STAFF

Executive Officer

Student Services Manager

Lynda Leitner

 

Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Diploma of Management

 

Lynda has worked with the Adelaide College of Divinity for over 17 years in the area of Student Services. Prior to working at the college she worked at the University of Adelaide .

Student Services & Online Learning Administrator

Jeannie Hagarty

 

Jeannie has more than 14 years experience in higher education, previously having been the assistant registrar at Tabor Adelaide.

Administration
Sue Arthur

 

Certificate IV in Business Administration

 

Sue has worked with the Adelaide College of Divinity for the over 10 years. Sue was working at a private high school before joining the Adelaide College of Divinity.

Dr Elizabeth Boase

BAppSci WAITE, BD (Hons) PhD Murdoch University

Academic Dean (Learning & Teaching), Adelaide College of Divinity

 

Apart from her role as Academic Dean, Liz also lectures in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and is the Head of Theology, Flinders University. Her research has focused on lament traditions including the book of Lamentations. She has a particular interest in hermeneutics, including and reading texts from the perspective of trauma studies, and ecological perspectives.

Dr Tanya Wittwer

BA Adelaide, GradDipEd Hartley CAE, GradDipRE SACAE, MDiv Wartburg Theological Seminary, PhD Flinders University

 

Post graduate coordinator

Prior to joining the ACD & Uniting College Tanya was teaching at the University of Adelaide where she coordinated a number of programs in Public Health and in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and lectured in public health, bioethics (at Flinders University as well) and in narrative practice.

Her doctoral research examined preaching in the light of a narrative epistemology. Her key research interests are in homiletics, pastoral care and education and formation, but she is fascinated by all manner of things and therefore delights in multidisciplinary research.

As the Postgraduate Coordinator Tanya have oversight on those students completing postgraduate research as well as the postgraduate courses. She teach homiletics, research methods and a range of other postgraduate topics.

Dr Tanya Wittwer

BA Adelaide, GradDipEd Hartley CAE, GradDipRE SACAE, MDiv Wartburg Theological Seminary, PhD Flinders University

 

Post graduate coordinator

Prior to joining the ACD & Uniting College Tanya was teaching at the University of Adelaide where she coordinated a number of programs in Public Health and in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and lectured in public health, bioethics (at Flinders University as well) and in narrative practice.

Her doctoral research examined preaching in the light of a narrative epistemology. Her key research interests are in homiletics, pastoral care and education and formation, but she is fascinated by all manner of things and therefore delights in multidisciplinary research.

As the Postgraduate Coordinator Tanya have oversight on those students completing postgraduate research as well as the postgraduate courses. She teach homiletics, research methods and a range of other postgraduate topics.

Rev Sean Gilbert

BTh Flinders, DipPC HACD, MA (Hons) Andover

 

Supervised Field Education coordinator

Before joining the faculty at Uniting College, Sean spent over twenty years as a Minister of the Word in congregational ministry within the Uniting Church. He enjoys bringing the richness of that experience to leadership formation through Supervised Field Education and teaching in areas related to pastoral practice. He believes that the love of knowledge and imaginative application is foundational to fruitful expressions of mission and ministry. Sean is a PhD student at Flinders University, his thesis being the importance of spiritual affections in relation to the practice of Christian ministry.

Sean is somewhat eclectic. He is a reader of culture, a player of acoustic music, a writer of liturgy and an occasional writer of poetry and song. He is also a keen political observer, a life-long supporter of Essendon and coaches a Glenelg District Cricket U/16 team.

Sean is married to Christine and has a blended family of five, ranging in years from 16 to 33. He has one grandson, aged 4.

Jessie Sanders

BApp Sc OT Uni SA, DipMin & DipTh  Bible Coll. SA

 

VET Course Coordinator

Ms Jessie Sanders is a born and bred Adelaide girl who felt a call to ministry in her teenage years. She completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of South Australia and worked for 5 years as an Occupational Therapist. Jessie was employed in a number of roles including in aged care, program coordination and vocational rehabilitation in South Australia and in Tasmania.

Jessie also earned a double diploma in Theology and Ministry through the Bible College of South Australia. She has been active in lay ministry with her local church and was employed for 6 years at Clovercrest Baptist Church as the pastor for Life Groups and Welcome. Jessie is passionate about discipleship and equipping people for ministry.

Jessie joined the team at Uniting College in February 2017. As the VET coordinator she is responsible for the delivery of the Certificate IV in Christian Life and Ministry Course. This course is now delivered online, on campus and through the ‘College in Community’ program.

Jessie has commenced a postgraduate diploma in Spiritual Direction with Tabor Adelaide in 2016 and looks forward to resuming her studies in 2018.

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