Rev Dr Marita Munro

Lecturer in Baptist Studies & Church History


Marita originates from Queensland where she grew up at Annerley Baptist. After BA studies at the University of Queensland she moved to Whitley College in 1975 to study theology and was ordained with the Victorian Baptist Union (BUV) in 1978. Marita has served in Melbourne’s inner city, including the House of the Gentle Bunyip Christian Community and Clifton Hill Baptist. A qualified secondary school teacher she taught in two Melbourne high schools. After completing post graduate studies in Anabaptist studies and Human Rights at the International Baptist Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, she was appointed Lecturer in New Testament Greek and Church History with the Evangelical Theological Association and joined Whitley’s faculty in 1995. Her PhD research with the University of Melbourne’s History Department explored the history of Victorian Baptists from 1960 to 2000. Marita serves on a number of BUV committees and is President of its Historical Society. A member of Collins Street Baptist, she enjoys walking, following the Hawthorn Football Club, reading, music and spending time with friends and family.


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