Dana Capasso Stivers

Associate Executive Director & Chaplain
Ethics Faculty



  • Yale University, M.Div
  • Mount Holyoke College, AB, Religion and Asian Studies
  • Clinical Pastoral Education I
  • Wilderness First Aid


Rev. Dana was thrilled to join the staff in 2014 as Associate Director and Chaplain, a position that pulls together her background in business & education administration, outdoor education and chaplaincy. She enjoys using a mix of experiential education and reflection with students, encouraging them to better understand themselves while they discover what it means to live in community. Dana’s favorite outdoor adventure memories include a week-long winter camping trip in Northern Maine, leading hikes in the White Mountains and participating in an interfaith service and learning trip in the San Juan province of the Dominican Republic. Dana lives on the property with her partner and their dog, cat and chickens.


relevant experience
  • Associate Executive Director & Chaplain, Incarnation Center
  • Chaplain CPE, Norwalk Hospital & Midstate Medical Center
  • Yale University Chaplain’s Office, Global Grounds
  • Public History Fellow, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History & Yale University
  • Business & Planning Analyst, Westminster Community Charter School
  • Business Analyst & Management Development Program, M&T Bank
Recent Publications
  • “The Montana Industrial Boarding School,” in UUHHS Journal (2018)
  • Praying with Lennon,” in The Episcopal New Yorker (2017)
  • “The Butterfly Effect,” in Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Young Adulthood (2016)
  • “The Life of Mila Tupper Maynard,” in UUHHS Journal (2014)