The Episcopal Church at Yale is one of the oldest university Chaplaincies in the country (established on October 23, 1869). ECY is a ministry of the Episcopal Church to students, staff and faculty at Yale University. We seek to encourage and nurture members of the Yale community in the faith of Jesus Christ and to communicate in the academy of higher learning that the religious quest is relevant and essential to the educated mind. We do this by exploring both ancient and contemporary forms of prayer and common worship, facilitating stimulating discussions of the scriptures, and fostering a common life of fellowship and service.
The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Carling Appointed Chaplain and Priest-In-Charge
The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Carling has been appointed as Chaplain/Priest-In-Charge at the Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) as of December 1, 2014. His primary work will be to provide pastoral and spiritual care for the students and to deepen their commitment to participating in God's mission.
Carling is an Episcopal priest who also serves as associate rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fairfield, and will continue in that position. He is a licensed clinical and developmental psychologist who has had a distinguished career in the field of mental health. Carling has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania - a B.A. in History; and M.S. Ed. in Social Science Education, and a Ph.D. in Clinical & Developmental Psychology - and an M. Div. from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge MA. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 in Vermont where he served before coming to Connecticut in 2004. His prior employment has included various professorships in the U.S. and U.K. He also has experience providing counseling services for students at two universities. Link here for full CV.
Paul Carling is married to Cherise A. Rowan, M.D., a neonatal pediatric cardiologist who is a clinical instructor at Yale University.