VERY REV DENIS
He grew up in Keilor, and was educated at St. Christopher’s Airport West and Salesian College Sunbury. After studying at RMIT he worked for several years as a librarian before entering Corpus Christi College, then at Clayton, and pursued further studies in Rome, completing his time there with a Licence from the Angelicum, specialising in Ecumenical Studies. Ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Melbourne in 1992, he has served in several parishes, principally as Parish Priest of East Keilor and Frankston.
He is presently the Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations in the Archdiocese and the Chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission. Currently he is also serving on the Standing Committees of the National Council of Churches in Australian and the Victorian Council of Churches. He has a particular engagement with ecumenical dialogue and is the Co-Secretary of AUSTARC, the Australian Anglican Roman Catholic theological dialogue. He does some lecturing at Catholic Theological College.
VICE RECTOR AND FORMATOR
Rev DR cameron forbes
He was born and raised in Melbourne, completing degrees in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne. Before entering the seminary, he worked in both governmental and legal fields. Raised in the Anglican tradition, he became a Catholic during his time in the workforce and, after a time of discernment, entered Corpus Christi College to train for the priesthood. He was ordained in 2009, serving in the parish of Werribee before completing a licentiate and doctorate in moral theology at the Alphonsianum Academy in Rome.
He is a lecturer in moral theology at Catholic Theological College. His research interests include the development and relevance of Christian just war principles, and the relationship between authentic friendship and social media use. He is also the Chair of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
He is a trained musician, playing piano and organ, who also enjoys choral singing and direction.
DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL WORK
Rev dr JAKE MUDGE
Born and bred in Bendigo, Fr Jake was ordained a priest for the Sandhurst Diocese in 2008. After finishing his schooling at Catholic College Bendigo, he trained an osteopath in Melbourne before working for 12 months in Wellington, New Zealand.
He entered Corpus Christi College for studies to the priesthood in 2002. Fr Jake served as a deacon at St Joseph’s Benalla and then as an assistant priest at Wodonga Catholic Parish, and then St Kilian’s Parish, Bendigo.
In mid-2013 Fr Jake was asked to complete further studies in fundamental theology in Rome at the Gregorian University. He returned to Australia at the beginning of 2018 to begin his new role at the seminary and is currently finishing doctoral studies.
His hobbies include golf, running, reading, the Geelong Football Club, and spending time with family and friends.
First year co-ordinator
Rev edward moloney
He is the son of the Bernie (deceased) and Carmel Moloney from Terang Victoria. Ed has two sisters Diane and Donna and has one brother Leon. He grew up on a dairy farm and before entering the seminary worked on the family farm for ten years. Since ordination in 1999 he has worked in the Ballarat Diocese in the parishes of Horsham, Nhill, Mildura, Merbein, Wycheproof, Quambatook and Maryborough. He began his work at Corpus Christi College in 2016 as the Director of the First Year Program.
Rev THINH NGUYEN
One of thirteen children of Hang and Coi Nguyen, he was educated by the Marist Brothers in Preston. Having gained his Bachelor of Building Engineering at Victoria University of Technology, he worked at Lincolne Scott Consulting Engineers for four years, before attending Corpus Christi College, Carlton in 2000. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2006 for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and since then has served as assistant priest in Deer Park, spiritual advisor for the Archdiocesan Office for Youth, Parish Priest in Fitzroy, as well as chaplain at the University of Melbourne. He began his time as a Formator at Corpus Christi College in 2013.
College Support Staff
Executive Assistant to the Rector.
I have been working at Corpus Christi College for over 7 years as the Executive Assistant.
I grew up in various areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria and completed my VCE at St Joseph’s College Echuca.
I began my working career with Westpac Banking Corporation, where I worked for 10 years before starting our family.
I have been married to Phil for 33 years and we have 4 adult children.
We live in the eastern suburbs and are active parishioners of St Simon’s Parish Rowville, where I also worked for 10 years as the parish secretary and the sacramental co-ordinator.
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading and BBQ’s with family and friends.
Speaking & Drama
Coordinator, Efp programme
She was born in Kew but spent her childhood in Rockhampton and Woy Woy. After her family’s return to Melbourne, she went to PLC Burwood, and then studied at Monash in language and applied linguistics in both English and Spanish. At the end of her undergraduate degree, she won two world-tickets in a toothpaste contest and lived in Madrid for a year. Back in Melbourne, she did courses in Special Education, Intercultural Studies, and Educational Administration, and Masters degrees in Applied Linguistics and Theology.
The focus of her career has been language and literacy education from kindergarten to adults, including as Head of English at Daruna Kanchanaburi a Catholic school of 1200 students in Thailand. She has been involved in teacher education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia, England, New Zealand, PNG, Thailand and Vietnam. Following three units of CPE at Mercy Hospital, she worked in pastoral care in a respite centre, in hospitals, and as pastoral associate at St Francis Xavier parish, Prahran. Susan has worked at Corpus Christi since 2014 as Consultant Coordinator of the English for Proficiency Program. She enjoys languages, podcasts, travel, watercolour painting – and living in Carlton. She is a Blues tragic - quite tragic recently.