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Dr. Ivan Oliver Hawk Ill

Doctor of Ministry


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Educational History


Doctor of Ministry


Hartford Seminary


Master of Arts


Hartford Seminary


Master of Arts 


St Joseph University


Bachelor of Science

Management & Psychology

University of Cincinnati




Ivan has been in the ministry for over forty years, providing retreats & workshops in 100+ locations.

 A significant portion of his doctoral studies included interfaith dialogue, and Christian, Jewish, and Islamic relations. A course on Christology, including referencing the Quran and the OT & NT, taught by Christian, Jewish, and Islamic professors. A review and study of the sacred writings of world religions made a significant impact on my ministry.


Ministry Experience


  • Administrator of a Retreat Center

  • Chaplin of a High School

  • Director of Parish Retreats, Missions & Workshops

  • Liaison to the Archbishop of Hartford, CT for the Charismatic Renewal

  • Diocesan Director of Religious Education, Youth, Young Adult and Special Needs Ministries

  • Speaker at Local and National Conferences

  • Guest Speaker at Congregational, Universalist Unitarian, and Buddhist gatherings.

  • Street Ministry to Young Adults living on the streets.

  • Taught Scripture in various places and programs.

  • Served as “Color Commentator” with the local Vermont CBS News Director.

  • Served as Commentator on Vermont Public Television.

  • Served as Guest Speaker on Journey! A Weekly TV program covering topics such as the Holy Spirit

  • Served as an Instructor at the Masters level at a University.


Areas of Teaching Focus


Theology: Sacred Scripture: with a special Interest in Hermeneutics, the Gospels, Christology, and the Theology of St. Paul, particularly his Soteriology: Bible themes such as Faith, Hope, Love Prayer, God's Will, Pro-Life, Soul, GPS—God’s Plan of Salvation, Jesus, Evangelization and other topics.


Published Books


  • GPS God's Plan of Salvation (Amazon)

  • Lenten Reflections for Children (Amazon)

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