Presentation Sr. Lucy van Kessel, after many years in Catholic education, retrained in psychology to become a registered psychologist. She also worked in social justice for many years, including as the coordinator of ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) in Western Australia for six years. She has worked part-time with Ruah, a nongovernment organization working with people who are disadvantaged. she has been on her congregation’s leadership team for 11 years, and as of Jan. 1, 2018, became the congregational leader for the Presentation Sisters in Western Australia.

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Service with expansive vision

As I transition to a new ministry, I leave Ruah Community Services with gratitude for all it has taught me about working alongside people living in poverty and on the margins. The Western Australia nonprofit is a great model for us in religious life today.