Annual conference

The P&A Centre holds a conference each year to

1. encourage women in a variety of ministries and

2. think more seriously and creatively about how men and women can work better together in ministry.

Scroll down for details about next year's conference or register later this year.

Annual Conference 2019:
Main topic to come and registrations to open later in 2018.

Conference details

Main speaker: Graham Beynon

  • Monday 4 February, 2019
  • 9am-5pm (coffee from 8:30am)
  • Moore College,
    1 King St
    Newtown 2042

The conference is aimed primarily at women and men in vocational ministry, but others are most welcome. It has a two-fold aim:

  1. encourage women in a variety of ministries and
  2. help us all think more seriously and creatively about how women and men can work better in ministry.

It focuses on the application end of complementarianism.

About our 2019 morning speakers
Graham Beynon

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Graham Beynon

What Graham will be speaking on will be advertised at a later date.

Graham Beynon believes in the local church and in theological training for the sake of the local church. He tries to fulfill these convictions by being senior pastor of Grace Church (FIEC and Acts 29) in Cambridge, and Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill College in North London.

Graham believes we need church leaders and workers who are biblically grounded, theologically astute, historically aware and pastorally focused. He teaches in a variety of areas at Oak Hill including leadership, church polity, church history and corporate worship.

His PhD was from St Andrews University, examining the theology of Isaac Watts. He is the author of a number of books, including Money Counts (2016, The Good Book Co.), Isaac Watts: His Life and Thought (2013, Christian Focus), Emotions: Living Life in Colour (2012, IVP), Planting for the Gospel: A Hands on Guide to Church Planting (2011, Christian Focus), Mirror, Mirror: Discover Your True Identity in Christ (2008, IVP), and God's New Community: New Testament Patterns for Today's Church (2005, IVP).

Graham was previously an audiological scientist working with hearing and balance disorders. He then moved to pastoring churches in Leicester and Cambridge. He has particularly been involved in leading church plants. He is married to Charis and they have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching TV with Charis, walking with their dog, trying his hand at DIY, watching sport and playing five-a-side football.

Jane Tooher

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Jane Tooher

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Jane has served on the faculty of Moore Theological College since August 2009. She lectures in Ministry, Church History and New Testament, and is the Director of the Priscilla & Aquila Centre. Before joining the faculty, she served in parish ministry in Sydney and London. She lives in Newtown with two of her nephews. In 2018, she will be taking some study leave to write a book aimed at women on the doctrine of humanity. Jane enjoys movies, walking, and spending time with family and friends.

Elective Information for 2019

Electives A (before afternoon tea)

1. Gender and the Trinity

David Höhne

David Höhne

Elective description TBA.

David Höhne

David is on the faculty of Moore Theological College, teaching theology, philosophy and church history.

He is currently researching a book on the coming Kingdom of God as the fulfilment of God’s promises to save through the Lord Jesus.

With Amelia and their children Anna, Joshua and Samuel, David rejoices in the opportunities to serve our heavenly Father in the college community.

2. Partnering in life and ministry

Ed and Jocelyn Loane

Elective description TBA.

3. Men and women: Being co-workers in Christ: What it looks like on the ground

Kara Hartley

Kara Hartley

Amy Stopher

Amy Stopher

Elective description TBA.

Kara Hartley

Kara is the Archdeacon for Women’s Ministry in the Sydney Diocese. She is involved with teaching the Bible to women at events, conferences and retreats; meeting with and supporting women in ministry; and recruiting and training women for ministry.

Kara is married to Brett, and they live in the southern suburbs of Sydney. She attends St John’s Sutherland.

Amy Stopher

Amy grew up in the sun-washed northern suburbs of Perth, and first learned the gospel from her parents. She is an Associate Pastor at Providence Church in the inner suburbs of Perth, pastoring women, and equipping and encouraging the congregation to serve the Lord and his people. Amy taught high school students politics and English before studying theology, and still loves the Saturday papers.

4. Thinking theologically: Thoughts to application

Tony Payne

Tony Payne

Elective description TBA.

Tony Payne

Tony Payne is the Director of the Centre for Christian Living (CCL) at Moore. He is known to many as a writer and speaker through his long ministry at Matthias Media. He says: “For most days of most weeks over the past 25 years, I’ve been thinking and writing about how the theology I learned at Moore College applies to the practical issues of living as a Christian. I’m looking forward to helping the broader Christian community do much the same through the work of the Centre for Christian Living (CCL).”

5. Women in early church history

Tara Stenhouse

Tara Stenhouse

Elective description TBA.

Tara Stenhouse

Originally from beautiful Wollongong, Tara has spent most of the last 20 years at the University of New South Wales, with nine of those years as women’s pastor with Unichurch and Campus Bible Study. Tara oversees the pastoral care of the women students at Moore Collee (along with 12 part-time women chaplains!), including the community of women living in Carillon House. She teaches in the Ministry Department and enjoys discussing how we serve together as women and men.

Tara is married to Ian, and they serve at Randwick Presbyterian Church, where Ian is the senior minister. Tara and Ian love relaxing at Callala Bay on the south coast.

Tara is involved in producing the Equal But Different journal, and is an itinerant speaker at women’s events and conferences. She also taught a small group leadership course called “Room for Improvement”.

Electives B: After afternoon tea

1. Proverbs 31

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

Elective description TBA.

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson joined the Moore College faculty in July 2017. He lectures in Old Testament. He was previously Teaching Fellow in Biblical Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew Studies at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Oak Hill College, London, and Junior Research Fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge.

Chris belongs to Church By The Bridge in Kirribilli, and in his spare time, enjoys playing guitar, walking and spending time with friends

2. Teaching children biblical and theological truths through catechism

Peter and Christine Jensen

Peter Jensen

Elective description TBA.

3. The end of singleness?

Dani Treweek

Dani Treweek

Elective description TBA.

Dani Treweek

After training at Moore Theological College, Dani served as the women’s ministry trainer and assistant minister at St Matthias Anglican Church, Centennial Park, for almost seven years. At the beginning of 2016, she embarked on doctoral research into a theological ethic of singleness, with the aim of developing resources to further equip churches in their evangelism, pastoral care and teaching of those who are unmarried. Dani lives in Sydney’s inner west. She’s a single woman of a certain age who enjoys thwarting the stereotype through her dislike of cats.

4. Being a married woman on a staff team

Stephanie Judd and TBA

Stephanie Judd

Elective description TBA.

Stephanie Judd

Stephanie is passionate about helping people delight in Jesus and live courageously for him. Having completed her Bachelor of Divinity at Moore, she is now the Women’s Ministry Director at City on a Hill in Melbourne, where she oversees the teaching, training and discipleship of women. Stephanie is married to Andrew, and together they have a young son called Joshua. Before training as a Christian minister, Stephanie trained as a classical singer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. These days, Stephanie doesn’t get a lot of time for singing, but her son enjoys her rendition of “Incy Wincy Spider”.

Future conferences

Monday, 3 February, 2020.

Monday, 1 February, 2021. Main speaker: Gary Millar, with Fiona Millar.

At this stage, both conferences will focus on the Old Testament.

Get in touch with us

If you would like to contact the Priscilla and Aquila Centre, please email the Director, Jane Tooher, on jane.tooher@moore.edu.au.