BA, Dip Ed (Sydney), BTh, Dip Min (ACT), MA (Theol)
Anthea has served on faculty at Ridley since 2007; she moved to full-time teaching in 2011.
Anthea grew up in country NSW, and the city of Sydney. In her early 20s she came to know God’s saving love through connecting to a local church. After teaching languages in two Sydney high schools, she undertook a theological degree at Moore Theological College.
She has wide experience in ministry which includes: having spent 5 years in Canberra in university ministry with AFES; she has been an ordained minister in the Anglican Church of Melbourne since 2000 and worked on the ministry team of a large Anglican Church in Melbourne for 13 years in a variety of areas including as Senior Associate Minister.
Anthea is now part of the team at Merri Creek Anglican, which is a new church begun in a primary school in Melbourne’s inner north in December 2013.
New Testament, the Anglican Institute. She is also Dean of Students.
Anthea is interested in applying theology to pastoral ministry, training Christians for ministry, and mobilizing and supporting women to grow in their skills and gifts of leadership and teaching. She is also interested in adult education, and enjoys seeing people learn. Her current PhD research interest is on the character of God in the Gospel of Luke, in particular the way God is portrayed through the parables.
Hobbies & Interests
Anthea enjoys keeping up her other languages through travel and film. She loves the outdoors, escapes to the beach or the mountains, eating and drinking, and hot weather, (so why is she in Melbourne?), and reading. She also enjoys being in College Reviews, and doing practical things which involve building, fixing, pruning, planting things around the house. She is currently learning the ukulele but promises not to play it to you in the Ridley Chapel band.
In addition to Ridley and church commitments, she maintains an interest in and support for AFES university ministry, EFAC (Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion), mentoring women in the ARROW leadership Program, and several mission and ministry organizations. She is also a member of the Australian College of Theology Ltd.