Mentoring

for Chaplains, Pastors, Pastoral Carers & Leaders

Support

Encouragement

Spiritual Reflection

Professional Mastery

Chaplaincy Australia is pleased to offer professional development opportunities again in 2021 for Supervisors and Mentors.

For more information or a list of dates and topics please email [email protected]

thank you!

Susan Marcuccio

Chaplaincy Australia – National Supervision & Mentoring Director

0412237587

[email protected]

Alison Martin

Chaplaincy Australia – National Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

0412 552 546

[email protected]

Welcome to our mentoring page!

We are passionate about chaplains, pastoral carers, pastors and leaders having good support and engaging in personal and professional development.

Having a mentor is an amazing opportunity to increase your support, enhance your spiritual reflection and to develop Professional Mastery. The mentoring relationship is a great source of encouragement. 

There is something powerful about meeting with someone you trust every 2 or so months and having a safe confidential space to reflect on your ministry, to get encouragement, support and to gain a broader perspective on situations you may be facing.  Mentoring assists you to identify what you love to do, your calling, your core values and to better understand why you respond and react the way you do in certain circumstances. 

Chaplaincy Australia Mentors are experienced ministers and leaders who are skilled in providing support in the mentoring framework. You can find them on the pages below.

If you would like to apply to become a Chaplaincy Australia Mentor click on the button below…  

If you have any questions or need more information contact [email protected]

 

State Supervision and Mentoring Coordinators

Candy Daniels

Candy Daniels

Victorian Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: 0419 541 439

Email: [email protected]

Nicky Harper

Nicky Harper

Queensland &NT Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: 0413 183 128

Email: [email protected] 

 

Alison Martin

Alison Martin

NSW & ACT Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: 0412 552 546

Email: [email protected]

David Bunyon

David Bunyon

SA Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: 0403 058 050

Email: [email protected]

Jodie Sisley

Jodie Sisley

WA Supervision & Mentoring Coordinator

Phone: 0413 711 153

Email: [email protected]

Tell me more... What are the Benefits and Requirements?
Mentor's Requirements & Benefits

Requirements to be a CA Mentor

  • At least five years’ experience in Chaplaincy or Pastoral Ministry
  • Successful interview with CA Supervision & Mentoring National or State Cooordinator
  • Suitable character reference outlining suitability to be a CA Mentor
  • Must have your own Mentor or Supervisor and see them regularly
  • Complete online application and submit required evidence
  • Initial and annual payment of $100 per year or $50 if already a CA Member.
  • Meet annual renewal requirements – see renewal online form

Benefits of being a CA Mentor

  • Part of a National Organisation
  • Advertising on CA Website
  • CA Mentor Certificate
  • Recommended to the National CA Network and other organisations
  • Information and updates on Mentoring, PD and other opportunities
  • CA Mentoring Professional Development (PD) opportunities at no cost, with PD Certificates
  • Connection & Content sessions with other Mentors at no cost, with PD Certificates
  • State Coordinator for support as well as state specific updates & events
  • Free CA Mentoring Professional Development (PD) opportunities
  • Networking with other Mentors
  • Member discount for Chaplaincy Conference registration
  • Opportunity to be promoted at Chaplaincy Conferences
  • Business cards designed and printed for you (for a small fee)
  • Invitations to regional meetings/events in your area

Chaplaincy Australia Group Mentoring

Chaplaincy Australia is pleased to announce that we will be offering Group Mentoring in various locations across NSW/ACT in 2020.

Our Group Mentoring will be facilitated by a Chaplaincy Australia Mentor for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 8 people.

It is recommended that the group will meet four times over the year.

Cost $50 per person for two hours. 

To register your interest, email [email protected]

Our Chaplaincy Australia Mentors

Ralph Estherby

Ralph Estherby

Recognised Mentor

 

Ralph has been involved in full time ministry and senior leadership roles since 1988 – he currently serves as the National Director Chaplaincy Australia and as a Co-ordinating Chaplain for the Australian Army. 

 

Ralph is a gifted communicator and a passionate leader who believes that Christ has answers for every life and that true fulfillment can only be found in Him.

With extensive leadership experience as a Senior Pastor, Ralph is able to work with individuals and teams to assist them in developing their skills and remaining refreshed in the ministry. 

His broad experience and his exposure to both Pastoral and Chaplaincy ministry roles equip him to be a resource to those seeking to explore and expand their influence in meeting the needs of their community.  

