President

Simon Harrison
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

Work: 01392 402024
Work: 01392 402077

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Mark Burleigh

Before becoming President I spent several years as Vice President and South West regional rep for the CHCC, something I will miss in the coming years. I also spent several years as editor of the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. I am now Lead Chaplain in an Acute Trust (overseeing community and Forensic Mental Health units), but have had many different roles including: 3 years as a volunteer chaplaincy visitor and over 10 years in mental health. Outside chaplaincy I have worked as a general, mental health, and palliative care worker in several settings and have been Equality & Diversity advisor for two Trusts.

My spirituality is shaped by my Christian journey, having been active within several denominations earlier in life and, since 2009, a professed Third Order Franciscan (Anglican). I have never felt ‘called’ to any ordained ministry, but have always felt Healthcare Chaplaincy was the right place to be from day one. Before chaplaincy took over I had a broadly academic ambition, having studied philosophy and a doctorate in the language of ecumenical theology. I was diagnosed with relapse-remitting MS back in 2013, which rather focused my mind and life priorities , but this has not yet prevented me from enjoying work, life, family, good coffee, reading fantasy novels, trekking across the Sahara and many other things.

A simplified summary of my personal views (not necessarily those of the College!):

  • Chaplaincy should be Generic or Specialist? BOTH
  • Chaplaincy should be religious or non-religious? BOTH
  • Chaplaincy should be all paid or mostly unpaid? MIXED
  • Chaplaincy should be relational or outcome focussed? BOTH
  • Chaplain or Spiritual Care Provider? CHAPLAIN
  • Chaplaincy team or Pastoral/Religious/Spiritual Care team? BOTH
  • Chaplaincy within the MDT or distinct? WITHIN, but in an odd way
  • Future of Healthcare Chaplaincy, bright or challenging? DEFINITELY BOTH

Registrar

VACANCY

Treasurer

Nick Flood
The Sanctuary
Salisbury Road
Plaitford
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 6EE

Professional Officer
Unite Health Sector

Jane Beach
Unite the Union
9-17 Victoria Street
West Bromwich
B70 8HX

Work: 0121 647 4834
Mobile: 07919 324716
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Industrial Officer

Kathy Walters
Unite the Union
6-8 Albion Place
Maidstone
ME145DY

Work: 01622 234101
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Equality and Diversity Officer

Stewart Selby