Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop of Brisbane

Archbishop Mark came to Brisbane over ten years ago and is well known for his robust knowledge of and ability to teach scripture, specialising in the Gospel of Luke.

He has recently just completed two terms as President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

At the Summit Archbishop Mark will be sharing his vision and priorities for the future of the Archdiocese in this changing era.

Bishop Tim Norton SVD

Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

Bishop Tim Norton SVD was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Brisbane in St Stephen’s Cathedral on 22 February, 2022.

He has an intense interest in culture, and the mission of God in the world, whatever shape or form that may take. He is a big advocate for ministry to multicultural communities and has worked thus through his Order all over the world.

Sherry Weddell

Author & Co-founder of Catherine of Siena Institute, USA

Sherry is the author of the best-selling book Forming Intentional Disciples and Fruitful Discipleship. She is also the editor and contributor to Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples.  

She is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute which trains Catholic leaders in 21st Century evangelisation and well-known for its Called & Gifted discernment process, designed by Sherry in 1993.

Fr Frank Brennan

Jesuit Priest, Rector of Newman College.

Fr Frank Brennan is a Jesuit priest and Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne, a professor of Law and a research professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

He chaired the National Human Rights Consultation for the Rudd Government and was a member of the Turnbull Government’s expert panel which conducted the Religious Freedom Review.  He served on the Senior Advisory Group to the Morrison Government help guide the Co-Design process to develop options for an Indigenous voice to parliament.

Lana Turvey-Collins

Plenary Facilitator

Lana is the Mission Director for Catholic Mission in Australia a role she has recently returned to after being seconded by the Australian Bishop Conference to be the Plenary Facilitator from 2020-2022 to facilitate the process of listening, dialogue and discernment of the future of the Church in Australia.

Lana has a wealth of experience in senior leadership, strategic planning, facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Prior to this Lana has worked as diocesan director in Sydney and Broken Bay and spent time Zambia working with the Zambian Bishops Conference and the Pontifical Missions Society. 


Renee Kohler-Ryan

University of Notre Dame

Professor Renée Köhler-Ryan is the National Head of School of Philosophy and Theology for the University of Notre Dame Australia. A philosopher by vocation, she has over the past few years been involved with the activities of synodality in Australia. Dr. Köhler-Ryan chaired the Discernment and Writing Group on “Conversion, Renewal, and Reform” for the recent Plenary Council of Australia, where she was also a delegate and member of the Drafting Committee. She also represented the ACBC in preparing the synthesis report for Oceania for the Continental stage of the Synod on Communion, Participation and Mission. She is actively involved in providing programs of study and professional development for teachers, with a commitment to Catholic education in all of its dimensions.

Robert Falzon

Co-founder, menALIVE

Robert Falzon is a husband, father, businessman, co-founder of menALIVE and published author.

In 2007 Robert sold his primary manufacturing business to focus in a full-time volunteer capacity with menALIVE, a national Catholic men’s ministry.

Robert is the author of How to Grow a Men’s Ministry and co-author of The Father Factor and presented a 12-part program The Gospel of Life for Shalom Media.


Dr Paul Morrissey | Principal, Campion College 

Dr Maeve Heaney | Director, Xavier Centre for Theological Formation, Holy Spirit Seminary 

Kym Keady | Director, Ignite Youth

Steph Unger  | Mission & Identity, Brisbane Catholic Education

Clare Schwantes & Michael Mangan | Liturgy Consultants, Liturgy Brisbane

Br Ian Cribb SJ | CEO, Jesuit & Ignatian Spirituality, Australia

Roby Curtis | Director, Emmanuel City Mission

Dr Peter Pellicaan


Teresa McGrath


Shane Dwyer


Chantale Wilson


Steph Rogers


The Archdiocesan Summit project is managed by Evangelisation Brisbane​

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