Our People

Our experienced teaching and pastoral team come from diverse backgrounds of ministry and missionary experience. It's not only their academic expertise that will stretch and deepen your biblical thinking, it's their life experience 'on the field' that brings alive what they teach and share. 

Teaching and pastoral staff are available as a high priority to our students for consultation on study, spiritual or personal matters among their various responsibilities. They share morning tea and lunch on-campus to maximise available time for fruitful discussion and relationships. Many lecturers also live on or near campus, modelling what they teach in their own lives.

Our lecturers are also dedicated to pursuing excellence in their continuing academic research, writing and speaking ministries. The highest standards of innovative, contemporary pedagogy are sought to ensure the most engaging and relevant studies for our students. SMBC is also fortunate to draw from a wide range of experienced visiting lecturers from both here in Australia and overseas.

Our management and administration team also represent the interdenominational nature of SMBC and bring a rich diversity in experience and skills. They help oversee the day-to-day operations of the College, as well as support the staff teams and students.


Teaching and Pastoral

  • Dr Derek Brotherson
    Principal
  • Rev Anthony Brammall
    Vice Principal
  • Dr Kit Barker
    Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Kristen Young
    Director of Community and Student Care
  • Dr Ed Grudier
    Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission
  • Rev Dr Kirk Patston
    Director of the Centre for Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
  • Dr Janson Condren
    Head of Old Testament
  • Rev Dr Ian Maddock
    Head of Christian Thought
  • Dr Alan Thompson
    Head of New Testament
  • Rachel Ciano
    Lecturer in Christianity in History
  • Heather Condren
    Residential Student Advisor
  • Rev Dr Katy Davis
    Research Fellow
  • Rev Dr Karl Deenick
    Community and Student Care Coordinator
  • Dr Geoff Harper
    Director of Research
  • Jonathan James
    Lecturer in Missions
  • Jasmine Lee
    Lecturer in Christianity in History
  • Rev Dr Alan Mugridge
    Lecturer in New Testament
  • Dr Tim Silberman
    Lecturer in Missions
  • Rev Dr Rob Smith
    Lecturer in Theology
  • Dr Mark Stephens
    Lecturer in New Testament
  • Rev Dr Rod Thompson
    Lecturer in Practical Theology
  • Matt Vander Heiden
    Lecturer in New Testament and Preaching
  • Kathy Grudier
    Fellowship Group Co-Leader
  • Peggy Harley
    Fellowship Group Co-Leader
  • Lisa Patston
    Fellowship Group Co-Leader
  • Kiri Vander Heiden
    Fellowship Group Co-Leader

Visiting Lecturers

  • Anna Brotherson
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Rev Dr Sam Chan
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Yane Damanik
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Paul Dudley
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Tim Dyer
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Dr Jonathan Dykes
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Rev Dr Malcolm Gill
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Dr Pauline Golder
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Sally Jones
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Kara Martin
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Rev Dr Peter Moore
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Colin Noble
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Dr Richard Shumack
    Visiting Lecturer
  • Matt Williams
    Visiting Lecturer

Management and Administration

  • Greg Swanton
    Chief Operating Officer
  • David Adams
    Senior Academic Registrar
  • Megan Noble
    Senior Librarian
  • Janet Kirk
    Librarian
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