Executive Officer

Student Services Manager



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


Certificate IV in Ministry, GD IT&BusSys (Current)


Jeannie has more than 15 years experience in higher education, previously having been the assistant registrar at Tabor Adelaide.



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.

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

Rev. Assoc Professor Matthew Anstey

PhD Vrije Univeriteit Amsterdam, MCS Regent College, BTh Canberra College of Theology

The Reverend Associate Professor Matthew Anstey begins his role with Uniting College and the Adelaide College of Divinity in April 2020. As detailed below, Matthew Anstey is internationally-recognised for his landmark publications on the subject of Biblical Hebrew Linguistics, in addition to considerable expertise in higher education institutions.

Matthew Anstey is noted for his ability to engage in the art of interdisciplinary authorship, exploring the subject matter of the Old Testament texts, and their impact on Christian reason, doctrine and exegesis.

He has served in positions of senior leadership with Alphacrucis College and St Barnabas College, gaining significant expertise in all areas related to his new role with UCLT/ACD.

In addition to his anthropological and linguistic works, Anstey has a passion for investigating and exploring the contextual interpretations of poetry and narrative in Old Testament texts. At present, he is working on a biblical translation of the Psalms for use in public worship.

Postgraduate Coordinator

Dr Mauro Meruzzi

PhD in Missiology Urban University, PhD in Biblical Theology Gregorian University, Licentiate in Biblical Theology Gregorian University, Honours Degree in Theology Istituto Teologico San Zeno Verona.

Mauro has completed two PhD’s. His first, a PhD in Biblical Theology, at the Gregorian University, Rome, 2003 – 2006. Thesis: “The Bridegroom, the Wedding and the guests.  Nuptial Aspects in Matthew’s Theology”; his second, a PhD in Missiology at the Urban University, Rome 2007 – 2009, thesis: “The Mission of Light. The Communicative Function of the Symbol of Light in Matthew. A Contribution for the Missiological Reflection”.

Mauro is a Catholic lay theologian.  He was appointed a New Testament lecturer at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in 2018 and was appointed as the Postgraduate Coordinator for the Adelaide College of Divinity in 2019.  He is a prolific writer and is currently working on his latest book in the area of Biblical Theology of Mission.

He has previously lived in a religious community in Italy, and has been involved in missionary/pastoral experiences in Italy, Hungary and Brazil. He has lectured on biblical and missiological topics in various theological institutes and universities in Italy; was Associate Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology of Mission at Urban University; was a board member of the Institute for Missionary Spirituality and Catechesis of Urban University where he gave many academic and pastoral talks.  Mauro is fluent in many languages – English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French (reading only), Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek and Latin.

Mauro now lives in Australia, is married to Ivana, and has two young children.

Supervised Field Education Coordinator

Rev Sean Gilbert

BTh Flinders, DipPC HACD, MA (Hons) Andover


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.

VET Course Coordinator

Jessie Sanders

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


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 and is enjoying her studies.

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