The Bishop of the Diocese, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, has announced the appointment of a new Director of Catholic Schools. His statement follows:
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David Condon to the position of Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Lismore.
Mr Condon has been Acting Director since last April, and his new appointment is effective to 31 December 2015.
David brings to this role a lifetime of commitment to the Church and to the apostolate of Catholic education. He has served in a number of positions in the Diocese of Lismore over 15 years, and comes to his new position with the support of the Clergy, School Principals and the Catholic Schools Council. He served as a principal of both primary and secondary schools and has extensive experience in educational administration in his responsibilities in the Catholic Schools Office as Head of Human Resources and Assistant Director, School Resources Services.
David has worked consistently for the implementation of our goals for Catholic Education in the Diocese following the “Crossroads” Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of NSW and the ACT and as set forth in our own Foundational Beliefs and Practices – The Essential Framework . He has a deep understanding and commitment to parish-based schooling within the Diocese and the functions of service to parish schools afforded by the Schools Office. He also has wide practical experience in working collaboratively with the other offices of the Bishop’s Curia to ensure the best provision of services and resources across our parish school network.
Beyond the Diocese, David has served as a member of the NSW Catholic Education Commission and was a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.
I express my gratitude to David’s family, his wife Diane, and sons Damien and Michael, who have so generously supported him across his years of service to Catholic education. Our good wishes are extended to them as David takes up these demanding responsibilities in the service of the Church.
Please join with me in your prayers for David as he takes up his new responsibility, and I assure him of our warm and collaborative welcome in the communio of the Diocese and its clergy.
Most Revd Geoffrey Jarrett
Bishop of Lismore