Kelly Arora

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’s Program/Certificate in Palliative Care and Affiliate Faculty in Spiritual Care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her passions for integrating spirituality into health care and teaching people how to engage in respectful interspiritual dialogue infuse the many courses she teaches in pastoral and spiritual care at Iliff. 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 also serves as Director of Research and faculty at the Institute for Life and Care, offering programs on meaning-centered approaches to care for professional and lay caregivers. She serves on the Board of Centus Counseling, Consulting and Education and maintains a private practice in spiritual direction.