I did not anticipate how rich an experience it was going to be in terms of building community. I learned so much from listening to my fellow students. I got some answers from my class (to questions she had about the Bible). It was a healing opportunity for me and deeply worthwhile. I would love to come every year if I could.
—Lynnaia Mann, Representative to the United Nations for the Episcopal Church
The people who run the program have been very good about listening to our suggestions (adding prayer each day and the reception on the first day, for example) and offer gracious hospitality every year. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with my classmates from different denominations and areas of the country. It was refreshing to hear others experiences and thoughts and wisdom.
It is a an experience I look forward to every year.
The students’ different perspectives introduced an element of practical experience that provided a rich cauldron of material to apply to the (classroom discussion). An invaluable experience!
—Julie Johnson, executive leadership coach
I got a lot out of the course. And being on campus was wonderful. It was like I had come home. I now have a fantasy of retiring and becoming a student there!
—Keltner Locke, administrative law judge
Everyone from the professors to the custodians is outgoing, friendly, and humble. The classes are very challenging. I don’t have the background of someone who went to seminary, but I was able to keep on top of things and the professors are very accommodating.
—Stephen Schroeder, retired high school history teacher
The diversity of the students is the beauty of it. They all brought their own ideas. And the instructor’s enthusiasm was unmatched.
—Susan Fast, minister
It was incredible in one week to be able to learn so much more about theology (and) art. … I found the Yale class to be wonderfully eye-opening.
—Tracey O’Shaughnessy, journalist