Marquand Chapel

Worship in Marquand ChapelEcumenical Worship in Marquand Chapel is a time set apart every morning when the community gathers to pray and give praise to God. It is planned and led by the students, faculty, administrators and staff of Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music and is ecumenical in its mission. A different person or group of people leads each day. The Dean of Chapel and Chapel Ministers work with everyone who leads worship in order to balance the chapel’s twofold mission as a place where liturgy is learned and as a spiritually nourishing point on campus.

One of the main ways we achieve this balance is by inviting worship leaders to draw deeply on their own denominations’ liturgical traditions while, at the same time, orienting those traditions to make them accessible to as many people in this community as possible.

Starting fall semester 2018, worship begins at 11:30 AM; from Monday through Thursday, the service is thirty minutes long; on Fridays it is forty-five minutes. All are welcome.


Chapel Staff


Dean of Marquand Chapel | Maggi Dawn

Director of Chapter Music | Nathaniel Gumbs

Liturgical Coordinator | Emilie Casey

Gospel and Inspirational Choir Director | Mark Miller

Student Chapel Team Members

Paul Olive-Reese 
MaryBeth Mills-Curran 
Julia Johnson
Jazzy Bostock 
Andrea Alvord 
Karis Slattery 
Megan McDermott 
Genna Beatty
Dax Crocker 
Christopher Phillips 
Ann Jacob

Advisory Committee

Prof. Peter Hawkins (co- chair)
Prof. Chloe Star (co-chair) 
Assoc. Dean Nicholas Lewis
Prof. Melanie Ross
Prof. Janet Ruffing
Prof. Christian Wiman 
Qadry Harris (M.Div 2018) 
Della Wells (M.Div 2018)

Student Musicians

Simon Lee, Choir Director

David McNeil, Choir Director

Gabriel Benton, Organ Scholar

Nicholas Quardokus, Organ Scholar