Chaplaincy – A very different Ministry

Chaplaincy – A very different Ministry

Chaplaincy – A very different Ministry

Event Details

A free chaplaincy awareness/transition course will be run at
Uniting Theological College, North Parramatta
on 26 – 27 February 2020.

Everything you wanted to know about chaplaincy but were afraid to ask!

Chaplaincy has evolved into a ministry very different to congregational ministry.  There are many myths and misunderstandings about what it involves. Lack of understanding makes it difficult for:

  • Candidates to consider Chaplaincy as a ministry
  • Ministers to plan transitions and consider whether they may be suited
  • Presbyteries to conduct Vital Ministries
  • ACOMP and JNCs to evaluate or match people to placements

This intensive won’t teach you how to be a chaplain, but it will give insight into the breadth and depth of the calling and placement.

Presenter Bio: Rev Jean Shannon

Rev Jean Shannon is Head of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice at Uniting NSW.ACT. She recommitted to Christ while volunteering as a hospital chaplain. Until then, she had a successful career as consultant and senior lecturer at ANU and CSU. She became the Chaplain for the Canberra Region Presbytery responsible for 10 hospitals in the ACT southern NSW in 2010 and was ordained as a Deacon in 2015. Jean sits on the Board of Spiritual Care Australia, the AHPRA discipline panels and has been part of the National Consensus Conference developing national standards. She was Chair of the Board for the Australian Women’s Health Alliance and is currently Chair of the Civil Chaplains Advisory Committee NSW.

Presenter Bio: Rev Dr Adam McIntosh

Rev. Dr. Adam McIntosh is the Associate Director of Mission (Pastoral Care) at UnitingCare Queensland. He commenced in this ministry in late January 2018. Adam has oversight of the Blue Care and UnitingCare hospital chaplains in Queensland.

Adam was Presbytery Minister Mission and Education for Presbytery of Port Phillip West in metropolitan Melbourne. He has been a key leader in the development and implementation of the Regenerating the Church strategy ( He is passionate about new expressions of church and mission development. Adam comes with a wide range of experiences and qualifications. He has a doctorate in theology, Bachelor degrees in Arts and Theology as well as post-graduate qualifications in organisational coaching, education and business


Dates and Times:

Course begins Wednesday, 26 February at 10:00 am
Course finishes Thursday, 27 February at 3:00 pm



Morning and afternoon tea will be provided; however participants will need to bring their own lunch.


Online Registration Form:

Please register in advance, via the online registration form that appears below.  Registration in advance is essential.
Please Note:- Registrations close on: Sunday, 23 February 2020.


For more information:

Rev Jean Shannon
02 9376 1521