2 more appointments to Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Director of  The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand, Professor Anne Tuohy, has announced two new appointments to positions in the Institute.

Dr Chris Duthie-Jung is to be Head of Partnerships and Director of the National Centre for Religious Studies.

Mrs Anne Kennedy is to be Associate Director National Centre for Religious Studies, Curriculum.

When announcing the appointments, Tuohy said “This is a challenging and exciting time for Catholic education in New Zealand and these appointments signal TCI’s commitment to supporting strong Catholic leadership and learning excellence within the Catholic Sector.

“Chris brings rich experience gained at both local and national levels in a wide variety of roles in pastoral ministry, education and theology to this newly established role,” she said.

“Anne is well known in Catholic Education having successfully fulfilled key responsibilities, also at local and national levels, across the Catholic School sector.”

Kennedy will begin work on 14 October and is to be based in Dunedin.

Duthie-Jung, who will take up his appointment some time in the next two months, is to be based in Wellington.

Anne Kennedy has had extensive experience as a primary teacher and school principal. She was the Coordinator-Editor of the National Primary Religious Education Programme and more recently she has taken up the role of Religious Education Consultant for the Diocese of Dunedin.

She has qualifications in education, theology, and religious education.

Her Master’s thesis, awarded with distinction, focused on New Zealand Children’s Spirituality. She contributes nationally to teachers’ Professional and Academic development in this area, which along with Religious Education is her area of special interest and expertise.

She is married to Tony and has three adult children and four grandchildren.

Duthie-Jung has been a lecturer at The Catholic Institute. He has been involved in a wide range of church ministries in the Palmerston North Diocese and Wellington Archdiocese.

When he was the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Wellington, Duthie-Jung was involved in a wide range of youth ministry initiatives at the national level.

He completed a BTh at Otago University and a Masters degree in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven. In 2012, he was awarded a Doctorate in Ministry from the Sydney College of Divinity. His topic was “Processes of Secularisation and the Catholic Identity of Contemporary Catholic Young Adults.”

Chris and Veronika have three children, two boys at St Bernard’s College and a daughter at St Peter and Paul School in Lower Hutt.


New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Additional reading

News category: New Zealand.

Tags: , ,