Thursday, September 2, 2010

School Chaplain

In the 52MMMC, mentioned here and here, I had down as item no 7:- Get a part-time job – after being out of the work-force for 7 years.

I applied for a position as a School Chaplain, in a District High School, in a nearby town. I went through the stages of the Vocational Assessment, the interview process which involved two stages. The second stage held yesterday, with a panel of four at the actual school. In the afternoon I had a phone call, offering me the position as the school chaplain.

Yes, I was successful and thank the Lord for it all. It was a situation that arose completely “out of the blue.” Honestly, not a position I’d ever thought of doing, let alone applying for. So through the whole process I was praying about it and leaving it in the Lord’s hands, as to what He’d have me do. If it’s what He wanted then it would happen. I commence in term 4 - October.

What does a school chaplain do?

Chaplains provide general personal pastoral care and spiritual advice, comfort and support to all students and staff, regardless of their religious denomination, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

However, I’ve yet to learn and walk the path of this position to see and understand fully what it will involve.

I’m a little nervous as it’s something very new. But again with the Lord’s guidance and help, I know things will unfold and I’ll find my place and abilities within this position.

Edit Note: I did this post about an hour ago....walked away and did a few things. Then had an "ah huh" moment!! I know what else I can use some of the denim for!!! I need to buy a good diary now - a day a page with time break-up's in it - so I can make a diary cover for it!!! Like Jenny did to her "brown expenses" book!!


  1. Congratulations on the new job, It is so scary starting something new, I are also starting a new job and career path in the next few days, something I never expected to be doing career wise. So I wil be watching to see how it all turns out for you.

  2. Oh congratulations, Susan! I'm so happy for you. I haven't had a chance to respond to your last e-mail yet, but now you can make your vision of how your office will look come to be! God Bless you as you begin this new journey and I know you are going to be a wonderful Chaplain!



  3. Congratulations to you! I am so happy for this position for you and I know you will fit the bill perfectly! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


  4. Congratulations on your new job! I am happy for you. I am sure you will be very sucessful at you new adventure in your journey of life. Thanks for sharing with all your caring friends. Carolyn from Des Moines, Iowa USA

  5. Congratulations! My brother-in-law was the chaplan at t residential school for disadvantaged youth and altho a very challenging position, he just loved it. I hope you do, too! ~karen