Following an extensive search, the College looks forward to welcoming new Chaplain and Director of Mission Brother Nathan James to the CHAC community.
Brother Nathan will be joining us at the beginning of Term 2. He brings a range of experiences that will serve our community well, including working at All Souls St Gabriels in Charters Towers for the past seven years.
Maintaining hope is important in these unsettling times. Brother Nathan's welcome message to our College community can be read below. He has also prepared a prayer and reflection for our community- this can be read here.
Dear CHAC community
We are currently living in challenging times requiring unprecedented responses from us as individuals, a community and as a Nation. It is in this context that I am looking forward to joining you next term as Chaplain and Director of Mission. As a First Order Anglican Franciscan Brother, it is particularly exciting becoming part of the only Anglican School dedicated to Saints Clare and Francis. I have a great passion for people and the Gospel. I have worked with young people in a variety of contexts: adolescent inpatient and community health services, youth crisis counselling and emergency accommodation services, mobile youth health outreach and education, and for the last seven-plus years as Chaplain to a co-ed day and boarding school and Chaplain to the Air Force Cadets in North Queensland. I am looking forward to serving, and being a part of, the CHAC community. Please be assured of my prayers during these challenging times. Pax Et Bonum.
Brother Nathan James