Students from all faiths – or no faith – are welcome to make contact with a chaplain to discuss matters of faith and spirituality, or to use our services.

The Victoria University chaplains respect the uniqueness of each individual's faith expression and are here to listen, encourage and develop each person’s spiritual journey.


Our chaplains are from different faith backgrounds and can help you with:

  • mentoring and friendly support
  • pastoral counselling for spiritual, religious and personal issues
  • study groups or workshops on scripture, faith and personal growth
  • on campus expressions of spirituality or connection to local faith communities
  • a safe place to debrief any spiritual conversations that you've had with people that you know or have just met.

If a chaplain is unable to help you, they will refer you to someone better equipped to support you where you need assistance.

Meet the VU Chaplains

Ken Johnston

Ken is a pastor of a Christian church and has been listening to and journeying with tertiary students for many years.

He went to high school in the western suburbs, moved around Melbourne and is now glad to be back in the west. Ken is married with four children and is a member of the interfaith Council for Chaplains in Tertiary Institutions.

Contact Ken

Ken is available once a week to meet with you, or by appointment.

Days: Tuesdays 9am–2pm (or by appointment)

Location: St Albans Campus, room 4N136
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 0407 828 142

Tiff Hall

Tiff (she/her/hers) is passionate about people flourishing in all aspects of their lives through connecting with something bigger. She loves meeting Uni students and staff, and is looking forward to hearing how she can serve you and the broader University community.

She has training in pastoral care and theology and is a member of the Council for Chaplains in Tertiary Institutions.

Contact Tiff

Tiff is available by appointment.

Days: Tuesday - Thursday 
Location: Footscray Park, Footscray Nicholson or the City campuses
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 0403 132 750