Assembly of Catholic Professionals

Join the ACP...inspire, challenge, gather

The Assembly of Catholic Professional (ACP) provides an opportunity for business women and men to come together to network, share common values and engage with the leaders of the Church in the Newcastle, Maitland and Hunter regions.

The Assembly meets quarterly, over lunch, in a relaxed setting in the Newcastle CBD between noon and 2pm. We provide an environment which encourages discussion about perspectives on a broad range of challenging ideas. Speakers are chosen to inspire us with their unique story and how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in our challenging, modern world.

Guest Speakers and Schedule 

The theme this year is The Power of Communality. ACP speakers from a variety of backgrounds and interest areas will inspire, encourage and challenge our thinking.

Dates  Speaker
Thursday, 17 May Providing Possibilities - Lauren Parker, Common Wealth Games Athlete
Thursday, 16 August

Volunteering – The unpaid community workforce
Richard Jones – CEO Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Edward Geschke, Grp Manager AP Eagers, DARA’s Van friends

Thursday, 1 November Protecting our Future – Sustainable Practices

Previous Speakers

Past ACP speakers have engaged and entertained at each event. Learn about our previous speakers.

How do I join?

Learn about membership and join now.


The Assembly of Catholic Professionals will bring together key business, community and Church leaders from the Hunter region. Sponsors will be offered the opportunity to present their products and services to attendees. You will be acknowledged on all promotional material prior to and on the day of the event.

For details, email Fundraising & Donor Relations.

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Thursday, 18 May
Fort Scratchley Function Centre

Lauren Parker, Gold Medal Commonwealth Games Athlete

Lauren Parker is an accomplished swimmer, surf lifesaver and triathlete. In April 2017 Lauren was training for the Ironman Australia Triathlon when a freak accident occurred – both tyres on her bike blew. Lauren suffered horrific injuries.
On April 7, 2018 – less than a year later, she did the unthinkable, winning a Commonwealth bronze medal in the women's para-triathlon on the Gold Coast.
Join us as we share her incredible journey through which Lauren will reflect on the Power of Community.

Contact Us Today

Business and Community Engagement

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
841 Hunter Street
Newcastle West NSW 2302

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