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Vale Kristine Gebbie

The College community mourns the passing of ALC Board Chair, Professor Kristine Gebbie, who died on 17 May following a hard fought battle with cancer.

Kristine was appointed to the Board following the 2015 General Convention of Synod. During her term, she served in a variety of executive roles including as Secretary 2017-2019 and Vice Chair 2020. Following the resignation of the then Chair, Nathan Klinge, in September 2020 Kristine was appointed as his replacement by the LCANZ General Church Board.

As the first female Chair of the Board, Kristine, who would have turned 79 next month, will be remembered for her commitment to her Christian faith, her powerful intellect and her decisive leadership style.

Despite her struggles with illness over the past year, Kristine’s commitment to ALC’s mission, vision, and direction did not waver; she continued her Board involvement up until her last days.