., ’87 S.T.M. #
David E. Huff ’60 B.D., ’62 S.T.M.
John Nixon McMillan ’04 M.Div.
Thomas S. Cushman ’88 M.Div. #
Reid D. Huntley ’61 M.Div. $
Robert C. McMillan ’46 M.Div. $
Mary T. Cushman ’88 M.Div. #
Jonathan S. Hutchison ’81 M.Div.
Robert E. Meditz ’86 M.Div.
James R. Davis ’61 B.D.
Christopher R. Hutson ’89 M.Div., ’93 M.A., ’93 M.Phil., ’98 Ph.D.
Robert H. Millar ’67 B.D. $
Martha J. Israel ’84 M.A.R. $
Susan A. Miller ’73 M.A.R., ’81 M.Div.
Deborah Schalekamp De Meester ’85 M.Div. Dee de Montmollin ’01 # John E. Denaro ’91 M.Div. $ #
Ross B. Jackson ’65 B.D. $
John Franklin Miller ’65 M.Div. $ Michael Mitchell
Park P. Dickerson ’58 B.D., ’65 S.T.M. $
Earl Evans Johnson ’76 M.Div.
David L. Dodson ’77 B.A., ’81 M.Div., ’81 M.P.P.M. $ #
Frank A. Johnson ’58 M.Div. $ Robert C. Johnson, Jr. ’64 B.D. #
James F. Dowd ’63 B.D. $
R. Channing Johnson #
Stephen M. Edwards ’80 B.A., ’83 M.Div.
Scott Black Johnston ’89 M.Div.
Wilbur S. Edwards ’40 Div. $
Richard B. Jones ’67 B.D. $
Arthur R. Eikamp ’47 B.D. $
Steven R. Jones ’75 M.Div. $
DeWitt T. Farabee
Heidi L. Joos ’80 M.Div. $
Elisa V. Ferguson ’95 M.Div.
Su Young Kim ’12 M.Div.
Ryan C. Fleenor ’10 M.Div. $ #
Richard and Anne B. Kimball ’86 M.Div. #
J. Seymour Flinn ’75 S.T.M. $ #
John E. Kingsbury, Jr. ’52 M.Div. $
David Fortune ’90 M.Div. $
C. Kris Kirkpatrick, Esq. ’74 M.A.R. $
Elizabeth H. Fowle ’93 #
Mary E. and David J. Koehler ’62 B.D. $
Diana D. Frade #
Frederick F. Kramer ’53 M.Div. #
Hermann A.W. Franck ’52 Div.
Jennifer J. Krebs ’99 M.A.R.
Bernard H. Paetzold ’69 M.Div., ’72 M.A., ’73 M.Phil.
Daniel L. Garrett ’71 M.Div.
Dieter P.O. Kuchenbecker ’75 M.A.R. $
David Alan Palmer ’78 Div
Eric A. Gass ’59 B.D. $ *
Robert C. Lamar ’43 B.A., ’46 B.D. $
Carmen C. Germino ’07 M.Div., ’11 S.T.M. $ #
Samuel P. Lamback, Jr. ’70 B.D.
Arthur C. Pedersen ’70 B.D.
Greta Getlein ’09 M.Div. $ #
George A. La Montagne ’94 M.Div. #
Albert C. Petite, Jr. ’87 M.Div. $
Stephen T. Lane #
Terry W. Pfeiffer ’66 B.D., ’68 S.T.M.
Ronald Glen LaRocque ’03 M.Div. $
Susan North Phipps ’84 M.A.R.
Ledlie Laughlin III ’87 M.Div. #
Giovanna Maria Piazza ’89 M.Div.
George M. Leing ’07 M.A.R. $
J. Delton Pickering ’60 M.Div. $
Delores J. Lewis ’80 M.A.R.
Wesley H. Poling ’71 M.Div. $
Glenn M. Libby ’95 M.Div. $ #
John Lee Powell ’60 B.D. $
John D. Limpitlaw ’92 M.A.R. #
Edward A. Powers ’52 M.Div. $
Violette S. Lindbeck ’53 B.D., ’66 M.A.
Guy E. Pry ’53 B.D. $
Gordon R. Lindsey ’72 M.Div. $
John P. Reeder, Jr. ’59 B.A., ’63 B.D., ’65 M.A., ’68 Ph.D. $
Winston E. Gooden ’73 M.Div., ’77 M.S., ’80 Ph.D. Howard L. Gordy, Jr. ’57 B.D. Lorraine G. Grassin ’83 M.Div. James R. Hackney, Jr. ’79 M.A.R. Barbara F. and Richard G. Hall # A. Theodore Halsted, Jr. ’56 M.Div. $ Donald L. Hamer ’00 M.Div. # Jennifer M. Hanrahan ’07 M.Div. G. Holger Hansen ’63 B.D., ’64 S.T.M. $ Kerith A. Harding ’09 M.Div. # David R. Harkness ’76 M.Div., ’78 S.T.M. Elizabeth S. Harris ’04 M.A.R. $ Stuart C. Haskins, Jr. ’55 B.D. $ George A. Hearne ’58 M.Div. $ Frank R. Helme ’59 B.D. $ Joyce E. Hempstead # Marilyn Rhyne Herr Ellen H. Hiatt ’79 M.Div. $ W. Scott Hicks ’69 B.D., ’71 S.T.M. $ Benjamin H. Hill ’02 M.A.R. $ John A. Holbrook III ’70 Div., ’71 M.A. $ Cynthia Caravatt Holden ’97 M.Div. Richard E. Holmer ’79 M.Div. $
Thomas V. Litzenburg, Jr. ’61 B.D. $ John H. Longley ’53 B.D. $ Robert W. Lynn ’52 B.D. $ Janet P. Mackey ’60 B.D. $ Michael D. Madden ’12 M.A.R. Avery C. Manchester ’62 S.T.M. $ Darwin Mann ’56 B.D., ’57 S.T.M. $ Marian E. Marks ’94 M.Div.
