Staff Spotlight – Christine Dennis

What’s your role at the university?
Sr. Administrative Coordinator, Office of the President

How long have you been at LMU?
Two years

What has been your proudest moment since you’ve been at LMU?
I served as a mentor for the LMU Youth Theology Institute during the summer. After contemplating some deep ideas, my students told me that I inspired them to lead with truth and self-love. I am so proud to be part of an institution that offers young leaders the opportunity to engage with deep theological questions.

What is the most important thing you have learned since joining LMU?
I have learned the beautiful value of community. LMU is an institution founded on sacred ground. This place holds an energy from all the people who have gone before us. This rich history is present in the compassionate community of LMU. Everyone I meet on campus feels like an old friend.

What was the name of the last book you read?
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

If you could enjoy dinner and conversation with anyone in history, who would it be and why?
Anais Nin. She is my favorite poet, and a revolutionary writer in feminine expression. I would like to talk to her about speaking one’s truth and the creative expression of one’s soul through writing.

When you’re away from work, what are your favorite things to do?
Read, meditate and dance.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that others may not know.
I volunteer with hospice patients as a compassion companion at end of life.