Dr. Jessica Joustra

Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology

Email: jjoustra@redeemer.ca

Office: 128B

Programs: Biblical and Theological Studies, Youth Ministry, Urban Ministry, Mission and Ministry


Ph.D. (2019), Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary. Dissertation: Following the Way of Jesus: Herman Bavinck and John Howard Yoder in Dialogue on the Imitation of Christ. Supervisors: Dr. Richard Mouw and Dr. Cornelis van der Kooi

M.Div. (2013), Calvin Theological Seminary

B.A. (2009), Religion (with honors), Biology, Calvin College


  • Introduction to Reformed Worldview (CTS-110)
  • Reformed Theology (REL-251)
  • Modern and Contemporary Theology (REL-349/449)
  • Gospel, Church, and Culture (REL-357/457)
  • Faith and Philosophy (PHL-210)


Dr. Jessica Joustra is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer and an Associate Researcher at the Neo-Calvinist Research Institute of the Theologische Universiteit Kampen. Jessica is also the program director for Religion and Theology as well as the Director of Redeemer’s Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship. She earned a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary and the Free University and an M.Div from Calvin Theological Seminary. She is an editor and translator (with John Bolt, et al) of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics Vol. 1: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity (Baker Academic, 2019) and Reformed Ethics Vol. 2: The Duties of the Christian Life (Baker Academic, 2021). She is also co-editor (with Robert Joustra) of Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures (Intervarsity Press, 2022).