Ridley College is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of faculty.
The Reverend Kate Beer has been appointed to a two-day per week role as the Associate Dean of the Anglican Institute, commencing April 2022. Kate comes with considerable expertise in mentoring and pastoral care, and brings significant cross-cultural skills. She also has experience in the teaching and practice of professional supervision. Kate has served as an Anglican Minister in the Diocese of the Northern Territory for the last ten years, most recently as the Diocesan Ministry Development Officer.
The Reverend Hannah Craven has been appointed to a four-day per week role as Associate Lecturer in Christian Thought, commencing July 2022. Hannah is currently a PhD candidate in Theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the Co-Director of Logia, a centre based at St Andrews that encourages women to pursue post-graduate studies in theology and related disciplines so that more qualified women are ready and able to enter the academy and the church. Prior to her studies overseas, Hannah was employed in ministry roles in Anglican churches in Melbourne for 15 years prior to, during, and following her theological study and ordination.
The Reverend Dr Mark Simon has been appointed to a one and a half day per week role as Lecturer in New Testament and Research Associate, commencing January 2022. Mark has taught New Testament on a sessional basis at Ridley in recent years, following the completion of his doctorate at the College. He has also taught at the Bible College of Victoria (now Melbourne School of Theology) and Aletheia Theological Seminary in Indonesia. His overseas experience will be valuable in highlighting the value of Global Mission at Ridley. Mark will continue as an Associate Minister at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, Blackburn North.
All three new members of faculty are graduates of Ridley College. Together they bring a wide range of gifts and experience that will enrich the college community and help us to continue to train men and women well for God’s mission in our complex and changing world. We thank God for these appointments and look forward to each of them commencing next year.