Sam McGeown

Sam is the Pastor of Village Church in Kelvin Grove, and he loves nothing more than encouraging individuals and churches to take our responsibility for mission seriously. Here at QTC, Sam heads up our ‘MENTAC’ programme (‘mentoring across cultures’), including the delivery of our Porterbrook material, which encourages students to think missionally across every area of the curriculum.


Fiona Millar

Fiona is married to Gary, and brings over 25 years of experience to both our Children’s Ministry subject and M2W, our 12 week ministry course for women (co-led with Robyn Bain). Fiona trained as a teacher at Oxford, taught for 7 years in England and Ireland, whilst doing student ministry and evangelism. After the Millars moved to Dublin in 2000, Fiona led the Children’s Ministry (teaching, writing material and training both paid and volunteer leaders) and Women’s Ministry (setting up a citywide network for those involved in teaching women the Bible). As well as looking after her daughters, Lucy, Sophie and Rebekah, Fiona is now involved in writing Children’s material, training new leaders, encouraging and supporting those involved in Women’s Ministry and teaching Scripture in her local school. She regularly speaks at Christian women’s events across Queensland and beyond. Fiona has recently completed a Masters in Education from University College London.

Melinda Smith

Melinda co-ordinates our Ministry to Women course alongside Fiona Millar.




Danny Mitchell

Danny Mitchell is on the team at Ann Street Presbyterian Church looking after the evening congregation and youth group ministry. He was previously the Youth Pastor at Arundel Presbyterian Church on the Gold Coast and a YNET Consultant with PCQ. He is married to Kate and they have three children. Originally from Plumpton in Western Sydney, Danny studied his MDiv at SMBC and ministered in Sydney, before moving to Queensland in 2010. Danny is a gifted communicator who weaves his wealth of experience into our Youth Ministry subjects.

Carolyn Russell

Carolyn has over thirty years experience as a GP and Christian Counsellor here in Brisbane. Carolyn has developed and teaches our Pastoral Skills and Methods unit. When she is not busy counselling or training others she can be found at her sewing machine.



Richard Shumack

Richard, is a research fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity in Sydney, and has completed a PhD relating to Islam at the University of Melbourne after initial theological training at Moore College, Sydney. He is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam at MST. He teaches regularly on ministry in Muslim contexts in Australian colleges, universities, churches and schools. For ten years, Richard pastored a multi-ethnic local church. His publications include Witnessing to Western Muslims and the philosophical apologetic The Wisdom of Islam and the Foolishness of Christianity. He lives in Sydney with his wife and four sons. Richard teaches at QTC on ministry in diverse cultural contexts and on ministry in Muslim contexts.

Bruce Winter

Bruce was QTC Principal from 2007-2011, and in that time did a lot to develop QTC into the great place it is today. Originally from Toowoomba, Bruce and his wife Lyn lived in Cambridge for over 20 years, where Bruce was the Warden of Tyndale House, a leading centre for evangelical biblical scholarship. Bruce previously lectured in New Testament at Moore Theological College and in Singapore. He is a widely respected authority on the historical background to the New Testament, having published many works in this area as well as on Paul’s letters to the Corinthians. In his current role at QTC as Emeritus Professor of New Testament Context, Bruce teaches part-time at QTC, while continuing to serve the church through his writing. Also, we should warn you: Bruce’s clever sense of humour is legendary!

Katie Allan

Katie has been part of the QTC community since 2011 when she commenced her Master of Divinity, having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology in 1996. In 2013, while still a student, she began working as the QTC Women’s Pastoral Worker. When she completed her studies, Katie continued as Women’s Pastoral Worker and accepted a pastoral position at her local church. In July 2019, Katie began serving QTC as the Academic Dean. She enjoys being able to share life with students through her administration duties and ongoing pastoral care, and through teaching some New Testament Greek on the side. Prior to life at QTC, Katie appreciated having the opportunity to work in a variety of places and fields. She loves seeing students leave college to serve God and his people in all sorts of ministries, all over the world.

Wesley Redgen

Wesley has taught New Testament and Greek at QTC since 2005. Trained at SMBC and QTC, he was a pastor for 15 years, first in country NSW and then in Ipswich. Wes grew up in Bald Hills on Brisbane’s northside, previously trained as an English and History teacher and worked in a bank for five years. He completed his doctorate on Galatians at UQ in 2016 (having previously done a research masters degree on justification by faith in Paul’s letters, and an honours degree in ancient Greek). Wes throws himself into encouraging students in every year to grow more like the Lord Jesus. Wes is husband to Evelyn, and dad to four adult children Sophie, Nathan, Phoebe and Ben. Hear what Wes has to say about his subject areas at QTC.

Mark Baddeley

Mark came to QTC in 2012 straight from Oxford, where he was working on his D.Phil. on Athanasius’ Doctrine of the Atonement, having already done a masters degree in systematic theology (also at Oxford University). Prior to that, Mark had studied and then taught at Moore Theological College. Since coming back to Brisbane, the boy from Arana Hills has settled on the bayside, where he is an Elder at Redlands Presbyterian Church. Mark is married to Jenny and has two boys, Jonathan and Sam. Hear what Mark has to say about his subject areas at QTC.