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Where

Iliff School of Theology
2323 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Contact

The Alumni Office
Iliff School of Theology
303-765-3176

Monday, February 4 at 8:00am to Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00pm

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Iliff will gather to discuss, rest, and heal from issues facing our region, nation, and world. We will engage important topics, learn about new possibilities, eat great food, experience moving worship, hear about exciting new initiatives, and celebrate the highlights along the way.

For common questions, click any of the information boxes below. 

Monday, February 4th

Doors open at 8:00am. Registration and an informal reception with light breakfast food runs from 8:00am – 9:00am.

Dr. Andrea Smith

Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies
University of California Riverside
Scholar-Activist in Native American Issues

Monday Morning Plenary Speaker
9:00am – 10:40am

With a welcome from Dr. Tom Wolfe,
and an introduction by Dr. Tink Tinker

Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe

President & Chief Executive Officer, Iliff
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor
of Leadership and Ministry Praxis

Monday Chapel:
The Healing of the Paralytic:
A Story of Intervention for
a Paralyzed and Paralyzing Church
11:00am – 12:00pm

Click here to view the livestream during the event

Monday Lunch

Conference lunch sponsored by SIFR and ReSource

Lunch
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Kristal Parks (MA '91)

Activist, contemplative, elephant conservationist, biologist, author, visionary and Iliff alumna.

Workshop:
Heart-Centered Sacred Activism: Weaving a Tapestry of Justice from Various Shades, Hues and Textures of Interconnected Liberation Movements

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Rev. Dr. Carrie Doehring

Clifford Baldridge Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Iliff

Panelist:
Cultivating Well-Being in Divided Times

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Rev. Dr. Jason Whitehead (PhD '10)

Director of Consultation and Formation, Iliff
John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Pastoral Care

Panelist:
Cultivating Well-Being in Divided Times

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Rev. Dr. Arthur Porter

Pastor, New Nation Church, Aurora, Colorado
Adjunct Faculty, Iliff

Panelist:
Cultivating Well-Being in Divided Times

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Rev. Tony Hill (MDiv '14)

Pastor, St. Luke CME Church, Denver
Adjunct Faculty, Iliff

Panelist:
Cultivating Well-Being in Divided Times

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Dr. Katherine Turpin

Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Associate Professor of Religious Education

Workshop:
Teaching in a Time of Diversity & Division

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Rev. Dr. Boyung Lee

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Practical Theology
Co-Dean, DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion

Workshop:
Teaching in a Time of Diversity & Division

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Caran Ware Joseph (MDiv '12)

Director of Human Resources, Title IX Administrator, Iliff
Adjunct Faculty

Workshop:
Teaching in a Time of Diversity & Division

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Zach Bechtold (current student)

Pastor, Brady, Choteau, and Dutton UMCs, Montana

Panelist: Technology in Ministry

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Rev. Brad Laurvick (MDiv '07)

Pastor, Highlands United Methodist Church, Denver

Panelist: Technology in Ministry

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Rev. Melissa Meyers

Senior Pastor, Faith United Methodist Church, Freeport, Illinois

Panelist: Technology in Ministry

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Evening Reception

Scholars’ Book Fair
See list of authors below
Heavy Refreshments from Uno Mas

Monday Evening
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday, February 5th

Doors open at 8:00am.

Dr. Ted Vial

Harvey Potthoff Professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought
Scholar of Gender, Race, and Religion in the Modern World

Tuesday Morning Faculty Plenary Speaker
9:00am – 10:40am

Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation
Director of the Office of Professional Formation

Tuesday Chapel:
Salvation through Diversity
11:00am – 12:00pm

Click here to view the livestream during the event

Tuesday Lunch

Conference lunch sponsored by
Iliff’s Office of Professional Formation

Lunch
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries, The United Church of Christ
National and International Faith Leader for Social Justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement

Tuesday Afternoon Plenary Speaker:
If These Walls Could Talk
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Students Bring It!

Four current Iliff students will share their ideas.

Participants: See below!

Tuesday Afternoon
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Heather Jarvis, JD

Student Loan Expert

Heather will also be available for one-on-one consultations Tuesday and Wednesday. Email to inquire about appointment space.

Tuesday Evening
Informal Pizza Dinner
5:00pm(ish) – 7:00pm

Click here for the livestream!

Elizabeth Butche

Current MDiv Student

Tuesday Afternoon Presenter at
Students Bring It!
Co-creating Justice in Emergent Process
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Gianna Rendon

Current MDiv Student

Tuesday Afternoon Presenter at
Students Bring It!
Kavanaugh and Coyolxauhqui
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Emily Nagle

Current MDiv Student

Tuesday Afternoon Presenter at
Students Bring It!
Comics in the Classroom
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Kristen Payne

Current MASJE Student

Tuesday Afternoon Presenter at
Students Bring It!
The Value of Teaching Social Justice to our Children
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 6th (Morning & Jameson Jones Chapel Service)

Doors open at 8:00am. 

Alumni Breakfast

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe

President & Chief Executive Officer, Iliff
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor
of Leadership and Ministry Praxis

Presenter

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Vince Tango (MDiv '09)

Associate Dean of Admissions & Student Services
Adjunct Faculty

Presenter

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath

Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Justice
Director of the MASJE Degree Program

Wednesday Morning Alumni Conversation
9:40am – 10:40am

Rev. Dr. Rubén Arjona

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Wednesday Morning Alumni Conversation
9:40am – 10:40am

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ

Wednesday, Jameson Jones Chapel Service:
Hoping Against Hope
11:00am – 12:00pm

Click here to view the livestream during the event

Iliff Scholars Book Fair & Opening Reception (Monday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Connect with each other during our Opening Reception, and take time to chat with these Iliff folks regarding their recent publications!
Alumni are welcome to participate, with a focus on new publications in the last two years (presenters, panelists, and workshop leaders are exempt from the two-year guideline). Requests for table space must be made by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 29th. Request a table by emailing alumni@iliff.edu.

Dr. Amy Balogh (PhD '16)

Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East (Lexington Books, 2018)

Dr. Eunjoo Kim

Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach (Pueblo Books, 2017)

Rev. Kerry Greenhill (MDiv '05)

Contributor to We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead (Abingdon Press, 2018)

Kristal Parks (MA '91)

Re-Enchanting the World: A Call to Mystical Activism

Rev. Dr. Eric Smith (PhD '13)

Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the “Parting of the Ways” (Routledge, 2017)

Dr. Terrence Tice

Schleiermacher: The Psychology of Christian Faith and Life (Mapping the Tradition) (Fortress, 2018)

Dr. Amy Erickson

Jonah: Interpretation and Commentary (forthcoming from Wm. B. Eerdmans, part of the Illuminations series)

The Bearded Theologians Podcast 

The Bearded Theologians will be with us once again, starting late morning and continuing into the evening on Monday and Tuesday. They are gathering alumni stories, reactions to the Renewal events, and conversations that might be helpful to others. They will be recording their podcast on campus during the event, and sharing the results later through www.beardedtheologians.com. Look for their base of operations on the main floor of the Library.