We are very pleased to welcome Jude Long and Chris Green to our family here at Eastern and MST.
Jude Long has travelled all the way down from tropical Top End to join our team of executives as Vice Principal! In joining our leadership and teaching team, Jude finished her position after 8 years as Principal of Nungalinya College, a bible college with Indigenous students from over 100 remote communities.
Jude is no stranger to the world of higher education and theological studies. She began her academic journey with an undergraduate Bachelor of Theology at Ridley and graduated with a Master of Arts in Missiology at the Bible College of Victoria (BCV), progressing to complete a doctorate at BCV and also has a Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. From 2002-2010 Jude served as the Dean of students and lecturer at BCV (now called Melbourne School of Theology) with whom we are in partnership.
Married to Allan with two daughters and four granddaughters based in Melbourne, Jude is happy to be here. So if you’re on campus and see Jude, please make her feel very welcome to our Eastern community. Get to know her as she is an absolute delight. Perhaps you could ask her to share about the joys and sorrows of being an aspirational gardener or her four decades of saxophone and clarinet playing.
We are also incredibly excited to have Chris Green join our teaching team as a Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education with us at Eastern and MST.
Chris also lectures/tutors in systematic theology at Azusa Pacific University and is a graduate of Multnomah University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and King’s College, The University of Aberdeen. His work on Karl Barth’s doctrine of divine providence has been published with T&T Clark (Doxological Theology: Karl Barth on Divine Providence, Evil, and the Angels). Also, together with David Starling, Chris also published a volume entitled Revelation and Reason in Christian Theology (proceedings from the 2016 Theology Connect conference).
Chris is married to Rachel, and has three sons: Ethan, Benjamin and William. He enjoys coffee, running, talking about cultural differences, exploring Australia and traveling to other countries. Chris believes that a new book ‘smells just as good’ as a new car.
We are very blessed to have these two very gifted individuals join our team and we look forward to working together.