Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Celene Lillie

Institutional Affiliation

Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation, Adjunct Professor

First United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO, University of Colorado Boulder


Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary


Celene Lillie received her Ph.D. at Union Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, the director of translations for A New New Testament, and a co-author of The Thunder Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction. She has been an active scholar at Westar Institute since 2015.

Awards & Honors
Academic Appointments

Dean of the Westar Academy.

Professional Service