Rev. Dr. Amanda Henderson

Director, Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture

Contact Information


  • B.S. Colorado State University
  • M.Div. Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
  • Ph.D., Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver


Rev. Dr. Amanda Henderson is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at the Iliff School of Theology, where she leads research exploring the relationship between religion and politics. With a focus on informing public leaders, the Institute works for transformative action rooted in deep understanding. Amanda has a Ph.D. in religion, politics, and rhetoric from the University of Denver, served for seven years as the Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, and is ordained clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She is the author of “Holy Chaos, Creating Connections in Divisive Times” and hosts the Complexified podcast. Amanda lives in Littleton, Colorado, is a parent to three young adults, enjoys adventures with her husband, and finds joy running trails and growing things: dogs, chickens, gardens, and creative projects of all kinds.

Book Amanda for:

  • Keynote speeches
  • Workshops or training/ retreat facilitation
  • Course instruction
  • Preaching and teaching in congregations

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