Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan appointed Master of Catholic Theological College

Media Release | 5 September 2019

Catholic Theological College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Dr Kevin Lenehan as Master of the College for a term from 16 September 2019 to 31 December 2022.

Reverend Dr Kevin Lenehan (b. 1964) is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria, ordained in 1993. He holds degrees from Monash University, Melbourne College of Divinity, and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity, and for the past several years has been its Associate Dean (Postgraduate & Research). His academic work is in the areas of fundamental theology, theological anthropology, religious education, and Bonhoeffer studies.

Following Very Reverend Associate Professor Shane Mackinlay’s appointment as the Bishop of Sandhurst, which brought to an end his term as Master of Catholic Theological College, nominations for his successor were invited from academic staff, affiliated seminaries, the Mannix librarian and the SRC President. The College’s Academic Board voted on candidates on 23 August 2019, and on 30 August the Senate received the result of this vote before undertaking an election.

The Senate expressed its gratitude for Father Lenehan’s readiness to undertake this responsibility and formally expressed its appreciation of the generosity shown by the Diocese of Ballarat in making him available for this position.

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli stated, “I have great confidence in the expertise and experience that Father Lenehan will bring to the role, and I look forward to his contribution to Catholic Theological College over the years ahead. Again, I offer my deep thanks and that of the Senate, for the dedicated work of the ministry of Father Shane Mackinlay during his term as Master”.

For further information contact Sarah Styring, Catholic Theological College, 03 9412 3366, sarah.styring@ctc.edu.au.

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