Pastor Richard Haar

Position:Lecturer in Systematics and Pastoral Theology
(Full time)

Coordinator of History and Systematics Studies

Overseas Student Support Officer

Area of service:Education Staff
Location:ALC North Adelaide
Phone:+61 8 7120 8237

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Who am I?

I was born in New Zealand and immigrated to Australia in 1977 to train as a pastor at Luther Seminary in Adelaide. Following my ordination I served as a missionary in Papua New Guinea for five years, first ‘out bush’ in Menyamya and then as assistant to the Yabem District Bishop in Lae. I returned to Australia in 1988 to serve for six years as pastor in the Latrobe Parish in Gippsland, Victoria. I obtained my Master of Theology at Luther Campus in 1996. Following this I served as co-pastor then senior pastor at St John’s Unley in Adelaide from 1997 to 2010. In 2011 I moved to St Paul’s Glenelg in Adelaide where I served as pastor to the end of 2015. I am married to Julie and have two adult children, Emily and Sam.

Special interests

  • Professional: Christology, Trinitarian theology, making doctrine understandable and accessible to the average person
  • Personal: science fiction (Dr Who, Star Trek, Stargate), history, psychology, sport, classic British comedy (Monty Python, Black Adder, Thin Blue Line)

I teach the following

Qualifications in detail

  • Bachelor of Theology (Luther Seminary, North Adelaide, 1983)
  • Master of Theology (Luther Campus, North Adelaide, 1996)
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Tabor, Adelaide, 2010)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Unity College, ACT, 2016)
  • Ordained 1 January 1984, St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Box Hill, Victoria

Updated: 12/03/2019 5:13pm