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
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Director of Applied Learning
Emma is the Discover program coordinator, lecturer in the Diploma in Ministry and oversees both Vocational Education Training and non-award training at ALC.
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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.
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Vice Principal, Senior Lecturer in Theology, Course Advisor
In 2007 Stephen commenced at ALC as Lecturer in New Testament and Pastoral Studies. From 2008 to 2021 he held a senior leadership position as Dean. He continues to serve as Vice Principal (2010–) and senior lecturer.
Research areas: New Testament Backgrounds, Historical Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Human Sexuality, Ecology, Theological Education, Integrative Learning
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
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Tania Nelson is the Manager of Lutheran Media. Lutheran Media reaches out to people through radio, social media and print to bring them hope.
DipT BEd GradDipRE GradDipArts (Children’s Lit) MEd EdD
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.
BA+MA [equiv.] PhD
Director of Research, Research Supervisor, Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Anna is Director of Research at ALC, responsible for ensuring the excellence and quality of research at the College. She is also Lutheran Theological Journal Co-Editor and serves as Lecturer in Biblical Studies.
Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology
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.
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Dean, Lecturer in Education, Coordinator of Education Studies
Merryn teaches units in the programs for pre-service and in-service teachers and is the Dean of the College.
Research areas: Education, Educational Theology (Minor Thesis only)
BMus BTh SMASACPEV
Sue is an experienced pastoral and spiritual care practitioner, CPE supervisor/educator and musician. She has just taken up a call as Pastoral Associate – Child, Youth and Family Ministry at St Paul’s Box Hill.
BTh GradDipMin GradDipHR CertIVTAE GCRM MEd
James has served as an LCA pastor since 1991. He has also served as the chair of the National Safe Place Committee, the chair of Finke River Mission and as an assistant bishop in the SA/NT district of the LCA.