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Dr Malcolm Bartsch

BA DipEd MA(Th&Ed) EdD
Emeritus Lecturer

Dr Malcolm Bartsch began teaching at the tertiary level in 1983 in the area of theological education, serving in a number of the church’s tertiary education institutions before retiring from full-time teaching in early 2011. On his retirement the August 2011 edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ 45/2) contained an editorial tribute and articles written in his honour.

Mrs Marlene Cooper

AMusA DipT GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipEd(RE) MEd(RE)
Emerita Lecturer

Mrs Marlene Cooper taught at ALC from 1990 to 1999 in the area of Education as part of Lutheran Teachers College (LTC). On retirement from full-time teaching in July 1999, the August 1999 edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ 33/2) contained an editorial tribute and articles written in her honour. Marlene was the first female lecturer to serve at LTC.

Dr Michael Hassold

GradDipRE BTh MTh DD
Emeritus Lecturer

Dr Michael (Mike) Hassold joined the faculty of Luther Seminary in 1995 and became principal in 2001. He retired as principal of Australian Lutheran College in January 2009.

Melissa Juergensen

BA
Project Support Officer

Melissa provides support to projects that relate to ALC training and promotional methods for the college.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Mr Grant Mattner

Senior Maintenance Officer

Grant coordinates all the maintenance and repairs of ALC’s buildings and grounds, student accommodation and manses.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Rolph Mayer

BA DipSecEd STM DD
Emeritus Lecturer

Dr Rolph Mayer taught at ALC from 1968 to 1995 in the areas of Education and Biblical Studies. On his retirement from full-time teaching the December 1996 edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ 30/3) contained an editorial tribute and articles written in his honour. Rolph served as the principal of Lutheran Teachers College from 1970 to 1987.

Professor Wendy Mayer

BA BA(Hons) PhD
Associate Dean for Research, LTJ Editor

Wendy commenced work at ALC in January 2017. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and known internationally for her research on early Christian preaching and the life and works of the eastern church father and preacher John Chrysostom. Her research currently embraces two additional strands: the reception of Greek medicine in Christian thought in Late Antiquity; and the root causes of religious conflict and radicalisation in both past and present.

Research areas: Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Homiletics, Liturgy, Sociology/Psychology of Religion, Church History

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Meg Noack

DipT BEd GradDipRE GradDipArts (Children’s Lit) MEd EdD
Sessional lecturer

Dr Meg Noack joined ALC as a sessional lecturer in 2020, bringing a wealth of experience from her working career, where she held a number of Education positions, including senior teacher, deputy principal, education advisor, director of learning and teaching, and university lecturer.

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt

BA GradDipEd(Sec) GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipBus MEdSt EdD GradCertEd(HighEd)
Lecturer in Educational Theology, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Coordinator of Education Studies

Merryn is the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching. She teaches units in the programs for pre-service and in-service teachers and is the ALC advisor for Discover.

Research areas: Education, Educational Theology (Minor Thesis only)

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Maurice Schild

BA DTh
Emeritus Lecturer

Dr Maurice Schild taught at ALC from 1970 to 2000 in the area of Church history, retiring from full-time teaching in December 2000. The November 2000 edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ 34, no. 3) contained an editorial tribute and articles written in his honour.

Mr Malcolm Wegener

BA DipT(Sec) MEdSt
Emeritus Lecturer

Mr Mal Wegener taught at ALC from 2002 to 2007 in the areas of Education, retiring from full-time teaching in April 2008. The December 2007 edition of the Lutheran Theological Journal (LTJ 41/3) contained an editorial tribute to him and other retirees.

Dr Mark Worthing

BA MDiv STM DrPhil DrTheol
Honorary Research Fellow

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Reformation History, Theology and Science, Cultural Studies

Location North Adelaide