Our Supervision Team
Our supervisors come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and are equipped to hold you in the Love of God with compassion as you engage with your situation. They are committed to empower and equip you with skills and support.
Research shows that choice is an important element in finding a Supervisor who is the right fit for you. Below is a brief introduction of the Supervision team.
Our qualified team of supervisors has a sound understanding of Christian spirituality and issues associated ministry and caring professions.
Amongst their diverse backgrounds and experience you will be matched with a supervisor who is right for you.
Joan Wright Howie
Joan Wright Howie embraces life with playful enthusiasm and gentle attention to the Sacred. She is the minister of the Habitat Uniting Church in Hawthorn and Canterbury.
As part of her ministry, Joan provides spiritual direction, supervision and retreat leadership. The holding space she invites practicing the art of attending to the presence of God.
Joan's qualifications include BA, BTheology, MA in spiritual direction, Graduate Certificate in Supervision and the life experience of the joys and sorrows that unfold in marriage, friendship and parenting.
Marcel Koper has a MSW, a postgrad dip in gestalt therapy as well as Dips in drug and alcohol work and other areas. He has studied and researched the effectiveness of clinical supervision and has lived part of his life as a missionary in the Catholic Church.
Marcel has a wealth of spiritual formation and is informed largely by his experience of a need for ongoing and regular supervision for all carers.
Marcel has been supervising clergy and people in Christian ministry for many years, now in his private practice. He has been working in the helping professions for over 15 years in counseling and critical incident.
Peter Ross has been a psychologist and psychotherapist for many years. However his deepest interest is in spirituality, which he has explored from different faith perspectives and depth psychology over the years.
For the past 15 years, Peter has been involved in a contemplative practice group, which provides the experiential context for his current reflections and understandings.
Peter's work has led him to understand that spirituality requires incarnation and that ego needs to be placed within the perspective of the spiritual if we are to realize our full humanity.
Interested in becoming a Supervisor?
If you are a trained supervisor and would like to join the Habitat Supervision Space team we'd be glad to talk with you about adding your profile to this page. Please contact Joan and Marcel.