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Read the profiles of ALC's Education Staff who are well-qualified to teach, inspiring our students to think critically about life and faith in the light of biblical and church teaching

Ms Emma Graetz

DipMan CertIVTAE DipTheol GCCFM
Director of VET

Emma oversees both Vocational Education Training and and non-award training at ALC.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Pastor Richard Haar

BTh MTh GradCertCounselling CertIVTAE
Lecturer in Systematics and Pastoral Theology, Coordinator of History and Systematics Studies, Overseas Student Support

Richard commenced work at ALC in semester 1 2016, having accepted the call of the Church to serve as lecturer in Systematic Theology.

Location ALC North Adelaide

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, Biblical Theology, Theological Education

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Adam Hensley

BTh GradDipMin PhD GCTE
Lecturer in Old Testament, Dean of Chapel

Adam commenced work at ALC in semester 1 2017, having accepted the call of the Church to serve as lecturer in Old Testament at ALC.

Research areas: Old Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Hultgren

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

Stephen began lecturing in New Testament at ALC in July 2012. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer within the University of Divinity in 2018.

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Mrs Kerrin Huth

DipT BEd GradDipEd(EC) GradCertEd PgCertEdLead MEd
Lecturer in Educational Theology

Kerrin commenced at ALC in semester 1 2017, and teaches in the area of educational theology.

Phone 0434 499 371
Location ACU Brisbane

Pastor Andrew Jaensch

BTh BEdSt GradCertTESOL MEd GradCertHE
Lutheran Strand Coordinator (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus), Lecturer in Educational Theology

In 2009 Andrew began his current role with ALC at the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane.

Location ACU Brisbane

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 Andrew Pfeiffer

BA BTh STM PhD
Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Coordinator of Pastoral and Ministry Studies, Vicarage Coordinator

Andrew teaches mainly in the areas of pastoral theology, missiology and catechesis.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Pietsch

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

Stephen commenced as a lecturer at ALC in July 2008. During this time he has completed a Master of Ministry (Adelaide College of Divinity, 2012) and a PhD at Flinders University.

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

Location ALC North Adelaide

Pastor Thomas Pietsch

BA BCom BA(Hons) BTh BMin STM GCTE
Lecturer in Church History

Tom commenced work at ALC in semester 1 2017, having accepted the Church’s call to serve as ALC’s Lecturer in Church History.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt

BA GradDipEd(Sec) GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipBus MEdSt EdD
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.

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

Location ALC North Adelaide