The Catholic Institute


Colin MacLeod

Colin MacLeod - Photo

Position: Director of NCRS and Head of Partnerships

Location: Tui Motu office, 52 Union Street, Dunedin

Qualifications: MEdLead (ACU); CFLE; Dip.Teach (Dunedin); BEd (Otaga); BTheol (Otago); TCOPR (RNZAF Wigram)

Contact details: 04 8198386

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Colin is enthusiastic about faith in Jesus and participation in the Catholic Church. He was appointed to his roles in TCI in 2016 and is based in Dunedin. Prior to this he has enjoyed 22 years as DRS, and 16 years as assistant principal, at Kavanagh College, and has long represented the Dunedin Diocese at the national level in Religious Education curriculum development and is a member of several parish and diocesan committees centred around faith and service.

Colin has also written a couple of home-based group reflection programmes for the Dunedin Diocese. He is a member and past chair of the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group and the Dunedin Interfaith Council and is a member of the NZ Catholic Bishops committee for Interfaith Relations.

He is a keen, but average, social volleyball player. He is married to Jan and they have one son studying at Otago University. As a couple they lead one group and coordinate Passionist Family Groups in Dunedin, as well as being significantly involved in parish life.

Colin believes it is a privilege to participate in religious education, and that life-long learning is necessary for the heart as well as the head.