Our Team

Transforming Work Project Leader

M.Wright11TNMurray Wright has been engaged by the College to lead the Transforming Work project within the Leadership Centre.  Murray has a diverse working background having been a teacher, Scripture Union staff worker, school administrator and senior local government executive.  As project leader, Murray will be trialling a number of workplace ministry initiatives that will develop and support Christians in the workplace.



Transforming Work Project Sponsor

Catherine Lowe Photographer (C) 2007Rev. Dr. John Sweetman started his working life as a Maths/Science teacher with Education Queensland before becoming a Baptist pastor. John pastored Baptist churches at Kenmore and Bracken Ridge for 23 years and has wide experience in pastoral ministry, church health, team ministry, mentoring and preaching. John began lecturing part-time at Malyon College in 1993 and was appointed full time Principal in 2002.  His research has mainly been in the areas of leadership development and contemporary preaching. John has a passion for developing effective missional Christian leaders for the 21st century.  To support this passion, he established the Malyon Leadership Centre which aims to develop and equip the next generation of Christian leaders for the church, workplace and community. Transforming Work is a project within the Malyon Leadership Centre.


Transforming Work Project Associates

Page3_24park2_kf_sep04[1]Dr Neil Parker worked in Bangladesh as medical missionary for many years before returning to Australia in 1990 to establish the Darling Downs Public Health Unit.  In 2010 he was registered as a minister with Queensland Baptists.  His medical interests are travel medicine and zoonoses (Q fever for the uninitiated!) and his theological interests include Isaiah and social ethics. Currently, Neil is working to establish a church plant in a small rural community, as a volunteer school chaplain at the nearby primary school and ocassionaly finds time to do some travel medicine!

Graham Hooper (Details to come)