Sam Fisher (MDiv ‘21) is a United Methodist pastor who served churches in Omaha and Des Moines before moving to Denver to attend Iliff. He applied to Iliff because he felt a need to continue my education. He loves to preach and is seeking the path to ordination in the United Methodist Church.

In a reflection, he shared, “Iliff has made a major difference in my life and has fostered amazing relationships I will cherish forever. From class, to time planning events, to random conversations in the halls, Iliff challenges you to grow and learn from others. I did not expect the diversity that Iliff has. One cannot overestimate what it is like to sit in a Bible class with people who have never read or heard many of the stories. The unique perspectives that all Iliff students bring to the table, teaches one to listen and hold the stories and beliefs of others. I find this to be critical in the divided world we live in today.”

He is excited to get back to biblical studies once he completes his required UMC classes, “I am completing many of my required UMC classes now, but cannot wait to get back to biblical studies! Our professors are cutting edge and look to different interpretations and new and emerging studies of the Biblical text.”

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