Bishop Kate Prowd
Bishop Prowd was ordained a deacon (1986) and priest (1992) during years of intense debate over the ordination of women. Her consecration took place in October 2018 as Bishop of the Oodthenong Episcopate, which covers parishes and schools in the west and north west of Melbourne and parts of the north east. She is also a clinical psychologist and prior to her consecration worked for six years as a clinical psychologist in palliative care and with people diagnosed with progressive neurological diseases at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. Her interests are in clergy wellbeing, mission, and exploring the connections between spirituality and psychology. Bishop Prowd was appointed to the BSL Board in October 2018.