Faculty and Staff

The faculty of Trinity College Theological School is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence as exemplified in its publications and teaching record.

Members of the faculty possess significant pastoral experience and insight, as well as a deep, personal commitment to the task of preparing women and men for ministry, lay and ordained, in the emerging church. We also have an outstanding Adjunct Faculty, who assist with teaching and supervision. 

Bob Derrenbacker

The Revd Dr Robert (Bob) Derrenbacker 
BA Wheaton, MA GCTS, PhD Toronto
Frank Woods Associate Professor in New Testament 
Dean of the Theological School 
E: robertd@trinity.edu.au

Research Profile

Dorothy Lee

The Revd Canon Professor Dorothy Lee, FAHA
BA(Hons), DipEd Newcastle, BD(Hons), PhD Sydney
The Stewart Research Professor 
E: dlee@trinity.edu.au

Research Profile

Mark Lindsay

The Revd Professor Mark Lindsay, FRHistS 
BA(Hons) UWA, GradDipTheol MCD, PhD UWA
Joan F W Munro Professor of Historical Theology
Deputy Dean
E: mlindsay@trinity.edu.au

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Carolyn Alsen

Dr Carolyn Alsen 
BA, GradDipEd UQ, MLE TWS, MA Biblical Studies TWU, GradDipAppLing SILInt, PhD UDiv
Lecturer in Biblical Studies & Online Advisor
E: calsen@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

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Cecilia Francis

The Revd Dr Cecilia Francis
LicACST LincolnIHS, BTheol, DMinStuds UDiv
Emily Gavan Lecturer in Practical Theology and Coordinator, Formation and Supervised Theological Field Education Program
E: cfrancis@trinity.edu.au

Gary Heard

The Revd Dr Gary Heard 
BCom Melb, DipEd Monash, BTheol (Hons) MCD, PhD MCD
Academic Dean
E: garyh@trinity.edu.au

Scott Kirkland

Dr Scott Kirkland 
BMin, GradDipTheol Laidlaw, PhD Newcastle
Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Research Coordinator
E: scottk@trinity.edu.au

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Don Saines

The Revd Dr Don Saines
BAgEc UNE, GCHEd Griffith, BTheol(Hons), DipMin ACT, PhD Birmingham
Farnham Maynard Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, and Director, Ministry Education Centre.
E: dsaines@trinity.edu.au


Dr Peter Campbell, JP
BEc, BA, MMus ANU, GradDipLib&InfoMgt Canberra, PhD Melb, AALIA
E: tctsregistrar@trinity.edu.au

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Ms Karen Graham
Administrator (Monday-Thursday)
E: tcts@trinity.edu.au 

Mr Christopher Roper, AM
LLB Syd, BD MCD, BA Melb 
Continuing Education Coordinator (external)
E: theologyevents@trinity.edu.au 

Turner Research Fellows

The Revd Dr Garry Deverell, BA, BTheol(Hons), PhD Monash
The Revd Thomas Leslie, BA(Hons) Syd, MDiv(Hons), DipMin MCD
The Rt Revd Alison Taylor, BA(Hons), MUrbPlan Melb, GradDipBus Swinburne, BDiv(Hons), DipMin MCD

Mission Partners

The Revd Dr Craig D'Alton
BA, MA, PhD, Melb, BTheol MCD
Christ Church South Yarra

The Revd John Deane
BA(Hons) Sydney, BD MCD
Anglican Board of Mission - Australia 

The Revd Dr Hugh Kempster
BEng UWIST Wales, GradDipEd Deakin, BTheol, Mtheol MCDU, PhD NZ
St Peter's Eastern Hill 

The Revd Canon Dr Colleen O'Reilly
GradDipEdAdmin Melb, ThA ACT, BTheol SCD, MTheol USyd, DMinStud SanFranThSem
St George's Malvern 


The Revd Marilyn Hope (Honorary Chaplain to the Theological School)
BTheol, MA(THeol) MCDU 
E: annie64hopeful@yahoo.com.au

Marilyn is a volunteer, part-time Chaplain, available to all staff and students of the Theological School. She has extensive experience in hospital ministry, both as a nurse and as a chaplain. She has worked at the Alfred hospital since 1996, where she is currently Pastoral Care Co-ordinator.

Adjunct Faculty

Eminent scholars in a variety of fields assist with the teaching of the Theological School as adjunct lecturers and tutors.

The Revd Dr Stephen Ames, BSc, PhD Melb, BD, BA, PhD EpiscDivSch
The Revd Canon Dr David Cole, BA, DipMusEd(Hons) Newc, ThL(Hons) Morpeth, LTCL Lond, DMin San Francisco, PhD Newc, HonFGCM Lond
The Revd Dr Canon Ray Cleary AM, BEc, DipEd Monash, BSW Melb, BTheol, MMin, DMinStuds MCD 
The Revd Dr Graeme Garrett, BSc Melb, BD (Hons) MCD, ThD GradTheolUnion 
Dr David Gormley-O'Brien, BSc, BComEng LaTrobe, MA, MATS GordonCromwellTS, MPhil, DPhil Oxon
The Revd Professor Emeritus Robert Gribben, BA, MA, TheolM, HonDD
The Revd Dr Fergus King, MA(Hons) StAndrews, BD(Hons) Edinburgh, DTheol UNISA
Rabbi Fred Morgan, BA Columbia
The Revd Professor Emeritus Christiaan Mostert, BA, MA, BD(Hons), PhD
Dr Muriel Porter OAM, BA UNE, BLitt ANU, DPhil Melb, MA ACU
The Revd Dr Duncan Reid, BA Monash, BTheol MCD, DTheol Tübingen, MEd Flinders
The Revd Dr Dean Spalding, BSc Melb, BTheol MST, GradDipTheol MCD, PhD MCD

Research Associates

Scholars undertaking research projects may contribute to the academic life of the School as Honorary Research Associates.

Professor the Revd Gary D Bouma AM, BA Calvin, MDiv PrincetonThSem, MA, PhD Cornell
The Revd Dr Pene Brook, DipArtEd NatArtSch, MEd UWS, BTheol(Hons) CSU, PhD Newc
The Revd Dr Lynne Broughton, BA, PhD Melb
The Revd Dr John Capper, BEng, UNSW, BTheol, DipMin Ridley, DipSocSc UNE, PhD Cantab
Dr Irene Donohoue-Clyne, BA, MEd Adelaide, DipTeach WPTC, MTheol MCD
Dr Anne Elvey, BSc(Hons), PhD Monash, GradDipEd MercyColl, BTheol, TheolM MCD
Dr Katherine Firth, BA(Hons) Camb, MA(Dist), PhD OxfBrooks
The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, BA(Hons), MPhil, MA Oxon, PhD Camb
Dr Ashley Moyse, BA Messiah, MSc NColorado, PGCert Loyola, MTS TrinityWestern, PhD Newc
The Revd Dr Ron Noone, BA Melb, PhD NYU, BTheol MCD
The Rt Revd A John Parkes AM, KSJ, LLB(Hons) Sheffield, BTheol(Hons) St Mark's, MTheol MCD
The Revd Dr Brian Porter, MA Cantab, MLitt UNE, BA Monash, ThD ACT
The Revd Canon Dr Charles Sherlock, BA(Hons) USyd, ThL AustCollTheol, MA ANU, BD Lond, ThD ACT