About the Conference Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan
BA (Monash) BTheol(Hons) (MCD) MRelStuds (Leuven) 
MTheol (Leuven) STL (Leuven) STD/PhD (Leuven) GCHE (ACU)


Catholic Theological College:

Associate Dean (Postgraduate & Research)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Systematic Theology


Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan is the Associate Dean (POstgraduate and Research) of Catholic Theological College and is a member of the Department of Systematic Theology. He lectures in the Eucharist and Introductory Theology. He is a priest  of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat.

Kevin Lenehan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Bachelor of Theology (Honours) from the MCD University of Divinity (now University of Divinity), a Graduate Certificate in  Higher Education, a Master of Religious Studies, a Master of Theology, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

He was Director of Religious Education in the Diocese of Ballarat before beginning doctoral studies at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral research has studied the thought of Dietrick Bonhoffer and Rene Girard on the relationship between Christian discipleship and the cultural function of religion.

His recent publication is The Heythrop Journal: Symmetries of the Kindgom: Suggestions from Girard and Bonhoeffer on Thinking the Church-State Relation.