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Major Sandy MacDonald

Major Sandy MacDonald

Sessional Lecturer


Sandy has been a Salvation Army Officer for 20 years with appointments including almost eight years of church-based leadership and pastoral ministry in Australian remote, regional, rural, suburban and city settings, almost a decade of dedicated focus on youth and children’s ministries and, for the past three years, the training and formation of Salvation Army Cadets, Auxiliary Lieutenants and Lieutenants.

Sandy is sometimes surprised when insights from undergraduate studies in economics provide insight for her current world. During her Salvation Army Officer training, Sandy completed a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (Australian College of Theology) and continued on to a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (Sydney College of Divinity). In 2021 she completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology (University of Divinity) with a 16,000 word Minor Thesis entitled: Conscripted? Vaccinated? Or effectively discipled? The faith of teenage Salvation Army Officers’ Kids in Australia.

Sandy will be teaching the Supervised Theological Field Education unit and the Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation unit.

Areas of Expertise

  • Children's Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Intergenerational Ministry
  • Salvation Army Officers' Kids
  • Reflective Practice


To contact Sandy please fill out this Enquiry Form