Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks 2015


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Here’s Information for the Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks–April 5, 2015!


The music starts at 5:45 a.m. and the service begins at 6:00 am. Gates open at 4:30 am. You are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:00am to provide time for parking and ascending the Red Rocks ramps. Dress casual and warmly in layers.

Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Thomas Wolfe, President and CEO, Iliff School of Theology

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The Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Iliff School of Theology, an appointment that he began on August 1, 2013.

Prior to his role as President and CEO, Wolfe served as Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University, a position he was appointed to on June 3, 2008.  Previous to his appointment to Student Affairs, Wolfe served as the fifth dean of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.  He assumed that appointment in January 1999.  Previously he served as the Interdenominational Protestant Chaplain at Syracuse University.  He has also served as pastor of United Methodist parishes in Moravia and Ithaca in upstate New York.

Wolfe holds a B.A. degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University.  Wolfe is an ordained elder in full connection with the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He was ordained in 1980.

Wolfe is currently serving as the President of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, a position he will hold through 2016.  Wolfe has previously served as a trustee at Lycoming College.  In 2014, Wolfe was elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC).

Prior to re-locating to Denver, Wolfe engaged in several civic interests.  He served the central New York region as the former president for InterFaith Works of CNY, he chaired the 2008, 2009, and 2010 White Ribbon Campaigns for Vera House, where he completed two full terms on the board and was president of the board in 2006, and he was involved in a variety of community initiatives that brought diverse people together to address common concerns.

In Denver, Wolfe has served an appointment to Governor Hickenlooper’s Commission on the Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration. He currently serves on the board of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, is an active member of the Religious Advisory Council, and is a member of the Denver Rotary Club.

He is married to the Rev. Marilyn N. Wolfe, LCSW, who is an ordained elder in full connection in the Upper NY Conference of the United Methodist Church.  They have two daughters, Erin Barkan and Kimberly Wolfe, two sons-in-law, and a granddaughter.


Music: TBD

Admittance and parking are free. However, worshippers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to The Food Bank of the Rockies (www.foodbankrockies.org) at the gates.

Need information on handicap parking and access at Red Rocks? Click here.

An offering is received as a part of the worship service and is used to cover the over $25,000 (over $16,000 for the use of Red Rocks) substantial costs of this annual celebration of Easter.

Ten thousand people gather for this annual celebration of the resurrection. For many of them, this is their only exposure to the Gospel.

Individuals may support this service of celebration in any of the following ways by:

1. Clicking on the DONATE button in the upper right corner of this page.

2. Using the Givelify.com mobile phone application. Download for free at Givelify.com/app.

4. Giving a donation during the offertory at the Easter Sunrise Service.

5. By sending a check payable to the Colorado Council of Churches, 1140 W. 5th Ave. , Denver, CO 80204. Please indicate on the memo line that it is an to Easter Sunrise Service Donation.


Red Rocks Amphitheater is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.

Coming from Downtown: take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance.

Coming from south Denver: take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances.


Courtesy of NetCastVideo, the Easter Sunrise Service will be webcast live and archived on the Colorado Council of Churches website.