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Dr Drene Somasundram

School: School of Nursing
Position: Chaplain
Location: Sydney Campus
Phone: (02) 9480 3617
Extension: #617
Fax: (02) 9473 8042
Qualifications: BA Theology (Newbold College 1988)
MA Education (Newbold College 1991)
DPS Doctorate in Professional Studies (Middlesex University London: 'Curriculum Innovation within Pastoral Theology' 2007)
About: Pastor Drene Somasundram comes from England where she has been employed in Ministry for the past 14 years. Drene is the first woman in Britain to be employed as a Pastor and have here own district of Churches within the South England Conference. Her Conference President in England calls her the 'trail-blazer'.

Drene has ministered in various multi-cultural, urban, and provincial and cross-cultural church settings. Drene has extensive experience in the following areas of Ministry: Prayer Conferences, Prison Ministry, Gender Ministries, Contemporary Evangelism, Youth and Social Issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, and racism.

Drene describes herself as a woman with a strong desire to share God's turth in Ministry.

As a lecturer, she aims to nurture students in Ministry to reach their God-given potential.

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