Chaplaincy

At Grace, our Chaplaincy Team are passionate to provide opportunities for Grace students to: 

Experience God’s grace and belong in authentic Christian community;

Enrich others and the world through acts of service and using their God-given gifts;

Explore their questions of faith and the world-changing life of Jesus Christ; and

Excel at simply being themselves and reaching their God-given potential.

The Chaplaincy Team works closely with other members of Grace’s student welfare network to provide social, emotional, and spiritual support to students. They network with a variety of local churches and support organisations to accomplish this work. They partner with Grace’s Service-Learning coordinator to facilitate dynamic service experiences. They also collaborate with and mentor a wonderful team of student leaders, giving students a voice in “Faith and Service” and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Faith at Grace

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COGS Program

OUR PROGRAM


In addition to one-on-one pastoral care, the Chaplaincy Team facilitate a rich and exciting program of groups and activities using the acronym: C.O.G.S

C | Community

Experiences designed to build a sense of community and help students belong.

Experiences include:

  • Shed Happens (for boys) 
  • Chill & Chat/Ladies Lounge (for girls) 
  • Splendour in the Artificial Grass (Rothwell) 
  • Garden Games (Rothwell) 
  • Involvement in school camps and retreat

O | Outreach

Experiences designed to introduce students to the hope of Jesus.

Experiences include:

  • Weekly Chapels
  • Alpha Groups
  • EXODay
  • Youth Events (e.g. Shift, Boomnight)
  • Youth Group connections (Infinity Youth – Caboolture)

G | Growth

Experiences designed to develop student faith and equip student leaders.

Experiences include:

  • Faith & Service captains and team mentoring
  • Hillsong Conference Tour
  • LYQ’s Faith Leaders Advance
  • The Bible Society’s Masterclass
  • Encounter (student prayer group)

S | Service

Experiences designed to enable students to serve others and build mutually empowering relationships.

Experiences include:

  • International Service-Learning Tours (e.g. Indonesia, Cambodia)
  • The Breakfast Club Redcliffe (Rothwell)
  • National Reconciliation Week/NAIDOC week
  • Australian Lutheran World Service projects
  • World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine
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Caboolture Faith & Service Leaders

Caboolture Senior School Faith and Service Captains 2021:

Adedayo Bolarinwa and Emelia Parsons



Caboolture Middle School Faith and Service Captains 2021:
Gabriella Porter and Erin Taylor 

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Rothwell Faith & Service Leaders

Rothwell Senior School Faith and Service Captains 2021:

Lily Baker, Bella Braid, Peter Savage and Llainey Murphy

Rothwell Middle School Faith and Service Captains 2021:

Keenan Martin, Emily Anstee, Abbie McDonald and Lucas Want

Our Chaplaincy Team

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Pastor Stephen Cronau

BSc (Hons), BTh, BMin

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:8 - 9

Stephen is a Grace alumnus, who had a background in research science prior to training for the office of the public ministry. Since his ordination in 2013, he has served as a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia, most recently in the St. Paul’s congregation in Townsville, Qld.

Stephen is married with two young boys. He is an avid sports fan (especially the Brisbane Broncos, whom he has followed since the club’s inception). Stephen is a grateful recipient of God’s amazing grace and has a passion for sharing God’s love and communicating God’s grace to others. He especially delights in sharing the riches of God’s word to encourage others in the faith.

Monday - Friday | (07) 3203 0066 | Stephen_Cronau@glc.qld.edu.au

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Kris Forman

DipMgt, BMin (Pastoral Studies), GradDipEd (Secondary)

“Most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” - Romans 5:7-8

Kris has qualifications in Pastoral Ministry, Teaching, Management and Youth Ministry. He served for 9 years as a Youth and Young Adults Pastor at a dynamic Brisbane church before transitioning to school-based work. Kris commenced at Grace College in 2010 at the Caboolture campus, serving as Campus Chaplain and Christian Studies Coordinator. In 2018, he began in the role of Senior Chaplain where he currently oversees the wider Chaplaincy team.   

