PhD (Duke), MA (Melb), BTh (ACT), BA[Hons] (Adel), DipEd (Adel)

Carl was born to missionary parents and spent the first 10 years of his life on Hermannsburg mission in Central Australia. He studied Classical Greek and Latin at Adelaide University before doing Biblical and Semitic studies in Melbourne and the United States. His doctorate is from Duke University, and he has taught Old Testament, Hebrew and Greek at Ridley College, Melbourne.

For the past 23 years, he has been a Bible Translation Consultant, initially employed by the Bible Society, working with translation projects in Australia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga, and then as an independent contractor. He has contributed to over 50 translations in Australia and the South Pacific, written numerous articles on Bible translation, and was the exegetical author of the UBS Translation Handbook on Ezekiel (forthcoming). He also worked extensively on the preparation of Bible comics for use by languages across the world.

His passion continues to be the accurate interpretation of the Biblical text and, more generally, the provision of faithful and readable Scriptures for indigenous Australians and others who do not have the Scriptures in their own language.

He is married to Lyn and they live in country South Australia with a view of the River Murray.

At Uniting College, he has taught Introduction to Old Testament, Introductory Hebrew, and Greek 3.