Joseph James Monachino ’76 M.Div. Charles H. Montgomery ’56 B.A., ’92 M.A.R. Alan C. Murchie ’85 B.A., ’07 M.Div. # Joanne L. Neel-Richard ’88 M.Div. $ # Roger S. Nicholson ’52 M.Div. $ Janie L. Nneji George M. Noonan ’79 M.Div. $ Paula B. Nordhem ’86 M.Div. William J. O ’Brien ’05 M.Div. $ Jacob Oetama-Paul ’03 B.S. G. William Oglesby ’93 M.A.R. Sarah C. Oshana # Jennie Elizabeth Ott ’06 M.Div. $
Herbert R. Reinelt, Jr. ’54 B.D., ’58 M.A., ’62 Ph.D. $ Robert J. and Patricia A. Reuss ’86 M.Div. $ # Syngman Rhee ’65 S.T.M. Daniel R. Rice ’68 M.Div. V. Bruce Rigdon ’62 B.D., ’63 M.A., ’68 Ph.D. $
Christopher H. Martin ’90 B.A., ’96 M.Div. #
Elizabeth Ann Ripley ’90 M.A.R.
Eugene C. McAfee ’85 M.Div. $
Dale B. Rosenberger ’79 M.Div.
Roy A. McAlpine ’05 M.Div. Ronald W. McBride ’54 # Dorothy W. McCabe ’62 B.D. $ Myrtle E. McCall ’80 M.Div. $ Stanley H. McCreary ’82 S.T.M.
Jerome D. Roeske # Anne and Jeffery W. Rowthorn # Jack A. Saarela ’74 M.Div. Don E. Saliers ’62 B.D., ’67 Ph.D. $ Kristen S. Schlauderaff ’83 M.Div.
Charles E. Schnabel ’61 M. Div. #
Anna H. Wallich ’77 B.A., ’81 M.Div.
John Templeton Foundation
Jack Alan Scott ’62 B.D. $
Richard Warch ’64 B.D., ’68 Ph.D.
Train Foundation #
Elmo B. Self ’56 B.D. $
Ralph R. Warren, Jr. #
United Way of Central New Mexico #
Joseph Y. Seville ’73 M.Div. #
Theodore R. Weber ’50 B.D., ’56 M.A., ’58 Ph.D.
United Way, New Haven, CT #
Gregory W. ’91 S.T.M. and Amy Doyle Welin ’04 M.Div. $ #
U.S. Charitable Gift Trust #
Glenn L. Simmons ’73 M.Div. Robert B. Simpson ’55 B.D. $ Robert E. Skeele ’53 B.D. $ Linda J. Slamon ’80 M.Div. Samuel N. Slie ’52 B.D., ’63 S.T.M. $ Walter Smedley IV ’02 M.Div. # Bill D. Smith ’66 B.D. David H. Smith ’64 B.D. $ J. Philip Smith ’66 B.D. $ Roy G. Smith ’60 B.D. $ Georgia Ann Snell ’89 M.Div. Thomas G. Speers III ’87 M.Div. $ Gustav D. Spohn ’73 M.A.R. $ E. Bevan Stanley ’74 UGrd, ’83 M.Div. $ # Robert B. Starbuck ’53 B.D. $ Sandra Hardyman Stayner ’90 M.Div. # Charles Edward Steele ’48 B.D. $ William P. Stevens, Jr. ’63 B.D. $ Jane Stickney # Thomas W. Stoever, Jr. # Robert M. Stoppert ’64 B.D. $ Benjamin P. Straley ’10 Mus.M., ’12 M.Div. # James F. Strange ’64 B.D. $ Augustus E. Succop III ’79 M.Div. $ Bruce and Sandra S. Swan # Edward J. Sweeney IV ’99 M.Div. David T. Taylor ’79 M.Div. $ James K. Taylor # Terrence A. Taylor # Michael J. Tessman ’73 M.Div. $ # Richard A. Thompson ’59 M.Div. $ Anthony C. Thurston # Maria E. Tjeltveit ’86 M.Div. $ #
United Way of Rhode Island #
Neil Alan Willard ’95 M.Div. #
Planned Gifts and Bequests
William H. Willimon ’71 M.Div.
