Jason Lief PhD
I teach in the religion department at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. My primary focus is Practical Theology—exploring how theological language connects with our lived experience. I enjoy writing about music and film, and I front a band called the Hiccups with my son Christian. You can catch us down at the Fruited Plain Cafe playing covers of Twenty one Pilots and the Foo Fighters. I’m a married to Tamara and we have three kids: Naomi, Christian, and Savannah, with a dog (Lady) and a cat (Meow Meow).
2016 – Present
At Northwestern I lead the Youth Ministry program as a part of the Religion Department. I teach intro biblical Studies and theology courses as well as upper level youth ministry and spiritual formation courses.Northwestern College Religion and Youth Ministry
2006 – 2016
At Dordt I led the youth ministry program as part of the theology department. I taught a variety of courses from intro biblical studies and philosophy courses to upper level courses in youth ministry, worship, biblical studies and theology.
Prairie Serve - High School Mission
2013 - Present
In partnership with Youth Unlimited I developed and lead a high school serve project located in Sioux City, Iowa. This project is a week long encounter with the Native people on the Winnebago Reservation and the Lao people who worship at Siouxland Unity Church in Sioux City.More Information
Chaplaincy Work - Mercy Hospital Sioux City, Iowa