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Graham Stanton

Director of the Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry
Program Leader Professional Pastoral Supervision
Lecturer in Practical Theology

BEc, BTh, DipA (Th), Dip Min, MEd, MTh, PhD

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Graham graduated from Macquarie University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Economics and worked for a short time as a business economist before entering Moore College in 1991. He is an ordained Anglican minister, and served as Assistant minister for children’s, youth and family ministry at St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral in Wollongong from 1995 to 1999.

From 2000 to 2013 Graham was the founding Dean and then Principal of Youthworks College in Sydney, an Anglican college for children’s and youth ministry. At Youthworks Graham taught systematic theology, youth ministry and spiritual life as well as providing overall leadership to the College community. He completed a Master of Adult Education and eLearning degree at Sydney University of Technology in 2002, and a Master of Theology from Moore College in 2011. Graham’s doctoral thesis for the University of Queensland explored the dynamics of Bible engagement for teenage spiritual formation in a culture of expressive individualism.

Graham is the Executive Administrator of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, and member of the British and Irish Association of Practical Theology, and the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. With his wife Kate, Graham attends St Jude’s Anglican Church in Parkville, where he serves as a volunteer youth leader.

Teaching Areas
Graham teaches in various areas of practical theology, including Guided Spiritual Formation, Field Education, and children’s and youth ministry.

Research Interests
Youth ministry, adolescent spiritual formation and Christian education.

Hobbies and Interests
Graham enjoys long distance running in order to compensate for his hobby of enjoying cooking and eating good food. Apart from Jesus, his personal heroes include Bruce Springsteen and Leslie Knope.

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