Frederick “Jerry” Streets

Sixth University Chaplain and Pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale (1992-2007)

  • Ottawa University, BA 1972
  • Yale Divinity School, MDiv 1975
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Certificate 1989
  • Yeshiva University, MSW 1981 and Doctorate in Social Welfare 1997
Life Before Yale Chaplaincy:
  • Senior Pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT (1975-1992)
Key Contributions:
  • Muslim Life at Yale: Dedicated the first Musallah (Muslim prayer room) at Yale in 2001 and hired the first Muslim Fellow to serve the Muslim student community in 2005
  • Organized, and later published, a preaching series celebrating Yale’s tercentennial in 2001 at Battell Chapel
Fun Facts:
  • First African American to hold the role of University Chaplain at Yale
  • First Baptist to hold the role of University Chaplain
Life After Yale Chaplaincy:
  • Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling, Yeshiva University
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa ( Fulbright Scholar in 2008 and  Fulbright Specialist in 2010 )
  • Pastor of Dixwell Avenue United Church of Christ in New Haven from 2011- Present.