SCEA Celebration Day - March 4, 2022
Dr Tania Watson
Dr Tania Watson is the Executive Minister of Riverview Church in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to this, Dr Watson spent ten years as the Executive Minister for Churches of Christ in WA. In 2018, Tania received a Doctorate of Ministry from Nyack Seminary in New York, USA. Her research work considered the relationship between trust, authority and leadership in the context of Australian culture. She is married to Neil and they are blessed to have adult children and a beautiful schnoodle named Sundae.
Dr Brian Harris
Dr Brian Harris served for 17 years as Principal of Perth’s Vose Seminary.In 2021 he became the founding director of the AVENIR Leadership Institute, an initiative of the Carey Group committed to fostering leaders who will make a positive impact on the world. While leading the Institute, Brian continues to do some part time teaching at the Vose Campus of Morling College, is a Director of the Australian College of Theology and a Distinguished International Visiting Scholar of Spurgeon’s College, London. Dr Harris has spoken previously to SCEA staff and appeared in the ‘Open Book” Biblical Literacy series and the ‘Flourish’ series used in SCEA schools as part of a Christian Schools Australia (CSA) initiative.
Mr Jordan Thyer
Mr Jordan Thyer is a graduate of Swan Christian College, training and working as a chemical engineer before moving to the United Kingdom to study apologetics at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). He returned to Perth to complete a Masters of Divinity at Trinity Theological College and has served as a youth pastor at Mundaring Church of Christ. He now serves as the Senior Pastor at Providence Church, Midland. He is married to Rachel (a longtime Swan staff member), has two daughters, and is responsible for preaching, equipping congregants for ministry, leading the staff team, and the overall direction of the church.