Congregational Leadership

The Congregational Centre is currently located in Wexford, Ireland. The Leader and one member of the Team minister in Ireland and two members of the Team minister in Australia.

At the Congregational Chapter held at Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Co Wexford, Ireland, in April 2013, the Sisters of St John of God elected the Leadership Team for the next six years (2013 – 2019).

Sister Brid Ryan, a native of Murroe, Co Limerick, Ireland, was re-elected Congregational Leader. Brid has a background in education, counselling and leadership, having spent many years in Special Education, as well as counselling services with the St Vincent DePaul Society.

The following Sisters were elected to the Leadership Team:

Sr Geraldine Fitzpatrick was elected a member of the Leadership Team. She has the specific role of Regional Leader, Ireland. Geraldine is a native of New Ross, Co Wexford and comes to the Team with wide experience of ministry in the area of psychology and counselling.

Sr. Isobel Moran was also elected to the Leadership Team. As a member of the Team her specific role is Regional Leader, Australia. Isobel is a native of rural Victoria, Australia, and comes to the team with a range of gifts and skills in medicine, Health Care and leadership. As well as ministry in Australia, Isobel has also ministered in Pakistan and Hong Kong.

Sr. Mary Kiely, a native of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, was re-elected to the Leadership Team. Her role is Assistant Leader and Secretary. Mary has a background in education, social work and leadership.She spent the last thirty years in various ministries in Australia including indigenous education and pastoral ministry with families in rural and remote parts of Western Queensland.

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L. to R: Mary Kiely, Brid Ryan, Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Isobel Moran

“Effective leadership enables the Congregation to discern God’s call and empowers it to
move in that direction…….It facilitates an openness to the initiatives of individuals,
to the challenges of society, and to the call of the Church. It …leads to enthusiasm for
the mission of the Congregation.”

(From: Sisters of St John of God Constitutions, Art. 94)