Susan Pascoe AM has been invited to participate in the Synod October ’23 session as an expert/facilitator. She is a member of the Vatican Commission on Methodology, planning for the 2023 Synod on Synodality. She chairs Catholic Emergency Relief Australia (CERA) and has held a number of senior roles in the Church and government, including inaugural Commissioner for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and head of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria. She is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Western Australia.
Susan Sullivan attended the final session of the German Synodal Way in February 2023 at the invitation of co-chairs of the German Synod, Bishop Georg Baetzing Chair of the German Bishops’ Conference (DBK) and Dr Irme Stetter-Karp, President of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK, the main organisation of lay Catholics in Germany). Among key themes, she noted: ‘A prophetic voice which takes us into the reality of the world’ and, ‘The Church must find the way of the people and not determine the ways of the people’. Susan recently retired from ACU where she managed the Ministry Leadership Program.