Program Director

Kyle Bennett

Kyle David Bennett is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Caldwell University in New Jersey and Program Director of The Spirituality and Leadership Institute.

Kyle studied philosophy at Geneva College and did his Ph.D. at Fuller Seminary with Richard J. Mouw & James K. A. Smith (Calvin College) where he wrote his dissertation on fasting. His background is in existentialism and phenomenology with an eye to society and culture, but he’s particularly interested in citizenship and how spiritual disciplines bear on leadership and civic practices in our pluralistic North American democratic society. He’s taught theology, philosophy, and ethics at Azusa Pacific University, Providence Christian College, and The Kings College. He also had a stint as the Reviews Editor at Comment Magazine.

Pens with nibs, #2 pencils, cloth-covered classics, moleskin notebooks, wing tip shoes, leather bags, oxford shirts, antiquated furniture, muddy coffee, and kind people lure him. You can find Kyle on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with his wife, Andrea, and their two kids, Elliott and Miles. You can find out more about Kyle here.


Christopher Cimorelli is visiting assistant professor of theology at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, where he is faculty assistant to the Spirituality and Leadership Institute and interim coordinator of the RCIA ministry program. He has a forthcoming monograph set for publication in late 2017 entitled John Henry Newman’s Theology of History (Louvain: Peeters Press), and he is also a contributing co-editor to a forthcoming publication on Edward Schillebeeckx and public theology (Bloomsbury Press).


Kaylin Lane is administrative assistant for the Spirituality and Leadership Institute. she received her BA in Psychology from Caldwell University in 2016 and is currently pursuing her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also spends her time volunteering for a Crisis Helpline and takes annual volunteer trips through Growth International Volunteer Excursions.