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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.


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.

Dean of studies


He was born in Melbourne and a priest of the Diocese of Sandhurst, Fr Brian Boyle is the Dean of Studies at Corpus Christi College, responsible for the supervision of all studies of the seminarians resident in the College. He is also Senior Lecturer in Scripture (Old Testament) at Catholic Theological College where he has been teaching since 2005. He was the Academic Dean at CTC 2006-2013 and so there is a natural connection between his previous and current positions at CTC and his work as Dean of Studies now at Corpus Christi. Prior to coming to Melbourne again in 2005 Fr Boyle was the Dean of the College of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle in WA. He also works regularly in his home diocese as the Bishop’s Vicar for Education. He was educated in Rome and holds both licence and doctoral degrees from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He likes opera, theater and classical music, as well as travelling to interesting places in the world. His particular professional interest in scripture is the prophetic literature.

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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.



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.