PCV Ministry Family Camp
25 January 2023
The HCCC Ministry Family Camp plans for 2023 are well and truly underway now — praise God! Details: April 19-21 @ Phillip Island Adventure Resort.
MFC Information letters have recently been emailed out to those this camp applies to so please check your email (or spam) for details and for the registration link. If you haven’t received anything and would like to know more, please email email@example.com. Camp registration closes on Monday 27 February.
Please pray with us on the Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee that this camp will be a valuable time of connection, rest and encouragement for families in ministry from around Victoria.
Welcome to the PCV Ministry Wives’ Chaplain: Kellie Davis
3 March 2022
The Health & Community Chaplaincy Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of Kellie Davis as our Ministry Wives’ Chaplain.
We selected Kellie from a strong field of applicants. She has a passion for ministering to women, an excellent mix of qualifications, and a robust life experience, including being a minister’s daughter. She is married with three school-aged children, with all the joys and challenges that brings.
The role Kellie will take on
Last year, after conducting a survey of ministry wives, the committee revised and updated the job description for their pastoral support. There is now a sharper definition of scope so as to provide encouragement, support and assistance where it is most needed. We recognise that women whose husbands are providing parish ministry face unique challenges and stresses that are often beyond the pastoral care capacities of their Sessions.
Kellie’s chaplaincy is available to all women whose husbands are employed within the PCV in paid parish ministry, or are in training for such a role. This includes the wives of home missionaries, licentiates and ministry candidates, as well as ordained ministers in paid parish ministry. This means Kellie will be available as a chaplain to around 100 women.
The working arrangements
Kellie commences work on Monday 21 March. She is employed on a three-year contract for three days a week.
Her working days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM (excluding public holidays).
From 21 March, Kellie’s contact details are:
- Phone: 0493 393 800
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in welcoming, supporting and praying for Kellie as she takes up her chaplaincy to ministry wives throughout Victoria.
- Royal Children’s Hospital
- Mrs Gita Dickson email@example.com
- Mrs Suzanne Oakes firstname.lastname@example.org
- Austin Hospital Heidelberg – Rev Ignatius Bagoes Seta
- Barwon Health – Rev Andrew Bray
- Bendigo Hospital – Rev and Mrs P & S Burns
- Calvary Health Care at Bethlehem, Caulfield – Rev Philip Chang
- Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital – Rev Gerald Vanderwert
- Kyabram Hospital – Rev Kyung Ee
- Shepparton Hospital – Rev Kyung Ee
- St John of God Ballarat – Rev Grant Vayne
- St John of God Bendigo – Rev and Mrs P & S Burns
For I was hungry And you gave me something to eat … I was a stranger and you invited me in … I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.Matthew 25:35-39
Good Friday Appeal
The Good Friday Appeal is an annual opportunity to seek the financial support for the provision of Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care ministries within our state. We consider this partnership opportunity both a privilege and a blessing.
Monies received from the Appeal each year are a vital component of our Committee budget, allowing us to support and grow the wider work of Presbyterian chaplaincy across our state. The HCCC’s current field of work covers public hospitals, the deaf community, prison visitation, university ministries, police stations, emergency services and the provision of pastoral care for our own ministry families. This year our Good Friday Appeal will be held across the churches in Victoria on Friday 7th April 2023.
For more information
If you would like more information about Presbyterian Health and Community Chaplaincy in Victoria, please feel free to contact us.
Rev Dan Dixon, HCCC Convener: email@example.com
Mr Ashley Manly, HCCC Chaplaincy Support Worker: firstname.lastname@example.org