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Dr Tim Stringer

BTh/BMin DMin


Location ALC North Adelaide


Tim is originally from Eyre Peninsula in South Australia where he completed an apprenticeship as an Auto Electrician. He then moved to Roxby Downs and worked in the Underground Diesel Workshop for 10 years, with the last four as the Mobile Fleet Maintenance Planner. He attended Luther Seminary/Australian Lutheran College from 2001 to 2005 where he completed his BTh/BMin. After ordination he was assigned to Outer Eastern Lutheran Church in Melbourne where he served from 2006 to 2013. He then served at Calvary Lutheran Church, Greensborough and Thomastown from 2014 until 2023.

Tim completed his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching through Luther Seminary in St Paul Minnesota in 2020. His thesis is titled Reaching the Diaspora: Streamed Worship and Preaching in the Lutheran Church of Australia, Cultivating Koinonia and Ecclesia. Tim is also currently assisting the Office of the Bishop in the Vic/Tas District (0.2 FTE).

He is married to Terri and they have three adult children. Tim loves to play ice hockey, swim, kayak and go fishing and boating.

Special interests

  • Digital ministry
  • Preaching mentoring

Teaching areas

  • Preaching the Word

Community engagement

  • LCANZ General Church Board
  • LCANZ Standing Committee on Nominations
  • LCANZ Church Worker Support Advisory Committee
  • Vic/Tas District Church Council
  • Vic/Tas People and Strategy Sub-Committee

Qualifications in detail

  • Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry (Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide, 2005)
  • Doctor of Ministry (Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota, 2020)
  • Ordained 4 December 2005, Lutheran Church of Australia
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