Carla M. Atherton *
Nancy A. Willis ’96 M.Div. #
Robert H. Bates ’50 M.Div.
Leslie G. Woods ’05 M.A.R. $
Mrs. William J. Burger, Jr. *
Christopher E. Wuthmann ’80 M.A.R.
Jack L. Clark ’59 M.A., ’59 Div, ’62 Ph.D. *
William J. Yoder ’68 B.D. $
Sally M. Goodwin *
Jun Yoshimatsu ’93 S.T.M.
Richard H. Guerrette ’71 S.T.M.
Lawrence T. Young ’62 B.D. $
James L. Martin, Jr. ’41 B.D., ’51 Ph.D.
Jesse A. Zink ’12 M.Div. #
John J. McCarthy *
George L.W. Werner # Charlotte K. B. White ’97 M.Div. $ Delbert L. Wiens ’61 B.D.
Foundations, Corporations, & Organizations Anderson Family Foundation # Association of Theological Schools Beck Foundation # E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Chilton Foundation # Corporation of the Episcopal Church in Utah # Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Thomas E. Dewey Fund # Diocesan Missionary and Church Extension Society, The Diocese of New York #
Mrs. Gaylord B. Noyce Richard S. Parker ’55 M.Div. Carol Jean Stifler ’43 B.D. Robert E. Stowe, Jr. ’74 M.Div. Norman E. Thomas ’53 B.A., ’56 M.Div.
Congregations All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA # All Saints ’ Parish, Beverly Hills, CA # Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA, # Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA # Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport, CT # Christ & St. Stephen ’s Church, New York, NY # Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH # Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN # Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, KY # Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, DE #
Nancy and Robert C. Treuhold #
Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society #
Merle Marie ’12 M.A.R. and Thomas H. Troeger ’67 B.A.
Episcopal Society of Christ Church Ernst & Young #
Susan Power Tucksess ’83 M.Div.
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund #
Kathy A. Turner ’69 M.Div. $
G. William Haas Charitable Fund #
Dr. T. Gregory Turner ’70 M.Div. $
Kent School Corporation #
Ellen M. Umansky ’74 M.A.R. $
Samuel H. Kress Foundation #
Wayne S. Underhill ’50 B.D. $
Henry Luce Foundation
Richard P. Unsworth ’54 B.D.
John C. Markey Charitable Fund #
Lee VanBremen ’64 B.D. $
McAdams Charitable Foundation #
William Paul Veinot ’88 S.T.M.
Edward S. Moore Foundation, Inc. #
Javier A. Viera ’00 S.T.M.
Vincent Mulford Foundation #
Church of the Holy Spirit, Charlestown, RI #
Rebecca M. Voelkel ’96 M.Div.
New To You Shop #
Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, IL #
John R. Vogel, Jr. ’66 B.D.
Order of the Daughters of the King #
Church of the Mediator, Allentown, PA #
James D. Von Dreele #
River Oaks Breakfast Club
David S. Wade ’80 S.T.M.
Shilling Family Foundation Inc. #
Congregational Church of Greens Farms, Westport, CT
Christ Church Greenwich, Greenwich, CT # Christ Church, Alexandria, VA # Christ Church, Charlotte, NC # Christ Church, Harwich Port, MA # Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA # Church of Christ, Newington, CT Church of Saint Michael & Saint George, St. Louis, MI # Church of the Good Shepherd, Orange, CT #
Diocese of California, San Francisco, CA # Diocese of Colorado, Denver, CO # Diocese of Connecticut, Hartford, CT # Diocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA # Diocese of Maine, Portland, ME # Diocese of New York, New York, NY # Diocese of Newark, Newark, NJ #
St. James Church Perkiomen, Collegeville, PA #
The Church of St. Stephen the Martyr, Edina, MN #
St. James ’ Church, Glastonbury, CT #
Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ #
St. James ’ Church, New York, NY #
Trinity Cathedral, Portland, OR #
St. James ’s Church, Richmond, VA #
Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, CT #
St. James ’s Church, West Hartford, CT # St. John ’s Cathedral, Denver, CO #
Diocese of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC #
St. John ’s Church, Beverly Farms, MA, #
Diocese of Northern California, Sacramento, CA #
St. John ’s Episcopal Church, Odessa, NY # St. Jude ’s Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY #
Diocese of Northern Indiana, Inc., South Bend, IN #
St. Luke ’s Church, Fairport, NY #
Diocese of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA #
St. Mark ’s Church, New Britain, CT #
Diocese of Rhode Island, Providence, RI # Diocese of South Carolina, Charleston, SC # Diocese of Southern Virginia, Norfolk, VA # Diocese of Washington, Washington, DC # Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Springfield, MA #
St. Luke ’s Parish, Darien, CT # St. Mark ’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT #
Trinity Church, Columbus, OH # Trinity Church, New York, NY # Trinity Church, Portland, CT # Trinity Church, Tariffville, CT # Trinity Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA # Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, MA # Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT # Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, CT #
St. Martin ’s Episcopal Church, Houston, TX #
Zion Episcopal Church, North Branford, CT #
St. Mary ’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth, RI #
Episcopal Church, Garden City, NY #
St. Matthew ’s Church, Pacific Palisades, CA #
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Starkville, MS #
St. Matthew ’s Parish, Wilton, CT # St. Michael ’s Church, New York, NY #
Deceased alumni, faculty, and friends of YDS in whose names gifts were received in FY 2011-12
First Church of Christ Congregational, Redding Center, CT
St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church, Cary, NC #
Sydney E. Ahlstrom
First Congregational Church, Granby, CT
St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA #
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, MD #
Fishers Island Union Chapel, Fishers Island, NY
St. Matthew ’s Church, Bedford, NY #
St. Paul ’s Church, Rochester, NY #
Bradford E. Ableson ’85 M.Div. Robert M. Anderson ’61 S.T.B # Rosemary D. Baue ’98 M.Div.
