My name is Dooitze de Jong. I am twenty-seven years old. I’m of Dutch nationality and of Frisian heritage. I was raised in the Netherlands our family moved to South Africa in 2011. Eventually, I moved back to Europe in 2016 to study theologyin Belgium. And eventually to the Netherlands in 2022 to work at Socires, an independent think tank in The Hague as programme assistant. Meanwhile I am finishing my master’s thesis and regularly preach at churches. I am passionate about culture, politics, jurisprudence and economics. I am experienced in media production and computer technology, of the latter mostly system management and repair.
In 2019, I graduated in Theology and Religious Studies at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven with a BA. I currently pursue a master’s degree, specialising in theology and economics, and Bible Translation into Western Frisian. To that end, I studied Translation Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and audited the course in Advanced Western Frisian at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
I work at Socires as programme assistant for the policy programmes Rijnlands Denken en Doen (Rhineland Thought and Action) and Finance and the Common Good. I also work as a general assistant for events, communication and public relations. Socires focusses on bringing together societal stakeholders (government, corporations, co-operations, financials, labour unions, and others) in specific sectors to solve urgent and systemic problems together.
I regularly preach in English, Frisian and Dutch and plan to preach more frequently this year. If you would like to learn more, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com. On my channel you can find past services I led: youtube.com/@dooitzeyidejong. I look forward to hearing from you!
Other work includes Bible Translation into the minority language of Western Frisian and I help produce livestreams, and recordings of lectures, conferences and podcasts.