Christine E. Wood, Ph.D., M.A., B.Sc. Agr.

President of St John Centre for Biblical Studies

Christine E. Wood is currently the Director of the Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis for the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart. She received her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, with a dissertation entitled The Metaphysics and Intellective Psychology in the Natural Desire for Seeing God: Henri de Lubac and Neo-Scholasticism. She earned her M.A. in Theology, as well as a Certification in Catechetics, from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Christine has taught Biblical and Systematic Theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego. She is experienced in teaching a variety of courses including Introductions to the Old and New Testaments, the Gospel of Mark, Catholic Epistles, Fundamental Theology, Christology and Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Moral Theology, and the Church Fathers, amongst others. Christine has also delivered guest lectures on topics such as ‘The Gospel of Mark Through the Eyes of a Catechumen,’ ‘The Transcendentals of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, and the Mystery of Christ,’ ‘The New Evangelisation and Catechesis,’ and ‘Post-modernism and the New Evangelisation.

Andrew F. Photo of Andrew-3-180Wood, Ph.D., M.A., M.A. (Research), B.Ed.

Director of St John Centre for Biblical Studies

Since 1998 Dr. Andrew Wood has been working in the field of catechetics and adult faith formation, giving numerous courses and talks on Scripture, Catholic theology, and philosophy in the Sydney region and in New Zealand.

Andrew received his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Australian Catholic University, Sydney (2018), with a dissertation on the Theology of Divine Revelation in the writings of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and Saint Thomas Aquinas. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Theology (by Research) from the Australia Catholic University (2016) and a course work Masters in Theology from Holy Apostle’s College and Seminary, Connecticut, USA (2008). In 1997 Andrew began his academic career by receiving his Bachelor of Education, specialising in Religious Education, from the Australian Catholic University. For thirteen years, Andrew studied the writings of the great medieval philosopher and theologian, St Thomas Aquinas, at Sydney’s Centre for Thomistic Studies.

Andrew has over ten years experience in teaching Religious Education at secondary level. He has also worked for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney as the Convenor of the Catholic Chaplaincy at Macquarie University for four years. In this role, Andrew worked to evangelise and catechise staff and students at the University. He has lectured and tutored theology and philosophy at the Australian Catholic University and at Notre Dame University in Sydney and has lectured courses on Scripture and theology at Sydney’s Catholic Adult Education Centre (CAEC).

Since 2003 Andrew has given parish-level courses in Scripture, theology, and philosophy. Andrew co-founded the St John’s Centre for Biblical Studies in order to promote biblical literacy amongst the Catholic laity and clergy.