Grace & St. Peters Church, Hamden, CT #
St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church, Nantucket, MA #
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO #
St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church, Walla Walla, WA #
Grace and St. Stephen ’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, CO #
St. Peter ’s Church, Monroe, CT #
Kentaro Buma ’52 B.D.
Grace Church, Carthage, MO #
St. Peter ’s Episcopal Church, Milford, CT #
John Butcher ’60 M. Div. #
St. Raphael ’s Church, Crossville, TN #
Ralph A. Cannon ’53 B.D.
St. Stephen the Martyr Church, East Waterboro, ME #
T. Kristine Chandler ’96 UGrd
St. Stephen ’s Church, Richmond, VA #
Brevard S. Childs
Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Castro Valley, CA # Holy Trinity Church, Fayetteville, NC # St. Aidan ’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA # St. Alban ’s Church, Syracuse, NY # St. Alban ’s Episcopal Church, Davidson, NC # St. Andrew ’s By The Sea, Little Compton, RI # St. Andrew ’s Church, Kent, CT # St. Andrew ’s Episcopal Church, Edgartown, MA # St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich, CT # St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI # St. Dunstan ’s Episcopal Church, Carmel Valley, CA # St. Elizabeth ’s Church, Ridgewood, NJ # St. George ’s Episcopal Church, Pungoteague, VA #
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, NY # St. Thomas ’ Church, Fort Washington, PA # St. Thomas Church, Terrace Park, OH # St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Amenia, NY # St. Thomas Episcopal Church, McLean, VA # St. Timothy ’s Church, Fairfield, CT #
Gregory S. Beheydt ’79 S.T.M. Mc Leod Bryan ’47 B.D., ’51 Ph.D.
Nonie and Francis X. Cheney ’71 D.D. # Joyce T. Collins ’61 M.R.E. Nancilee Davis Alva G. Decker ’60 S.T.B. # Donald Emig ’45 B.D. Dewitt T. Farabee ’52 B.D., ’64 S.T.M. Dorothy Roycroft Gettier A. Bartlett Giamatti ’60 B.A., ’64 Ph.D., ’86 L.H.D.H.
St. Timothy ’s Episcopal Church, Danville, CA #
R. L. Hicks
South Congregational Church, Middletown, CT
George W. Jackman ’22 B.E.
The Cathedral Church of St. Mark Parish Incorporated, Salt Lake City, UT #
Paul N. Jewett ’40 B.D.
Edward J. Hummel ’56 M.Div. Frederick D. Jefferson ’56 B.D. Floyd Steele Kenyon #
The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, FL #
Rosemary S. Keller ’58 M.R.E.
The Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington, NY #
Bruce W. Klunder ’61 B.D.
Henry A. Kelly ’53 B.A.
Marlys M. Laue
Ann E. Markle ’99 M.Div. #
Timothy F. Lull ’68 B.D., ’71 M.Phil., ’77 Ph.D.
Jane S. Moore ’56 B.D.
Richard M. Mapes ’49 B.A., ’52 B.D.
John H. Branson ’74 M.Div. #
Joseph H. Britton #
Robert A. Potter ’61 M.Div.
Fred R. Brooks ’61 M.Div.
Jeffrey P. Rider ’88 M.Div.
Alice Platt Brooks
Lynn Rider ’89 M.Div.
James N. Cavener ’59 B.D.
Jeffery W. Rowthorn #
Roy C. Clark ’44 B.D.
Samuel N. Slie ’52 B.D., ’63 S.T.M.
Marjorie R. Calvert
Barbara B. Taylor ’76 M.Div.
