Chaplaincy 2018-06-19T15:47:14+00:00

“Spiritual well-being is an indication of a person’s experience of personal integration, meaning, purpose and peace: and of the person’s life-giving relationship with others, the environment, and God.”


Service is not just about providing a bed and good quality care. It’s about looking at the whole person: body, soul and spirit.

Every human has a need for meaning; for purpose; for belonging; to be hopeful. Everyone has a sense of union with that which transcends us. Consequently, every person lives some type of spirituality. At the core of the role of chaplaincy, chaplains are meaning makers.

Every person has basic human needs:

  • to love
  • to be loved
  • to find meaning in what is happening in life events (especially in times of crisis)
  • to have reasons to hope/cope
  • to be significant to someone, and/or
  • for recognition of something they have accomplished.

Spirituality is the lens through which people interpret their universe. It is the basis for how they understand themselves; their multi-dimensional needs; the manner in which they relate to other people and that which they perceive as transcending themselves. This spirituality might, or might not, be expressed in Christian or other religious terminology.

Chaplains Directory

  • Ian Hewson

Ian Hewson

Ian works at Kalkarni in Brookton, Dryandra in Kellerberrin and in community across Perth. Ian has experience working with those struggling with mental health issues as well as the older people in the community and in residential care.
Contact Ian

  • Paul Armishaw

Paul Armishaw

Paul works both at the David Buttfield Centre in Gwelup and as a community chaplain. Paul has extensive pastoral and inter-faith ministry experience.
Contact Paul

  • Rob Mason

Rob Mason

Rob Mason works at the David Buttfield Centre in Gwelup and Graceford in Byford. Rob has extensive ministry experience within the local church and a has passion for pastoral care.
Contact Rob

  • Shane Thorne

Shane Thorne

Shane works at Gracehaven in Rockingham. Shane enjoys helping residents and families make the most of the new residential care chapter in their lives.
Contact Shane

  • Stephen Grasso

Stephen Grasso

Stephen has experience in pastoral care seeing it as important to meet with people where they are at for their encouragement and hope so they at least have a sense that they are not alone.
Contact Stephen

  • Wade Sinclair

Wade Sinclair

Wade currently works as Manager Chaplains and as a community chaplain. He has experience in working with people and families from various cultural backgrounds, with disabilities and in care settings.
Contact Wade

  • Jaine Ruocco

Jaine Ruocco

Jaine works at Moonya in Manjimup. Jaine has 10 years of experience in chaplaincy and pastoral care in residential care and hospital settings. She always welcomes opportunities to meet with residents, family members and staff.
Contact Chris

  • Jane Clayson

Jane Clayson

Jane currently works at William Carey Court in Busselton and has extensive experience in assisting residents and families of many cultures and needs through the adjustments of living in a care environment.
Contact Jane

  • Robyn Marsh-Warfield

Robyn Marsh-Warfield

Robyn works at Mirrambeena in Margaret River. Robyn brings over five years of experience as a pastoral practitioner to her role where she enjoys working with residents and staff offering a listening ear, sensitivity and compassion.
Contact Robyn

  • Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher

Chris offers chaplaincy to those in care at Bethel in Albany. Chris sees his chaplaincy work as offering a space for residents that very often staff and friends and even family are not always able to be.
Contact Chris

  • Ian Hewson

Ian Hewson

Contact Ian