Thanks to all who joined us for the 2023 CWR Ireland Conference at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin! This year’s third annual conference was the first to be held in person:

Women religious leadership teams, their communication personnel lay and religious, and others interested in the ministry of communication were all welcomed to the conference.

Conference programme and speaker information can be found below.


Programme: Saturday 22 April

10.00 a.m.Registration & Coffee
10.30 a.m.Welcome
10.40 a.m.Prayer
11.00 a.m.Presentation
Kathleen Bryant, RSC: Joy and Vulnerability: An Unlikely Marriage
11.30 a.m.Questions & Sharing
11.50 a.m.Break
12.00 p.m.Presentation
Ken Gibson: Sharing Good News with Joy and Purpose
12.30 p.m.Questions & Sharing
12.45 – 2.30 p.m.Lunch
2.30 p.m.Workshops
Blogging: Presented by Sheila Campbell, MMM / Nadia Ramoutar, PhD
Podcasting: Presented by Suzanne Ryder, RSM / Attracta Tighe, RSM
Communicating in Challenging Times: Presented by Ken Gibson
3.30 p.m.Q&A: Workshop Presenter Panel
4.00 p.m.About CWR
4.15 p.m.Closing Reflection / Prayer



Sr. Kathleen Bryant
General Leadership Team
Religious Sisters of Charity
Joy and Vulnerability: An Unlikely Marriage

Sr. Kathleen currently serves on the General Leadership Team of her congregation. A native of California, she worked as Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for 21 years. She has ministered in the field of education in Zambia, California and Ireland as well as presenting workshops in Australia, Africa, and in the US.  Her background is in education, music, spirituality, and social justice while her special interests include contemplative practice in a digital world and feminist spirituality. Her great passion is to end human trafficking, while supporting survivors along the way.

Ken Gibson

International Director, The Mission To End Leprosy
Founder, Ken Gibson Philanthropy

Sharing Good News with Joy and Purpose | Workshop: Communicating in Challenging Times

Ken heads up The Mission To End Leprosy, a global network of organisations with a big, ambitious, plan to rid the world of leprosy: the oldest known communicable disease. He is 100% Irish but lives globally: His work requires much travel across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Ken has advised countless organisations and individuals on how to effect sustainable change. His passion is to match donors (individual and corporate) with programmes that deliver long-lasting positive impact.

Sr. Sheila Campbell

Nadia Ramoutar, PhD
Workshop: Blogging
Sr. Sheila Campbell, who is originally from Belfast, trained as a nurse and worked for 40 years in Brazil. She has spent the last two years in Drogheda working in both online and print communication. Sr. Sheila serves as editor of the blog section of the Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) website, Nadia Ramoutar is a strategic communications professional with experience working in film, broadcast, print media, digital and social media. For the past two years she has been the Communications Coordinator for the Medical Missionaries of Mary working on building a new website and building a digital and social media presence globally. She has been blogging professionally for many years and her work can be read on





Sr. Suzanne Ryder

Sr. Attracta Tighe
Workshop: Podcasting
Suzanne Ryder and Attracta Tighe are Sisters of Mercy, working in communications in the Western Province, Ireland. Drawing on their own experience of podcasting and in an engaging and interactive manner, they will share the possibilities as well as the challenges and pitfalls of using podcasts as a means of communication.