Class of 1961 50th Reunion
Pamela S. Wesley #
Ann Dewey #
Noelle M. York-Simmons ’03 M.Div. #
Miyako Matsuki ’62 M.Div. Paul S. Minear ’32 Ph.D., ’32 Div Leonel L. Mitchell ’54 S.T.B. # Paul Moore ’41 B.A. John O. Nelson ’35 Ph.D., ’35 Div H. R. Niebuhr ’23 Div. Jaroslav J. Pelikan William N. Penfield # Marvin H. Pope ’49 Ph.D., ’49 Div. Edmund C. Richter ’52 B.A. # Letty Russell Andrew A. Sorensen ’62 B.D., ’69 M.Phil., ’71 Ph.D. Lucille G. Sullivan ’54 B.D. Roger H. Tessman #
Alumni, faculty, and friends of YDS in whose honor gifts were received in FY 2011-12 Elise M. Addington ’12 M.A.R. Carl T. Anderson # Betsy N. Anderson ’97 M.Div. # Lois H. Annich ’78 M.Div. Harold W. Attridge
Tommy J. Dillon ’95 M. Div. # $ Consecutive giving for last 10 years (or since graduation, whichever is shorter)
Margaret A. Farley ’70 M.Phil., ’73 Ph.D. Joan B. Forsberg ’53 B.D.
# All or a portion of the donor’s giving was to Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
Nora Gallagher Elizabeth H. Garnsey ’05 M.Div.
James M. Gustafson ’55 Ph.D., ’55 Div Jerry W. Henry ’80 M.Div. Geoffrey M. Hoare ’82 S.T.M. # Cynthia C. Holden ’97 M.Div. Ashley R. Hurst ’12 M.Div. F. Washington Jarvis # David H. Kelsey ’58 B.D., ’60 M.A., ’64 Ph.D. Julie Kelsey ’84 M.Div. # Berta R. Laney James T. Laney ’50 B.A., ’54 B.D., ’66 Ph.D. Donald R. Laue ’61 M.Div. George A. Lindbeck ’46 B.D., ’55 Ph.D. John B. Lindner Ashley M. Makar ’13 M.Div.
SAVE THE DATE—OCTOBER 23-25
Convocations & Reunions 2013
Join us on the Quad this fall as we come together to celebrate Convocation and Reunions 2013. This will be the perfect time to reconnect with old friends, get acquainted with current students, and hear from Yale Divinity School’s outstanding and beloved faculty members.
2013 Reunion classes: 1953 • 1958 • 1963 1967, 1968, 1969 • 1982, 1983, 1984 1988 • 2002, 2003, 2004 2009—2013
GIFTS OF LEADERSHIP W
ith the help of many dedicated volunteers, the Divinity Schoolâ€™s Annual Fund campaign raised $386,822 in the year ending June 30, 2012. We are grateful to our devoted alumni and friends for their support of the fund and proud to report that 100% of the money raised will be used to support YDS students with financial aid.
FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
volunteer qualif ies for the Honor Roll if his or her constituency within the class achieved an annual giving participation rate of 58% or more in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, and the volunteer made a donation to the Annual Fund campaign.
# of % Partic- Annual Class Donors ipation Gifts 1956 43 83% 7215 2012 114 79% 6744 1952 41 77% 9133 1957 34 76% 5510 1959 39 70% 6445 1938 2 67% 356 1948 11 65% 1925 1960 37 62% 6861 1940 3 60% 410 1963 50 60% 8320 1954 33 60% 4630 1943 4 57% 1000 1944 4 57% 300 1953 33 57% 6743 1962 41 56% 8000 1955 40 55% 6378 1951 17 53% 3805 1942 2 50% 250 1947 7 50% 1325 1958 36 49% 11885
Edwin T. Settle Robbins Ralph
J O. Lee
Wallace T. Viets
Howard J. Conn
Robert C. Lamar
Constance C. Thurber
L. Eugene Brown
Roger S. Nicholson
Stuart C. Haskins, Jr.
A. Theodore Halsted
G.R. Goldner, Jr.
Hugh N. Blair
Elizabeth H. Frazier
Robert F. Peters
Wilbur S. Edwards
Robert K. Loesch
Cathie M. Cipolla
Graduating Class Agents
Wilbur D. Canaday
Chester L. Wickwire
Donald H. Frazier Ernest M. Fowler Elizabeth H. Frazier
Robert C. Lamar
Ernest W. Seckinger Lucius N. Thurber
Charles L. Smith Tracy Strong
Constance C. Thurber
Ross Blake Alida B. Wolfe William R. Wolfe
Loring D. Chase Edwin L. Becker
# of % Partic- Annual Class Donors ipation Gifts 1981 42 31% 12140 1976 36 31% 5600 1977 30 30% 4795 1982 33 28% 8690 1983 37 28% 5425 1978 32 26% 6225 2007 31 26% 4715 1984 30 25% 8400 2009 30 25% 3025 2004 35 23% 5940 1986 34 23% 4660 2006 27 23% 1729 1988 30 23% 3300 1994 28 23% 7717 1985 26 22% 9854 2008 27 22% 4530 1991 23 22% 4955 2011 30 21% 3321 1996 28 20% 2860 2010 25 20% 6645
Claude R. Welch
# of % Partic- Annual Class Donors ipation Gifts 1946 7 47% 875 1966 38 47% 9335 1950 14 47% 3145 1949 11 46% 3325 1964 45 45% 6515 1979 57 44% 7199 1965 28 44% 4310 1961 44 42% 8225 1968 35 42% 5610 1945 7 41% 1825 1969 35 40% 5906 1970 36 40% 6545 1967 35 39% 7750 1971 33 39% 8035 1972 40 37% 3680 1973 34 36% 5455 1974 34 35% 4360 1975 38 34% 6305 1939 1 33% 100 1980 42 31% 12640
A W. Farabee M E. McCullough
Douglas Harwood Name
Joseph C. Gluck
Carl A. Viehe L E. Brown
# of % Partic- Annual Class Donors ipation Gifts 1997 17 18% 3438 1987 24 18% 3015 1989 26 18% 11350 1990 28 18% 4140 2002 21 17% 2916 1992 17 17% 2860 1993 21 17% 3425 2003 21 16% 1825 2005 18 15% 1886 2000 14 14% 1281 1998 10 13% 4016 1999 9 12% 875 2001 12 10% 1790 1995 12 10% 6250 Due to accounting procedures, totals in chart differ slightly from official figures.
