The Director (National)

Fr Greg Bourke is a Diocesan Priest and was ordained in Melbourne in 1981.

He has had appointments as a parish priest and various chaplaincies including to the Deaf Community and Emergency Services.

Fr Greg has a Master of Ministry and has worked in seminary formation as Vice Rector and in the fields of pastoral and spiritual formation.

He also was Director of Ministry to Priests in the Melbourne Archdiocese before becoming National Director of Clergy Life and Ministry.

Director - national

Fr Greg Bourke

Fr Greg Bourke is a Diocesan Priest and was ordained in Melbourne in 1981.

He has had appointments as a parish priest and various chaplaincies including to the Deaf Community and Emergency Services.

Fr Greg has a Master of Ministry and has worked in seminary formation as Vice Rector and in the fields of pastoral and spiritual formation.

He also was Director of Ministry to Priests in the Melbourne Archdiocese before becoming National Director of Clergy Life and Ministry.

Role Description

NAME OF POSITION
Director of the Office for Clergy Life and Ministry

RATIONALE OF POSITION
A full-time executive appointed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), accountable to the Conference through the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry:
(a) to provide impetus, vision and ideas to the Council and be attuned to its advice
(b) to implement policies decided by the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry to support the ongoing education of all bishops, priests and deacons in Australia
(c) to promote support for Bishops and the Diocesan Directors they appoint in their fundamental role for ongoing education and formation
(d) to coordinate a movement with national vision, yet focused on each diocese and on the needs of individual clergy at the various stages of ministry and life.

TASKS
(a) Liaise with Bishops.
(b) Support Diocesan Directors and their teams in creating a national network from which they can draw inspiration, and convene national and regional meetings in collaboration with them.
(c) Travel throughout Australia to hear what clergy are saying, and also discern suitable programs and activities and offer other resources.
(d) Circulate bulletins that inform all clergy of continuing education and encourage them towards a personal responsibility for it.
(e) Manage effectively and efficiently the Office for Clergy Life and Ministry.

ACCOUNTABILITY
(a) Present a report to meetings of the Council.
(b) Submit reports as required to the ACBC through the Bishops Commission for Church Ministry.
(c) Consult the Chairman of the Council whenever appropriate.

REVIEW
A review of performance be conducted every three-year term, at least six months before its completion, by a process involving Council members, Diocesan Directors and Bishops.

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