Distinguished New Zealand-born theologian Shane Dwyer has been appointed Assistant Director of Formation and took up his new position earlier this month.
Shane is a highly respected figure in adult faith education and spirituality and has held senior positions in a number of dioceses and tertiary institutions across Australia and New Zealand.
He comes into the new role after working for the past five years as Adult Faith Education and Spirituality Formator with the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and the Diocese of Wollongong.
Shane was also Academic Dean of the Broken Bay Institute and a Director of Academic Resources at the Sydney College of Divinity.
Lasallian Mission Services Director of Formation, Brother John Cantwell said Shane's appointment would greatly enhance Lasallian programs in the years ahead.
"It's wonderful to be able to welcome Shane to our team", Br John said.
"Every aspect of his background and experience will enrich our programs of professional development and formation".
Shane began his theological work in New Zealand as a Faith Educator and Spiritual Director at the Marist Seminary and the Good Shepherd Theological College in Auckland.
He holds postgraduate qualifications in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and has had extensive experience in the delivery of distance and online education through the Broken Bay Institute in Sydney.
Br John said Shane's experience in this field will be invaluable.
"We are expecting to use the Broken Bay Institute's online platform to allow participants in our programs to follow up face-to-face meetings and to extend their accreditation hours", Br John explained.
"Having Shane now involved in our planning with the institute will be a bonus".