NSW/ACT Regional Chaplains

Our Network is supported by a fantastic group of Regional Chaplains located in each of the designated regions in NSW and the ACT. Our Regional Chaplains are all active in Chaplaincy ministry and they are there to provide face to face support and encouragement to each of our Network Members.

If you haven’t been in contact with your Regional Chaplain in recent times, why not send them a quick email and connect!

They would love to hear from you; to join with you in celebrating the joys of chaplaincy ministry as well as providing any support needed.

Barb Carter

Barb is the State Emeritus Pastor looking after our retired chaplains

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Clayton Noble

Clayton Noble

Sydney Nor East Region

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Clayton has been involved in chaplaincy since 2020 and is active in food security (LifeSource Foodcare) as well as confidential phone support (1 800 Chaplain). 

Whilst Clayton has a military and corporate background, he is currently leading an Australian charity focused on early childhood development, systems change and policy advocacy.

Clayton resides on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and loves ocean swimming and kayaking.  He has been married to Paula for 40 years, and loves BBQing for his four adult children and growing collection of grandchildren

Debbie Gadd

Debbie Gadd

Riverina Region

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Debbie has been the Senior Pastor of Tumbarumba Community Church for 10 years.  Deb joined Chaplaincy Australia as a disaster recovery & community chaplain following the Black Summer Fires across the Snowy Valleys and surrounds in 2019-20. Deb has experience in diverse leadership roles, and served as joint ACC Riverina Women’s Leader for a number of years.

She has 36 years of teaching experience including 16 years with the Department of Corrective Services, teaching Literacy, Communication and ESL to minimum security offenders at Mannus Correctional Centre..

Deb’s passion for chaplaincy was ignited by the Black Summer Fires, and continues to burn strong with a growing team of community and school chaplains operating out of TCC. Chaplaincy has offered a powerful opportunity to come alongside individuals and families as her fire ravaged community recovers together.

 Looking ahead, Deb sees chaplaincy playing an increasing role across the Australian landscape, and she is excited to be part of this growing movement.

Ray Lemon

Ray Lemon

Sydney North West Region

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Ray is a Community Chaplain and Pastor. Ray represents DRCN in Western Sydney at Government and NGO agency Disaster management Meetings.

Ray has been deployed to the Lockyer Valley/Toowoomba Floods, The Blue Mountains Bush fires, the Raymond Terrace/ Gulgong Floods, Tathra Fires, Martin Place Siege, Music Concert at Parramatta Park and recently deployed to the Townsville Floods with Norma.

Ray is married to Norma who is a Chaplain and they have 3 Children and 5 Grand Children they both attend and serve at Hillsong Church.

Sam Collins

Sam Collins

Central Coast Region

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Sam has been married to Kylie for 15 years this December.

They have 4 Children, two boys and two girls.

Sam is a high school teacher and has school chaplaincy background, pastoral ministry since 2008.

He is a trainer with AC college and lives in Umina, attending HopeUC Peninsula campus.

Sue Harris

Sue Harris

North Coast Region

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Sue is an active member in her local church since moving to Coffs Harbour 27 years ago.

She is directly involved in pastoral care and loves connecting with people in this way.

Sue’s passion is being a chaplain, which enables her to engage with the community.

Highlights in this role include assisting in the aftermath of the Black Saturday fires in Victoria, and similarly, after the Lockyer Valley floods in Queensland.

Sue has been married to her husband Geoff for over 40 years and has three children and nine grand children.

Susanne Jenkins

Susanne Jenkins

Hunter Region

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She believes chaplaincy is an opportunity to be Jesus on the earth to our community. Jesus just loved people and ministered to their specific needs.

Sue says, “Chaplaincy, it’s who I am, serving and loving people with no strings attached  where they are at”.

She is currently work as a school chaplain and aged care chaplain.

Sue and her husband attend Macquarie Life Church at Cardiff and have four adult children.

Her heart is for chaplaincy to be in every church, every work place and every corner of the community.

Rachael Riddington

Rachael Riddington

Illawarra Region

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Rachael has had over 12 years chaplaincy experience having joined the Chaplaincy Australia network in 2008. Rachael also joined the DRCN in 2017.

Rachael’s chaplaincy experience has been versatile. She has been a chaplain to prisoners in Kerobokan Jail, Bali, as well as providing Chaplaincy support to Iranian refugees in Jakarta.

Rachael became the school Chaplain at William Campbell College in 2010, a special assistance school based in Nowra NSW. In 2011, the doors opened the doors to Rachael’s current full time Chaplaincy position at William Campbell Foundation.

Rachael a pastor in her local church, Increase Church, Albion Park. She is married to John and enjoys good music and long drives

Sue Miller

Sue Miller

ACT Region

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Sue is a Senior Pastor who is passionate regarding every believer having an ‘up close and personal’ relationship with our Living God.

She also passionate in providing opportunity for every believer to outwork the Eph. 4:12-16 scripture in there being positive growth in our lives as we all seek to know Jesus more personally for ourselves by prayer, study of the Word of God, and opportunity to serve the community in which we live.

Sue is a great Chaplain with a heart to people’s needs met.

 

Maria Quarterio

Maria Quarterio

Sydney South West Region

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Maria has been involved in chaplaincy for over 5 years.

She works with young women who have unplanned pregnancies as well as admin work in the Chaplaincy Australia office.

Maria is a foster carer and is very passionate about supporting and advocacy for families.

She has been married for 27 years and has 3 biological children, one adopted child and one foster child.

Carol Lynch

Carol Lynch

Sydney South Region

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Carol has been involved in Chaplaincy Australia since 2016 and has been an Aged Care Chaplain since 2014 working with Anglicare, supporting older people and families in their transition into care residential aged care through to end of life.

She has provided pastoral support in her church community, and has leadership experience in different contexts throughout her career.

She holds an SMC with ACC and is connected to Horizon Church Sutherland. Her passion is to see people encounter Jesus, to see lives enriched, and to equip others to share their love for Christ.

Carol has completed a Bachelor of Christian Counselling majoring in Chaplaincy and has recently completed a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care and Aging.

Kaye Johnson

Kaye Johnson

Blue Mountains Region

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Kaye is an active member in her church.  She has been involved with Chaplaincy Australia since 2006.  Over many years she has been active in pastoral care and over the past eight years has been employed as a Chaplain in Aged Care, engaged in setting up a chaplaincy ministry with over 450 Residents.

In addition, Kaye is passionate about mentoring professional women and journeys through some of life’s difficult circumstances with them.

Married with four adult children and eight grandchildren, life is full and fun.  Hobbies are gardening and reading.

Carol Gore

Carol Gore

Mid North Coast Region

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Carol brings 45 years’ pastoral experience, 32 years of which have been in Pentecostal churches. She also has a background in corporate and small business, community outreach and disaster response with Red Cross.

Her greatest delight is her four adult children and their spouses, and her 10 beautiful grandchildren

Carol is currently serving in her local ACC church in Port Macquarie, NSW, and is passionate about seeing people reach their full potential in Christ.