Our annual Formation is always a great way for our chaplains to get together and start the year well!
This year, over 350 chaplains gathered in the Swan Valley to connect, share ideas and hear from some amazing speakers. The theme for us this year is ‘Peacemaker’ and chaplains heard from different speakers on how to be a peacemaker in their school communities.
Rev Mark Illingworth spoke about the difference between a peacemaker and a peacekeeper and encouraged the chaplains to be bringing peace to every situation they encounter this year. He used different illustrations of swords, umbrellas and even a lightsaber to show the effects peace can have in our areas of influence.
“At a time when there is so much conflict and dissension in our communities, chaplains can be peacemakers,” said YouthCARE CEO Stanley Jeyaraj
Chaplains were also able to gather with their Area Chaplains and other chaplains from their region to discuss the year ahead and support one another.
“It’s always a time of year I look forward to as a chaplain. I feel so motivated and encouraged to be starting my year off with the support of other chaplains in my area,” said YouthCARE chaplain Jess.