Meet our staff

Principal

Don George

Don George

Don and wife, Denise, served with WEC International in Ivory Coast and Senegal for 15 years.  They were involved in church planting among the Worodougou people.  Don brings this wealth of experience into his passion for leading the Worldview team and teaching future cross-cultural missioners.

Grad Dip Christian Min, BA (Missiology), Dip Min, Dip Miss, Cert Christian Service

 

Faculty

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Christoph Ochs

Academic Dean

Christoph joined Worldview in 2015. Although German by nationality, he has spent a significant number of years in America, Israel, China, and England, both studying and ministering. Despite climbing the PhD ladder, Christoph attributes his greatest spiritual growth to his year in a small, residential Bible college. His desire is to see this kind of growth happen in the lives of students at Worldview. Christoph is always up for a good theological discussion and even more so if it is over a cup of coffee.

PhD theol., MA (OT Theology), BA (Bible & Bibl. Languages), CELTA Cert, PGCert (Theological Education)

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Vince Misdom

Dean Of Students

Vince served with WEC International, church planting in Spain for 14 years with his wife and family and has been a member of the Worldview staff since 1995.  He is also involved in pastoral ministry at the Riverside Gospel Chapel. Apart from lecturing, Vince invests in the lives of those studying at Worldview through academic coaching.

MA(Leadership), B Intercultural Studies, Cert Christian Service.

 

 

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Dani Misdom

Dani is well aquainted with cross-cultural living, having grown up as a missionary kid in Spain.  He and wife Kristie recently spent time in Mexico working alongside Christian Surfers personnel. Dani is a gifted musician and served as Creative Arts Pastor for Door of Hope Christian Church in Launceston. He is part of the Worldview leadership team.

MTh (Spirituality), BTh

 

 

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Simon Cozens

Simon has recently joined the Worldview team after a number of years working as a church planter in Japan.  Alongside his responsibilities in Japan as team leader, he combined a passion for the Japanese language and people, sign language, and expertise in computer programming to provide technical assistance to the Japan Sign Language Bible translation team. Simon also runs his own publishing company to promote the work of non-Western and first-time theological writers.  He has authored a number of books on Perl programming. Clearly a multi tasker!

MA Global Leadership in Intercultural Contexts, BA Biblical and Intercultural Studies, MA Oriental Studies, BA Oriental Studies

 

Stefan Wagner

Stefan’s heartbeat is to see men and women find wholeness in Christ.  He worked with Betel Ministries for 13 years in Greece among people struggling with substance abuse and currently has a part time role at City Mission, Launceston. Stefan brings this heart and experience into his teaching.

B Cross-cultural Ministry, Dip Miss, Assoc Dip Christian Service

 

 

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Marylou Townsend

Marylou has a passion for outreach, supporting children’s ministries and chaplaincy throughout Tasmania. She was a staff worker with Campus Crusade for Christ for 8 years with her husband Graeme before serving in Asia with the United Mission to Nepal.

BA LLB.

 

 

 

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Henrietta Cozens

Henrietta, with husband Simon and two children, joined the staff team in 2016 bringing a wealth of cross-cultural experience through her church planting role with WEC International in Japan. Her strengths are in listening to people, giving, hospitality, teaching and written communication. Her Worldview role involves the redevelopment of the student ministry program to ensure it is effective in developing skills for ongoing cross-cultural ministry. She also teaches English.

MA Intercultural Studies in Asian Contexts, BA Geography, TEFL, CELTA

 

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Denise Jarman

Denise’s vivacious nature is well suited to community living and learning and she is an enthusiastic educator.  After graduating from Worldview herself, she pursued a career in Christian education and spent  7 years in Singapore with the International Community School. Denise is on sabbatical in 2017.

MA (Missiology), BA (Psych. Ed.), Dip Teach, Cert TESOL, Cert Christian Service

 

 

Support Staff

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Denise George

Registrar

Denise has worked with WEC International since 1988, for much of this time among the Worodougou people of Ivory Coast with husband, Don, and their four children.  She is a member of the leadership team and the registrar.

B App Sc (Med Tech), Dip Miss, Cert Christian Service.

