Disaster and Recovery Chaplain Training

2019 Training and refresher opportunities

Disaster and Recovery Ministries chaplains provide pastoral and spiritual support for people in the midst of and after disasters, particularly natural disasters such as bush-fires. This is an ecumenical ministry coordinated by the Uniting Church in SA.

Disaster and Recovery ministries is recruiting chaplains who offer a ministry of presence, care and comfort to people affected in times of great need. People who are ordained or lay people with appropriate experience and referees may attend the training. Disaster and Recovery Ministries SA will confirm places in the team after successful completion of the training and receipt of completed application form, reference from a minister/pastor (forms to be supplied at training) and current police check.

Applications for training must be accompanied by a nomination form from a denominational or faith group overseer. For more information, or to be sent an application and nomination form, email drm@sa.uca.org.au.

These training events are designed to equip those who feel called to this particular area of chaplaincy. Training for Disaster and Recovery Chaplains is required every 3 years in order to maintain accreditation.



Thursday 22 August and Friday 23 August

The Corner Uniting Church (corner of Oaklands and Diagonal Roads, Warradale)

  • Full two day training: 9.30am - 4.30pm both days
  • Refresher training - Friday 23 August 9.30am- 4.30pm

Register here for either August training option: https://www.trybooking.com/BBMHA An application form will be sent after booking.


NEW! Thursday 3 October

Clare Uniting Church (Victoria Rd, Clare)  

  • Full day training: 9.00am - 9.00pm both days
  • Refresher training: Thursday 3 October 2:00-9:00pm 

Register here for either Clare October training option: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=503390&  An application form will be sent after booking.


Tuesday 22 October and Wednesday 23 October

Sunset Rock Uniting Church (40 Spencer Street - opposite Shierlaw Avenue, Stirling)

    • Full two day training: 9.30am - 4.30pm both days
    • Refresher training - Wednesday 23 October 9.30am - 4.30pm

Register here for either October training option: https://www.trybooking.com/BBMMI An application form will be sent after booking.


Additional training and refresher opportunities in rural and regional areas may be announced.