Regional campus services

Chris Parnell - Chaplain


The Chaplaincy service at the Albury-Wodonga campus is offered by a team from some of the town's churches to support students and staff. The Chaplaincy Coordinator works full time but shares her time between La Trobe and Charles Sturt universities. Volunteers who have been selected and trained staff the office when she is not on campus. Chaplaincy provides opportunities for peace, for prayer and Bible study and for reflection on issues of faith and life. It also provides practical support for students in need.

The chaplains will refer students and staff to clergy or appropriate leaders of other religious traditions on request.

Groups and activities
The Albury-Wodonga Chaplaincy offers hospitality on a drop-in basis, or by appointment, with someone to listen to your concerns over hot drinks and biscuits. Student poverty is a recognized difficulty and we also offer practical help if we are able. This currently takes the form of non-perishable foods and other items (eg toiletries) available from the "goods trolley" located in the Student Services Waiting Room (room 4214 in the Admin Building) during normal office hours and Bakers' Delight day-old bread on Thursdays.

Room 4238, Administration Building 4
(near Counselling and Academic Language and Learning)
T: (02) 6024 9753
F: (02) 6024 9777

Rev. Judy Redman


Reverend Dr Judy Redman is a Uniting Church minister who has coordinated chaplaincy for the Albury-Wodonga campuses of both Charles Sturt and La Trobe Universities for seven years. Prior to this, she was chaplain to the University of New England for nine years and to Monash Gippsland (now Federation University) for nearly six years.

She is interested in contemplative spirituality and mindfulness and facilitates labyrinths on campus on a regular basis. She is also actively interested in interfaith dialogue and ecotheology. Her doctoral research was on how what we know about human memory affects how we understand the differences in versions of Jesus’s parables in different gospels and she is now editing the thesis for publication. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, knitting and walking for exercise.

Judy is on La Trobe campus on Mondays and Wednesdays but available by phone or email the rest of the week or by appointment on campus on Fridays.

M: 0437 044579


Chris Parnell

An Interfaith minister who has been involved in interfaith and multifaith activities for nearly 30 years, Chris has served as a Police Chaplain, CFA Chaplain, Industry Chaplain and Prison Chaplain for several years. He has a Batchelor of Theology, Diploma of Ministry, training in pastoral care and related qualifications. He is Executive Officer of the Shepparton Interfaith Network. Chris is also actively interested ethnic and multicultural affairs and participates in the Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministry.