The Committee also works collaboratively with the Department of Defence to develop character-building from a Christian perspective.
The NCDFC meets quarterly and comprises an executive, members of synod Defence Force Chaplaincy Committees and other co-opted members. The convenor of the NCDFC is automatically appointed the Uniting Church member of the Ecumenical Religious Advisory Committee to the Services.
The NCDFC provides Ministers of the Word for chaplaincy in the three arms of the Australian Defence Force and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
On behalf of the Assembly, the Committee’s convenor is responsible for the care of chaplains and their families across Australia. Another key role is assisting chaplains to return to parish ministry.
Rev Dr Murray Earl
Phone: 0427 470 636