Rev. 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. Candidate, Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver


Rev. Amanda Henderson is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at Iliff School of Theology. Founded in 2021, the Institute performs research on the ways religious histories inform political perspectives and shares that information to educate public leaders for transformative action. Before launching the Institute, Amanda served seven years as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, bringing people from different religious traditions together for political action. Amanda is ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), author of Holy Chaos, Creating Connections in Divisive Times , and is a Ph.D. Candidate in religion and politics at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.

Amanda is also a Mom to three young adults, enjoys adventures with her husband, and finds joy in running ultra-marathons 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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