Our NSW/ACT Team is ready to help you...

Deb Kuhna - NSW/ACT State Director

Deb leads a great team who are truly making an impact across NSW.

Phone: 0413 135 707

[email protected]incyaustralia.com

Maria Quartiero

As assistant to NSW Director Maria does a fabulous job co-ordinating our conferences and special events.

Office Details

AC Building Level 2, 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

PO Box: 337 Paramatta, NSW, 2124

Phone: 02 8459 0315

[email protected]

Barb Carter

Barb is the State Pastoral Leader looking after our regional chaplains.

[email protected]



Presenter - Pastor Glenise Dedrick

Glenise is an accomplished ACC credentialed minister, with over thirty-five years’ experience in ministry with 10 years experience in Chaplaincy Australia.

She is a national trainer Alphacrucis College in Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy, and is highly skilled in Critical-incident Response, Trauma Reduction, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, and Suicide Intervention training for first respondents.

Glenise’s life’s experiences and leadership gifts equip her to speak with authority, insight and heartfelt understanding as a member of the Chaplaincy Australia Training Team


Topic: Pastoral Health and Wellbeing


1. Complexities around Stress

2. Compassion Satisfaction vs Compassion Fatigue

3. Identifying the signs of Burnout

4. Preparing a Care-Plan

During this session we will cover the topics outlined and explore the value, as leaders, to frequently assess and re-assess one’s own life as we lead and guide others. Self-awareness is having the capacity to remain resolute and stable as we run our race to finish well.

As chaplains and pastoral leaders we have the extraordinary opportunity to influence and guide others and/or members of an organization. Therefore, Improving the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world is paramount to the our health and wellbeing.

This session will also explore your self-care and give attention to any modifications that will enhance or maintain well-being.


Date: Thursday 3rd November 2022

Time: 1.00pm – 3.15pm 

Via Zoom – A link will be sent to all participants

CA Members – $25

Non members – $60

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing
a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This 2-day course will be faciliated by Pastor Ralph Estherby (National Director CA) who is has wide experience in offering assistance to individuals in need of Mental Health support.  

This is a great professional development opportunity for chaplains and for members of the public who want to be able to render appropriate assistance. 

$150 for CA Members or ACC Pastors

$250 for non members

Macquarie Life Church

127 Macquarie Rd – Macquarie Hills  2285

7th – 8th November 2022

Contact the NSW & ACT team

If you are living in NSW or ACT and are interested in exploring chaplaincy or if you are interested in training opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do you need a supervisor? Do you want to be a Chaplaincy Australia recognised supervisor?

Accreditation Process

Our Chaplaincy network across NSW is growing in size, influence and effectiveness. We are excited that you are considering becoming a part of it. To apply to become a Chaplain or a Chaplaincy Associate please complete our online application form from our Accreditations page.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact  the National Accreditations Secretary [email protected]

Network Support

Our aim is to care for people at their point of need, by communicating the love of Christ in a compassionate and practical way. Equipped with theological training and skills in pastoral care, chaplains minister to people facing deeply distressing and traumatic situations, enabling them to better cope with periods of instability.

If you are interested in becoming a Chaplain then we would love to assist you in your journey. If it is training that you require, Chaplaincy Australia in partnership with Alphacrucis College (AC) can provide you with Chaplaincy specific training that will equip you for this ministry.

If you are already a Chaplain and active within your community but looking for a Network of Chaplains to connect with then please make contact with your State office.

We are committed to supporting you through: 

  • Ongoing support and encouragement through connection with a Regional Chaplain
  • Regular professional development days
  • Annual Chaplaincy Conference
  • Facilitation of mandatory supervision
  • Opportunity to train up and be deployed as part of our Disaster Response Teams