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Academic Staff

David Smith

College Principal & Lecturer

BBus, BMin, MA(Th), DTh

David has experience in business and has worked as a Church Pastor in the area of teaching and leadership training before coming to PBC. He is the College Principal and a lecturer. David comes to PBC from Tasmania with his wife and three children. David is passionate about strengthening the church and training leaders in developing countries.

Dr Andre van Oudtshoorn

Academic Dean & Lecturer

BA, BD, Dip Th, DTh

Previously Andre has served as a Church pastor and as a TV director. Originally from South Africa, he has lectured in many lands and seeks to place Christ as the central focus in all he teaches and lives.

Dr Peter Elliott

Dean of Studies & Lecturer

Cert IV TAA, BA, BD, MTh(Hons), PhD

Peter’s qualifications are in Church History, focusing on the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. He has lectured Church History, New Testament Greek and other subjects in Bible Colleges for 18 years, is married to Deborah and they have two teenage sons.

Rev Dr David Shaw

Dean of Flexible Learning & Lecturer

BSc, GradDipEd, MDiv, DTh

David spent eight years in Korea completing an MDiv and pastoring several churches. David recently completed his PhD in the New Testament at the University of Exeter in the UK. He is married to Becky and they have three young children.

Mr Basie van Rooyen

Property Manager & Lecturer

BA (Th), BA (Hons) BD, MTh

Basie and his wife Hanlie have extensive ministry and pastoral experience. He has a background in Hebrew and Old Testament studies in which he lectures. Basie also manages our College facilities and our distance education resources.

Mrs Hanlie van Rooyen

Compliance, Flexible Learning, Lecturer

TAE Cert IV, BA, GradDipEd (Secondary), MTh

Apart from 25+ years of experience in church youth work, Hanlie has been a secondary school teacher for 9 years, teaching Christian Studies and Mathematics.

Mrs Gillian Dixon

Dean of Students, Chaplain, Lecturer

DipMin, B Min

Gillian has been in involved in pastoral ministry for 30 years and chaplaincy for nearly a decade. Gillian has recently completed qualifications for a Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is currently completing her Masters. Gillian is passionate about pastoral care and counselling and thoroughly enjoys lecturing.

Dr David G. Michie

SESSIONAL Lecturer

BA, BSW, MA, DTh

David is the director of Journeylines Counselling & Training Services and has over 20 years of counselling experience. He has been a lecturer for PBC for many years and has a desire for people to know, explore and live the realness of Jesus in all of life.

Support Staff

Mrs Kari Minetto

College Administrator

BSc (Hons) Bus Admin

Kari grew up in Norway, and moved to Australia in 2003. She is married to Marcel and they have 3 boys. Kari oversees the office.

Mrs Sarah Park

Office Assistant

BA (Bus)

Sarah, originally from South Korea, studied business before coming to Perth with her husband Samuel and their two children. Sarah is part of the JDM mission organisation which reaches out to university students. Sarah works in the office at the College part-time.

Mrs Judy Smith

Librarian

Judy is a gifted musician, the wife of David and the mother of Daniel, Aidan and Kaila. Judy, who previously worked for Australia Post, is a passionate book lover and now works as the College Librarian.

Mr Nicholas van Oudtshoorn

System Administrator

BCM (Hons), MDiv

Nick has a background in systems administration. As well as serving us in the IT sphere he is also pastoring a church. Nick works for us part time to ensure all that our IT services are functioning and improving.

Miss Marci Cohen

Receptionist, PA

BMin

Marci is originally from Ethiopia and has recently graduated from PBC. Her the heart is for cross-cultural mission and she has been involved in many mission teams to Cambodia, Africa and East Timor.