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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 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 Backgrounds, Historical Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Human Sexuality, Ecology, Theological Education, Integrative Learning

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Adam Hensley

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

Adam teaches in the area of Old Testament studies including Hebrew, and serves as ALC’s Dean of Chapel. He is known internationally for his work on covenant theology in the Psalms and is currently working on a commentary on Psalms 101–150.

Research areas: Old Testament, Biblical Theology

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

Mrs Kerrin Huth

DipT BEd GradDipEd(EC) GradCertEd PgCertEdLead MEd
Lecturer in Educational Theology, Lutheran Strand Coordinator ACU Brisbane

Kerrin teaches in the area of educational theology, with a particular interest in teaching and leading Christian Studies.

Phone 0434 499 371
Location ACU Brisbane

Professor Wendy Mayer

BA BA(Hons) PhD
Associate Dean for Research, LTJ Editor, University of Divinity Dean of Research Strategy

Wendy 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 Anna Nürnberger

BA+MA [equiv.] PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Research Supervisor; Tutor

Anna joined ALC in March 2020 as Postdoctoral Research Associate, providing research assistance and furthering ALC’s research program. She is also the Lutheran Theological Journal Editorial Assistant and provides occasional tutorial assistance.

Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Pastor Fraser Pearce

BA MA BTh GradDipMin
Sessional lecturer

Pastor Fraser Pearce has been a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia since 1997, with experience in suburban, rural, and city congregations. He first taught as a sessional lecturer at ALC in 2017.

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 lectures in church history, philosophy and apologetics.

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt

BA GradDipEd(Sec) GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipBus(Acc) MEdSt EdD GradCertEd(HighEd) CertIVTAE
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