Center for Christogenesis Team

Ilia Delio

Ilia Delio

Center for Christogenesis Founder

Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, Founder of the Center for Christogenesis, is a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC and American theologian specializing in the area of science and religion, with interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology.

Ilia currently holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University, and is the author of twenty books. Ilia holds PhDs in Pharmacology from Rutgers University and in Theology from Fordham University, as well as two honorary doctorates, one from St. Francis University in 2015, and one from Sacred Heart University in 2020.

Learn more about Ilia by clicking here.

Gregory Hansell

Gregory Hansell

Executive Director

Executive Director, Gregory Hansell, MA, is an experienced executive in both the non-profit and for-profit domains. He worked as Chief Product Officer of virtual world software company, A Better World; Managing Director of Global Communications for the science and religion think tank, Metanexus Institute; and serves as Chief Technology Officer for Alden Investment Group.

Greg works closely with Ilia to bring her vision to the world. He brings an interest in the science and religion dialogue, the spiritual meaning of technology, and particular foci in complexity science, infinite game theory, and relational philosophies.

Lisa Drover

Lisa Drover

Director of Finance

Lisa Marie Drover is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Washington, DC. While currently serving as the Finance Officer for the Center of Christogenesis she also is the executive assistant to the Archbishop for the Military Services, USA. Prior to her current positions she worked in Development and was assistant to the President of Washington Theological Union. Lisa is also a retired nurse, having spent time in ambulatory and emergency nursing and several years in nursing administration in acute care and independent and assisted living for the elderly.
Isabelle Robinson

Isabelle Robinson

Communications Manager

Isabelle Robinson is Communications Manager at the Center for Christogenesis, running social media, email marketing, and our volunteer program, and works as a key participant in our online magazine, New Creation. She also serves as Communications Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach, and is the owner of Find the Divine, an online resource for spiritual retreat centers and conference venues.

Isabelle studied at the School of the Louvre, and the Institute of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne in Paris, before moving to the United States.

Martha Ann Carey

Martha Ann Carey

Volunteer Development Manager

Martha Ann Carey, PhD, RN, is a social psychologist and registered nurse with deep experience developing, implementing, and evaluating social science research through many years of working with public health agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Government Accountability Office. She is also the senior author of the book, Focus Group Research, which is based, in part, on her experience doing focus group research with adolescents, and ethnic minority community health workers.
Jillian Langford

Jillian Langford

Volunteer

Jillian Langford is a PhD student at Villanova University studying systematic theology and spirituality. She earned her BA in theology from Aquinas College, and her MTS from Villanova University. Her research interests include metaphysics, spiritual ecologies, and theologies of friendship. Jillian lives in Philadelphia, PA. 
Jennifer Wallace

Jennifer Wallace

Volunteer

Jennifer Wallace is a poet and retired college professor living in western Massachusetts.

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If you want to join our team as a passionate person ready to jump in, move fast, and make things happen, please email us a cover letter indicating background, experience, and your fit with our volunteer opportunities.

We are excited to meet you and work together to spread the Center for Christogenesis’s mission around the globe!

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