Conference dates: 17 to 20 January 2017

Public Lecturer

Dr Stephen Pickard, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, and Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn. Dr Pickard brings to the Conference an intellectual rigour honed over many years in academia, a passion for questions regarding the intersection of culture and the Church’s mission, and an engaging style that speaks well to the wider community.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Bernardus Boli Ujan, SVD, an Indonesian liturgical scholar, Roman Catholic priest, and student of the late Catholic scholar of inculturation, Anscar Chupungco. Dr Ujan is Professor of NN at MM, and is currently a member of the Council of Societas Liturgica.

Nathan Nettleton is the pastor of South Yarra Community Baptist Church and the Baptist delegate on the Australian Consultation on Liturgy. The website,—a wonderful source of Australian language resources for liturgy, is his. Mr Nettleton is a member of the AAL and Societas Liturgica.

Dr Kieran Crichton is a scholar, teacher and organist based in Melbourne. His current scholarly interests focus on the intersection of music with other fields, especially education, theology, pastoral care, and cultural identity. Dr Crichton is a student at Trinity College Theological School and a member of the AAL.

Dr Carmel Pilcher, RSJ is a liturgical consultant and researcher. Her particular research interest currently is the Missa Kimberley. Dr Pilcher is a member and past president of the AAL, and a member and past Council member of Societas Liturgica.


Each keynote lecture will be followed by a time of reflection. This will include a fifteen minute response each from the following responders and half an hour in small group reflection.

Dr Jione Havea is PACT Researcher in Pacific Hermeneutics at Charles Sturt University, after several years as Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at the United Theological College, North Parramatta. He brings to this conference a Pacific Islander perspective as a Tongan by birth, and from living also in Fiji and New Zealand.

Dr Garry Deverell is a member of the Pairebeenener mob from Tasmania, previously a Baptist and Uniting Church minister, was Professor of Worship and Preaching at the Centre for Theology and Ministry in Victoria, is a member of the AAL, and is currently a lay member of the Anglican Church and a hospital chaplain.