Caroline is a Master of Divinity student in her third and final year at Yale Divinity School, studying at the intersections of Christian imagination and embodied forms of care for people and planet concurrently. This summer, Caroline worked as a hospital chaplain in Portland, Oregon, providing spiritual care to patients, their families, and staff across a variety of faith traditions. The previous summer, Caroline lived with the trappist nuns of Redwoods Abbey in the redwood forest of California’s Lost Coast, learning practices of discernment. Around campus, you can usually find Caroline hanging out at the DivFarm learning how to garden, sitting at East Rock Park sipping coffee and looking at birds, or out on a hike or kayak somewhere.
Before coming to Yale Divinity School, Caroline spent almost a decade in education, working as a middle school teacher in northern Japan, and as program director at a Catholic high school in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Caroline grew up attending a Lutheran church, attended Presbyterian and Methodist churches in early adulthood, was away from church for some time, and has recently been part of Episcopal communities. She finds great joy in learning about other folks’ own traditions, insights, and passions. Caroline is thrilled to join First Baptist Church of Branford this year in the Reimagining Church program, accompanying FBC’s working group and congregation in the Spirit-filled, joy-filled work of tending and exploring their own visions for flourishing together.