He is passionate to see carers receive the care they need to continue to offer the care our community deserves. 

He is available for mentoring in Sydney face-to-face and in other locations by arrangement or by video conference.  

Phone: 0401 296 285

Email: [email protected]

 

Donna Knee

Donna Knee

Recognised Mentor

Donna has over 20 years’ experience as a Chaplain, and is currently working for Baptist Care as a community Chaplain and also works as a school chaplain.

Donna is a trained facilitator of various adult and children’s groups such as Seasons for Growth, Resilience Doughnut and The Pillowcase Project.

She is trained and experienced in DV, mental health, child protection and holds a Diploma of Community Services alongside a unit of CPE, Cert 1V in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care and a Cert 1V in Counselling and Communication skills.

Donna comes highly recommended and is a Sector Leader with Chaplaincy Australia for Schools & Community and is a trained team leader with the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network.

Phone: 0402 851 188

Email: [email protected]

Sandra Hagerty

Sandra Hagerty

Recognised Mentor

Sandra has over 10 years’ experience in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, and is currently a community Chaplain and also the Chaplain for the Brain Tumour Association of WA.

Sandra has previous experience with school Chaplaincy, outreach and prayer ministry.
Sandra is a trainer of Chaplaincy at Alphacrucis College, is trained and experienced in DV, mental health & mental health first aid and youth.

Sandra is ex-military and combined with her ministry studies, has a wealth of wisdom to offer others.

She is part of the Leadership Team for Chaplaincy Australia WA and is part of the Disaster Recovery Network.

She is available for Mentoring in Perth or Nationally via zoom.

Phone: 0437 313 988

Email: [email protected] 

 

Graham Blok

Graham Blok

Recognised Mentor

Graham has had extensive experience in Christian ministry as a teacher, School Principal, Pastor, Workplace Chaplain and Pastoral Supervisor. Graham is currently the NSW/ACT Chaplain for the Toll Group and the director of Take Care Services. 

Graham is an Ordained ACC Minister and is an accredited Supervisor with the Australasian Association of Supervision and Chaplaincy Australia. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision from St Marks National Theological Centre Canberra.

Graham is available for appointments at Penrith, Eastern Creek or by Video.

Phone: 0403 394 323

Email: [email protected]

Kerrie McGibbon

Kerrie McGibbon

Recognised Mentor

Kerrie holds a Grad Dip Counselling, Grad Dip Systemic Therapy, Adv Cert Supervision (UK), CPE 1 unit.

With 20 years experience in pastoral care & counselling, she presents as a great resource and support.  Highly experienced in trauma, critical incident de briefing, grief, loss, couple therapy, cross cultural issues, entry and re entry for missions and humanitarian aid workers – she is able to assist individuals to assess their responses and find opportunities for further development.  

15 years experience pastoral and clinical supervision see her well equipped to offer meaning opportunities for learning.  

Over the last 4 years she has been working as a hospital chaplain supporting patients and staff.

She has a passion to care for the carer, to work towards emotional spiritual and physical health for workers in order to build resilience.

She is available for mentoring sessions in Gordon (NSW) and Nationally by Skype/Zoom

Phone: 0412 343 675

Email: [email protected]

 

Gwen Finnigan

Gwen Finnigan

Recognised Mentor

Gwen is a friendly compassionate person who has worked across various sectors including school Chaplaincy, Aged Care and Hospitals. Gwen is currently working with Converge International, supporting Government and Private sectors with Pastoral Care and Counselling. 

Gwen is an accredited Chaplain with Chaplaincy Australia and is currently on the Victorian team as a regional leader. During the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 2020) she launched her business name “Mentoring is Everything” and is currently supporting clients (mainly young adults) with physical and mental challenges.
Given her vast experience Gwen found herself volunteering for a time in the slums of Mumbai
working with children in poverty and their carers with an organization called Mumbai Rescue. This
has held her in good stead along with the many volunteer roles she has participated in.

Gwen is happily married with three adult children and one grandchild. She values family time and enjoys music, movies etc. and has travelled to over 30 countries around the world.

She is passionate to see people’s lives transformed and achieve their God given gifts and purpose in life.

Gwen is available for Mentoring in Melbourne City & suburbs in person, phone or via video
conferencing with ZOOM or Skype.

Phone: 0418 660 606
Email: [email protected]

 

Glenise Dedrick

Glenise Dedrick

Recognised Mentor

Glenise has over thirty years’ experience in ministry and is the Victorian State Director of Chaplaincy Australia.

