The Executive Committee

ANZACPE business is overseen by an Executive Committee consisting of the Association’s:

  • elected officers (President, Deputy President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.)
  • immediate past president
  • Chair of Professional Standards Committee
  • Chair of Registration and Certification Committee AND
  • a representative from each Member Association (Usually the Member Association’s president), AND
  • a representative from Spiritual Care Australia


President – Stephen Delbridge (ASACPEV)

Stephen Delbridge is a Level 2 Clinical Pastoral Supervisor in the Austin CPE Centre in Melbourne.  Stephen has been supervising CPE for ten years and has been in clinical spiritual practice for 19 years.  Stephen’s encounter with CPE began as a youth leader and then after completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science informed his practice as an Agricultural Consultant in the Victorian Mallee.  Stephen and his wife Elizabeth followed their calls to Anglican ministry, completing Bachelors in Divinity, and were ordained in the same ordination service in St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral.  After some time in parish ministry Stephen secured the position as Anglican Chaplain at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. When he became Coordinator of Anglican Chaplains for the Diocese he began supervision training and has offered this expertise to those in formation and training and those discerning a vocation in spiritual care ministry.  Stephen is a Life Member of Spiritual Care Australia having offered leadership on the Board and in the SCA Victorian branch.  Stephen is on the Council and Vice-Chair of the Board of Spiritual Health Association.  Stephen was elected to the ASAPEV executive in 2018.

Vice President – Annie Baker (QICPE)

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Secretary – Helen Vester

Helen is a CPE Educaor with ACPEWA, offering CPE at the Royal Perth Hospital CPE Centre and supervision in private practice. She has a background in education as well as experience in pastoral care within hospital and prison contexts. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Theology (distinction), Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Graduate Diploma of Education (distinction) and Bachelor of Technology (1st class Honours). Helen’s hobby is hiking in the great outdoors. She walked the Camino across Spain in 2019 and has enjoyed hikes within Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.


Treasurer – Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown has been a CPE Supervisor since 2008 and a volunteer Pastoral Carer since 2004.  As an accredited CPE Educator for the Queensland Institute of Clinical Pastoral Education (QICPE Inc), Cathy conducts CPE units at the Prince Charles Hospital, Logan Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and in Townsville.  She enjoys being able to help the ANZACPE committee in a very practical way through her treasurer duties


Registrar – Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a CPE Supervisor with the New Zealand Association. He is a member of the Wellington group. He is an Anglican priest serving in the Parish of the Rangitikei. His qualifications include M.Sc., Ad.dip. Theol., Cert.Ed. Though now almost retired his professional life was spent variously as a teacher (theology and philosophy), high school senior leader and Chaplain in U.K. and N.Z. Latterly he has been responsible for the management of hospital chaplains in New Zealand’s lower North Island.


Chair of Professional Standards Committee – Heather Somerville

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Michelle Benjamin (ACPEWA)

Michelle is a Clinical Pastoral Educator [ACPEWA Inc.] having been awarded her credential in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing Primary Care), Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction.  Michelle is the Centre Director of the Perth Community CPE Centre.  She also maintains an independent supervisory practice.  She is an active and committed member of ACPEWA, having served as Vice President, President and Secretary of the Management Committee and Chair of the Registration and Certification Committee. “Supervision of another who is keen to begin or continue their formation as one who offers professional pastoral care is a privilege for me.  As I accompany another in this journey, I aim to work in such a way that the term “The Living Human Document” can become more real and appreciated.”


Shoshana Kaminsky (SANTACPE)

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Amy Finiki (NZACPE)

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Gwen Vale (NSWCCPE)

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Paul Hueston (TASPE)

Paul has been a CPE supervisor since 2011 and is currently the Centre Director at the Tasmanian Centre for CPE, based at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH). Paul is the current president of the Tasmanian Association for Supervised Pastoral Education and is coordinator of the RHH Chaplaincy Services. Paul has been at the RHH since 2011 and before that was working as Chaplain at Liverpool Hospital Sydney. Paul has degree qualifications in Theology and in Aviation Technology and is passionate about pastoral care supervision and training, especially in the health care context.