Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team assist the Principal in the efficient day to day operations of the Seminary and helps to set its long-term direction.

Dr Brian Harris

Dr Brian Harris, is a highly regarded author, internationally renowned theologian, pastor and teacher. Brian has served as the Principal of Vose, as well as the Head of the Department of Ministry and Practice since 2004.

South-African born Brian has enjoyed a ministry and career that has included serving as a Senior Pastor in Auckland, New Zealand while lecturing at both Carey Theological and Laidlaw College. He serves on the Board of Directors at Australian College of Theology, (ACT) Vose’s accrediting body and is also a Director of Christian Schools Australia. Currently, Brian is the Pastor at Large for the Carey group of churches and schools, Principal and Head of Ministry and Practice at Vose.

Principal; Head of Department of Ministry and Practice

BSoc Sc, BTh (Hons), MTh, PhD (University of Auckland) Cert IV TAE

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Dr Graeme Cross

Dr Graeme Cross is a former school principal. His research in to the role of Christian Schools has been awarded for excellence by Edith Cowan University. As our Academic Dean he brings rigour to all Vose’s teaching and learning approaches, and shapes future vision by expanding the programs Vose offers.

Academic Dean; Director Vose College

BEd, MEd(Admin), PhD (Edith Cowan University).


Monica O'Neil

Monica O’Neil is an experienced minister, facilitator, and strategy consultant, with a demonstrated history of working in professional training & coaching. She is the Director at Vose Leadership.

Director Vose Leadership and Lecturer in Field Education

MA (Ministry), Cert IV TAE


Cate Vose

Cate brings leadership to the marketing, events, social media and online learning space, and offers supervision and coaching to chaplains throughout the state, Cate’s passion for fostering healthy leaders takes shape through her involvement in Vose Training, where she trains students in pastoral and spiritual care.

Director of Business Development and Online Learning

MDiv (in progress), BSW, Cert IV TAE


Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is both Director of Vose Training as well as holding the position of Teaching Pastor at Westcity Church. Since joining Vose in early 2017 he has been part of upgrading the online learning program, initiating an upgrade of all the VET courses and finding new and exciting ways to bring life to theological, ministry and leadership training.

Director of Vose Training

BA, Biblical Studies, MA, Theology

Lloyd Porter

Lloyd Porter is the Academic Dean, and the Director of Vose Mission. He served as a missionary in Russia for 15 years and continues to visit Siberia regularly teaching and training in OM Russia’s discipleship training school. Lloyd also chairs a local ministry involved in the production of a weekly satellite TV programme that is broadcast into the Middle East. He attends Warnbro Church of Christ with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Lloyd is also furthering his studies and is working towards a PhD that explores the dynamics in leadership transitions from Western founders to emerging national leaders. The exploratory study involves five case studies around the world.

To keep everything balanced, Lloyd is a keen stand-up paddle boarder and can be found on the beach at Secret Harbour most weekends.

Director Vose Mission, Lecturer in Mission
PhD (Cand.), B.App Sc, Dip Theology, MA (Leadership), Cert IV TA CA


Vose appoints faculty members who are highly regarded scholars, leaders in their field and who have a credible track record in ministry. Most of our lecturers publish regularly and present papers at conferences both locally and internationally. Our faculty are also student-focused, embracing the Vose Mission of offering exceptional learning experiences.


Dr Michael O'Neil

Michael is the director of Vose Research and head of the Christian Thought Department. He has studied at, and been an active member of, Vose since the late 1990s. Before commencing at Vose Michael served in various churches large and small for twenty years, in team pastor, sole pastor, and senior minister roles.”

Director Vose Research; Head of Department of Christian Thought and History

Graduate Studies Course Pathway Advisor
BTh, MTh (Hons), PhD (Murdoch University), Cert IV TAE


Dr David Cohen

Dr David Cohen has been head of biblical studies at Vose since 2004. He is an internationally renowned author, theologian and pastor who specialises in the Hebrew Bible.

Head of Department of Biblical Studies; Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Language

DipT, BEd, BDiv(Hons), GradDipTheol, MA(Theol), PhD (Murdoch University), Cert IV TAE

Dr Michael Kok

Michael J. Kok has published two monographs on the origins and early church reception of the New Testament Gospels and a number of articles and book reviews in peer-reviewed academic journals. After serving as a sessional lecturer in the Theology Department at The King’s University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 2014 to 2017, Dr. Kok came to Australia in January 2018 to take up the position of New Testament Lecturer and Dean of Student Life at Vose Seminary. He has also previously served in various ministries from a youth ministry intern to a Christian camp program director and camp counselor.

New Testament Lecturer and Dean of Student Life
PhD (University of Sheffield), M.A. (Religious Studies), B.A. (Religion and Theology with a specialization in Biblical Studies)


Justine Humphreys

A professional background in the Disability, Health and Community Services sectors has given Justine insight in to the complexities of mental health and other issues. She has lectured at TAFE and Riverview Leadership College. Her role includes guiding students towards holistic spiritual growth. Her background in Ontological Coaching is a huge asset to her clients who see her in her capacity as Vose Leadership Coach.

