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.

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Ceremonies for Life Intensive

Ceremonies are among the most significant and memorable shared events in our lives and remind us that we are truly human and deeply spiritual.  As pastors, leaders, and chaplains, we are often invited into people’s most sacred ceremonies and sometimes asked to lead them.

This interactive intensive is an opportunity to enhance your understanding of funerals, weddings and other ceremonies and give you some practical tools to lead a ceremony with confidence and kindness.

We will look at what the Bible has to say about ceremonies and the important role they play in our relationships and our own spirituality.  We will also look at how we can play a significant role in helping people have the ceremony they want, without compromising our own beliefs.

Ken and Mandy Fischer have been Pastors with ACC for almost 30 years, and both hold a Graduate Diploma in Counselling.  In addition to pastoring, they have also worked bi-vocationally as Funeral Celebrants / Ministers in the funeral industry for the past 10 years.  They believe the two roles work together beautifully!

Date: Friday 12th May 2023

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm


CA Members – $75

Non members – $90

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

28th – 29th April 2023

Life UC Church

46 Lhostsky Street Charnwood, ACT 2615

21st – 22nd July 2023

East Gate Church

20 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay NSW 2481

3rd – 4th Nov 2023

NSW/ACT State Chaplaincy Conference

7th & 8th September 2023 – Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific 

Join our 2023 conference and be inspired as together we envision The Road Ahead!


NSW Chaplaincy Conference 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