Religion faculty

Harlan VanOort, M.Div.

Lecturer in Religion

M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
B.A., Northwestern College

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Northwestern's chaplain since 2003, the Rev. Harlan VanOort brings 30 years of ministry experience to the classroom. He has served churches as a youth pastor and senior pastor in Michigan, Washington and Iowa. He is a Northwestern College graduate with a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary.


    Publications and presentations

    • Book reviews and short excerpts published in Reformed Review and The Church Herald
    • Sermon published in When AIDS Comes Home, by Mignon Zylstra

    Professional experience

    • Adjunct Instructor in Christian Theology, Northwestern College
    • Pastor, American Reformed Church, Orange City
    • Pastor, East Valley Reformed Church, Yakima, Washington
    • Student Pastor, Bethel Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan