Sr Kari Hatherell is Projects and Administrative Team Leader for Evangelisation Brisbane and Chair of the Australian Catholic Council for Lay Pastoral Ministry. Growing up on the Redcliffe Peninsula, north of Brisbane, Kari joined the Ursuline Sisters in 1983. Her journey into lay pastoral ministry began when she was invited to be a member of the Ministry Team in the Caloundra Parish. She spent seven very happy and busy years involved in every aspect of parish life as a Pastoral Associate’. Moving to the Cathedral Parish in Brisbane, Sr Kari had a very different experience but an equally rich one, working with a team of two priests. She has also served as the Pastoral Director of the Holland Park, Mt Gravatt Parish as the Pastoral Director for nine years, a role in which she was responsible for the parish working with a variety of priests as well as lay ministers, ensuring the life of the parish was alive and fruitful. Having been involved in vibrant parish life for over 20 years, Sr Kari now assists parishes across the Archdiocese of Brisbane through her work as a Project Team Leader at Evangelisation Brisbane.