Special Announcement


Published Date: 19 Mar 2024

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As a precious partner in the gospel, I want to share with you some important news for our community.

During the chapel service on 19 March 2024, Brian Rosner announced to students that he will be finishing up as principal of Ridley College at the end of this year. After this, Brian will spend 2025 on research leave and then return in 2026 as a lecturer at the college, focussed on teaching, speaking and writing.

Brian will be giving a concluding, not-to-be-missed public lecture as principal on the evening of Wednesday, 16 October 2024.

Brian has led Ridley since mid-2012. During that time we have all benefited greatly from his enthusiastic teaching and preaching, warm and collaborative style of leadership, world-leading biblical scholarship, and passion for promoting the gospel in our needy world.

There have been many positive developments at Ridley during Brian’s time. Ridley Online is bringing theological education to hundreds of men and women around the country, many of whom would not otherwise be able to study. Two significant building projects have made our Parkville campus a welcoming place to learn in community. The college is serving the global church with a formidable output of research and scholarship, at the same time as offering deep spiritual formation and practical training.

Those of us who have worked closely with Brian can also attest to his genuine humility and godly example, and his warm pastoral heart. One of his enduring legacies at Ridley will be his call for Christians not to let disputable matters get in the way of our unity.

The board of Ridley College is responsible for appointing our next principal, and the board has already met and have a plan for that process. A position description and advertisement will appear soon. If you have any questions feel free to ask the chair of the board, Seak-King Huang (

For now, please join us in praying for three things:

  1. Please pray for the college, that God would continue to provide for us and help us to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel.
  2. Pray for Brian that he will finish well as principal and serve God fruitfully in the years to come.
  3. Pray for the Ridley board as the search for Ridley’s tenth principal gets underway.

Yours faithfully,

Seak-King Huang
Chair for and on behalf of the
Board of Ridley College
Rev Dr Andrew Judd
Acting Principal

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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