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Lisa Stuart

Lisa

Southland Chaplain

Chaplain Lisa has completed a Masters in Pastoral Studies plus a teaching degree and worked in church settings, schools as well as alongside the Canadian Armed Forces.

Stop for a chat and say 'Hello'!

Chaplain Lisa has an office on the Invercargill campus.

When off campus, contact Lisa via:

Email chaplain@sit.ac.nz (send contact details)
Tel 211 2699, extension 8721 (leave a message)

The chaplain will respond as soon as possible.

Otago University Southland Campus chaplaincy

The Otago University Southland Campus Education College in Invercargill chaplaincy is provided for by the Southland Tertiary Chaplaincy Charitable Trust Board. Working together and along side the University Chaplaincy in Dunedin, the staff and students have access to a chaplain both when Lisa is on campus or on call at any time.

The Christian communities in Southland established the chaplaincy for the purpose of having a Christian presence on the tertiary campuses in Southland. Without prejudice to faith, religious affiliation, culture, race or circumstance the chaplaincy welcomes each person as an individual.

Students are often academically challenged, can have strained relationships or issues on the home front that can be overwhelming. These issues and more can be discussed with the chaplain. By listening to the individual’s needs and concerns, the chaplain is able to support the person , have an open and confidential discussion. Individuals can share their problems and feel they have lessened the load. Together with the chaplain a person can reflect and consider all aspects of a situation and be encouraged to decide a solution or appropriate path of action.

The chaplain’s approach is professional, confidential and is based on the value that each person is gifted and unique. Supporting the student often leads to refocusing one’s goals, retention and leaving University having successfully achieved a degree qualification. Students often request time in prayer or connections with a specific church or faith community for on-going support, establish new relationships and find a welcoming community.