Thomas V. Wolfe

Thomas V. Wolfe

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

Contact Information

Phone: 303-765-3102


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 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 previously served as the President of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, as a trustee at Lycoming College, and served on Governor Hickenlooper’s Commission on the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration.

Wolfe serves as the President of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU). He also serves on the board of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. He delivered the Colorado Council of Churches’ Easter Sunrise sermon at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2015.

Wolfe is married to the Rev. Marilyn N. Wolfe, LCSW, who is an ordained elder in full connection in the Upper NY Conference of the United Methodist Church.  They have two daughters, Erin Barkan and Kimberly Wolfe, two sons-in-law, a granddaughter and two grandsons.

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