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Dr Bruce Hulme

Head of Spiritual Direction, Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

About Bruce

Bruce comes from country NSW, and worked in worship and family lay ministry roles for over 12 years in mainly Lutheran contexts before joining the MTC teaching faculty in 2008. He has experience in and a heart for the breadth of expressions of the Christian church. He is passionate about helping others ‘talk the walk’ in ways that cultivate deep, reflective, and congruent living, so they can more faithfully walk their talk. This is expressed through his teaching in reflection, formation, pastoral care, spirituality and spiritual direction; his scholarship in his recently completed PhD; his practice as a spiritual director, and as Head of Tabor’s Spiritual Direction program; and his ministry as a retreat/seminar leader in spirituality, formation and care. Bruce’s approach to learning and teaching is founded upon the potency of vulnerability, hospitality and mutuality in the educator-student encounter; his hope is that others engage with not only what he knows, but also with who he is.

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Subjects Taught

  • Formation and Vocation
  • Theological Reflection
  • Supervised Ministry Field Education A
  • Supervised Ministry Field Education B
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care
  • Pastoral Care in Context
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Introduction to Spiritual Direction
  • Formation for Spiritual Direction A
  • Formation for Spiritual Direction B
  • Formation for Spiritual Direction C

Recent Publications

Hulme, Bruce. “A Vision for the Good Life: Shalom as a Telos for Christian Formation in Teaching Theological Reflection.” Wondering About God Together: Research-Led Learning & Teaching. Edited by L. Ball and P.G. Bolt. Sydney: SCD, 2018.



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Flinders Uni)
  • Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Tabor)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Tabor)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Adelaide Uni)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) (Adelaide Uni)


  • Head of Spiritual Direction, 
  • Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Ministry Practice


  • I’ve caught the wilderness hiking bug after a 7 day, 126km trek along the Bibbulmun Track in WA
  • Sonia and I—both right-handed—have five left-handed children … go figure
  • I am passionate about reflective practice that contemplates and cultivates holistic formation for shalom

You can contact Bruce on 

1300 482 267

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