Amanda Henderson is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Culture at the Iliff School of Theology. The Institute performs research on the ways religious histories inform political perspectives and shares that information to educate public leaders for transformative action. Before launching the Institute, Amanda served seven years as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, bringing people from different religious traditions together for political action. Amanda is the author of Holy Chaos, Creating Connections in Divisive Times, host of the Complexified podcast, and a Doctoral Candidate in religion and politics at the University of Denver. Personally, Amanda lives in Littleton, Colorado, is Mom to three young adults, enjoys adventures with her husband, and finds joy running trails, and growing things: dogs, chickens, gardens, and creative projects of all kinds.