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Dr Francis Macnab AM OM PhD DSc DD MA FBPsS is the Executive Minister of St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne.

In addition to his duties as a minister, Dr Macnab founded and is Executive Director of the Cairnmillar Institute which has been at the forefront of counselling, psychotherapy and trauma therapy for more than 50 years.

His commitment to psychological health is rich as he also runs The Big Tent Project which provides therapy for kindergarten children as well as his S.A.G.E project aimed at people 55 – 105 years of age.

Dr Macnab frequently puts pen to paper and has published more than 25 books and is an internationally renowned public speaker, having spoken at several international conferences.

He is the former president of the International Council of Psychologists, and a one-time research fellow at Aberdeen University.

He holds honorary doctorates from Aberdeen University and RMIT in psychology and Applied Science, and is also a registered psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

In 1992 he was honoured as a member of the Order of Australia.

When Dr Macnab began his ministry, the congregation totalled about 100 people. Today, St Michael’s is one of the largest city congregations in Australia.



Member of the Order of Australia recognised for his contribution to religion and psychotherapy;
Awarded the Sir James Darling Medal for outstanding contribution to education (1995);

Awarded PSI CHI Certificate of the National Honor Society in Psychology of the American Psychological Association.


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