The Rev. Deacon Kyle Pedersen is Director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation, lecturer in Supervised Ministries at Yale Divinity School, and deacon for Trinity Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church at Yale. He is co-founder of Chapel on the Green, an outdoor ministry of Trinity Church, and one of the founding organizers of Abraham’s Tent, an interfaith homeless hospitality initiative. Kyle serves on several local nonprofit boards, was convener of the New England Deacons Network for over ten years, is an Episcopal Church Foundation Transformational Ministry Fellow, and recipient of the Christ Church Cathedral Canon Clinton Jones award.
Kyle is a visionary, versatile, and trustworthy leader who inspires people, organizations, and communities to tap their creative potential, navigate change, and flourish. With over twenty years experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly community mental health, he has demonstrated capacities in executive leadership; strategic planning; new program development; sound fiscal management; donor relations and fund development; community connections and engagement; supervision of staff, volunteers, and interns; and training and education for adults and young people. He has trained in Undoing Racism/Community Organizing with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, with Community Mediation, and in Forum Theatre with Theatre of the Oppressed NYC.
Kyle received his MAR from Yale Divinity School where he was a Marquand Scholar, Certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School, and BA from The New School. He loves to cook, bake, read, make things with his hands, and mess around in small boats. He lives in new Haven with his wife Lucile, their two children Margo and Alec, and the family’s yellow lab Gigi.