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 work 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.

Mackenzie Cooper, Ashlee Hermann,
Will O’Brien and Lydia Murawczak
 
Faith & Service Captains Rothwell

Kadey Wright and Dakota Cornett
Faith & Service Captains Caboolture

“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


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 retreats

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 


​“Being a part of the Faith and Service team brings an amazing sense of community and fulfilment. It’s such an honour and a blessing to be able to serve God in the Grace community and to watch others grow in their journey of faith.”​

Lily Baker, Student​

Meet Our Team

Kris Forman
Senior Chaplain, Rothwell and Caboolture

 “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, 8:00AM - 3:10PM | 07 3203 0066 | Kris_Forman@glc.qld.edu.au

Reilly Brown
College Chaplain, Rothwell and Caboolture


"The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what He does for us, not by what we are and what we do for Him." Romans 12:3

Reilly is Grace alumni and served as Rothwell School Captain in 2014. Post-student life, Reilly pursed experience as a Youth Camp Worker, and Leadership In-School Trainer across various Lutheran and Christian Independent Schools in QLD. In 2017, Reilly commenced at Rothwell campus in the role of Youth Chaplain. He now experiences the best of both worlds, serving across both Rothwell and Caboolture campus as College Chaplain. Reilly is currently studying a Bachelor of Ministry and is actively involved with local church plant, Beyond.

Reilly enjoys writing, playing football, futsal, taking his swag out for beach camping and playing his melodica. When you’re not catching Reilly trying to make the perfect strawberry milk, he will be skateboarding with his puppy, Kobi. One fun fact about Reilly is that he won a Talent Competition on TV at the age of 8 by flawlessly performing the dance from Saturday Night Fever. 

Monday – Friday Rothwell, Monday A & Tuesday B Caboolture | 07 3203 0066 | Reilly_Brown@glc.qld.edu.au

Rosie Knijnenburg
Campus Chaplain, Rothwell

"For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 

Rosie is a St Peter’s Lutheran College alumni, as well as been a teacher for 15 years at Grace Lutheran Primary School, Living Faith Lutheran Primary School and Peace Lutheran College, Cairns. Rosie has a Bachelor of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Theology in Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She then went onto become a SU Chaplain at Morayfield East and Mt Samson State School for 6 years. Rosie has been a Youth Chaplain for Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell since 2015. 

Rosie is married with two teenage children, and enjoys travelling, running, painting, supporting the Brisbane Broncos and enjoying the Redcliffe waterfront. One fun fact is that Rosie was Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke Petersen’s god-daughter.

Monday – Friday, 8:00AM - 3:10PM | 07 3203 0066 | Rosie_Knijnenburg@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 ready to get involved within the thriving Grace community. Lachie is currently studying at Christian Heritage College, working towards a double Bachelor of Business and Ministry and has studied through the Australian Lutheran College and the Melbourne School of Theology in previous years. 

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, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30AM-2:00PM | 07 5495 2444 | Lachlan_Mclean@glc.qld.edu.au

MollyMcLean
Ministry Administration Assistant, Rothwell

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, creating digital content, bookings and special projects. She has a keen interest in pastoral care and ministry and is currently studying a Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Business.
Molly loves being involved in her community at Beyond Church where she serves on the Beyond Kids Team. 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. 

Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00AM – 1:30PM | 07 3203 0066 | Molly_Mclean@glc.qld.edu.au

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