The Chaplains

Enrich is a Christian interdenominational chaplaincy service for ALL people with intellectual disabilities.

The chaplains are available to assist in whatever way is helpful and stay in touch by occasionally visiting residents and staff at group homes and elsewhere.

The chaplains encourage and assist churches to continue to support people with intellectual disabilities in their area by welcoming them at regular church services and at special services and by visiting them at home.

Chaplains are happy to receive enquiries or referrals to our service.

They can be called at times of crisis to support residents, family/whanau members, staff and volunteers.

Gabrielle Hall

Trust Coordinator and Chaplain
027 362 0782   gabrielle.enrich@gmail.com

Gabrielle joined our Chaplaincy team in July 2016 and on September 19th became our new Trust Coordinator. Gabrielle is passionate about helping people find a sacred space between them and God in the midst of life – and the chaos, troubles and joy that life inevitably brings. Gabrielle has a particular interest in providing Christian Ministry to those with intellectual, physical and/or mental health disabilities. Gabrielle has past experience working in the field of Chaplaincy along with experience as House Coordinator with a local Residential Care Provider in mental health services.  She holds a Bachelor of Ministries (Laidlaw College), Certificate in Spiritual Development and Pastoral Care (Vineyard College, NZ) and a Clinical Pastoral Education unit from NZACPE. Gabrielle has had training with the Christchurch Hospitals Chaplaincy Board. Gabrielle is widowed with a family in their late teens, early twenties.

 

Ben Ching

Chaplain

027 432 0260    benching.enrich@gmail.com

Ben Ching

Ben has recently joined our Chaplaincy team.  Ben has an extensive background in computer aided design, in recent years had been offered    training in chaplaincy to Maori – after prayerful consideration he felt called to minister as a chaplain.  He brings a positive outlook, and care and concern to those he meets and is looking forward to working with our Intellectually Disabled friends in Canterbury.  Ben has 2 grown up children and is married to Cathy – he is a valued member of his local east Christchurch church.

 

Denis Gilmore

Chaplain

027 384 4019   denisgilmore.enrich@gmail.com

 

Denis Gilmore
Denis Gilmore

Denis – a Father of 4 and Grandfather of 8,  joined our team in April 2018 after working for 44 years in electronics as a design engineer, but one who, during that, has always had some involvemnt in Christian outreach, including nearly ten years of helping run a monthly church service for the Intellectually Disabled community. He spent many years learning, academically and practically, has several university degrees and various other diplomas, including in Christian ministry, but the singlemost important thing that he ever learned was that God, the Master Designer and source of all power and life, is real, and through Jesus the Christ, is revealed as a person, very much to be respected, but a kind, loving, nice, and caring person. All of humanity is broken, and lives under the shadow of certain, physical death, but, to God, each human being is very precious, and eternal. We all have something, and, while we live here on earth, we all can enrich some other’s life if we use what it is that we have to do so.