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Pastoral care and spiritual support for students and staff

At Wintec, we have an ecumenical chaplain and a Catholic chaplain to support and encourage you during your journey here. Regardless of your background or beliefs, they are available for support to help you with any spiritual or religious questions you may have, as well as providing a listening ear and a safe place to talk to when you just need a chat or coffee.

Our chaplains also provide pastoral care, support people of faith (or no faith) in groups or individually, pray with or for you, and provide worship opportunities (informal or formal). We are here to help you nurture your spiritual health and well-being to support your academic and other goals in life.

Our services

Wintec chaplains provide a range of pastoral care and spiritual services, including:

  • Prayer
  • Spiritual support and direction for individuals or groups
  • Settling into student life and helping with homesickness, blessing your room, or flat
  • Worship opportunities
  • Supporting Christian groups on campus
  • Liaison and referral to other services with local churches and faith communities
  • Interfaith facilitation

How to contact us

Meet our chaplains and find contact details below.

Appointments can be made by phoning, texting, or emailing our chaplains directly. Prayer requests can also be text through to either of the chaplains.

Reverend Carissa Allen

Reverend Carissa Allen
Ecumenical Chaplain

Phone: 021 805 510

Available onsite at the Hamilton City Campus on Mondays and every second Wednesday, at the Rotokauri Campus on Tuesdays, and at our Gardens Campus every other Wednesday.

Father Juan Pedro Maldonado

Father Juan Pedro Maldonado
Catholic Chaplain

Phone: 021 0900 0125

Available by appointment.

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