BA, BTh, STM, PhD
Andrew has been involved in teaching Lutheran theology and practice at the tertiary institution of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) since 1992. He has served as a teacher, head of the pastoral school, coordinator of pastoral and ministry studies, and director of field practicums.
After studying a Bachelor of Arts at Adelaide University, he entered what was then Luther Seminary, North Adelaide, South Australia, to study a Bachelor of Theology in preparation for pastoral ministry. He was ordained in December 1983. He served six years in parish ministry. During 1990–1991 he studied at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated with an STM (Master of Sacred Theology). After further residential studies at CTS in 1997, he graduated with a PhD in 2002.
Andrew’s main areas of research have been pastoral theology, the pastoral care of clergy, the Lutheran Confessions, and the place of catechesis and Christian vocation in a Lutheran approach to mission.
Andrew began teaching half-time in 1992 and served half-time as an associate parish pastor. He began teaching full-time from 1994 and has taught the following units – pastoral theology, missiology and evangelism, Lutheran Confessions, worship and spiritualty, catechesis, and pastoral ministry practicums in ministry context.
Andrew is the ALC consultant to the SA Aboriginal Ministry Committee and teaches aboriginal pastoral training in central Australia. He supports deaf ministry pastoral training.
Andrew has served on the LCA’s Commission on Theology since 1997 and as vice-chair from 2006 to 2018. He served on the Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue from 2005 to 2018. Andrew currently serves as the Assistant Bishop of the Lutheran Church of Australia.