Announcing New Executive Director, Robert Nicastro

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Center for Christogenesis, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Robert Nicastro. Robert has been on the Center’s team for the last few years, as manager of the Hunger for Wholeness Podcast, as well as Course facilitator. He has offered several excellent online workshops on behalf of the Center, sharing his rich background in theology and Teilhardian studies. Robert is currently a Ph. D. candidate in Systematic-Constructive Theology and Biblical Studies at Villanova University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. Robert’s research interests lie at the intersection of theology and artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and quantum physics. He is currently writing his dissertation on Scripture and Teilhard’s hyperphysics. 

Robert will assume his new position on April 1, 2024, at which time I will step down as Executive Director but remain as Founder of the Center; I will also continue to serve on the Board of Directors. I assumed the position of Executive Director as an interim position until a new Director could be appointed. I am now able to turn over this responsibility to Robert, which will allow me more time to develop ideas and to advance the Center through writing and teaching. As Founder, I will work closely with Robert, as we shape the next stages of the Center’s development.  

The Center for Christogenesis has a vision for the hope that lies within us. One must be able to see the whole, Teilhard proclaimed; for the one who sees is already on the way to a new future. As we continue to see, through research, reflection, writing and speaking, we share the vision unfolding in our midst. The Center for Christogenesis is committed to the future and to the emergence of a new religion of the earth. 

Following Teilhard de Chardin, we believe Christianity is a religion of evolution. We also feel that younger generations must be educated into a new religious paradigm, so that they may be empowered to build the earth into a community of justice and shared life. Education and spiritual formation are at the heart of the Center’s mission and integral to the process of Christogenesis.  

I am confident that Robert will skillfully guide the Center toward growth and expansion in the coming years.  I look forward to working with him and with our wonderful team—Kate, Dustin, Lisa and Emily—who keep the Center viable in its day-to-day operations. 

I invite you to share a warm welcome to Robert, as he takes up the mantle of leadership. Your support provides the courage to forge a new path of faith charged with futurity. It is a path through the fields of the unknown, which are always dark and uncertain, but constantly guided by a mysterious presence of love that pushes us onward toward the light, onward to new beginnings and new life. 

Blessings and peace,

Ilia's Signature

Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF

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  1. Rev Philip M Oriole on April 6, 2024 at 10:13 pm

    Robert: Bravo!! Bravo!!! Congratulations, prayers & good wishes on your new position & appointment. Proud of you & proud to know you!!!

  2. nancy davis on April 3, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    I am sure the Center will continue to be my reason for hope.

  3. Janet B, Virginia on March 30, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for saying Yes, Robert! May you receive the graces you need to move into the unknown with faith, hope and charity. And thank you to Ilia for sharing your wisdom and vision of a new direction that we can all be a part of by allowing God to work in us through a new but timeless expression of love.

  4. Swami Padmanabha on March 30, 2024 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations Robert.

    Prayers and best wishes from North Carolina.

  5. S. Olga Wittekind on March 30, 2024 at 8:21 am

    Dear Robert, Thank you for accepting this awesome position of guiding us to the “futurity” of God in our lives!
    A deep gratitude to Ilia for her inspiring movement! Give her my love, and keep some for yourself! S. Olga Wittekind, Oldenburg, IN.

  6. Fr. Ed Griswold on March 29, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations, Robert. You are a blessing to the Christian Church. God bless
    Ed Griswold

  7. John Salvati on March 29, 2024 at 11:52 am

    Congratulations Robert!

  8. Loretta Wiest on March 29, 2024 at 8:20 am


    I am recent reader of all the writings at and growing in understanding this new information. please continue to write for us who are adapting our new understanding of our God.

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