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Chaplaincy

At Grace, our Chaplaincy Team are passionate to provide opportunities for Grace students to: 

Experience God’s grace and belong in authentic Christian community;

Enrich others and the world through acts of service and using their God-given gifts;

Explore their questions of faith and the world-changing life of Jesus Christ; and

Excel at simply being themselves and reaching their God-given potential.

The Chaplaincy Team works closely with other members of Grace’s student welfare network to provide social, emotional, and spiritual support to students. They network with a variety of local churches and support organisations to accomplish this work. They partner with Grace’s Service-Learning coordinator to facilitate dynamic service experiences. They also collaborate with and mentor a wonderful team of student leaders, giving students a voice in “Faith and Service” and empowering the next generation of leaders.

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Contact us at chappy@glc.qld.edu.au for more information or to see how you can get involved!


Faith at Grace

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COGS Program

OUR PROGRAM


In addition to one-on-one pastoral care, the Chaplaincy Team facilitate a rich and exciting program of groups and activities using the acronym: C.O.G.S

C | Community

Experiences designed to build a sense of community and help students belong.

Experiences include:

  • Shed Happens (for boys) 
  • Chill & Chat/Ladies Lounge (for girls) 
  • Splendour in the Artificial Grass (Rothwell) 
  • Garden Games (Rothwell) 
  • Involvement in school camps and retreat

O | Outreach

Experiences designed to introduce students to the hope of Jesus.

Experiences include:

  • Weekly Chapels
  • Alpha Groups
  • EXODay
  • Youth Events (e.g. Shift, Boomnight)
  • Youth Group connections (Infinity Youth – Caboolture)

G | Growth

Experiences designed to develop student faith and equip student leaders.

Experiences include:

  • Faith & Service captains and team mentoring
  • Hillsong Conference Tour
  • LYQ’s Faith Leaders Advance
  • The Bible Society’s Masterclass
  • Encounter (student prayer group)

S | Service

Experiences designed to enable students to serve others and build mutually empowering relationships.

Experiences include:

  • International Service-Learning Tours (e.g. Indonesia, Cambodia)
  • The Breakfast Club Redcliffe (Rothwell)
  • National Reconciliation Week/NAIDOC week
  • Australian Lutheran World Service projects
  • World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine
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Caboolture Faith & Service Leaders

Caboolture Senior School Faith and Service Captains 2023:

Lily Burden and Millie Retschlag



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Rothwell Faith & Service Leaders

Rothwell Senior School Faith and Service Captains 2023:

Toby Buchanan, Grace Hallam, Sophie Hopson, Elsie Long and David Atkinson. 


Pastor Stephen Cronau - College Pastor, Rothwell and Caboolture

BSc (Hons), BTh, BMin

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:8 - 9

Stephen is a Grace alumnus, who had a background in research science prior to training for the office of the public ministry. Since his ordination in 2013, he has served as a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia, most recently in the St. Paul’s congregation in Townsville, Qld.

Stephen is married with two young boys. He is an avid sports fan (especially the Brisbane Broncos, whom he has followed since the club’s inception). Stephen is a grateful recipient of God’s amazing grace and has a passion for sharing God’s love and communicating God’s grace to others. He especially delights in sharing the riches of God’s word to encourage others in the faith.

Monday - Friday | (07) 3203 0066 | Stephen_Cronau@glc.qld.edu.au

Kris Forman - Senior Chaplain, Rothwell and Caboolture

DipMgt, BMin (Pastoral Studies), GradDipEd (Secondary)

“Most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” - Romans 5:7-8

Kris has qualifications in Pastoral Ministry, Teaching, Management and Youth Ministry. He served for 9 years as a Youth and Young Adults Pastor at a dynamic Brisbane church before transitioning to school-based work. Kris commenced at Grace College in 2010 at the Caboolture campus, serving as Campus Chaplain and Christian Studies Coordinator. In 2018, he began in the role of Senior Chaplain where he currently oversees the wider Chaplaincy team.   

