What is chaplaincy? Our response is: “it’s a transformational movement set outside the walls of the traditional church!” Chaplains are called to provide spiritual care through incarnational ministry of both word and deed to the distinctive communities they serve in. Our chaplains perform a full range of ministerial services, including preaching and teaching, administering sacraments, officiating weddings and funerals, spiritual direction/life coaching, and providing the ministry of presence in both crisis and everyday situations.

​Chaplains provide pastoral care in a wide variety of community and government organizations including healthcare, Corrections Canada, emergency services, Canadian Armed Forces, communities, corporates, campuses, and more. Whether chaplains are full-time professionals or part-time volunteers, they are connecting with the heart of the community in a way that is redemptive and intentional.

AAC-WDO District Chaplaincy Lead Team 

  • Karen Hansen – Manager, Spiritual Care Acute Covenant Health
  • Kris Knutson – Director of Programs with The Mustard Seed Edmonton
  • Helen Bennett - Chaplain with Alberta Health Services
  • Jill Burt – Corporate Chaplain with Christenson Communities
  • Cyril Gowler – Corporate Chaplain with All Weather Windows Ltd.
  • Albert Kwan – Chaplain, Wing Kei Care Centre Calgary


On the national level we have the Association of Alliance Chaplains (AAC); which is a part of the Justice and Compassion Ministry at The Alliance Canada.