As a Salvation Army Officer, Major Christine Johnston has served as a Chaplain in developmental services since 2011 and is now enjoying the role Director of Spiritual & Religious Care. Major Christine is responsible for support at some of our Residences. She is also the Alternative Chaplain if an assigned Chaplain is not available.
Major Joy Angel, since 1989, has been a Corps Officer/Pastor and had various administrative roles. She is now enjoying her position as Chaplain with the Broadview Village Family. Major Joy provides chaplaincy services to residents, participants and staff at the Community Engagement and Pre-Employment (CEPE) program as well as some of our Residences.
Each Community Day Program and Residential Program offers a scheduled Bible study/lesson. Participants are engaged in discussion, prayer, activities and music.
As requested, Chaplains are available to facilitate individual lessons for those who require a quiet and calm atmosphere.
Support Groups are scheduled as needed for people who have recently experienced loss of any kind. These groups are limited to 6–8 individuals.
Worship services, celebrations and seasonal activities are scheduled for occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Notice of events are communicated via email and posters.
The Chaplaincy team is available to visit individuals for spiritual counselling, emotional support, prayer, or relationship building. All discussions are strictly confidential.
Chaplains are available to visit participants, residents, staff and their families during times of hospitalisation.
Each of the Broadview Chaplains are Ordained clergy with The Salvation Army and are able to officiate events such as weddings, funerals, memorials, infant/child dedications and blessings.
Chaplains will make referrals as requested for individuals who need further counsel or have needs specific to their desired faith expression.
Times of crisis and isolation are a challenge to us all. But it is never a challenge to our faith. See below for some exciting initiatives from The Salvation Army Broadview Village’s Spiritual and Religious Care Team!