Future of chaplaincy looks bright

By Holly Tregenza

THE Chaplaincy fundraiser dinner held last month was a raging success, raising enough money to secure the future of chaplaincy at Kyabram P-12 College — and beyond.

Chaplain Liz Spicer, who was recently nominated for the Australian Women's Honour Roll, plays a crucial role in the welfare of not only the students, but also the parents and staff.

And her impact on Kyabram at large is clear from the more than 100 guests that came to the dinner and donated to the cause.

In her speech, Liz paraphrased Matt:26 — taking creative licence to deliver a Kyabram-esque version.

“Jesus said I was hungry and you gave me toasties and apples.
“I was thirsty and you gave me a drink (water and cup of soup).
“I was a student at Ky p-12 college and you clothed me in uniform.
“I was in Kyabram hospital and you visited me.
“The people said, when did we see you like this, Jesus?
“And he replied, what you did for the least of these you did for me.”

She thanked everyone who got involved with the fundraiser and gave to the program.

The night's guest speaker was Bindi Cole Chocka, one of the original plaintiffs who prevailed against Andrew Bolt and the Herald Sun in the famous Racial Discrimination Act court case in 2010.

From child neglect, drug abuse and years in prison to success, influence and national celebrity as an artist, Bindi now speaks against victimhood and identity politics and the power of forgiveness and grace.

“Bindi was an amazing guest speaker with so much wisdom and grace,” Liz said.

If you missed the dinner but would still like to donate, direct debit transfers can be made to the following account.

Name: Kyabram Chaplaincy Committee
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 110323185