Dr. John Bergsma is Full Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio.
He grew up Protestant (Dutch Calvinist) and served as a pastor for four years before becoming Catholic in 2001 while getting a Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana).
He completed his doctoral work on the Year of Jubilee in 2004, and has been teaching in Steubenville ever since. He specialises in Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He also specialises in taking care of his wife and eight children. They live in Steubenville, Ohio, about a mile from the university.