Director of Chaplaincy and Ministry Development

Job No: SuppDirCh104
Location: Milton

With direct responsibility for the executive coordination of all Lutheran Services pastoral care programs, the Director of Chaplaincy and Ministry Development will provide expert advice to the CEO and Council of Lutheran Services on Theological, Ethics and Pastoral care matters.


Lutheran Services has been serving the people and communities of Queensland since 1935. We provide quality, contemporary care and support for people of all backgrounds, at more than 20 locations throughout Queensland. 

Our dedicated workforce of over 1500 culturally, spiritually, gender and aged varied Australians make a difference to the lives of many people every day. They bring our vision to life – helping those we serve to pursue the lives they hope for and enabling the communities we are part of to thrive.  


About the role

To be successful in this role you will have a consultative approach with the ability to work closely with Stakeholders across the Lutheran Church Australia Queensland District (LACQD) and Churchwide as well as Lutheran Services Chaplains, Employees and External Stakeholders.

You will:

  • Possess strong leadership capabilities being responsible for all Lutheran Services Chaplains, providing a person-centred focus, in order to continuously  improve the Lutheran Services pastoral care programs.
  • Foster strategic partnerships to identify and implement collaborative strategies to form strong missional relationships between Lutheran Services and the wider Lutheran Church.
  • Drive innovative and strategic thinking in the delivery of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Practice for the Chaplaincy program across the organisation.
  • Provide advice to the CEO and Council on matters pertaining to theology, church matters and pastoral ministry.
  • Provide training to staff around Lutheran identity  and model of care.
  • Provide support for Lutheran Volunteer Hospital Chaplains
  • Maintain a person-centred focus, harnessing client and employee feedback to continuously improve the Lutheran Services pastoral care programs.


You will have:

  • Bachelor of Theology  and be an ordained Lutheran Pastor or practising Lutheran lay person with formal Theological qualifications from a recognised  tertiary institution.
  • Experience in the effective implementation of staff spiritual formation programs and initiatives.
  • Experience in Aged Care an advantage.
  • Considerable experience in the effective implementation of staff spiritual formation programs and initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively facilitating organisational improvement projects, particularly in the area of Chaplaincy or Pastoral Practices.

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To express your interest in this position please complete the online application attach your resume and cover letter.



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