I am writing to let you know that I have received notice from Clare Shearman, Director of Heart of Life, of her intention to resign from her position with us at the end of July to create a better work-life balance.

Clare advised me: “ Since the beginning of the year, I have found it increasingly difficult to balance the demands of the role with the increasing demands of the rest of my life.  After a time of discernment I realise that I am no longer able to dedicate the necessary time and energy to the role.  Energy that it demands and deserves.   I assure you of my ongoing commitment to Heart of Life as I come to the end of my time here.”

There will be more to say about Clare’s contribution to Heart of Life in due course, and I will work with Clare and the Heart of Life team in the coming weeks to put in place the best possible arrangements for the future leadership of Heart of Life.

Stephen Hackett MSC, Provincial Superior, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart | Australian Province