Dr. Leroy Huizenga is Administrative Chair of Human and Divine Sciences at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Dr. Huizenga has a B.A. in Religion from Jamestown College (N.D.), a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University. During his doctoral studies he received a Fulbright Grant to study and teach at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany. After teaching at Wheaton College (Ill.) for five years, Dr. Huizenga was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2011.
Dr. Huizenga is the author of The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew, co-editor of Reading the Bible Intertextually, and is currently writing a major theological commentary on the Gospel of Mark for Bloomsbury T&T Clark. A shorter work on the Gospel of Mark keyed to the lectionary, Loosing the Lion, will be published by Emmaus Academic fall 2017 in time for Year B. He has lectured on Scripture throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Huizenga is available to come speak at your church, school, organization or group about a variety of topics.
Dr. Huizenga is married to Kari and has three darling children, Hans Arnold (9), Miriam Anne (6), and Maximus (Max) Joseph (3). He and his wife enjoy gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends. Dr. Huizenga himself is passionate about fishing, determined to spend every rare spare moment hunting the elusive walleye.
Dr. Huizenga may be contacted at lahuizenga [at] gmail [dot] com.