“So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are in the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 (ESV)
The Chaplaincy team at HillSide Christian College exists to provide support and pastoral care to our College community.
Paul Johnston (Mr.J)
Paul’s role as a Chaplain at HillSide Christian College comes after seven years in three local public schools, where he worked as a primary school Chaplain. After 26 years in computer servicing, he trained at Tabor Bible College to gain a Diploma in Ministry, and has extensive experience in pastoral care, encouragement and support for students, parents and teachers. As a father of five adult children and grandfather of their twenty offspring, Paul is a keen family man with a strong and vital faith. He has lived in the local Forrestfield area, with his wife Jennifer for their thirty eight years together.
He is available to the whole College community, especially the students and their families, and is very willing to offer a confidential listening ear and a caring presence when this may help. In the grind and storms of life, he is here and ready to give emotional and spiritual support, and to pray with and for you if wanted. We all need an extra caring friend from time to time, and that is what the Chaplain’s role is. Each Chaplain is also involved in nurturing and looking out for the spiritual life of the students both through devotional input and personal interaction from day to day, as opportunity allows.
Kyla is married and has three children, two boys and a little girl. She began working at HillSide in 2002 as the office receptionist and later on established the chaplaincy programme at the school in 2007 and worked as the school chaplain up until 2013. After completing a Bachelor of Counselling, she worked for Anglicare as a Children/Adolescent counsellor in addition to a local high school. She returned to the chaplaincy role and to working with the school community once again. Kyla often conducts connect groups for parents and carers, in addition to providing support for the students. Keep an eye out on the College website for these types of activities.