Kris is married with teenage children, loves the beach, fishing, sport in general and trying to stay fit. One fun fact about Kris is that he once narrowly avoided a car crash whilst giving Nick Vujicic (Life Without Limbs) a lift.

Monday – Friday |(07) 3203 0066 | Kris_Forman@glc.qld.edu.au

Meaghan Gray - Campus Chaplain, Rothwell

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11

Meaghan is the Campus Chaplain at Rothwell. She is currently studying Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. She loves to keep active which includes dancing, going to the gym and drinking A LOT of (great) coffee. She grew up in Melbourne where her love for coffee grew and was involved in a dance ministry that took her all over the country performing dances and running body-image workshops. Meaghan has had many different jobs, ranging from working in a hairdresser, building electrical converters, to then living in Darwin to work in a Juvenile Detention Centre.

 Her favourite thing about Brisbane is the beaches and how kind people are. Meaghan loves trying new things and getting creative but something that will never change is her love for God and for helping young people know their worth and how much they are loved. Meaghan is still involved in the dance ministry and helps run annual dance camps in Melbourne.

Monday - Thursday | 07 3203 0066 | Meaghan_Gray@glc.qld.edu.au

Samuel Fletcher - Youth Chaplain, Rothwell

“Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbour, you will fulfil the requirements of God’s law.” - Romans 13:8

Samuel is our Youth Chaplain at the Rothwell Campus. He currently assists in running Coastal, a youth group in Caloundra, and studying a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Peace studies. Samuel has completed a certificate IV in Youth Work and a Diploma of Business; his passion is to help people in living life to the fullest.

When he is not ensnared in study, Samuel is out surfing, and cycling, his life, however, is not all go; he frequently finds rest in both reading and writing and has completed 10 books. 

Monday (B), Wednesday, Thursday and  Friday (A) | 07 3203 0066 | Samuel_Fletcher@glc.qld.edu.au

Lachlan McLean - Campus Chaplain, Caboolture

“For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” - Habakkuk 1:5

Lachie is the Campus Chaplain at Caboolture and has a vision to see Jesus become known in the lives of every young person he encounters. With experience in school and camp ministry through the Lutheran Youth of Queensland, and church leadership involvement with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Albury and Beyond Church, he is always ready to get involved in whatever is happening within the thriving Grace community. Lachie is currently studying at Malyon College, working towards a Bachelor of Christian Studies and has studied through the Australian Lutheran College and the Melbourne School of Theology in previous years. Lachie is also the Youth Director of Infinity Youth which meets at Grace Caboolture during the school term on Friday nights.

Lachie is married to Molly, and together they enjoy serving at Beyond Church, drinking nice coffee and going for plenty of walks. Lachie is a huge fan of the Geelong Cats and is often found at Maleny Dairies tasting all varieties of flavoured milk. One fun fact about Lachie is that he has an original piece of artwork hanging at Nandos, Albany Creek – make sure you check it out! 

Monday -  Friday | 07 5495 2444 | Lachlan_Mclean@glc.qld.edu.au

Molly McLean - Ministry Administration Assistant, Rothwell & Youth Chaplain, Caboolture

“In him was life and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:4-5

As the Ministry Administration Assistant, Molly assists the chaplaincy team in administration through creating digital content, managing bookings and all things organisation. She has a keen interest in pastoral care and is currently studying a Bachelor of Christian Studies. As Chaplain, Molly loves connecting with young people to help them feel seen and known. Molly has completed a Bachelor of Christian Studies at Malyon College.

Molly is married to Lachie and together they love being involved in their community at Beyond Church. She spends her free time reading, catching up with friends and at her favourite coffee shop. One fun fact about Molly is that she loves volunteering on LYQ camps over the school holidays. 

Monday - Thursday|07 3203 0066 | Molly_McLean@glc.qld.edu.au

“The Grace Chaplaincy team has been extremely beneficial to me and others around me. This team has giving me different life skills such as teamwork and public speaking and has given me a happiness that I couldn't have found without this teams encouragement.”

Toby Buchanan, Student

Contact us at chappy@glc.qld.edu.au for more information or to see how you can get involved!

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