Find a spiritual carer
Our team of spiritual carers, or chaplains, is here to support you if you're looking for community, connection or simply conversation.
The team encourages the search for meaning, respectful dialogue between differing faiths and beliefs, and supports spirituality, faith and healthy religion.
Newton Daddow (Rev.)
Newton is based fulltime at the Hawthorn campus. He periodically visits the other campuses. He is available to all (regardless of religious affiliation) in the Swinburne community on a 'drop-in' basis or you can contact him via email or phone.
Newton is the chaplaincy co-coordinator and responsible for oversight of the multi faith facility. Newton supports an LGTBI-inclusive ministry and is committed to gender equality.
Ruth supports interfaith activities and co-ordinates the Swinburne Choir that is open to all students and staff. She is based part-time at the Hawthorn campus.
Darren Cronshaw (Rev Dr.)
Darren is a chaplain to the wider community of students and staff. He particularly supports international students and post graduate students and researchers, supporting them and their extended families irrespective of faith or belief. He regularly visits the Hawthorn campus and is available on a 'drop-in' basis or you can contact him via email or phone.
Adi Puruṣa Dāsa
Adi is chaplain to Hindu students and an explorer of meaning for people of all beliefs. He periodically visits the Hawthorn campus. Adi is available by appointment.
Bagoes Seta (Rev)
Bagoes is a chaplain to all students and particularly available to international and migrant students. He is fluent in Indonesian. He occasionally visits the Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses. He is available by appointment.
Rashid Mohammed (Imam)
Rashid is chaplain to Muslim students. He occasionally visits the Hawthorn campus. He is available by appointment.
Lifshy is chaplain to Jewish students. She periodically visits the Hawthorn campus. Lifshy is available by appointment.
Jessica Cheung (Rev.)
Jessica is fluent in Cantonese. She particularly supports international students. Jessica occasionally visits the Hawthorn campus and is available by appointment. If you want to find people of your own language group or locate a church with a similar background contact Jessica.