Rachelle Smith comes to the Australian Catholic Council for Lay Pastoral Ministry with a strong background youth ministry. She worked for several years in the Archdiocese of Hobart as Director, Office for Youth where she specialised in organising events throughout Tasmania and in preparation for several World Youth Days.
Rachelle brings very practical skills to her work with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, a qualification in project and event management as well as a Masters in Theology.
Although still based in Hobart, Rachelle Smith works for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference supporting both the Office for Youth and the Office for the Participation for Women.
Her work with the Office for Youth will take her to Panama for the next World Youth Day. In the Office for Women, Rachelle coordinates the Leadership for Mission program.