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Archive: Faculty Members

The Rev’d Dr Joan Riley

Lecturer in New Testament

Joan is an Anglican priest engaged in full time parish ministry since 2004. She blends her work in the church and desire to follow Christ’s mission and calling with her academic learning. Joan’s research areas include the Letter to the Colossians, Greek inscriptions in Asia Minor, Greek and Roman religion, women in Asia Minor, and the cultural engagement between pagans, Jews and Christians.

Dr Damian Szepessy

Academic Dean/Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Damian has had experience in a variety of employment. He has ministry experience as a missionary in Papua New Guinea 2003-2004, and later in a local congregation in Aberfoyle Park. Currently he is an ordained pastor in the CRC Churches International, and attends The Hills CFC in the southern suburbs.

Tim Harris

Bishop Tim Harris

Research Fellow

Tim brings over 20 years of tertiary theological teaching experience, and 26 years of ordained Anglican ministry experience with him, and a special interest in ministry formation with a strong missional focus.

Joseph Chung

The Rev’d Dr Joseph Chung

Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Originally from Hong Kong, Joseph finished his doctoral research in Germany and returned to home to teach in a theological seminary in areas including Biblical Hebrew, Preaching in Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Prophetic Literature and Old Testament theology.

The Rev’d Dr Gethzi Devasagayam

Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Gethzi, an ordained Priest in the Church of South India (CSI), was involved in various ministries, including children, youth and women, of the dioceses of Coimbatore and Madras.

The Rev’d Dr Ruth Mathieson

Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Previously a teacher of high school science and mathematics, in 1997 Ruth Grey-Smith was both ordained and married Neil Mathieson. She is currently part-time chaplain at Trinity College Gawler River, as she undertakes doctoral studies in the Gospel of Matthew and explores the significance of the wedding clothes in the Parable of the King’s Wedding Feast.

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