Vose Training Unit Development Coordinator and Trainer

Adjunct Faculty

Vose has an exceptional team of Adjunct Lecturers who serve in various capacities through the year. From time to time we also welcome guest Adjuncts who come to us from all over the world to teach in their areas of expertise.


Dr Carolyn Tan

Dr Carolyn Tan lectures in New Testament and Greek. Her first career was as a Paediatric Surgeon in Singapore.

Adjunct Lecturer in New Testament Greek

ThD., (Australian College of Theology), MDiv, MBA, MBBS, D Med (Singapore),
FAMS (Singapore)

Scott Higgins

Scott lives in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, and works as  a consultant, educator and writer, with a particular focus upon social justice and ethics from a Christian faith-based perspective. Scott worked for Baptist World Aid Australia for 10 years. Prior to this he served as Pastor of Edgeworth Baptist Church.

Scott has an undergraduate degree in theology from Moore Theological College, Sydney; a Masters in Theology through Morling Theological College, Sydney; and a Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development from Newcastle University, Newcastle Australia.

Dr Evelyn Ashley

Evelyn Ashley is a Western Australian who has lived, not only in the Perth metropolitan area, but also in the Kimberley, the Goldfields, the Wheatbelt, the Pilbara, and the Peel regions, and currently resides in Canberra. She is a graduate of Vose Seminary and Murdoch University, with her doctoral thesis being on “Paul’s Paradigm for Ministry in 2 Corinthians”.  She has more than a decade of experience in lecturing in New Testament and Koine Greek, as well as has many years’ experience in church life, both as a pastor and as a lay leader.  As a person who lives with a disability, she feels strongly about access and opportunity being available to people with disabilities.  In addition to lecturing she enjoys, patchwork and quilting, reading science fiction and fantasy, and playing with her two Bernese Mountain Dogs.

BTh (Hons), Grad Dip Min, PhD (Theol)

Aaron Chidgzey

Matt Jarlett

Vose Research Fellows

Dr Richard Moore

Dr Richard Moore has been involved in Vose in different capacities since 1974. In retirement, he continues as a research fellow with Vose Seminary, publishing in the fields of New Testament and church history.

New Testament Research Fellow

BA, MA, DipEd, BD, PhD (University of Queensland)


Dr. John Olley

Dr John Olley joined the faculty in 1978 and served as principal from 1991 to 2003. He oversaw the transition from Murdoch University to affiliation with the Australian College of Theology. In retirement, he continues as a research fellow and chair of the Vose College Academic Board.

Old Testament Research Fellow

BSc, PhD (University of Sydney), BD, TheolM

Dr. Tim Finney

A New Testament lecturer, Dr Tim Finney pursues research in his field of the history of the New Testament text. You can find out more about his work at

Research Fellow

PhD., Murdoch, BDiv (Hons), BSc. (Physics)



Bridget Barry

Bridget Barry represents Vose at Theological Library Association conferences. She also manages Voses’s epic annual second-hand book-sale, calling on a small army of volunteers through the year.

Seminary Librarian

BAppSc (Info&Lib Studies) Curtin, AALIA


Nathan Hobby

Nathan Hobby is an award-winning author who has worked at Vose since 2008 and is currently part-time librarian responsible for collection development, ebooks, and special collections. He is the co-editor of Vose Seminary at Fifty: From ‘Preach the Word’ to ‘Come Grow’ (2013) and the author of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award winning novel, The Fur (2004). He is writing a biography of the Australian novelist Katharine Susannah Prichard for his PhD thesis at UWA.

Collection Development Librarian

BA Murdoch, GradDipInfoServ/s ECowan, MA W.Aust


Heather Baker

Heather Baker assists with cataloguing and selection, and is an excellent resource for students looking for more in-depth research materials.

Library Assistant


Our administrative and support staff provide critical services to both students and staff.

Brenda Warren

Having been educated in both Australia and Papua New Guinea, Brenda assists students with the enrolment process and guides them through a new environment.

Academic Registrar and Overseas Liaison Officer


Daniel Bonallack

Daniel joined the team at Vose in 2014 and has served in a number of different capacities.  Currently he is bringing a high degree of energy and capability to the Vose Training team. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies.

Vose Training Administration and Compliance Officer

Brooke Bourdon

Brooke joined the team at Vose in 2017 and brings a background in event management and administration to her role at Vose. She holds a Diploma of Ministry.


Support Staff


Chris Ellery

In retirement Chris Ellery makes himself available to students for conversation, prayer and encouragement. New students can contact Chris through the office.



John Pim

John ensures the day to day maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful grounds and buildings, also assisting with the many events and activities that happen at Vose throughout the year.

Grounds and Maintenance.

Employment Opportunities

From time to time we advertise positions vacant.