Dr. Gregory Mobley

Gregory Mobley is a Professor of Hebrew Bible and Congregational Studies at Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School. Mobley came to Yale in 2017 after twenty years of teaching Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Andover Newton Theological School (1997-2017) and at Union Theological Seminary in New York (1996-97). He is the author of three books: The Return of the Chaos Monsters—and Other Backstories of the Bible (Eerdmans, 2012), Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (T & T Clark, 2006), and The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition in Ancient Israel (Doubleday, 2005). He co-authored with T. J. […]

Rev. Frederick J. Streets

Frederick “Jerry” Streets is the YDS Adjunct Associate Professor of Divinity and Social Work. A licensed clinical social worker, Professor Streets is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City and former Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.

He also served on the Board of the Fund for Theological Education and the Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center. He was a 2009-10 Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation.

He served as the […]

Brandon Nappi

Brandon Nappi, D.Min. is the Executive Director of Leadership Programs at Berkeley Divinity School. With twenty years of retreat ministry, Brandon founded Copper Beech Institute, a worldwide spiritual community of 50,000 people from over 50 countries dedicated to sharing contemplative practice to heal our aching world. Brandon’s life has been deeply nourished by Christian mysticism, mindfulness, interreligious dialogue, and Zen practice. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale Divinity School, he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Homiletics from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Brandon walks alongside seekers, divinity students, and healers as a spiritual director and […]

Jere Wells

Director of the Educational Leadership & Ministry Program at Yale Divinity School.

Dr. Almeda Wright

Dr. Almeda Wright is Associate Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School. Professor Wright’s research focuses on African American religion, Womanist spirituality, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion and public life. She is currently finishing a larger project on activist-educators that outlines the radical dimensions of African American Religion and Education throughout the twentieth century.

Prior to her arrival at Yale, Dr. Wright served for four years as assistant professor of religion and youth ministry at Pfeiffer University, and before that as a visiting faculty member and teaching assistant at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. […]

Dr. Kate Ott

Kate Ott

Dr. Kate Ott ’00 M.A.R. is a Christian social ethicist addressing the formation of moral communities with specializations in technology, sexuality, youth and young adults, pedagogy, and professional ethics. She is the author of Sex, Tech, & Faith: Christian Ethics in a Digital Age (2022), Christian Ethics for a Digital Society (2018) and Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence (2013). Ott is the Jerre and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and director of the Stead Center on Ethics and Values at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. Her writings appear in various […]

Rev. Joanne Jennings

Rev. Joanne Jennings

The Rev. Joanne Browne Jennings is an accomplished scholar and counselor with a strong background in social work and service to clergy and congregations. She is currently a lecturer in clinical pastoral education for YDS and Andover Newton and a therapist in private practice. Rev. Jennings has a Master of Social Work degree (University of North Carolina), an M.Div. (Fuller Theological Seminary), a Bachelor of Law degree (Inns of Court School of Law, U.K.), and a Bachelor of Science degree (University of Toronto).

Among other accomplishments over her varied and impressive career, Rev. Jennings has developed a unique counseling practice with […]

Justin Crisp

Justin Crisp

Justin is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies concentrating in theology at Yale University, a doctoral fellow of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and a lecturer in Anglican studies. He is a priest associate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Dr. Vasileios Marinis

Dr. Vasileios Marinis

Dr. Marinis is Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture and has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale, a fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2015–2017 he was a Humboldt fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Professor Marinis has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs, graffiti, and Byzantine transvestite […]

Volker Leppin

Volker Leppin

As the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, Professor Leppin’s scholarship is particularly interested in medieval and Reformation studies. He argues that the Reformation should be understood as a transformation of the the medieval world rather than a stark rupture. His work also focuses on the history of spirituality, mainly in mysticism. Educated at the University of Marburg Heidelberg University, and the Theological Academic Year in Jerusalem program, Volker Leppin received a chair in Church History at the University of Jena (Thuringia, Germany) in 2000. Ten years later, he moved to the University of Tübingen in Southern Germany, where […]