Office of External Relations

Mailing Address

Office of External Relations
Duke Divinity School
Box 90966
Durham, NC 27708-0966

Physical Address

Duke Divinity School
Langford Building, Room 143
405 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC  27708-0966

Phone: (919) 660-3456
Fax: (919) 660-3405

Dan StrubleDan Struble, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, External Relations
(919) 660-3454

Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a B.S. in naval architecture and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He served on USS Rentz FFG-46 as communications officer and damage control assistant, then as NROTC instructor at the University of Southern California where he also earned an M.A. in comparative politics and a Ph.D. in American politics. Dan transferred to the Navy Reserve where he served numerous roles; he retired as a commander in 2004. In his civilian career, Dan served Occidental College in development and as an adjunct professor before returning to the Naval Academy where he started the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and co-designed a successful $250 million campaign. Most recently, Dan served as president of Montreat College for nine years. Dan is married to Karen Brown Struble, a clinical psychologist, and they are the parents of two children, Amanda and Ben. Dan loves to spend time with his family, read, exercise, and waterski.


Betsy PooleBetsy Poole
Director of Development
(919) 660-3402

Betsy came to Duke Divinity School in 2010 as director of annual giving and soon after became a major gift officer before being named director of development in 2018. Prior to Duke, Betsy worked for nine years in development at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and before that had served as vice president and regional marketing manager for Nations Bank/Bank of America. She earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia and is married to Allan Poole, pastor of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham. Allan and Betsy have three adult children.

Carl King
Associate Director of Development
(919) 660-3455

Carl joined the External Relations team in 2018, and as director of the Divinity Annual Fund and as a major gift officer, will also work to strengthen Divinity’s ties with United Methodist alumni and constituents. Carl is a 1995 M.Div. graduate of Duke Divinity, as well as a 1996 Master of Sacred Theology graduate from Yale. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and most recently served University UMC in Chapel Hill for ten years. He has served on the Divinity National Alumni Council since 2016 and was chair of the Board of Higher Ed NC Conference of the UMC until 2016. Early in his career, Carl served as chaplain at Columbia College in S.C. and Methodist College in Fayetteville, as well as several other pastoral appointments in UMC churches. Though Carl earned his B.A. from Wake Forest in 1991, his Duke blue blood runs deep. His father, Bill King,  was the Duke University archivist for 30 years, and Carl’s grandparents met at Duke in the 1920’s when Trinity College became Duke University. Carl is married to Stacy Wood, and they live in Chapel Hill with their two young daughters.

Minoka YongsMinoka Yonts
Director of Alumni Relations

Born and raised in Blacksburg, Va., Minoka now calls North Carolina home. Minoka received her B.A. from Virginia Tech in 2013 and her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School in 2017. Before assuming her role in Alumni Relations, she worked for five years in the Admissions Office at the Divinity School. When she is not at work, she can usually be found with her husband and their dog at their home working on a project, watching college football, trying a new recipe or traveling. She also volunteers her time to assist in pastoring a new church plant called Kindred Church, which meets in a movie theater in Durham.

SarahRobinsonSarah Robinson
Associate Director of Advancement Services (919) 660-3464

Sarah comes to the Divinity School from Duke Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs, where she had worked since 2008. She is from Charlotte, N.C., and earned a B.A. from North Carolina State University. Sarah is married to Blair, who is a Durham native. They attend Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham. Sarah enjoys visiting local restaurants, spending time with family, and exploring the outdoors.

Carey Kidd
Staff Assistant
(919) 660-3456