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Student Life is here to provide you with connections, resources, and support to help you flourish and succeed during your time here with us.

Have a question? An idea of something you'd like to start? Want to help out with something? Let us know! Email studentlife@denverseminary.edu.

Rob Foley

Dean of Students


I love sports and enjoy competition (my guilty indulgence is sports talk radio), but I’m most deeply satisfied by a freshly groomed lawn, craftsmanship of most any type, the hugs of my two sons, and the company of my wife. 


As the Dean, I assist students through situations that challenge your ability to focus on school or that generally become overwhelming. I am also the point person for disability services, student rights, and matters related to Title IX. 


Feel free to contact me anytime.

I am so excited to be returning to CO and serving as the Associate Director of Student Life here at Denver Seminary after living in the Midwest since college. I am passionate about how the educational experience is not only about equipping people for ministry but also so formational to shift, form, and deepen a person’s trajectory toward loving God and loving others and see my life work as joining and encouraging others as they journey with God. I love a good cup of coffee with friends or a fascinating book, taking my dog for walks, playing with my nephews, running, camping, watching great movies and finding a killer deal at a thrift store! I am also a student as well, finishing up my MDiv at Fuller Seminary, so my empathy is high for fellow students!

My role is to assist the Dean of Students and collaborate with the Student Life team by coming alongside students as they begin at Denver Seminary and walking with them through all that life brings during this significant life season.  Feel free to reach out if there is any way we can support you!


Kristy McGarvey

Associate Director of Student Life



Tessa Robertson

Student Life Coordinator


I’ve lived in Missouri, Michigan, California and now Colorado because I just really like putting all my stuff in and out of boxes…just kidding—moving is the WORST! I love road trips though, almost as much as hot yoga, guacamole, and ping pong. I’m an extrovert and profound people person so I’m pumped to have a job where I get to plan all the parties. I used to be a high school English teacher, so yes, I did get a tickle out of all the “p”s in that last sentence!

As the Student Life Coordinator, I am focused on making sure your seminary experience is peppered with opportunities to connect deeply with others. I also oversee the Community Advisors and aspire to be the resident expert on all the resources available for students. I am a Spiritual Director and love hearing people’s stories, so please, come introduce yourself and tell me yours!


My favorite things are finding new coffee spots, having great conversations, and exploring new parts of the city. My family hails from Arvada (1 guy, 3 girls, and a puppy) where I play on the worship team at church, help lead married couples ministry, and mentor college/young adults.


After working in Residence Life, elementary teaching, and camping ministry, it's been a treat to organize events behind the scenes and create advertisements here in the Student Life department. I also have a Masters in Counseling and am taking courses in DenSem's Counseling program.


Looking forward to getting to know you!

Angela Powell

Communications Specialist


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