Thomas V. Wolfe

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Chief Executive Officer
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis

Phone: 303-765-3102
Fax: 303-777-3387
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  • B.A., Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
  • M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University


The Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Iliff School of Theology, an appointment that he began on August 1, 2013.

Prior to his role as President and CEO, Wolfe served as Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University, a position he was appointed to on June 3, 2008. Previous to his appointment to Student Affairs, Wolfe served as the fifth dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. He assumed that appointment in January 1999. Previously he served as the Interdenominational Protestant Chaplain at Syracuse University. He has also served as pastor of United Methodist parishes in Moravia and Ithaca in upstate New York.

Wolfe is currently serving as the President of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, a position he will hold through 2016. Wolfe has previously served as a trustee at Lycoming College. In 2014, Wolfe was elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC).

Prior to re-locating to Denver, Wolfe engaged in several civic interests. He served the central New York region as the former president for InterFaith Works of CNY, he chaired the 2008, 2009, and 2010 White Ribbon Campaigns for Vera House, where he completed two full terms on the board and was president of the board in 2006, and he was involved in a variety of community initiatives that brought diverse people together to address common concerns.

In Denver, Wolfe has served an appointment to Governor Hickenlooper’s Commission on the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration. He currently serves on the board of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, is an active member of the Religious Advisory Council sponsored by the University of Denver, and is a member of the Denver Rotary Club. Wolfe delivered the Colorado Council of Churches’ Easter Sunrise sermon at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2015.

Wolfe holds a B.A. degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. Wolfe is an ordained elder in full connection with the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was ordained in 1980.

Wolfe is married to the Rev. Marilyn N. Wolfe, LMSW, who is an ordained elder in full connection in the Upper NY Conference. They have two daughters, Erin Wolfe Barkan and Kimberly Wolfe. His personal interests include flying and sailing.