Carolyn Thornley

NZ Teaching Cert, BA MEd GradDip TESOL BTh MTh
Dean of Formation and Ministry Practice
Phone: 02 8838 8919
Email: [email protected]


Carolyn is a trained teacher who has worked in both public and private schools in New Zealand, Fiji and Australia. She comes from an Anglican and Methodist background in New Zealand, and is an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church. She has ministered in congregations in Fiji and Australia, and has also served as a Presbytery Minister and as an Intentional Interim Minister.

Carolyn is Executive Officer of the Synod Selection Panel. Her work entails liaising with Applicants and Candidates and Presbyteries in seeing Candidates through the Formation/Preparation for Ministry process at UTC.

As a member of Transforming Practices, Carolyn brings to her role at College a wealth of knowledge about pastoral and professional supervision. She was a CPE Level 1 Supervisor and is now a Supervisor recognized by AAoS.

Her interests are in the Practice of Ministry and UCA Formation.