Fr Dr Nebojsa Tumara joined the SAC faculty as a Lecturer in 2016, bringing a stellar academic experience from both European and American universities. Fr Nebojsa is an intellectual from the Serbian Orthodox Church community, providing research contributions, course development and lecturing in the areas of Old Testament, Hebrew and Syriac. Fr Nebojsa’s PhD Thesis, completed in 2015, was entitled: Anthropological Assumption of Ascetic Exegesis of the Holy Scripture in Early Rabbinic Judaism and Early Syriac Christianity. He was ordained a deacon of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Diocese of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.