Dr. Christie Billups

Dr. Christie Billups

Assistant Professor, Theology, Curriculum Development Advisor, Office of Service Learning

D.Min., Catholic Theological Union, 2007
M.A.P.S., Catholic Theological Union, 2001
M.A.T., National Lewis University, 1990
B.A., St. Michael’s College, 1982

Dr. Christie Billups is an Assistant Professor of Theology, Director of Pastoral Ministry, and Coordinator of Service Learning at Lewis University. She has been a practical, pastoral theologian in both academia and ministry in schools, jails, parishes, and hospitals. Some topics may include ministry with LGBT youth, juvenile justice, confronting racism, restorative justice and prison ministry.

Exceptional Service:

Dr. James Burke and Dr. Christie Billups, launchedLewis University’s new Br. Jeffrey Gros, FSCInstitute for Dialogue, Justice & Social Action,which fosters ecumenical, interfaith and intercultural collaborations for just peace

Celebration of Scholarship Mentor:
Privatization of Water Services in Fairmont, Illinois
Undergraduate Student Project in Humanities

Scarcity of Food Resources in Fairmont, Illinois
Undergraduate Student Project in Humanities

Billups, C. (2014, October). Practicing faithful justice: Faith behind bars – an emerging pedagogy. Presentation session at the annual conference for Peace & Justice Studies Association, San Diego, CA.

Billups, C. (2014, November). I was in prison and you visited me. Workshop presented for Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana Diocese, Warsaw, IN.

Billups, C. (2015, April). Mission behind bars. Presentation at annual World Mission Institute, Chicago, IL.


  • With Dr. James Burke, Gros Family Foundation, $90,000, for the Br. Jeffrey Gros, FSC Institutefor Dialogue, Justice & Social Action