Dr. Christine Wood

Dr. Christine E. Wood is the Director of the Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Hobart

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Dr. Christine Wood

Dr. Christine E. Wood is the Director of the Office of Evangelisation & Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Hobart, where, in 2015 she established the Verbum Domini Biblical & Catechetical Institute with the aim of forming missionary disciples for the new evangelisation. Christine also teaches Biblical and Systematic Theology at Catholic Distance University in the USA.

She has previously held the Chair of the New Evangelisation at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, and has worked as an adjunct Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Australia. Christine is the President of the St. John Centre for Biblical Studies in Sydney. Dr. Wood is Chair of the Executive of the Christian Initiation Australia Network (CIAN), a national organisation established to promte the practice of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) through sharing ideas and challenges, and providing ongoing formation for diocesan and parish leaders in RCIA.

Dr. Wood received her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, with a dissertation entitled, “The Metaphysics and Intellective Psychology in the Natural Desire for Seeing God: Henri de Lubac and Neo-Scholasticism.” She earned her M.A. in Theology, as well as a Certification in Catechetics, from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Christine has given webinars for Catholic Distance University, Divine Renovation Australasia, CIAN, and other organisations, to encourage and form participants in the work of the new evangelisation. She has a passion for helping people move from curiosity about Christ and the Church, to openness, and then to Christian discipleship. Besides university level courses, Christine presents parish-based courses on Scripture and theology to foster biblical literacy amongst the faithful. She has also delivered conference presentations on the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.presentations on the philosophy and theology of St Thomas Aquinas.

Dr Christine Wood is a Presenter on the

Parousia Speaker Bureau

Main Presentations

  • God’s Fatherly Plan in Salvation History

  • God’s Saving Actions: The Sacraments in Our Lives

  • Jesus Christ and Missionary Discipleship

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