Hallam C. Shorrock
James K. Donnell
Gordon G. Verplank
Richard T. Diekmann
Robert E. Seymour
Lydia N. Morrow
Robert F. Sieck
Kristin M. Foster
James D. Hammerlee
Robert K. Loesch
Robert P. McCullagh Edward Gates
George D. Younger F B. Nelson A B. Miller
Robert W. Rahn Loring S. Ensign Harold H. Hogg
Hideyasu Nakagawa Richard M. Mapes William E. Rhodes Philip S. Krug Roger S. Nicholson Robert P. Ward Hallam C. Shorrock Richard C. Stazesky
Henry K. Yordon Frank P. Snow Gene E. Canestrari Mark Follansbee Howard C. Benson Violette S. Lindbeck
Clarence E. Egan Frederic C. Guile James T. Laney Paul W. Yount John C. Walker Donald C. Farley R W. Ortel
Stuart C. Haskins
Allen C. Blume
John R. McClester
George E. Rupp
Jon W. Galloway
D L. Holland
John P. Kohl
Scott B. Myers
A R. Barlow
Donald J. West
John T. Bertsch Richard W. Bauer Joseph C. Hough Thomas E. Duggan
Thomas F. Schafer Donald L. Parker
Richard W. Moll
Henry C. Doll James L. Waits
William D. Stroker David A. Purdy
John M. Bullard
Harriet V. Leonard
Nancy G. Devor
Samuel G. Candler J S. Pidcock
William E. Bliss James H. Turner
Bruce J. Johnson
Robert F. Peters
Rufus S. Lusk
David A. Schattschneider Ernest R. Stair
William B. Allen John F. Miller
Steven R. Jones John H. Thomas J D. Stinson Simmons S. Gardner Samuel W. Croll Christopher G. Sawyer
Lee C. Hardgrove Frank L. Lamson
Marilyn S. Hair
Harold E. Snow Susan W. Klein
Alan J. Sorem
Paul E. Stroble
Leslie R. Swenson
Kenneth G. Crabtree
Daniel L. Garrett
Glenn V. Woike
G R. Goldner
Susan R. Emmons Jane E. Hawken
H T. Halverson
Hugh N. Blair
T G. Turner
David A. Ehline Robert F. Glover
Jerry W. Henry
Martha B. Peck
Kay R. Woike
Robert M. Cassels
Myrtle E. McCall
Ronald T. Evans
Christopher H. Schroeder
Jack A. Scott
Cathie M. Cipolla
Wesley H. Poling
Woodrow W. Richardson
Jane E. McFarland
Augustus E. Succop
Martin L. Bupp
Scott W. Wood
Wilma J. Reichard
Noel J. Amadi
John S. Nuveen
Douglas H. Marr
Ronald L. Hooker
Roger H. Martin
George E. Harris
Kenneth A. Theriault
Fred R. Brooks
Sara M. Engram
Jane C. Watkins
Charles I. Wallace
John F. Piper
James La Grand
Damon F. Bradley
J R. Davis
Albert M. Pennybacker
Jerome R. Cogdell
Frank A. Mullen
Verlyn L. Barker
Jonathan S. Carey
Daniel W. Nelson
John C. Danforth
George S. Heyer
H G. Knoche
Donald W. Preslan Alfred T. Halsted
Gail D. Nuth T S. Allen
Charles R. Shepard Richard G. Fournier Daniel G. Doster Steven C. Bonsey Judy E. Pidcock Stephen S. Peterson Bradford E. Ableson
Cynthia Brown Eugene C. McAfee Jeffrey C. Oak Anne E. Stanback Katherine M. Latimer
Eric K. Wefald Mary C. Commerford Peggy A. Sauerhoff Carole Johannsen
Thomas G. Speers Kathryn A. Gulbranson
Elizabeth P. Allen Albert C. Petite Jr.
