Father Constantine Osuchukwu - Ballarat
Anglican chaplain, SMB Campus
Constantine is the parish priest of St Paul’s Anglican Church, Bakery Hill in Ballarat, Victoria and a dual citizen of Nigeria and Australia, having migrated here in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and theology from Nigeria and Australian universities respectively. Constantine is currently completing a Masters of Counselling with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) and is a passionate advocate for social and environmental justice, as well as a believer in the latent ability of human beings to find strength and hope within themselves to deal with life’s vicissitudes in order to find growth, hope and opportunity.
Constantine's favourite quote is the African proverb: ‘We are human together’ – which implies that ‘what diminishes one diminishes all, and what enhances one, enhances all.’ Working for the eradication of poverty, inequality and injustice through community development, and provision of opportunities for disadvantaged communities is vital in creating a more humane, just, secure and peaceful world.
His hobbies include travelling, walking, soccer, reading, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and working with disadvantaged individuals and communities to maximise their potentials and to enable their human flourishing. He is also an enthusiastic fan of Chelsea and Essendon football clubs.
Constantine is happy to chat with you anytime if you need a listening ear or in need of a chaplain’s support at the SMB Campus. He is available on Mondays from 9am-4pm on 0455 371 379.