Faculty and Staff - Australian College of Christian Studies

Faculty and Staff

Dr Leonard J Smith, MAICD – CEO/Principal

EdD University of New South Wales

MA (Theol) Sydney College of Divinity

GradDipTheol Melbourne College of Divinity

MEd Wollongong University

BEd University of South Australia

DipTeach Catholic College of Education


Dr David Smith – Dean of Academics

DTh, University of Pretoria

MA (Theology), University of Pretoria

BMin, Perth Bible College

BBus, Tasmanian State Institute of Technology


Dr Paul Porta – Dean of Studies/Head of Ministry

DMin, Charles Sturt University

MTh, Charles Sturt University

MMin Charles Sturt University


Dr Xavier Lakshmanan – Dean of Research  and Postgraduate Studies

PhD Charles Sturt University

MTh South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore

BD Immanuel Theological Seminary New Delhi

BTh Grace Bible College, Haryana


Kerrie Merchant – Head of Counselling

MCouns, University of New England

BCouns, University of New England


Merilyn Smith – Dean of Students

Master of Education, University of Woolongong

Graduate Certificate of Arts, Sydney College of Divinity

Bachelor of Education, University of Woolongong

Diploma of Teaching, Goulburn CAE



Dr Byung Kim – Lecturer

       PhD Canada Christian College.

MCounc Charles Sturt University

BChCouns Tabor College


Dr Jason Chungbok Choi – Theology Lecturer

PhD University of Sydney

MTh (Hons) University of Sydney

BTh United Theological College

M.Sc Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok Thailand

DipRegPlan Rehovot Israel

BA Hannam University Taejon Korea


Sessional Lecturers

Dr Michael Leary PhD, MA, BSc

Dr Patricia Harrison PhD, MSt, MDiv, ThM, MA, MEd, BA(Hons), DipEd

Dr Sehyun Kim BSc, PhD

Mrs Merilyn Smith MEd, BEd, DipTeach

Dr Richard Green, DChLead, MA(Theology), BTh, DipBiblicalStudies, GradDipEd, BA

Kenn Iskov, MLitt, ThM, MDiv, BTh, Dip Theol DipEE

Dr Theron Young PhD, MA (Hebrew and Semitic Studies), MA (Biblical Studies), BA (Bible)


Winston Cole – Registrar

Master of ICT Advanced (ICT Strategic Planning) – University of Wollongong

BSc Eng, Computing & ICT – Queen Mary University of London


Eun Soon Park – Administration

Masters of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Social Science, Australian College of Christian Studies

Michelle Liu – Librarian

GradCert, Project Management – Curtin University

GradDip Information Systems – Murdoch University

B App. Science, Information and Library Studies (Hons – 2nd Upper) – Curtin University

Rory Greig – Library Technician

Diploma of Library and Information Studies