Caroline Spencer

What is Pastoral Supervision?

Pastoral supervision is a safe and brave space for ministry workers to reflect on their ministry practice in order to become wiser practitioners and grow in faithfulness and resilience, for their sake and the sake of those they serve.

Pastoral supervision is about reflection not reporting.

My qualifications

  • Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (St Mark's Theological College, Canberra)

  • B.D. (Moore Theological College, Sydney)

  • Certificate in Bowen Family Systems Theory (Family Systems Institute, Sydney)


My experience

  • 18 years of full-time paid ministry. I currently work for an Anglican church in Sydney as well as a non-denominational organisation called City Bible Forum.

  • Assisting with the development of the Intentional Ministry Reflection subject at Moore Theological College including writing the course textbook (2018-2020).


Considering Pastoral Supervision?

If you are a ministry worker and would like to explore the possibility of receiving pastoral supervision (face-to-face or via zoom), then please get in touch below.

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"I have worked closely with Caroline over the years and have been impressed with her deep insight into people and the processes that affect their thinking and behaviours. I have seen many people benefit from her wisdom and have no hesitation in recommending Caroline as a very valuable pastoral supervisor."

Archie Poulos, Head of Department of Ministry, Moore Theological College and Director of Centre for Ministry Development


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"Caroline has a depth of ministry experience and has a helpful curiosity which is required to help people reflect deeply on their role and practice. I commend Caroline to anyone interested in working with a pastoral supervisor."

Peter Mayrick, Senior Consultant, Centre for Ministry Development

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"Caroline has a deep and rich experience in enabling people to develop skills of reflective practice. She is passionate about helping people in ministry develop their confidence and skills. I can heartily recommend Caroline as a great pastoral supervisor."

Edward Vaughan, Lead Consultant with City-to-City Australia and qualified pastoral supervisor

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"I have found that Caroline as a supervisor has facilitated my reflective thinking and promoted pastoral and leadership skill development. She does this through using her wealth of knowledge and experience, and strengthened by self directed and goal orientated approaches. I believe she would be a helpful pastoral supervisor for ministry workers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, because she is able to tailor her approach to meet their needs."

Veronica Ng, Membership and Community outreach Director, St James Anglican Church, Berala

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