Kelly Arora

John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Spiritual Care


  • BS, Kansas State University
  • MA, Memphis Theological Seminary
  • PhD, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint PhD Program


Kelly Arora is Co-Director of the Master of Science Program/Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care and Assistant Clinical Professor (Spiritual Care) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the author of Spirituality and Meaning Making in Chronic Illness: How Spiritual Caregivers Can Help People Navigate Long-term Health Conditions, published in 2020. Arora is a national presenter on spirituality in health care and interspiritual dialogue. She has also taught religious studies courses at Regis University, courses on spirituality in health care at the Regis University School of Pharmacy, and interprofessional ethics at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Arora serves as President of the Board for Centus Counseling, Consulting and Education. She maintains a private practice in spiritual direction: