About us

Te Kaunihera Whakawhanaunga o nga Minita Hōhipera, Hauora


Providing Chaplaincy

We Provide Hospitals with  Chaplains

Hospital Chaplains offer pastoral, spiritual, and religious care to those within the DHB community in accordance with the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of health. Chaplains listen and provide service to all people regardless of their religious denomination, faith orientation, belief system, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

For many, being a Hospital Chaplain is a calling, and they approach it with passion, reverence, and insight.

We are proud to be supported by the Ministry of Health and work alongside the DHBs to ensure our Chaplains are held to a high standard of professionalism.

Throughout the seasons of life, ICHC is ready to assist through inclusion, compassion, hope and care.


A copy of our Annual Report for 2019 - 2020 is available here.

Please find a full copy of our Statement of Intent 2018 - 2021 here

National OfficE Staff

David Hough
Isabel Bennett
Sylvia Stump
Simon Greening
National Office Manager
Donor Relations Administrator
National Office Administrator

Regional Chaplains

Rev. Julian


Rev. Barbara

Walker QSO

Rev. Sandra


South Island

Midland and Hawkes Bay Regions

Central Region

Northern and Waikato Regions

Regional MANAGERs


Rev. Matiu Best

Rev. Sandra


Position Vacant:

Rev. Joe Gray

South Island

  • Nelson/Marlborough DHB

  • West Coast DHB

  • Canterbury DHB

  • South Canterbury DHB

  • Southern DHB

Midland Region

  • Waikato DHB

  • Bay of Plenty DHB

  • Tairawhiti DHB

  • Lakes DHB

  • Hawkes Bay DHB

Northern Region

  • Northland DHB

  • Waitemata DHB

  • Auckland DHB

  • Counties Manukau DHB

Central Region

  • Taranaki DHB

  • Mid Central DHB

  • Whanganui DHB

  • Wairarapa DHB

  • Capital & Coast DHB

  • Hutt DHB

Volunteer with a chaplaincy team

Chaplains rely on the support of their local community to continue the great work they do. Volunteering with a local team involves working alongside the Chaplains to help provide pastoral care to friends, family, patients, and staff.

Make a donation

Your support makes all the difference. It sustains the chaplaincy ministry and allows us to continue our service.