About Paul

Paul is a Research Fellow at Christ College and his current area of research is Philanthropy in Australian Colonial History. Prior to this he was Senior Minister of Beecroft (2004-13), full-time lecturer at the College (1990-2003), Senior Chaplain at The Scots College (1984-89) and minister of Tocumwal- Finley (1977-83). He has held various positions within the Presbyterian Church including Convener of Public Worship & Aids to Devotion Committee (1991-01), Convener of the NSW Presbyterian Social Services Committee (2002-10) and Convener of the NSW Theological Education Committee (2010-12). Before entering the ministry Paul was a Geologist with the Geological Survey, NSW Department of Mines.

Paul is married to Megan and they have four adult children and one grandchild.


Qualifications:

1969 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (University of New South Wales)
1975 Licentiate of Theology (Honours) (Australian College of Theology)
1976 Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) ( University of London)
1991 Master of Theology (Melbourne College of Divinity)
1998 Master of Adult Education (University of Technology, Sydney)
2013 Doctor of Philosophy (Macquarie University)


Publications:

Mary Roberts (nee Muckle) 1804-1885, Property holder, Philanthropist and Publican.
Elizabeth Mary Goodlet (nee Forbes) (1854 – 1926), Missions activist and Presbyterian.
Mildred Isabel Parker (1890-1954), Presbyterian Deaconess.
William Druce, Sydney City Missionary and Temperance Advocate (1827-1925), and Hannah Druce, Sydney Night Refuge and Reformatory Manager (1829-1909).
Isabella Price (8 March 1830 – 26 July 1920), Zenana missionary teacher, Consumptive Hospital Matron.
Goodlet, John Hay, (born 22 March 1835- died 13 January 1914), Presbyterian Philanthropist, Timber Merchant and Manufacturer.
Goodlet, Ann Alison, (born c.1822- died 3 January 1903), Presbyterian Philanthropist, missions promoter.
John Hay Goodlet in ‘The Industry of the Scots in the Parramatta District’ (Granville: Granville Historical Society, 2004).
A benevolent Presbyterian Australian Presbyterian Nov 2003
Editor: Hutchinson, M. Iron in our Blood: A History of the Presbyterian Church in NSW, 1788-2001 (Sydney : Ferguson Press, 2001)
Editor: Worship – The book of Common Order of the Presbyterian Church of Australia (Sydney: PCA, 1999)
“Ministering God’s Word to Children” in Evangelism and the Reformed Faith Ed C.R. Thomas (Sydney: PCA, 1980) 170-6.
Philanthropists in Colonial Australian History http://phinaucohi.wordpress.com/