Why I chose Yale

Calvon Jones is a first year M.Div student from Garysburg, North Carolina. He is a talanted musican, composer, and singer and brings many gifts to YDS. We are fortunate to have him be apart of our beloved community. 

My Journey

Chamilla Fenja Justesen is a second year MDIV student.

Yale Divinity School is a Unique Place to Study

Pictured: Herron Keyon Gaston, Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment

In August I accepted the challenge of becoming the new Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment at Yale Divinity School. During my time as a student at YDS, I worked in the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Assistant. Almost three years later, I am doing what I love to do, and that is to help move people closer towards their God-given destination.

"A Welcome and Necessary Breath of Fresh, Ecumenical Air": Why I Chose Yale - Andrew Steffan MAR '15

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

New Haven - Greatest Small City in America

Hey!  Quick update today.  Check out this awesome video (by our friends at Yale College Admissions) showing some of the great things waiting for you in New Haven!

"I Have Become a Better Minister, Model, and Man": Why I Chose Yale - Allen Reynolds M.Div '15

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

"Trusting Your Head & Heart, and Going With Your Gut": Why I Chose Yale - Miriam Samuelson M.Div '15

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

"Best of Both Worlds": Why I Chose Yale - Jordan Trumble BDS M.Div '15

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Jordan Trumble BDS MDiv '15, who came to us from the St. Hilda's House program here in New Haven.  Jordan has been an active and contributing member of our community from her first day of orientation, and she always has a smile and a pleasant greeting to anyone in the Common Room.  Thanks Jordan!

"Compassionately Accompany God's People": Why I Chose Yale - Jeongyun Hur M.Div '14

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Jeongyun Hur MDiv '14, who came to us from Seoul Women's University in South Korea.  Jeongyun has live all over the world, from Austialia to South Korea to the United States and many other places besides.  She brings a deeply empathetic sense of compassion to her ministries, as she did when she was a student at YDS, and we could not be more proud of her.  Thanks Jeongyun!

"My Scholarship and My Faith": Why I Chose Yale - Rachel Malinowski M.Div '15

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Rachel Malinowski MDiv '15, who came to us from Fordham University.  Rachel is a wonderful, energetic presence on campus.  She leads our Roman Catholic Fellowship, and shares here her reasons for choosing Yale, and how YDS turned out to lead her on an entirely different path than she imagined.  Thanks Rachel!