Happy Holidays from the Iliff Family!
May the season fill your heart with joy and our world with peace.
Becoming Heralds Retreat
with Dr. Albert Hernandez and Rev. Allison Salvino

Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th

Join Dr. Albert Hernandez and Rev. Allison Salvino at the Iliff School of Theology for an evening and a day of spiritual retreat exploring our connections with God and one another and the mystery of becoming heralds in this season of the church year. We’ll engage in small-group sharing and discussion, prayer, discerning the fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, and learning how to experience our own self-compassion and healing. We’ll learn how to listen and pray with a mind focused on Hebrews 12:22-24 and from a heart that produces the fruits of understanding & forgiveness. Importantly, participants will practice setting aside ourselves to offer judgment-free healing prayer.
Become an Iliff Alumni/ae Ambassador!

Get to know future Iliffians and help our Enrollment team support them on their journey by becoming an Iliff Alumni/ae Ambassador.

Alumni/ae Ambassadors are a network of volunteers serving in a variety of roles to create connections with students considering Iliff. Alumni/ae ambassadors help future Iliffians understand the impact they can have on the world through an Iliff program.

Follow the link below to learn more and let us know how you'd like to get involved!
Coming to a City Near You!
Every year, the Iliff Enrollment Team travels across the US to meet prospective students and attend events and fairs. And we may be making our way to a city near you or an event you're planning to attend!

In the coming months, the Iliff Enrollment Team will be visiting:

Atlanta, GA for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
February 20th to 23rd, 2023

Will you be attending either conference? Come say hello! We would love to see you.

Know of a prospective student in the area? Connect them with our team via an email to [email protected]!
Complexified Podcast
The Iliff Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, directed by Rev. Amanda Henderson, has launched its new podcast.

The podcast, Complexified, dives into topics of religion and politics and unpacks these topics with transparency and honesty.

Listen to Complexified wherever you find podcasts!
Alumni/ae Updates

Dr. Susan Filene and her husband Bob have founded an urban garden in Cambridge, MA, where they are working to increase understanding of local food sources, the importance of sustainable farming, and environmental advocacy. "On some days I feel that my soul and the soul of the plants, animals and soil organisms here are entwined," Filene writes about her work.
Faculty and Staff Updates

Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Iliff's Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, has a new book coming out at the end of January. Resisting Apartheid America continues Dr. De La Torre's look at racism in America and the tools necessary to shape a more equitable future.
After more than five years in her role as Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Rev. Dr. Boyung Lee has decided to step down and transition to a faculty position starting January 2023. Rev. Dr. Cathie Kelsey has graciously agreed to be the Interim Dean of the Faculty until such time as Iliff's next President appoints a new Dean.
In Memoriam

Rev. Larry R. Black (MDiv '74) passed away on Friday evening, November 11, 2022 at home with his family in Ashland, OH. Larry served as a minister in the East Ohio United Methodist Conference for 35 years. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter, son, and four grandchildren. View his obituary here.
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Iliff's Professional Information Network (PIFN)
Iliff hosts an online list of available positions for the community. You can sign up to submit positions directly, too!

To visit PIFN, click here.
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