Kris is married with teenage children, loves the beach, fishing, sport in general and trying to stay fit. One fun fact about Kris is that he once narrowly avoided a car crash whilst giving Nick Vujicic (Life Without Limbs) a lift.

Monday – Friday | (07) 3203 0066 | Kris_Forman@glc.qld.edu.au

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Lachlan McLean

DipTh, Currently studying: BMin & BBus

“For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” - Habakkuk 1:5

Lachie is the Campus Chaplain at Caboolture and has a vision to see Jesus become known in the lives of every young person he encounters. With experience in school and camp ministry through the Lutheran Youth of Queensland, and church leadership involvement with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Albury and Beyond Church, he is ready to get involved within the thriving Grace community. Lachie is currently studying at Christian Heritage College, working towards a double Bachelor of Business and Ministry and has studied through the Australian Lutheran College and the Melbourne School of Theology in previous years.

Lachie is married to Molly, and together they enjoy serving at Beyond Church, drinking nice coffee and going for plenty of walks. Lachie is a huge fan of the Geelong Cats and is often found at Maleny Dairies tasting all varieties of flavoured milk. One fun fact about Lachie is that he has an original piece of artwork hanging at Nandos, Albany Creek – make sure you check it out!

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 07 5495 2444 | Lachlan_Mclean@glc.qld.edu.au

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Stephanie Sweetman

BSc (Youth Studies and Counselling)

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.” Jeremiah 29:13

Steph has a Bachelor of Social Science in Youth Welfare in counselling and has been working as a high school chaplain since 2010. Steph has also been working as a tutor in all thing’s chaplaincy at Malyon Theological College. Steph commenced her role at Grace Lutheran College at the beginning of 2021.

Steph is married with three young children and assists leading her church community alongside her husband who is the Senior Pastor at Life Point Church.

Steph enjoys shopping for clothes, watching war movies, camping on the beach and the occasional mountain climb. When Steph is not chasing around her three lively children, she’ll be writing lists, or planning her next family holiday. One fun fact about Steph is that in high school she was awarded the ‘talk under water award’ due to her passion for talking to and spending time with people.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday | 07 3203 0066 | Stephanie_Sweetman@glc.qld.edu.au

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Lachlan Eden

Currently Studying: CertMin

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-10

Lachy is our Campus Chaplain at Rothwell. He is currently a youth leader and serves in kids ministry at his local church. He is working towards an Undergraduate Certificate in ministry and loves being an ear to listen to the students when needed.  
Lachy loves spending his free hours surfing, drinking great coffee with mates, roughing it in a swag and socializing in multiple local cafes looking for the best acai bowl on the east coast. Whilst sounding adventurous Lachy also enjoys finding time to be still and refresh with a bit of the old art and music combo. One fun fact about Lachy is he can somewhat (work in progress) play the didgeridoo.

Monday – Friday | 07 3203 0066 | Lachlan_Eden@glc.qld.edu.au

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Molly McLean

DipMin, currently studying: BCS

“In him was life and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:4-5

As the Ministry Administration Assistant, Molly assists the chaplaincy team in administration through creating digital content, managing bookings and all things organisation. Molly also works as College Chaplain with a focus on Chaplaincy events and projects. She has a keen interest in pastoral care and is currently studying a Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Business.

Molly loves being involved in her community at Beyond Church where she serves on the Beyond Kids Team. She spends her free time reading, catching up with friends and at her favourite coffee shop. One fun fact about Molly is that she loves volunteering at LYQ camps over the school holidays.

 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 

|07 3203 0066 | Molly_McLean@glc.qld.edu.au

“The Grace Chaplaincy team has been extremely beneficial to me and others around me. This team has giving me different life skills such as teamwork and public speaking and has given me a happiness that I couldn't have found without this teams encouragement.”

Toby Buchanan, Student

Contact us at chappy@glc.qld.edu.au for more information or to see how you can get involved!

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