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Erik Lennestaal

Director of Distance and Online Education

MTh (Booth College) (current), BTh (Morling College), Certificate IV in Ministry (Pastoral Leadership), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) (current), UnivDipLing (French)


Areas of Expertise

Online learning
Biblical languages
New Testament

Erik Lennestaal oversights the College’s online education program and distance education initiatives. He also teaches in the broad area of New Testament, Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages at both the Salvos Discipleship School and the School for Christian Studies.

Before coming to Booth College, Erik has taught New Testament Greek for the Australian College of Theology. He has a particular interest in Biblical languages and linguistics more generally, particularly the area of sociolinguistics. A hyperpolyglot, he speaks eight modern languages in addition to having studied Classical Latin, New Testament Greek and Biblical Hebrew. A citizen of the world, Erik started life in northern Sweden but has since lived in six different countries on three different continents and has visited 47 countries.

He brings a professional background in online training, knowledge management, business intelligence and project management, and a ministry background in pastoral ministry and cross-cultural work. He is a passionate preacher, an advocate for social justice, a refugee activist and a firm believer in holistic missions.

Contact Information

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