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Our Faculty

A great team of staff who come from many different backgrounds and Christian denominations with a wealth of experience and expertise serves at Eastern College Australia. Teachers, supervisors and staff are selected on the basis of their Christian commitment, academic qualifications and experience in relevant areas, and in accordance with the requirements of government accreditation and registration authorities.


Rev Timothy Meyers

BEd, MTh
Executive Principal

Dr Jude Long

DMin, MA (Theology), GradDip (Library & Information Science), BTh, CertIV TAE.
Vice Principal (Academic)


Luke Whiteside

BTh, AdvDipMin, GradDipEd(Prim), Dip VET, Dip TDD, TAE.
Dean of Studies

Rev Dr Angelo Cettolin

DMin, GDipBus, BTh, BLaw, MEd
Dean of Faculty

Associate Professor Jennie Bickmore-Brand

DipT, BEd, Grad DipT, MEd, MA (Leadership/Theology) PhD (Pedagogy)
Dean of Education
Academic Program Advancement- Eastern College

Academic Staff

Dr Steve Bevis

PhD Religion, Theology, International Development
BA Religious Studies
Director for the Master of Transformation Development

Dr Tom Edwards

BSc(Hons), MCounselling, PhD (psychology), Grad Cert Higher Ed.
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Julie Morsillo

BA, Post-grad Adol & Child Psych, MSc, PhD Comm Psych MAPS
Senior Lecturer in Counselling
Counselling Courses Co-ordinator

Stephen Andrews

MDiv (Biblical Studies), CPA, BBus, CertIV TAE
VET Christian Ministry and Theology Coordinator

Sarah Michael

MEd, B(Ed)(Hons)
Director of Undergraduate Education Studies & Professional Experience Coordinator - Education

Dr Andrew Schmidt

EdD, BSc
Director of Postgraduate Education Studies

Neil Horvath

BE (hons); BTh; GrDipMin
Librarian, VET Co-ordinator

Jacqui Stok

MEd, MDiv, GDipDiv, GDipEd, BASci, BAEngineering (Honours)
Education Programs Facilitator/Lecturer

Clinton Bergsma

BTheology, M.Transformational Development
Master of Transformational Development Facilitator, Asia Stream