“Campus Ministry in Anxious Times”
July 26-28, 2017 at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO
“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” –Micah 6:8 (NRSV)
The fifty-third conference of the National Campus Ministry Association comes during challenging times on our campuses and in our nation and world. The students and the campus communities we serve are feeling and expressing heightened anxiety—in the midst of which we must discern, live into, and answer our call.
To serve the ones who serve, NCMA is planning an exciting and uplifting conference that speaks to the challenges and struggles we all are striving to navigate.
Reverend Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe is the President and CEO of Iliff School of Theology, where he is also the Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis. Prior to assuming the presidency at Iliff, Wolfe served as Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University. Dr. Wolfe comes to us with deep roots and a lasting commitment to higher education ministry: he served as the Interdenominational Protestant Chaplain and then the fifth dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. An ordained elder in full connection with the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, Wolfe also served as the President of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. He is currently a member of the boards of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU), The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, and the Colorado Council of Churches.
Katie Gordon is the Program Manager of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute as well as the Coordinator for Campus Interfaith Resources within the Division of Inclusion & Equity at Grand Valley State University. With a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Religious Studies from Alma College and a Master of Arts in Interfaith Action from Claremont Lincoln University, Katie bridges her academic interest in inter-religious affairs to the practical work of promoting interfaith dialogue and cooperation. Additionally, as an alumna of the Interfaith Youth Core and member of their Speakers Bureau, Katie often speaks on campuses about how interfaith connects to civic engagement, social change, media, intersectionality, non-religious communities, and the Millennial generation. With a social justice framework applied to her interfaith engagement work, her goal is to promote inclusive and welcoming communities where all can build relationships across difference and thrive from diversity.