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Dr Stephen Haar

BTh BA(Hons) PhD GradDipEd CertIVTAE
Dean; Senior Lecturer in Theology, Vice-Principal, Academic Dean, Course Advisor

In 2007 Stephen commenced at ALC as Lecturer in New Testament and Pastoral Studies. He was appointed Dean in 2008 and Dean / Vice-Principal in 2010.

Research areas: New Testament Backgrounds, Historical Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Human Sexuality, Ecology, Theological Education, Integrative Learning

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Hultgren

BA MDiv PhD
Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Coordinator of Biblical Studies

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at ALC and teaches across the New Testament field and koine Greek. His research and scholarly writings focus on the formation of the gospel tradition (especially narrativity and memory in the gospels), ancient Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), and Pauline theology. He also has interests in hermeneutics, biblical theology, and the doctrine of Scripture.

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Ms Sonia Jeffrey

BA GDipAddictSt MEd(EdLeadPol)
VET Development Officer

Sonia leads ALC in the design and development of content and flexible delivery options for a 10741NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (Cert III CMT).

Location Victoria

Mr Shaun Lancaster

BMusHons PGDipLIS MAppSc(Lib&InfoMgt) MBA
Director of Library Services

Shaun oversees all library management and policy issues and ensures the continued provision of efficient services. He also liaises with faculty on the selection and sourcing of resources.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Pietsch

BTh MMin PhD
Lecturer in Pastoral Theology (specialising in counselling studies), Director of Formation

Stephen teaches in pastoral care, preaching, worship and the Lutheran Confessions.

Research areas: Reformation History, Luther studies, Pastoral Theology, the interface of theology and psychology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Mr Trevor Schaefer

BA(Hons) DipEd BTh DipInfSt
Serials and Lending Librarian

Trevor looks after circulation and general reference enquiries, as well as periodical subscriptions. You will find him at the front desk each morning, ready to help with your questions.
He has a particular interest in Reformation history and the life of Martin Luther, and he is the Lutheran representative on the Council of Christians and Jews.

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.

Dr Lisa Schmidt

BSc(Hons) GradCertEd(Higher Ed) PhD
Executive Director, Lutheran Education Australia; Associate Professor, Flinders University

Research areas: Education

Dr Jeff Silcock

BA BTh STM ThD
Emeritus Lecturer

Jeff served as a lecturer from 1996 until his retirement at the end of 2016. After retirement he continued to serve the Lutheran Church of Australia as the chair of the Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relations (CTICR) and co-chair of the Lutheran – Uniting Church Dialogue until the end of 2018, and remains a member of the Lutheran – Orthodox International Joint Commission.

Dr Samuel Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Cross-cultural theology

Location Singapore