Joseph Park
Serving and supporting the Chaplaincy team as
The Jericho Road Senior Chaplain

Contact Joseph Phone: 0449 903 508

Joseph serves as the Senior Chaplain of Jericho Road, or as he likes to say ‘a Chaplain to Chaplains.’

Joseph served as a hospital chaplain at St. Vincent’s Hospital for over six years before taking on his current role at the start of 2022. He is devoted to being a helpful chaplain to the Jericho Road chaplains, supporting them as they minister to those who are on the outside, people isolated in prisons and hospitals. He is also passionate about offering learning opportunities to those who care for others pastorally and spiritually. He is constantly learning how people grow in their ministry resilience through intentional relationships such as pastoral supervision and spiritual direction.

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What makes chaplaincy such a worthwhile ministry?

I believe God uses chaplaincy for his delight. It is God’s instrument of grace to those who are isolated, disconnected, ill, and lonely, in prisons, hospital corridors and emergency services. Our chaplains bring the gospel of grace in person to many who may never walk into a local church. In this regard, chaplains go where no ministers, elders, or congregation members can go. It is an extension of our church’s mission to reach the unreached parts of our community. That is why chaplaincy is essential.

What makes it worthwhile? As a hospital chaplain, I once supported a patient who suffered severely from acute depression in the mental health ward. She was scheduled to remain for over three weeks away from her family without anyone visiting her. Over the course of her admission, we prayed and read Psalms. On our last visit, she said, “thank you for reminding me of Jesus who loves me.”

Chaplains are witnesses of God’s gracious presence at work in hard places.

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