Shakira L. Sanchez-Collins
Mindy R. Roll
Janet W. Tanner
Matthew C. Haugen
William F. Brown
Carla R. Aday
Andrew J. Nagy-Benson
William R. Bell
Barton K. Creeth
Sharon D. Miller
Stephen A. Huber
Angela C. Batiecarlin
Kazimierz J. Bem
Micah J. Luce
Sean P. McAvoy
Erinn M. Staley
Stephen C. Holton
Jeremy R. Deaner
Shannon M. Santangelo
Denice N. Kelley
Paul K. Cho
Matthew A. Laferty
Jessica L. Anschutz
Hannah R. Peck
Tambria E. Lee Clyde C. Tuggle
Calvin E. Ratcliff Benjamin S. Chan Audrey Klein-Leach Scott G. Morrow John W. Houghton Scott B. Johnston Verlee A. Copeland
Carrie-Frances P. Gerard
Michelle J. Waters Eric E. Waters
Charles-Ryan D. Duncan Demetrius S. Semien
Adam E. Eckhart Matthew T. Curry
Brigid F. Dunn
Amanda B. Tucker
Jan D. Webster
Helen C. Bodell Jane Alexander Margaret B. Hatch Kristin N. Barberia Roy L. L. Heller Hwain C. Lee Lucia A. Jackson
Thomas J. Pellaton Kimberly D. Reisman Judith A. Davis
Fredrick A. Wiese
John F. Utz Kristin B. Godlin Amy L. Hall Megan S. Jessiman
Sarah W. Buxton-Smith Patrick J. Kucera Anne S. Alvord
Randall J. Forester Peter C. Moister Jean M. Graustein
Jacqueline A. Bussie Peter J. Nagle
Joshua A. Rodriguez
Jennifer G. Zogg
Katherine R. Stratton
Meredith F. Coleman-Tobias Michael F. Cagney
Justin M. List
Eun Joo Park
Eloise H. Killeffer
Timothy R. Weisman
Jeffrey D. Braun
Terry J. Dumansky
Marissa A. Smith
Ruth L. Vaughan
Trevor R. Babb
Jennifer L. Miller
Elizabeth S. Harris
Adam S. Greene
Melissa A. Pucci
Carol J. Welles
Philip P. Corbett
Jeffry L. Wells
Jacquelyn M. Phillips
Lindsay K. Cleveland
Kathleen S. Turner
Amanda L. Martin
Andrea L. Wigodsky Rohrs
Alexander A. Peterson
Patrick C. Ward
Cheree' C. Johnson
Jenifer K. Langford
Myra C. McNeill
Travis A. Weber
Kimberly M. van Driel
Erin L. McGrath
Joan M. Javier
Vicki I. Flippin
Dawn M. Stegelmann
Michael G. Milton
Caroline B. Cupp
Spencer T. Clayton
Kathryn L. Banakis Joshua A. Hill
Lydia Z. Sohn
Cecelia L. Jones
Leslie G. Woods
John H. Boyles
Benjamin D. Hopkins
Chad W. Tanaka Pack
Aaron V. Skrypski
Rebecca P. Lenn
Ryan C. Fleenor
Chan Sok Park
Sarah S. Warren
Will H. Mebane
Amalie A. Ash
Karilyn M. Crockett
Brent R. Damrow
Martha S. Korienek
Agnes K. Olusese
Jennie E. Ott Andrew R. Thompson
Elizabeth Marie Melchionna
James D. Ebert
Kaji R. Spellman
Bert W. Marshall
Jared R. Stahler
Marie E. Tjoflat Craig T. Robinson Terry J. Archambeault
Board of Advisors 2012-2013
Wesley D. Avram George Bauer Stephen P. Bauman William R. Bell, Jr. Jeffrey D. Braun Timothy C. Collins John W. Cook Martin Copenhaver Ellyn Crutcher
Christopher Glenn Sawyer
Ann R. L. Dewey, Vice Chair
Judith K. Holding, Vice Chair
A. Knighton Stanley
Joseph H. Britton, President and Dean
Brenda J. Stiers
Clark Evans Downs, Counsel
Barbara Brown Taylor
Clayton Thomason, Secretary
Nancy S. Taylor
David R. Wilson, Vice Chair for Financial Affairs
Clyde Cebron Tuggle Michael P. Williams II
Steven E. Bush
Christopher Beeley Katherine Cadigan
Lillian Fant Daniel
Jeffrey C. Oak, President
Ronald T. Evans
Julie Smucker Fuller
Jessica Lynn Anschutz
Talitha J. Arnold
Roberto S. Goizueta
Matthew T. Banks
Adam S. Greene
Angela Batie Carlin
Frances Hall Kieschnick
Damon F. Bradley
G. William Haas
Joan Cooper Burnett
F. Lane Heard III
Joseph Francis Cistone
Bryan J. Hehir
Cheryl Kay Cornish
Jerry W. Henry
James H. Evans, Jr.
