Research Profile: Christina Rowntree

BA, Master of Community Cultural Development, Grad Dip Theol

Christina’s field of activity is Theology and the Arts, equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM), Synod of VicTas.  Drawing on her training and experience in theatre and dance, Christina has devised and presented vibrant and animated community events engaging church and community.   Studies in Community Cultural Development refined her practice, with research and reflection on inclusion, ritual, embodied spirituality and transformation through the arts in communities.  Over the past decade, Christina has frequently trained with the International School of Storytelling developing her own practice and from 2012 teaching storytelling and creating story events in Melbourne. Since 2017 she has co-taught The Art and Practice of Oral Storytelling with her colleague, Julie Perrin.

Christina pursues a lively academic and practical interest in the arts and theology, applying her learning in the formation of artists, ministers, deacons, chaplains, candidates for ministry, and people working in intergenerational, intercultural and interfaith settings.

  1. Graduate, John Bolton Theatre School
  2. Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University
  3. Master of Community Cultural Development, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
  4. Graduate Diploma in Theology, Pilgrim Theological College