Dr. Carmel Suart is the Director for the Office of Christian Initiation for the Archdioceses of Perth. She has been involved with the training and formation of Catechists for both Adults and for the Parish Religious Education of children. Carmel has been responsible for the writing of two Religious Education programmes for primary aged children for the Archdiocese of Perth. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 34 years involvement with RCIA both in the parish and at a diocesan level. She has background in primary teaching, holding a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Religious Education in speciality area Sacraments of Initiation and a Ed.D in the area of family catechesis. Currently she is working towards her Masters in Canon Law, St Paul, Ottawa.