Ms Greta Wells
Master of Theology , Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) , Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Journalism)


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Ms Greta Wells
Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry (Higher Ed)

Greta is a member of the Faculty of Theology and specialises in the following areas: Church Planting , Communication .

Biography

Greta Wells is a Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry (Higher Education). She has worked in the pastoral ministry department since March 2009, first as a tutor, then as a lecturer. Greta's MTh thesis research focused on attitudes regarding mental health amongst Pentecostal pastors - specifically regarding anxiety disorders. Her published research includes a book chapter on the relationship between Pentecostal theology and mental illness in the Australian context, as well as a journal article exploring the possibilities and limitations of Pentecostal spirituality for ageing Baby Boomers. Greta's interest in mental health and Pentecostalism has also led her to contribute to the ABC's Religion and Ethics website. She lives on the southern beaches of Sydney, is married, and has one child - with whom she was on maternity leave with in 2016. 

Research Interests

Perceptions of mental illness within Pentecostalism

Ageing and Australian Pentecostalism

The impact of Postmodernity upon pastoral practices

Academic Qualifications

2014

Master of Theology (Wesley Institute)
Dissertation Title The Unseen Butterfly in the Room: Australian Pentecostal Pastors and Attitudes About Anxiety Disorders

2010

Master of Arts (Biblical Studies) (Alphacrucis College)

2007

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Journalism) (University of Wollongong)

Selected Publications

Wells, Greta EC (2014). Reaching the Next Generation?: Reorienting Australian Pentecostalism as a Spiritual Expression for the Ageing. Paper presented at the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies Annual Conference, University House, Canberra, .

Wells, Greta EC (2013). Unseen Disability in the Pentecostal Church: The Four-Fold Gospel and Challenges for the Mentally Ill. Paper presented at the International Conference on Pentecostal Theology in the Marketplace, Alphacrucis College, Parramatta, NSW, .

Wells, Greta EC (2013). Unseen Disability in the Pentecostal Church: The Four-Fold Gospel and Challenges for the Mentally Ill. Paper presented at the Theology, Disability, and the People of God, Auckland, New Zealand, .

Office Hours

Two days a week (working remotely)

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