She travels extensively as a National Trainer for Alphacrucis College and provides many and varied workshops across the State of Victoria and Australia.
Glenise specialises in Pastoral Care, Critical-incident Response, Trauma Reduction, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Suicide Intervention for first respondents.

Having been deployed and leading teams at a state and national level during disasters, her broad experience has equipped her to speak with authority, insight and heartfelt understanding.

Glenise is available for appointments all over Victoria. 

Phone: 0413 151 161

Email: [email protected]chaplaincyaustralia.com

Cheryl James

Cheryl James

Recognised Mentor

Cheryl has 5 years experience in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in the community and aged care sectors.

She is a trainer of Chaplaincy at Alphacrucis College and trained in Mental Health First Aid.

As a trained facilitator, she leads parenting, marriage and pre-marriage courses and is a facilitator of small groups.

She is currently on the leadership team for Chaplaincy Australia VIC.

With ministry studies and 5 years ministry experience, Cheryl’s passion is to see chaplains and carer’s flourish.

Cheryl is available for Mentoring in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, or via Skype or Zoom.

Phone: 0402 873 497

Email: [email protected]

Ray Lemon

Ray Lemon

Recognised Mentor

Ray is an experienced Chaplain who currently runs a mentoring group in Western Sydney for Men who have life struggles.

His Heart is to show everyone that they have purpose or to help them find purpose.

He is available for mentoring in Western Sydney.

Phone: 0418232719

Email: [email protected]

Leeane Cameron

Leeane Cameron

Recognised Mentor

Lee is passionate to see pastors, pastoral carers and chaplains well trained and flourishing long-term in ministry.

She has over 25 years’ experience in diverse leadership roles in a large regional church. An ACC Pastor, professional supervisor, coach, mentor, chaplain and educator, Lee currently works at Alphacrucis College, overseeing training of chaplains nationally, and also volunteers as a pastor in her local church.

As a recognised supervisor with the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS), she supervises pastors and chaplains.

Lee offers a confidential space to engage in transformational learning.

Available nationally via Zoom, or face to face on the Central Coast of NSW

Phone: 0413 760 229

Email: [email protected]

Kate Mole

Kate Mole

Recognised Mentor

I’m a wife, mum of three, lover of the ocean, tea enthusiast and have a passion for people living life well.

My passion for mentoring has come from years of working with and alongside key leaders and pastors, and supporting their personal growth and practical skill development.

I have worked in the Health Industry as a Speech Pathologist for 20 years, in numerous Executive roles in churches, and have run three businesses. As well as being a credentialed Pastor (ACC NSW) and holding a Certificate in Counselling (AIFC), I’m also a member of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network and now the Chaplaincy Australia’s Mentoring Network.

If you’re a pastor or leader with a desire to function from a place of emotional health and live in a sustainable way in ministry I’d love to talk to you and see how we can work together.

Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast, phone and online for out of area

 

Email: [email protected]

David Bunyon

David Bunyon

Recognised Mentor

David is a Credentialed ACC Minister with over 20 year’s experience in small to medium sized churches, Church Planting, Leadership Development and Growth. He is a Chaplaincy Australia member for 6 years and is a Registered SAPOL Chaplain.

David believes that life will always have its challenges and we are shaped in part by those challenges and how we deal with them. If we overcome, we are shaped by that experience. If we don’t, we are shaped a different way by that experience. He believes we are called to overcome and to be an Overcomer seems to be a better place to be than to be overcome. Jesus taught it so!

Having experienced and overcome a number of life’s challenges with divine help and having helped many individuals and couples over the years deal with life’s problems he is passionate and well equipped to help others who may be struggling with issues concerning careers, work, marriage/divorce (which He minister with His wife), identity, relationship, parenting, emotional and spiritual stress, addictions and just the legitimacy to live a life of love, joy and peace.

Having recently returned to Adelaide after a 5 year Church Leadership assignment in SA’s Mid North where He concurrently functioned as a Chaplain to the SAPOL team in that town David has returned to take up a role on the Leadership team at Life Church, Ingle Farm and has also joined the SA Leadership team of Chaplaincy Australia as State Supervision Coordinator.

David is available for appointments in Adelaide or across SA by Zoom.

Phone: 0403 058 050

Email: [email protected]

Sue Harris

Sue Harris

Recognised Mentor

Sue has been the North Coast Regional Chaplain for Chaplaincy Australia for over 13 years.

