Theo Pleizier

Theo Pleizier

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Protestant Theological University

As an assistant professor of Practical Theology I teach Pastoral Care and Homiletics at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen, The Netherlands. I contribute to the international program ‘Missional Communities’. My research interests include soulcare, spirituality and preaching. I coordinate the (Dutch) post-doctoral program ‘Societas Doctorum Ecclesiae’ of the PThU, a program that stimulates PhD-graduated theologians employed outside the university in doing academic research. I am international secretary of Societas Homiletica.

From 2007-2015 I served as parish minister in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands two congregations in The Netherlands, Langerak ZH (2007-2012) and Dirksland (2012-2015).


  • Pastoral Care
  • Military Chaplaincy
  • Parish Ministry
  • Preaching


  • PhD in Theology, 2010

    Protestant Theological University, Utrecht

  • MA in Theology, 2001

    Utrecht University