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, Churches, Donors, and Local Committees as we 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 2020 - 2021 is available here.

A copy of the Financial Statement Report for 2020 - 2021 is available here.

National OfficE Staff

David Hough
Isabel Bennett
Sylvia Stump
Currently Vacant
National Office Manager /
Interim CEO
Donor Relations Administrator
National Office Administrator

Regional MANAGERs

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Rev. Matiu Best

Rev. Sandra


Rev. Colin Gordon

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.

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