Professional, Personal, and Spiritual Formation

The Office of Professional Formation (OPF) oversees the Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Formation (PPSF) dimensions of Iliff’s professional master’s degree programs – the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care, and the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics. Students pursuing any of these degrees are typically preparing for professional ministry or service at a church or agency setting, often in conjunction with their religious tradition.

While decisions about ordination or other authorization are the purview of denominations and/or credentialing bodies, professional master’s degree students address PPSF as a part of their degree program, in addition to course work in world religions, Bible, theology, history and culture, and religious leadership.

PPSF Components

  • Vocation and Orientation
  • Identity, Power and Difference
  • Internship

OPF Staff

  • Jenny Whitcher, PhD, director of the Office of Professional Formation, 303-765-3116, email
  • Jason Whitehead, PhD, director of Consultation and Formation, 303-765-3130, email
  • Alison Wisneski, MASC, program coordinator of the Office of Professional Formation, 303-765-3115, email

For further information, please contact the Office of Professional Formation, 303-765-3115.