Our Community

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics draws on the vast experience and resources of many people to fulfill its mission: to deepen academic and public understanding of religion and politics in the United States.

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The staff of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics enriches and supports the work of the Center on campus and beyond.

  • Sandy Jones

    Event Coordinator

    One of my favorite things about working at the Center is the opportunity to learn from guests of many different backgrounds and experiences.

  • Debra B. Kennard

    Assistant Director

    It’s been an honor to be a part of the Center’s growth from an idea to a thriving academic community exploring some of today’s most urgent issues with a hand in educated action and a heart for the humanity in our differences. It’s a job that gives me hope every day.

  • Sheri Peña

    Administrative Coordinator

    I enjoy helping our faculty and students with a wide range of administrative operations and curriculum support. Getting to work with our students is one of the highlights of my job!

  • Tiffany Stanley

    Managing Editor, Religion & Politics

    In editing the Center’s online journal, I have the opportunity to work with many wonderful writers from the academy and media. Together, we get to explore some of the most important and contentious issues of our time.