Meet our team
Helen Forde - Chief Executive Officer
We were incredibly blessed to have Helen join us as our first Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Helen has been a long-time supporter of Jesuit Mission and served on our Board during 2015. She even spent some months experiencing our work first-hand with Sr Denise Coghlan RSM and Monsignor Kike Figuaredo SJ at Jesuit Service in Cambodia in 2004. Helen’s commitment to serving others has led to her extensive experience in Catholic ministries including senior management roles at Caritas Australia and Catholic Heathcare. She is also an active member of the Our Lady of the Way parish community in North Sydney. Helen is responsible for the management of Jesuit Mission’s international programs, fundraising, education, communications and community partnerships programs.
Fr Trung Nguyen SJ - Rector
Fr Trung was born in Vietnam at the height of the war in 1974. He and his family fled Vietnam as refugees when he was 8 years old and spent 2 years in a refugee camp in Thailand. Fr Trung and his family were eventually accepted as immigrants to Australia where he grew up in Adelaide and then Brisbane working as a motor mechanic. At 27 years old, he was called to enter the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 2011. His first mission was to serve people affected by leprosy and HIV in China. Fr Trung returned to Australia in 2014 to undertake the tertianship program (final stage of formation for Jesuits). As Jesuit Mission’s rector, he provides special care for our Jesuit identity and Ignatian charism.
Meg Morrison - Community Engagement Coordinator
Meg came to Jesuit Mission after a long career in NGO’s and academia in the fields of health promotion, community health and social service delivery. Meg has a special interest in the work Jesuit Mission does to support vulnerable families in marginalised communities. Meg is married, a mother to two children and an active member of the Our Lady of the Way Jesuit parish community in North Sydney. As our Community Engagement Coordinator, Meg brings our community events to life, works closely with our schools and cares for the wonderful volunteers we so heavily rely on.
Join our team
If you’d like to join the Jesuit Mission team, please consider sharing some of your time and skills with us as a volunteer.
Volunteer with us
We are always delighted to welcome volunteers to work together with us as we empower poor and vulnerable communities to transform their own lives. Contact us on (02) 8918 4109 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you! You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on the latest opportunities to join the Jesuit Mission team.