Meet Some MDivs

Israel Buffardi, MDiv '19

HDS Grad Finds His Community in Ministry

June 27, 2019
“It’s rare for a divinity school to have such a diverse group of people,” says Israel Buffardi, MDiv '19, of HDS. “[It allows for] building community with all different types of people and finding connections with each other and the values in their lives.”
Aric Flemming, MDiv '19

Finding Rhythm in Reverence

May 21, 2019
“Harvard Divinity School has been very, very instrumental in working through my own identity,” says graduating student Aric Flemming, MDiv candidate. “Harvard Divinity School has helped to not only shape my identity, but has helped to shape how I understand people and life, living, and spirituality.”
HDS chaplain Kerry Maloney

Modeling Ministry for a Multireligious World

April 25, 2019

The HDS community is home to practitioners and scholars of dozens of different religions—and to those who have no formal religious affiliation at all. One is as likely to bump into a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka on campus as a Unitarian Universalist from New England. The person who navigates this ever-expanding diversity of traditions and people is the School’s chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life, Rev. Kerry Maloney.... Read more about Modeling Ministry for a Multireligious World

Zoltan and Nedelman

'Not Sorry' for Bringing New Meaning to Beloved Books

April 18, 2019

Vanessa Zoltan is not sorry for co-founding a podcast that treats J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books as sacred texts. She’s not sorry for her new show, “Hot and Bothered,” which encourages listeners to write and find meaning in romance novels. Most of all, she’s the founder and CEO of Not Sorry Productions, the feminist production company that creates these shows.... Read more about 'Not Sorry' for Bringing New Meaning to Beloved Books

MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon

Didn't See That Coming

March 6, 2019

MDiv candidate Shane Snowdon recounts her shattering experience of hitting and killing an 18-year-old on a California highway. The incident has led her to devote her time to developing a “crash ministry” that includes trying to foster reconciliation, as possible, between drivers and the loved ones of those who have died.

Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14

"It Can't Stay the Same"

February 1, 2019
The Rev. Willie Bodrick, MDiv '14, is a pastor at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and is serving as a leader in state and local government.
Ohio gathering

Clergy Support Columbus Officers’ Civil-Rights Concerns, Other Issues

January 28, 2019
“There is a deeply rooted tradition in the United States, (and) around the world, of clergy functioning as representatives of their community and, in particular, functioning as community representatives who remind the community of their ideals,” says Senior Lecturer Dan McKanan.