Jane E. Vennard

Jane E. Vennard is a Louise Warren Iliff senior adjunct faculty in prayer and spirituality at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She is also a spiritual director in private practice and leads retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including the Academy for Spiritual Formation, a ministry of The Upper Room.

Jane is the author of numerous articles and 7 books on prayer and spirituality, including The Way of Prayer Participant’s Book (Upper Room Books, 2006) and her most recent book, Fully Awake and Truly Alive: Spiritual Practices to Nurture Your Soul (Skylight Paths, 2013).

She is a graduate of Wellesley College, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Theology Seminary. After seminary Jane was ordained to a special ministry of teaching and spiritual direction in the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination.