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Dr Deborah Storie

Currently teaching Mark


Initially trained as a veterinary surgeon Dr Storie worked with international community development and disaster mitigation projects for over a decade.  She commenced biblical studies at Whitley on her return to Australia.  Her PhD was titled ‘Contesting Public Transcripts in Biblical Studies: An Adventure with Zacchaeus’. The years Deborah spent living with a rural community in a conflict affected region in Central Asia, together with learning with and from Christian communities contending with poverty and injustice in other places, brought the Bible to life and continues to inspire and inform her work.

Dr Storie has been an adjunct lecturer at several Melbourne-based Colleges and Universities, including Whitley, and has taught in several theological programs over the last fifteen years. She is an accredited Baptist pastor, has held two interim pastorates, enjoys preaching invitations, and has Board experience with several Australian and international NFPs. She is a member of the SBL, the Fellowship for Biblical Studies, and Christians for Biblical Equality.


PhD and Graduate Certificate in Theology (Whitley College)
Graduate Diploma in Theology (Whitley College)
Masters of Sciences
Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences (Hons)


‘Mission and Violent Conflict: Seeking Shalom’ in Mission and Context, edited by Jione Havea (London: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020)

‘At Jacob’s Well: Regrounding the Samaritan Woman’  In Grounded: In the Body, in Time and Place, in Scripture. Edited by Jill Firth and Denise Cooper-Clark. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2020.


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