Prof. Josiah Bokma

Adjunct Lecturer in Religion


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


MDiv – Church in the City stream, (2016), Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, ON.

BA in Humanities, minor in NT Greek (2007), Redeemer University College, Hamilton, ON.


  • Western Culture & Tradition II (HUM-120)
  • The Drama of Scripture (REL-110)
  • Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring in Ministry (REL-352)


Josiah served as Redeemer’s chaplain between 2016 and 2023 and has been teaching classes part-time since 2018. Having worked as a missionary in Nicaragua and Uganda, he has been deeply shaped by inter-cultural friendships and experiences, as well as a variety of mentors. With a passion for theological reflection and dynamic discernment, Josiah loves to see students settle into their identity as beloved children of God, embrace a lifestyle of apprenticing to Jesus, and learn to trust the Holy Spirit’s leadership. He lives in east Hamilton with his wife Sarah and three children.  He also enjoys a strong cup of coffee, hikes, speedy road cycling and asking good questions.