Lea F. Schweitz, MA, PhD
Practical Theology, Theological Studies
B.A. of Philosophy & Biology, Luther College, 1996
M.A. of Philosophy of Religion, University of Chicago, 2000
Ph.D. of Philosophy of Religion, University of Chicago, 2008
Dr. Lea F. Schweitz is an interdisciplinary, public theologian. She earned her MA and PhD in philosophy of religion at the University of Chicago and a BA from Luther College in biology and philosophy. She is the co-founder of Nature120, a non-profit organization that provides nature play and airway therapy for children on Chicago’s west side and in the western suburbs; she also is the Director of Family Ministries with Urban Village Church. Previously she was a tenured professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and directed the Zygon Center for Religion and Science. She lives in Oak Park, IL with her musician/composer spouse, Kurt, and her two wildly inspiring sons.