Yellowstone Fellows

The Yellowstone Fellows Program is a one year program that provides emerging scholars, artists, and adventurers with a stipend as they pursue research or artistry or develop and record new approaches to outdoor adventure. The Fellows are selected by the YTI administration, in consultation with the faculty, for this honor. Each recipient presents his or her work in the Bozeman Summer Session following the appointment year.

Yellowstone Fellows Recipients

2018-2019 Adventure Fellow — Dayna van Dyke, Alberta Ballet – Pre-Professional Program

2019-2020 Faith Fellow — Shannon Parrott, Oriel College, Oxford University – Doctor of Philosophy Research in Old Testament   ABOUT SHANNON

2019-2020 Arts Fellow — Joanna Gill, Holy Trinity Brompton: Queens Gate – Composer  ABOUT JOANNA

About the Fellows

Photo of Shannon ParrotShannon Parrott (2019-2020 Faith Fellow) is from Vancouver, Canada. There, she completed her Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Regent College in 2016 and in 2018 completed a Master of Theology with a thesis focus in the Hebrew Bible. Shannon’s Master’s thesis was entitled, Garments of Glory: An Investigation of Yahweh’s Act of Investiture in Ezekiel 16:1-14. She is now studying for a DPhil in Theology at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Hindy Najman and Dr. Katherine Southwood. She is a student at Wycliffe Hall but is attached to Oriel College through her connection to the Centre for the Study of the Bible in the Humanities. Shannon’s research interests are in shame, transformation, identity formation, and religious experience. These areas of interest are related to her broader ministry interests of healing from shame, prayer, transformation through the cross of the Christ, and the development of the self in relation to God. She has a passion for seeing people’s brokenness birth beauty and to experience the joy of being oneself. Shannon is grateful for the Yellowstone Fellowship awarded to her as it enables her to continue her studies in these areas of passion and interest. She looks forward to teaching at YTI next summer.


Photo of Joanna GillJoanna Gill (2019-2020 Arts Fellow) is an award-winning composer from Perth, Scotland. After studying choral music alongside Royal Composer Paul Mealor at the University of Aberdeen, her passion to study composing for film and TV brought her to London, where she currently works as a composer, as well as a professional violinist, vocalist, and church staff member. Joanna’s music has been performed all across the United Kingdom, including some of London’s most prestigious venues; St. Martin-in-the-Felds, the Barbican, Hampton Court Palace, and the Royal Albert Hall. Joanna was delighted to win the competition to write a piece to commemorate the centenary of WWI which was premiered in Stirling Castle 2018. Joanna sings regularly with the London Symphony Chorus under Simon Halsey, and was delighted when they premiered her Christmas carol, ‘Look to the Stable’ with some of the London Symphony Orchestra. Her passion, in her writing, is to bring out characters, emotions, and tell stories through music. Joanna also serves at Holy Trinity Brompton – Queen’s Gate, where she oversees the classical music program. Joanna has not been to Montana, and is looking forward to coming in 2021 for the premiere of the work she is writing for YTI.

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