Diploma of Law, Diploma of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology (First class Hons.), Master of Arts: Law/Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology.
Ross Clifford has been Principal of Morling College since 1997. He joined the College faculty as a lecturer in Theology in 1992 after twelve years of pastoral work at South Windsor and Gymea Baptist Churches. Before he entered the ministry he practised law in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Ross’ focus areas include apologetics, ethics and Theology.
Taboo or To Do? Is Christianity complementary with yoga, martial arts, Hallowe’en, mindfulness and other alternative practices? (London: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd, 2017) (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2020), Clifford & Johnson
The Cross Is Not Enough (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2012), Clifford & Johnson
Apologetic Preaching and Teaching for the Church and the Marketplace (Macquarie Park, NSW: Morling Press, 2011)
“Apologetics, Persuasion, and Pastoral Care” in Tough-Minded Christianity: Honoring the Legacy of John Warwick Montgomery (eds. William Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher (Nashville: B & H Academic), 2008)
“Do-it-yourself: New Age Spirituality” in A Spectator’s guide to World Views: Ten ways of understanding life (Sydney: Blue Bottle Books, 2007)
John Warwick Montgomery’s Legal Apologetic: An Apologetic for all Seasons (Verlag für Kultur und Wissenschaft/Culture and Science Publishers, Bonn, Germany, 2004)
“Reframing a Traditional Apologetic to Reach ‘New Spirituality’ Seekers,” in Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach (Irving Hexham, Stephen Rost and John Morehead, eds. (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004))
Beyond Prediction: The Tarot and Your Spirituality (Oxford: Lion, 2001)
The International Gods of Sport (Sydney: Strand, 1999)
Leading Lawyer's Look at the Resurrection (Sutherland: Albatross Books, 1991)
Chief Operating Officer
BEc (Accounting), MA (Christian Studies)
Peter started as General Manager at Morling College in November 2013 after serving more than 10 years in leadership roles in an international development organization. He then became the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Peter provides effective oversight and leadership of Morling College operations including finance, information and communications technology, property maintenance and development.
Peter is on the executive leadership team and facilitates governance, risk management and strategic planning through the College Board and its subcommittees and as a director of the Morling Foundation and Tinsley Bequest.
Chief Academic Officer
MA, Dip Ed, BTh (Hons), BMin, PhD
David Starling joined the Morling faculty in 2005 and has lectured since then in New Testament, Hermeneutics, Greek and Theology.
He became the Head of Morling’s Bible and Theology Department in 2014, and was appointed as the Chief Academic Officer in 2019. He exercises a senior role in ministry and leadership, overseeing learning, teaching and research across the faculties.
David worked as an English teacher in Western Sydney before completing theological studies and serving as a pastor in Sydney's Inner West. He and his family currently attend Chatswood Baptist Church.
Reading Ephesians and Colossians (Smyth & Helwys, 2020)
Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship (Baker Academic, 2016)
UnCorinthian Leadership (Cascade, 2014)
Not my People: Gentiles as Exiles in Pauline Hermeneutics (DeGruyter, 2011).
Chief Community Life Officer
Lecturer in Pastoral and Practical Studies
BADipEd, GradDip Counselling, MAChrSt, MIntEd (School Leadership), GradCert Professional Supervision (Pastoral)
Gayle Kent joined the Morling team in 2006 and served as the Dean of Students in 2008 before being appointed as the Chief Community Life Officer in 2019. Gayle lectures in the Pastoral and Practical studies units; drawing on her experience in pastoral ministry and professional supervision. Her role involves overseeing our teams who interact with students at all points of their journey at Morling. She enjoys working with others to develop welcoming, supportive and transformative community for students and staff. She has a passion for all people to grow together in wisdom, understanding and passion about how God has shaped them and what he has gifted them to do.
"Adult, Single and Christian: Exploring the Impact of Gender Expectations and Family Roles." In The Gender Conversation : Evangelical Perspectives on Gender, Scripture, and the Christian Life, edited by Edwina Murphy and David Starling, 93-102. Macquarie Park, N.S.W.: Morling Press, 2016.
Out of our Comfort Zones: Connecting transformative pedagogy and intercultural competence in Christian Higher Education Paper Presented at International Conference for Christian Educators BTI, Tauranga NZ 2018
Chief Administrative Officer
MBA (in progress), BApp Sc, Cert IV TAE
Kerry re-joined the team at the Vose Campus in 2018 as Director of Corporate Services, and since the beginning of 2021 she has been in the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Kerry brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the corporate sector, business and administration to this role, and is passionate about fostering healthy and aspirational teams to meet targets and bring about flourishing organisations.
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