Fr. James Siep

Fr. James Siep


Master of Theology (Auckland University),
BTheol. (MLS).

Areas of Teaching

Melanesian Spirituality
Christian Ethics and Morality
Church History Conflict Management


The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1820

From Simbai, Middle Ramu District, Madang Province, and an Anglican Priest and served in various pastoral capacities in the Anglican Church, including serving as a trainee faculty member and assistant editor of Catalyst at the Melanesian Institute. Taught at Newton Theological College (Anglican Seminary) in Popondetta and joined the university in 2005. Am presently engaged as a Senior Tutor in Religious Studies and Personal Development

Research Interest\Background

The interface between faith and life.

Current research involvement:
Social Impact Assessment of the Proposed Madang to Western Highlands Highway on the people of Simbai, Madang Province.


List of papers presented at conferences
The History of the Anglican Church in PNG: Continuity and Discontinuity in Change. Melanesian Institute Theological Symposium, May, 2005.

Land as Sacrament of God: Bridging the gap between faith and life; St. Athanasius Seminar, Newton College, Popondetta, 2011

Be the Change you want to see: St Stephens (Catholic Youth) and St Francis (Anglican Youth). Youth Dialogue; Bogia, 2015