Sr Maria Wheeler RSC joins Diocesan Audit Committee

Sister of Charity brings a wealth of leadership experience in education and governance.
Sr Maria Wheeler RSC is welcomed by the Chief of Operations & Finance, Geoff Officer, and Vicar General Very Rev Peter G Williams VG EV. Image: Diocese of Parramatta.

By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook

Sr Maria Wheeler RSC was appointed to the Diocese of Parramatta’s Diocesan Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee, effective 24 January 2017 for a term of three years.

Sr Maria was born in Sydney, grew up in the Hunter Valley and boarded at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point, where she was Principal from 1977 to 1983.

For 14 years Sr Maria was Principal of Mt Carmel High School, in Hobart, Tasmania. She also taught at the former Sisters of Charity day and boarding school, Mount St Mary’s, Katoomba.

Other recent leadership roles include being a Non-Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria. She was the Inaugural Executive Director of the Sisters of Charity Foundation.

Sr Maria has been honoured for her contribution to education administration with a Fellowship of the Australian College of Education and the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Award for Outstanding Contribution to Catholic Education in Tasmania.

Sr Maria assists at the Congregational Office of the Australian Sisters of Charity in Bondi Junction and is a mentor in the Australian Catholic University’s Clemente Program.

The Australian Sisters of Charity were the first women religious to arrive in Australia and first worked in the area of Parramatta. Sisters of Charity take a special fourth vow, of Service to the Poor.

Sr Maria said she looks forward to her time on the Diocesan Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee, helping to ensure responsible stewardship. “Hopefully, I’ll make a positive contribution,” she said.

Source: Diocese of Parramatta.

Posted on 22 March 2017.


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