Our Team

Shane Dwyer

Shane Dwyer

Shane Dwyer - Director

If there is a single phrase that sums up my life and work it is ‘to know God and to make God known’. Without always realising it, it is in response to this quest that I have made the major decisions of my life – including accepting my current role as Director of the National Centre for Evangelisation.

Over the years I have enjoyed the challenge of attending to this mission by a variety of means, including: the creation of adult faith formation resources, producing and delivering theological courses, and in the provision of faith formation seminars, spiritual direction and retreat leadership in a wide variety of settings.

The desire to contribute to the Church’s mission of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in this country and beyond is what attracted me to this role. I enjoy the chance to assist Catholics and others to come to a deepened understanding of our baptismal vocation and how it is the basis of our mission to the world.

Sharon Brewer

Sharon Brewer

Sharon Brewer - Mission Coordinator

For most of my life I’ve had a connection with the Catholic Church that has gone beyond attendance at the Sunday Mass. As a young person growing up on the South Coast of New South Wales we were blessed to have a great priest who encouraged full participation of the laity. Through his encouragement, and the example of my parents, I enjoyed being involved in liturgical, hospitality and youth ministries.

Moving to Canberra in my late teens I was welcomed into a typical Catholic suburban parish. Through parish life and engagement with various groups and movements, my own family has experienced the richness of what the Catholic Church has to offer.

My work experience includes administrative and clerical roles in the Public Service, adult education in ITC and various administrative and ministry roles in parishes and the archdiocese.

Through my work at the National Centre for Evangelisation I hope I can help people, no matter where they are on life’s journey, to come to know what it means to have Christ in their life.

Caroline Ross - Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Irene Sutherland

Irene Sutherland

Irene Sutherland - Digital Media and Strategy Manager for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Irene works closely with the Catholic Enquiry Centre through the National Centre for Evangelisation on strategic planning and the use of digital technologies to achieve outcomes.

She has a Master of Marketing and specialises in audience engagement.

Irene is also a Certified Salesforce Administrator.

She has over 20 years’ experience in public art museum management and previously worked as a volunteer coordinator for St Vincent de Paul Society and as a classroom teacher.

Irene is a practicing artist specialising in the religious genre. She has a particular interest in the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and, with her husband, has undertaken two Caminos so far.


 To contact any of the team email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Phone: 1300 4 FAITH (1300 432 484)