Jason Hays, Ph.D.

Naropa University
Boulder, CO

Jason Hays serves as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University where he teaches aspiring chaplains and congregational leaders in constructive public theology, contemplative Christian traditions and pastoral/spiritual care. As a scholar-practitioner deeply committed to postmodern theological theories of personal and communal change, Jason is interested in non-pathologizing models of spiritual transformation in congregational, nonprofit and institutional spaces. His research interests include postmodern approaches to pastoral/spiritual care, gender and sexuality, and contemplative interspiritual community leadership. Prior to joining the faculty at Naropa University, Jason served as a pastor with congregations in Maryland, Virginia and Colorado.  He currently serves as Board Chair of Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow, a non-profit service provider partnering with local religious communities to leverage community assets and interfaith relationships to meet unmet needs in basic shelter and care.