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Baptist Chaplains Retreat Day


The Baptist Chaplain's Retreat Day is for all Chaplains in the Baptist network, professional or volunteer; military, hospital, school, university, hospice, work place, sports chaplains, rest home chaplains, prison chaplains, (apologies in advance to anyone who feels left out! ) on a self select basis.

Desired Outcomes

This initiative for our many chaplains, serving in a wide variety of contexts is intended to:

  • Recognize and honour chaplaincy as a significant area of ministry

  • Resource and encourage our chaplains

  • Inspire and challenge our chaplains around our core business as disciples

  • Build networks of relationship and support


10:00 am
10:30 am
Session 1
10:50 am

12:15 pm
Session 2
1:30 pm
2:15 pm
3:00 pm
Session 3
3:30 pm
4:15 pm
5:45 pm

Mihi Whakatau
Morning tea 

Kim Workman
Q & A

“A Day in the Life of a Kiwi Chaplain”
Biblical Foundations
Afternoon tea

Sector Groups
Plenary session 
Q & A


Robert Kinsela (Kim) Workman  |  Kim Workman (of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitaane) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police , the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Māori Affairs,  and Ministry of Health. He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 – 1993.  He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Southern California, and Stanford University. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Religious Studies in 2011.   

In 2000, Kim was appointed National Director, Prison Fellowship New Zealand (PFNZ), and retired from that position in 2008. In 2005, Kim was the joint recipient (with Jackie Katounas) of the International Prize for Restorative Justice. 

In 2006 Kim joined with Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army, to launch the “Rethinking Crime and Punishment” (RCP) Strategy. RCP became an influential advocate for criminal and social justice reform, and the reduction of social harm. In 2011 he formed Justspeak, a movement that involves the voice of youth and rangatahi in criminal justice advocacy and reform. conversation and at the decision-making table. He was made a Companion of the Queens Service Order (QSO) in 2007. 

In 2015 he was awarded the R.D. Stout Fellowship at the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies, and is currently completing a publication on ‘The Criminal Justice System, the State, and Māori from 1985 to the present’.  

In 2016, Kim was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature (DLitt Well) by the Council of Victoria University, and the following year, the same degree by the Council of Massey University. 

Kim has four children from his first marriage. He married Carolyn in 1981, and they have two adopted children. He has ten grandchildren, and three great grand-children. His recreational pastimes include, playing and listening to jazz, and gardening. He is currently studying classical piano. 


5 pm Friday
27 October 2017


There will be
after 31 October 2017


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Jill Hitchcock

Office Manager - National Resource Centre

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P: +64 9 526 0338

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National Resource Centre, PO Box 12 149,
Penrose, Auckland 1642

Physical Address
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