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 Gallen

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

Gabrielle joined our Chaplaincy team in July 2016  – 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 married with a grown up family.

 

Ben Ching

Chaplain

Ben Ching

Ben has enjoyed working as an Enrich Chaplain and is looking forward to getting back to work as soon as he is well enough.

 

Denis Gilmore

Chaplain

027 384 4019   denisgilmore.enrich@gmail.com

 

Denis Gilmore
Denis Gilmore

Denis joined our team in April 2018 after working for 44 years in electronics as a design engineer.  Denis has been involved in Christian ministry/outreach for all his adult life including nearly ten years of helping run a monthly church service for the Intellectually Disabled community.  Denis finds that the chaplaincy work enriches his own life – along with those he provides chaplaincy ministry too.   He is a Father of 4 and Grandfather of 9,  

 

Barry Gallen

Chaplain

021 462 295  barrygallen.enrich@gmail.com

 

Barry has been with Enrich since late 2018 – Barry has previously worked in Prison and Hospital chaplaincy ministry and loves to share the Good News with whoever will listen! Barry loves to visit with our people in their homes – and to provide Chapel services and help with small groups in the community.  Barry is married with a grown up family – and is a Grandad to four beautiful Grandchildren.