Deb Kuhna

NSW & ACT State Director

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Deb has been involved in Chaplaincy Australia for the past 10 years.  

Her experience in chaplaincy includes hospitals (mental health) Church and Community and disaster response. Deb is an ACC pastor and an accredited Professional Pastoral Supervisor with Australasian Association of Supervision

Her pastoral roles have been diverse; leading teams to facilitate care across multiple platforms and to build spaces that the community love.  In 2017 Deb became the Venue Manager of the iconic Woolshed in the Illawarra.  Deb’s passion is to develop healthy leaders and teams, to lead and care across their areas of influence, especially in the area of pastoral care and Chaplaincy.

Leeanne Cameron

Leeanne Cameron

State Leadership Team

lee.cameron@ac.edu.au

Leeanne has been employed as a pastor in the ACC for over 20 years.

She has experience in diverse leadership roles, providing quality pastoral care both in the community and the church. In 2016 she became the program director for chaplaincy with Alphacrucis College.

Leeanne is also a disaster recovery chaplain and a qualified professional pastoral supervisor. She has a passion to see chaplains, pastoral carers and ministers trained and equipped to provide quality care, and to have longevity of ministry.

Peter Ainsworth

Peter Ainsworth

State Leadership Team

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Peter is currently the Pastoral Care Pastor of Lifehouse Church in Coffs Harbour, and NSW Ambulance Chaplain in the North Coast Sector.

He also is the regional representative for the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN) on the north coast region.

Previously to this, Peter and his wife Jennie were the senior pastors of All Nations Church in Woolgoolga for 21 years, having seen this church well established and now functioning as the Lifehouse Northern Beaches Campus.

Peter and Jennie have 3 grown children Ben, Joel and Tara and are living their passion for the local church being a flourishing place for missions and chaplaincy to reach out into our communities and to the nations.

Phoebe Watts

Phoebe Watts

State Leadership Team

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Phoebe, holds a Double Diploma in Chaplaincy and Ministry, and engages in Clinical Pastoral Education. Working in Juvenile Justice, she’s involved in the Civil Chaplaincy Justice Sub-Committee and Chaplaincy Australia’s Leadership team. 

Beyond her chaplaincy, Phoebe’s career includes music, where she led an Australian hard rock/metal band, and worked in government arts management. 

With experience studying Law focusing on Indigenous Australians, Phoebe brings a diverse background. 

Her journey from New Age spirituality to faith in Jesus Christ equips her to minister across different beliefs.

Married for over 20 years, Phoebe enjoys motorbike riding and creative hobbies alongside her guitarist husband and their children, grandchildren, and cavoodle.