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Associate Minister

Willoughby Park Anglican Church, Sydney


Trainer and Mentor

City Bible Forum 

Caroline Spencer


I'm a qualified Pastoral Supervisor with 20+ years of ministry experience

and I'm passionate about helping others thrive in their ministry practice. 

For the first 15 years of my ministry life, I had no idea how valuable Pastoral Supervision could be. I battled on through various ministry challenges and burnout. As I reflected on these experiences, I'm thankful for the self-awareness and self-insights that helped me to survive and even flourish in ministry.

In 2017 I had the opportunity to help develop a new subject at Moore Theological College, Sydney called "Intentional Ministry Reflection". I wrote the textbook which was a wonderful opportunity to develop a framework that others could use to reflect well on their ministry experiences. I also did Group Supervision of students as part of this experience.

An opportunity to develop further in this space came in 2021 with undertaking a Certificate in Pastoral Supervision (St Mark's Theological College, Canberra). Supervision is all about providing a safe and brave space for ministry workers to reflect on their ministry practice in order to grow in wisdom, faithfulness and resilience. This is for their own sake, as well as the sake of those they serve. As part of the course I benefited enormously from being supervised myself.   

I am passionate about helping other ministry workers and believe Pastoral Supervision can help us thrive in ministry. 

Looking for a Pastoral Supervisor?

Like to explore the difference Pastoral Supervision (face-to-face or via zoom)

could make to your ministry practice? If so, then please get in touch below.

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

"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."


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Peter Mayrick, Senior Consultant, Centre for Ministry Development

"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."

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


"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."

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


"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."

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