Welcome to my Journey – Stephanie Hanslow (’20, MDiv)
FRIENDSHIPS FOR LIFE
Current student, Stephanie Hanslow, will graduate from Iliff in the summer of 2020. With only four remaining courses and her CPE, Stephanie will complete her degree utilizing the Iliff Journey model.
The online learning model poses hurdles for students hoping to connect in a real, tangible way. However, the Iliff Journey program allows students to interact with one another both online and in person when they come to Denver for gathering days. Stephanie quickly realized that, despite the distance between Denver and Indiana, the colleague friendships she has made through her online education will remain friends for life. With each class and each professor, Stephanie shared that she has learned more than she imagined or could have anticipated. Iliff proves, time and time again, in her course work, professorial interactions, and friendships, to have been the right choice.
In all of Stephanie’s recent endeavors whether it is the decision to go back to school, the decision to take a leap of faith with an online learning community, or to start a new church, she has faced each new journey head on. Stephanie’s journey with Iliff thus far has been fruitful and fulfilling, allowing her geographic flexibility while also continuing to further her pastoral calling at her home in Indiana. Stephanie may only have a few courses left, but her journey as a pastor and difference maker has just begun.