Governance

The operation of Pilgrim Theological College is overseen by the Board of the Centre for Theology & Ministry, which is accountable to the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

Current members of the Board are:

  • Dr Jill Tabart (Chairperson)
  • Emeritus Professor Sheila Bellamy
  • Rev Dr Jennifer Byrnes
  • Rev Dr Sunny Chen
  • Rev Colin Gurteen
  • Dr Julie Hall (UCA Candidates’
    Association Representative)
  • Rev Jason Kioa
  • Rev Dr Mark Lawrence
  • Rev Cynthia Page
  • Mr Rohan Pryor
  • Rev Lucas Taylor
  • Rev Ikani Vaitohi
  • Rev Associate Professor
    Sean Winter
  • Ms Harriet Zeigler

For the quality and content of its learning and teaching program, Pilgrim Theological College is responsible to the Ministerial Education Commission of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Being within the University of Divinity, the College must also uphold the standards required for Australian universities by the Australian Government.

The academic oversight of the curriculum and research operations of Pilgrim is exercised by the Academic Committee.

The research agenda focuses on supporting and encouraging the culture of research and scholarship within the College. The Committee is responsible for considering applications for research grants, organising seminars and programs for visiting scholars, enabling Faculty engagement and cooperation in research, and facilitating the publication of theology.

Responsibility for overseeing Uniting Church candidates and their formation, and the use of bequest monies, is exercised by the UCA Formation and Oversight Committee. This Committee works in close partnership with Presbyteries to whom the Faculty reports on readiness for ministry.