Graham Stanton

Dean of the Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry
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 the Youth Ministry advisor for the Matthew Hale Public Library in Brisbane. He is married to Kate, and has three children, Juliet, Rosie, and Jono.

Teaching Areas
Graham teaches the online units in Guided Spiritual Formation and Practical Ministry Field Education. Graham is also the co-ordinator of the In-Context program for Ridley Online and is the coordinator of the Ridley Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry.

Research Interests
Youth ministry, adolescent spiritual formation, Christian education, the role of Scripture in practical theology.

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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