 

 

 

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Mark Jennings

Administrator

Mark spent eight years in Mongolia in administrative, leadership and teaching roles before returning to Australia with his family to join the Worldview staff team.

Adv Dip Intercultural Studies, Adv Dip Th

 

 

 

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Kristie Misdom

Receptionist / P.A. To The Principal / Nurse

Kristie is the Principal’s personal assistant and receptionist.  However, she has  number of strings to her bow. A nurse by profession, Kristie is the first port of call for medical matters at Worldview. She also heads up the Worldview promotions committee. Event management is one of her strengths and she brings a natural exuberance to this role.  Kristie is married to Dani and served as Creative Arts Co-director at Door of Hope Church before spending six months working in Mexico alongside Christian Surfers.

B Nurs

 

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Tracee Lambie

Librarian

Tracee, our exuberant librarian, first joined the Worldview team in 2004, with husband Jim and two children, as a caterer.  She has served as the receptionist and hostess before completing her librarian studies.

Dip Library and Information Services

 

 

 

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Young Park

I.T. Manager

Young joined Worldview in 2013 after spending a year with the WEC team in South Africa. He and his wife, Eun Kyong Lee are graduates of Worldview.  Young brings invaluable expertise to his role in IT support.

M Computer Sc, B Infor Communication, Dip Cross-cultural Ministry

 

 

 

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Graeme Townsend

Maintenance Manager

Graeme is our cheerful and easy going maintenance man and he supervises the students during the Wednesday afternoon practical sessions.  He also runs short courses in practical skills such as electronics, plumbing and car maintenance. Graeme has been a member of the Worldview staff since 1996.  His experience includes 12 years with Campus Crusade for Christ and 6 years serving in Asia with United Mission to Nepal.

B Engineering, Cert Fitting & Tool Making, Cert Drafting

 

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Sue Priddle

Play Centre Manager

Sue manages the Worldview Play Centre, providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for the preschool children of Worldview staff and students.

BEd, Dip Child Services, Dip Teach, TTC.

 

 

 

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Staci Ochs

Caterer

Staci’s first exposure to missions came as a baby when her parents moved from America to Indonesia to serve with New Tribes Mission.  After completing her studies at university in Bible and Elementary Education, Staci moved to China to teach at an international school. This was followed by several years in England after which she, her husband Christoph, and their three children moved to Worldview. Staci loves living in multicultural settings and having people around to her house.

BA (Elementary Education & Bible), TEFL Cert

 

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Murray Smith

Farm Manager

Murray manages the Worldview farm. He has a passion to see men and women discipled while gaining practical skills. He has worked as a horticulturalist in Indonesia and been involved in the restoration of the Victorian buildings of The Cedars School, UK.

Cert II Horticulture, Dip Christian Studies, Pre Voc Building and Construction

 

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Bronwyn Smith

Play Centre Assistant

Bronwyn, wife of Murray, joined staff with her husband  in 2012.  Apart from her duties as a busy mum of four, Bronwyn supports the farm manager and helps in the Play Centre.

Grad Cert Intercultural Studies, B Teach(Secondary English and LOTE), BSc(Zoology)

 

 

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Pil Soon Jennings

Duties and Prac Supervisor / Accommodation

Pil Soon, wife of Mark, joined Worldview in 2014 after spending 8 years in Mongolia serving in leadership and children’s ministry. Prior to that she spent two years serving in an orphanage in Nepal. She has a pastoral heart and loves to spend time with people. She has a concern for refugees and building life-changing friendship with them.

B Cross-cultural Ministry, Dip Th, Cert IV Spoken and Written English, Cert III Community Services.

 

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Eun Kyong Lee

Prayer Convenor / Careers Advisor

Eun Kyong studied at Worldview from 2007 to 2010 and then joined a WEC team in South Africa with her husband Young and daughter Sarah. Eun Kyong returned to Worldview in 2013 to complete her Bachelor of Cross-cultural Ministry. She joined the staff team as the prayer convener, reading and responding to news from across the world and bringing issues to the Worldview community for prayer.  From this wealth of information and understanding she can advise students on future ministry options.  She is passionate about listening to people and praying with them.

Dip Advertising, B Cross-cultural Ministry