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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Staff

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

  • Gwyneth Henke

    Assistant Event Coordinator

    I have experienced the Center as both a student and a staff member, perspectives which have given me a deep appreciation for the rigor of scholarship and the cooperative spirit practiced here.

    Biography
  • 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.

    Biography
  • Debra B. Kennard

    Assistant Director

    It’s been a thrill and 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!

    Biography
  • 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!

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  • 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.

    Biography