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Richard Trist

Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology,
Program Leader Doctor of Ministry and Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Coordinator of Alumni Relations

BScEd (UNSW), BTh (ACT), Dip Min (ACT), Grad Cert Prof Supervision (St Marks), DMin (ACT)

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After completing a Science degree at the University of NSW, Richard began his working life as a school teacher in rural NSW. He moved to Melbourne to work with CMS Victoria as Youth Officer and began part-time studies at Ridley College.

After sensing God’s call to be ordained and completing his BTh and DipMin at Ridley, he served in various churches in Victoria and overseas including St John’s Camberwell, St John’s Cranbourne, St Hilary’s Kew, All Souls’ Langham Place (London) and St Mark’s Camberwell.

He has been an Area Dean, Examining Chaplain for the Diocese of Melbourne, Member of General Synod and Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

Teaching Areas
Preaching, Pastoral Care, Pastoral Skills and Methods, Field Education, Professional Pastoral Supervision of Church Workers, Anglican Studies.

Research interests
Coaching, training, and formation of church leaders; the development of churches towards greater missional effectiveness; Reflective practice; the professional supervision of church workers.

Hobbies & Interests
Travel, fitness, film, music.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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