The Archbishop Philip Wilson and Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall are assisted in their leadership of the archdiocese by Chancellors Heather Carey, Helen O'Brien and Pauline Connelly.
Heather Carey is a Chancellor in the Archdiocese of Adelaide and she is a member of the Archbishop’s Leadership Team. She has specific oversight of Events and Special Projects, Archives, the Multicultural Office, Catholic Communities, Catholic Charities, and Evangelisation.
Heather is actively involved with Youth and Young Families and the Diocese considers the possibilities for their welcome, engagement and involvement as critical areas of the work of ‘Renewing Parishes’.
Heather's role as Chancellor also includes involvement in developing and implementing the strategic goals of the Archdiocese.
Heather works closely with the Diocesan Pastoral Council and chairs the Archdiocesan Council for Ministry for Young Adults and is EO of the Archdiocesan Council for Young Families. She is a member of various Committees and Councils and also works closely and supportively with parishes, agencies and multicultural communities across the Archdiocese.
A former teacher, Heather was one of the Co-Principals at Mary MacKillop College, Kensington and one of the founding Co-Principals at Nazareth Catholic College in Flinders Park, before moving into the Diocesan Office as Chancellor.
Heather is member of the Emmaus Parish.
Phone: 08 8210 8278
Helen works with Chancellors and other Church leaders in determining opportunities for the ongoing development of the Archdiocese of Adelaide. Presently, this involves engagement in the New Directions strategy where opportunities for renewal of parish life, including continuing to invite young families and young people into the life of the Church, are being explored.
Helen leads the Catholic system of schools in South Australia where the formation of young people and those that lead them is paramount. She had held senior leadership positions within Catholic Education SA all of which have been characterised by a commitment to ensuring strong partnerships with families and parishes and the best possible outcomes for the young people involved.
Helen is a member of the Salisbury Catholic Parish and has a strong interest in and commitment to its social justice work and the Eucharistic life of the parish.
Phone: 8301 6600
Pauline grew up in Port Pirie and was educated by the Good Samaritan Sisters.
She obtained an Honours Degree in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia and in the 1980’s and 90’s, worked as a Marriage and Family Counsellor.
In 1994 Pauline, along with Bishop Eugene Hurley, began Centacare Catholic Family Services in the Port Pirie Diocese and was the inaugural Director for seven years.
Pauline was on the Board of Centacare Australia for three years, and in the early 2000s, she chaired the National Marriage and Family Council under the then Minister of Family Services Hon Amanda Vanstone.
Pauline is currently the Assistant Director of Centacare Catholic Family Services in the Archdiocese of Adelaide and has been with Centacare in Adelaide for 13 years.
Pauline is also a Chancellor within the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
In 2013 Pauline was made a Dame in the Order of St Gregory the Great, an honour bestowed by Pope Francis.
Pauline has worked with and supported refugees in detention, works with and supports the aboriginal community, in particular the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry at the Otherway Centre, and received a NAIDOC Award in 2013. Pauline also supports the Aboriginal staff at Centacare and is responsible for their cultural wellbeing and care within the workplace.
Pauline also has a regular segment on 891ABC radio talking relationship and life issues.
Pauline has 4 children and four grandchildren.
Phone: 8210 8200
Teresa’s role with the Archdiocese is Director, Ministry and Leadership. This provides opportunities for Teresa to work closely with chaplains, the Child Protection Unit, Clergy Care Team, Ministry Formation Program and the Office for Worship, among other teams. Teresa has recently commenced in the role of Executive Officer for the New Directions Taskforce, which has oversight of a range of initiatives focusing on the pastoral renewal of the Archdiocese.
Teresa was the first lay pastoral associate in the Diocese of Port Pirie, undertaking ministry in the parish of Whyalla. She was a member of the Implementation Committee for the Commission for Australian Catholic Women and served two terms as an inaugural member of the Commission, including sharing in the role of deputy chair.
She has managed a range of Family Relationship Services including Dispute Resolution Services and Relationship Education teams for Centacare in Port Pirie Diocese and the Archdiocese of Adelaide as well as lecturing in social work and mediation at the University of South Australia.