Chaplaincy Christian Ministry

A strong School Chaplaincy attached to the Holland Village Methodist Church and located on the school grounds provides full time spiritual and practical support to the school community.

The Chaplaincy oversees the weekly chapel service for all students and staff which is an integral aspect of the school’s mission to develop well-rounded students of strong moral character who excel academically, physically, socially and spiritually. The student Chapel Band and Worship Group participate in each Chapel service. Chapel is held in the purpose-built Oldham Chapel building.

The Chaplaincy Team is lead by Pastor Joel Yang with support from Mrs. Esther Kasinathan- Elessa, and Ms. Jelin Tan – Photo and caption

The chaplaincy team oversees Christian ministry in terms of the five components of WORSHIP, CONNECT, GROW, SERVE and REACH OUT in the school. We ensure the smooth running of the five components.


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Jelin Tan, Pastor Joel Yong and Esther Kasinathan
Rev Joel Yong has been appointed Pastor-In-Charge of Holland Village Methodist Church w.e.f. 1 August 2014. Rev Joel Yong is a Methodist Elder who has served the Trinity Annual Conference of The Methodist Church in Singapore since 2003.
Having majored in both English Language & Geography, Ps Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from The National University of Singapore in 2000. After attaining his Masters in Divinity from Trinity Theological College in 2003, Ps Joel has served as pastor to the following churches: Bedok Methodist (2003-2008), Faith Methodist (2008-2013) and Wesley Methodist (2013-2014) between the years 2003 – 2014. He was also the chaplain of Geylang Methodist School (Primary & Secondary) and later Anglo Chinese Junior College during the abovementioned period. He has also previously served as Assistant Director of TRAC Board of Youth Ministry, and as member of the TRAC Board of Missions for 8 years. He is presently the Chairperson of TRAC Board of Worship and Music for this Quadrennium.
Ps Joel is married to Arlene and they have two son, Pyro Jaden and Declan.