Carey Baptist College is pleased to announce that Andrew Picard has been appointed Director of the Carey Graduate School. As Director, Andrew will take the lead role in shaping Carey’s postgraduate programmes and research strategy.
Andrew joined the Carey faculty in 2010, where he lectures primarily in public theology and systematic theology. He has published widely in the areas of Christian doctrine, Baptist theology and history, postcolonial whiteness and racism, and theology and disability. Andrew’s doctoral research explores Colin Gunton’s trinitarian theology of culture.
Andrew is a registered Baptist Minister, Co-President of the New Zealand Baptist Research and Historical Society, Associate Editor of The Pacific Journal of Theological Research, and a member of the Editorial Board of Archer Press.
Andrew says “I’m grateful to God for the opportunity to take up the role of Director of the Carey Graduate School and continue the development of integrative theological research and publication at Carey. I am compelled by Carey’s integrative vision which rigorously explores the intersection of theological scholarship and lived reality to produce creative and compelling research that serves the gospel, the church, and the world. Carey’s te Tiriti hikoi continues to enrich our college’s understanding of ako and the transformative nature of collaborative and communal learning. I look forward to working with staff and students as we learn and grow together on our research journey and its generative possibilities for engaging and embodying the gospel.”
“According to the government’s 2019 assessment of research performance within the tertiary sector, Carey is the highest ranked non-university research institution in New Zealand.* At Carey we’re committed to rigorous scholarship in service of the gospel. Andrew has demonstrated himself to be an exceptionally gifted integrative theologian, and we’re delighted that he will be leading Carey’s research programme in the coming years.”
– Grant Harris, Chair of the Board, Carey Baptist College
“What sets Carey apart is its strongly integrative approach to theology. In our research and teaching we’re always trying to bring the resources of the Christian faith into conversation with the realities of our context and the practices of Christian life and leadership today. Andrew exemplifies this integrative approach. He’s passionate about scholarship that resources churches and leaders to proclaim the gospel effectively in today’s world. I’m really excited about his appointment.”
– Dr John Tucker, Principal, Carey Baptist College
* Based on the AQS (S) ranking (which measures the intensity of research relative to staffing numbers).