NTC Australia and New Zealand announces new principal

NTC Australia and New Zealand announces new principal

Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene
| 13 Nov 2023
Jospeh Wood

Nazarene Theological College Australia and New Zealand is pleased to announce its new principal, Joseph Wood. His appointment to the position will be effective in January 2024. 

With 11 years of experience, he brings a rich background in theological education, church service, and a passion for innovation. Wood is no stranger to NTC, having served there as dean of students and senior lecturer in theology and church history since July 2021. 

“Over the past two years, I have come to know and love the college, its students, and the church it serves in this part of the world,” Wood said. “It has been a joy to get to know the diversity of cultures and peoples represented here and to experience the warm welcome my family has received from the college and the wider Church of the Nazarene community.”

The Board of Trustees elected Joseph as NTC’s ninth principal, succeeding Rob Fringer in the role. 

“It is truly wonderful, after a long search process, to see Joseph accept this nomination,” said Roland Hearn, current chair of the board.

Joseph and his wife, Kat Wood, have two children: Evelyn (11) and Miriam (8). In addition to teaching and research, he hosts We Are NTC, a Spotify podcast. He enjoys mountain biking, bush walking, good food, and meeting new people.

--Nazarene Theological College Australia and New Zealand



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