Graham Bridgeman (he/him) is in his second year at Yale Divinity School (M.Div. ’20), He grew up in the PCUSA, and is currently under care at Middle Collegiate Church in New York, seeking ordination in the UCC.
A West-Coast transplant, Graham has lived in New York City since 2002, and considers himself a “career-and-a-half-er,” having spent a decade in New York City working in fundraising before coming to New Haven to pursue a theological education. He is particularly interested in addressing disenfranchised grief and spiritual trauma in LGBTQ communities, and in the spiritual and ethical implications of churches adopting non-profit fundraising models.
Prior to seminary, Graham spent six years as a board member at Middle Collegiate Church, where he served on the Communications, Web, and Stewardship committees. He also sat on the Outreach Committee and chaired for the Board of Deacons of the Collegiate Churches of New York.
Outside of his academic pursuits, Graham enjoys musical theater, good project management software, Dr. Who, baking bread, and historical fiction. In addition, he is the happy husband of an amazing architect who still lives in New York, and a proud parent of their three cats: Tiger, Dexter, and Velocicator (Velo for short).
He holds a BFA in Musical Theater and a BA in English Literature from NYU.