Kristin M. Foster
Megan S. Jessiman
Elijah Heyward III
Scott Black Johnston
John Kenneth Kuntz
Linda L. Lader
Althea Marshall Brooks
Bert W. Marshall
Douglas M. Lawson
Myra C. McNeill
Harold E. Masback
Regina E. Mooney
Robert K. Massie
Peter C. Moister
Danielle E. Tumminio
Joon Surh Park
Stephen S. Peterson Stephen Phelps J. Scott Pidcock David E. Price
Marion M. Dawson Carr Carolyn Daniels John Denaro Ian Douglas Whitney Z. Edwards Howard Greene Daniel Gross G. William Haas Geoffrey Hoare Herman Hollerith Robert Kass Chilton Knudsen Linda Lorimer Anne Mallonee Will Mebane Nicholas Porter Joseph Seville Westina Matthews Shatteen Gregory Sterling Thomas Troeger Charles Tyson
William H. Wright II Lisa Zaina
Carl T. Anderson, Chair Samuel G. Candler, Vice Chair
Preaching from the Lectionary: Year A Instructors: David Bartlett, Robert Wilson What have we learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls? Instructor: John Collins The Gospel of Mark: The Oldest Story of Jesus Instructor: Adela Collins The Bible through Art and Artifact II Instructor: Julie Faith Parker
YDS By the Numbers
International Students Class of 2012 139 Graduates Bahamas 2 Brazil 1 Burma 2 Canada 5 China 1 Egypt 2 Germany 4 Hong Kong 2 India 1 Indonesia 1 Japan 1 Kenya 1 Korea, South 7 Norway 1 Philippines 1 Poland 1 Singapore 1 South Africa 1 Turkey 1 United Kingdom 4
ver the past decade, YDS has made significant progress toward enhancing the training of theological students for service in a globalized world marked by increasing encounters among different faith traditions and cultures. Essential to that process is creation of an environment that is suggestive of the world beyond Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. As these student demographics indicate, YDS is a diverse institution with a growing presence of historically underrepresented groups and representation from almost 40 different faith traditions and 20 countries outside the U.S. The figures on the following page delineate how this mission is carried out financially, with the generous support of alumni and friends.
YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL STUDENT PROFILE, 2012-13
Class108 of 2012, 139 Graduates Total 190
M.A.R. S.T.M. Non Degree
9 Enrollment by Gender M.A.R. S.T.M.
120 90 60
Enrollment by Age Enrollment by Program and Gender M.Div.
266 White Episcopal 85 Roman Catholic 42 39 Black or African Interdenominational 26 Lutheran (ELCA) 7 22 Asian United Church of Christ 20 Baptist 19 11 Hispanic and La Other 18 M.Div. Multi-racial Methodist, United 6 16 M.A.R. 10 Presbyterian (USA) 31 International St Anglican 9 S.T.M. Evangelical 7 Class of Pentecostal 6 2012 Presbyterian (non-US) 6 139 Graduates Baptist, American 5 Disciples of Christ 5 LDS 5 Lutheran 5 Unitarian 5 A.M.E. 4 Baptist, National Multi-Ethnic 4 Mennonite 4 Hispanic or Latino Baptist, Southern 3 Jewish 3 Asian or Pacific Islander Chr. Reformed Ch. (CRCNA) 2 Congregational (non-UCC) 2 Black, Non-Hispanic Lutheran, Missouri Synod 2 White, Non-Hispanic Muslim 2 Presbyterian, PCA 2 M.Div. Vineyard 2 Buddhist 1 M.A.R. Churches of Christ 2 Church of God in Christ 1 S.T.M. Church of the Nazarene 1 Non Degree Hindu 1 Methodist, Korean 1 Non-denominational 1 Quaker 1 Faith traditions represented 37
Class of 2012 Enrollment by Age 139 Graduates
108 Total 190
Total 180 Men
Enrollment by Gender
11 8 7
Financial Report Fiscal Year 2012
REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT Investment Income 14,873,377 57.69% Tuition & Fees 6,734,057 26.12% Contributions 1,018,010 3.95% Grants & Contracts 944,323 3.66% Auxiliary Enterprises (includes room revenue) 1,216,929 4.72% Other sources 993,965 3.86% TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT 25,780,661 100% EXPENDITURES Instruction 5,542,362 20.82% Scholarships/Fellowships 5,488,877 20.61% Academic support 3,930,553 14.76% Institutional support 4,154,670 15.60% Operation and Maint of plant 3,946,465 14.82% Library 1,426,680 5.36% Research 866,964 3.26% Auxiliary enterprises 584,497 2.20% Admissions 313,902 1.18% Student services 371,405 1.39% TOTAL EXPENDITURES 26,626,375 100% Capital Maintenance & Operating Reserves 9,582,029 GIFTS (FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS) Student Financial Aid 979,183 25.32% Other Restricted 252 0.01% TOTAL RESTRICTED 979,435 Unrestricted 40,165 1.04% TOTAL UNRESTRICTED 40,165 TOTAL CURRENT OPERATIONS 1,019,600 GIFTS (FOR CAPITAL PURPOSES) Endowment and similar funds: unrestricted income 41,458 1.07% Endowment and similar funds: restricted income 2,806,439 72.56% Property, buildings and equipment - TOTAL - CAPITAL PURPOSES 2,847,897 GRAND TOTAL - (ALL GIFTS) 3,867,497 100%
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