Amana Living chaplains offer pastoral care to all residents, clients, families and staff.
Pastoral care is a confidential, free service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our chaplains and pastoral care practitioners. Pastoral carers are trained to build meaningful relationships based on trust, equality and acceptance, and respond to spiritual, emotional and social needs. Worship services are held in all care centres and most villages. Both pastoral care and worship services are open to all, regardless of religious or spiritual orientation.
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Revd Jeni Goring BA, BSOCWK, BD
Jeni is currently acting Senior Chaplain and leads our Chaplaincy team. As well as her responsibilities as Chaplain to our care centre and housing residents, Jeni supports our home care and transition care clients.
Revd Ros Fairless
Ros began working part-time with Amana Living in January 2021 and regularly visits Lefroy Care Centre and Day Club, Transition Care Bull Creek, Transition Care Mosman Park, Dorothy Genders Village, Riley House, and St George’s Care Centre.
She felt a calling to be a chaplain while working as an ICU nurse, and now, 20 years later, she is an Anglican priest and chaplain. Ros loves the diversity of people she meets in the course of a week, and the richness of their personalities and life stories.
Away from work, Ros loves walking, jogging, gardening, movies, and creative arts. Most of all, she love dogs, especially her own.
Revd Jill Gleeson
Jill has been with Amana Living for almost 4 years now, working 3 days per week. She visit's Moline House and Village, and Lady McCusker House and Village.
Jill has been working in Aged Care for most of her working life and enjoys it immensely. She started out as a Locum, but when the opportunity arose, she joined chaplaincy team permanently. Jill also works three days as a Parish Priest.
Jill loves being part of a team, but her favourite part of being a chaplain, is being able to give people Communion services, being able to listening to life stories, and to comfort those who are sick or at the end of their life.
Revd Bob Milne
Bob is semi-retired and works with Amana Living as a part-time Chaplain. He works one day per week at James Brown Care Centre, and has worked as a locum for Amana Living for over four years.
Previously Bob was Chaplain at Graylands Mental Hospital for 13 years and also attends as a prison chaplain.
Revd June Ormerod
June started her journey with Amana Living in 1990 where she volunteered at Thomas Scott Hostel. Following this she was a clinical pastoral educator at Lifeline and a pastoral carer at St John of God Mount Lawley. In 2016 an opportunity arose to join the Amana Living team, and June excitedly joined the team. She’s loved every minute since.
June highly values her connections with the residents and feels blessed to be able to serve them. She attends Parry Care Centre and village each Tuesday, and on Thursday she visits Thomas Scott Hostel and Hillandale village.
Darcy Rowe GradDip Chaplaincy, BA, MIA
Darcy joined the Chaplaincy Services Team as a Part-Time Lay Chaplain in August 2021 and regularly visits Frederick Guest Hostel, Frederick Guest Village, Peter Arney Home, Peter Arney Village, St. Mary’s Close, and Le Fanu Court.
Prior to joining Amana Living, Darcy was an Assistant Verger at St. George’s Anglican Cathedral as well as a Volunteer Chaplain at St. Bartholomew’s House (St. Bart’s). He continues to have an active ministry in the Diocese of Perth as a Lay Pastoral Minister (LPM) in a variety of parish and community settings.
Darcy’s favourite part about being an Amana Living Chaplain is being able to share in the life of the communities that he visits. He enjoys leading residents in worship, meeting new people, and journeying with them through their second half of life.