During this time she has had the opportunity of serving as an attending chaplain in the community, serving in the Black Saturday Fires, Lockyer Valley floods and the recent fire catastrophe on the New South Wales North Coast.

For the past three decades, Sue have served in Pastoral Care, as a part of LifeHouse Church Coffs Harbour.

She has been happily married for 43 years and has nine grand children. Sue, along with her husband run a successful business in Coffs Harbour.

Phone: 0412 514 587

Email: [email protected]

Jian Kim

Jian Kim

Recognised Mentor

Jian graduated Methodist Theological University in South Korea, majoring in Christian Education & Counselling.

Jian has over 10 years of experience as a Youth Pastor in South Korea, co-facilitating Christian Youth Conferences.

Jian has served in the homeless ministry in Cairns for over 5 years. Having a heart for Christ-centred social justice, Jian and her husband have been instrumental missionaries in Cairns and abroad. 

Jian has worked alongside her husband on numerous community ecumenical initiatives, notably serving in the music ministry as a choir director for the ANZAC centennial service and annual Peace Gospel concerts to draw the public to Jesus.

She has over 30 years of experience in mentoring pastors & Christian leaders – in particular, broken hearted Christians.

She is available for mentoring in FNQ face-to-face and in other locations by arrangement or by video conference.  

Phone: 0409 536 650

Email:[email protected]

Shane Brigg

Shane Brigg

Recognised Mentor

Shane Brigg is recognised by his compassionate, and keen multi-generational approach in pioneering ministries, empowering others and helping to create positive solutions in communities.

Shane is the Queensland/Northern Territory Director of Chaplaincy Australia, and is a Chaplain with SU QLD. He is a Minister with the Australian Christian Churches and is respected across denominations and sectors as a caring servant leader.

Shane’s background in Environmental Science, and Cross-cultural Management is complimented by his MA in Ministry. He is lecturing with Alpha Crucis courses in Chaplaincy.

Shane enjoys bushwalking, watching movies with his family, writing and good coffee.

Shane is available throughout QLD and NT by in person and via zoom

Phone: 0419 034 295

Email: [email protected]

Harry Stockdale

Harry Stockdale

Recognised Mentor

I am a regional Chaplain with Chaplaincy Australia (Victorian Division) with experience in a wide range of areas including Mental Health First Aid. 

I have worked extensively in Men’s Ministry and Marriage Guidance for over 30 years and my Military background gives me a keen insight into PTSD and its effects not only on the individual but also their immediate and extended family.

I work with individuals to achieve positive outcomes in relation to their physical, mental, social, spiritual, private and public life spaces; capturing and transforming issues and opportunities to enhance their growth potential and the realisation of their goals and aspirations.

He is available in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria and by Zoom

 

Phone: 0412 324 737

Email: [email protected]

Dr Edward Kim

Dr Edward Kim

Recognised Mentor

Dr Edward Kim holds a doctorate in Human Behaviour, specialised in Motivation and has worked as a professor.

Having been an adamant non-believer himself for over 40 years as a conservative Buddhist, Dr Kim, who is now a faithful evangelist, brings valuable insight to his mission work with his wife Jian, in Cairns.

Has coordinated numerous ecumenical Christian functions for the community.

Having a first-hand understanding of the importance of prayer as a saved Christian, Dr Kim currently facilitates a non-denominational combined city-wide Monthly Prayer Gathering in CBD which has been continuing for over 3 years.

As a qualified JP and Volunteer In Policing (VIP), Dr Kim has over 20 years experience in mentoring university students, Christian leaders and community members.

He is available for mentoring in FNQ face-to-face and in other locations by arrangement or by video conference. 

Phone: 0419 649 803

Email: [email protected]

Karen Culjak

Karen Culjak

Recognised Mentor

Karen is a qualified Life Coach & Chaplain, who has approximately 20 years’ experience, Coaching, Mentoring & Training people from a diversity of backgrounds, including: Pastors, Community Leaders, Corporate Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Individuals, Couples and Families. 


She is passionate about transformational growth and empowering people to live their lives aligned to their highest potential. Her main area of expertise is in working with people to identify and change the subconscious blocks that are limiting their potential or keeping them stuck in certain areas, so they’ll be free to pursue their dreams & purpose in life.

Sessions are available online via Zoom or in person (Melbourne & Outer Suburbs). 

Mobile Contact: 0422 315 501

Email Address: [email protected]

Supervision & Mentoring Program Administration

Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson

Supervision & Mentoring Admin