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Assoc Prof Tanya Wittwer

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

About Tanya

Tanya defines herself as a 'church nerd' with a passion for creative liturgy nested in tradition, the art of preaching as contextual communication, and pastoral care as a function of community.   She has worked in many sectors (including community service, the environment, and population health) and enjoys multidisciplinary research and teaching.

Units taught by Tanya

  • Homiletics

  • Ministry of Pastoral Care

  • Caring Practices of the Church

  • Theology for Ministry Practice

  • Christian Ethics


Recent Publications

  • (2020)  “Pastoral Considerations for a Pandemic” Stimulus:  New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice 27:28-34.

  • (2019)  “Subordination and Headship: a case study in Lutheran hermeneutics.”  Lutheran Theological Journal  53:22-38.


  • PhD in theology Flinders Uni

  • M Div Wartburg Theological Seminary, IA

  • Grad Dip R Ed SACAE

  • Grad Dip Ed  Hartley CAE

  • BA Uni of Adelaide


  • Lecturer

  • Higher Degree Supervisor


  • Key areas of interest include homiletics; pastoral care; power, gender and sexuality; ecclesiology; education and formation.

  • A member of the Lutheran Church.

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