​​Bishop Kate Prowd
Bishop Kate Prowd was ordained a deacon in the first ordination of women as deacons in the Diocese of Melbourne in 1986, shortly after completing her theological studies at Melbourne’s Trinity College Theological School. She was priested in 1992.

She is a clinical psychologist, and has served in a variety of parish and chaplaincy contexts in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to becoming a bishop in the Melbourne Diocese, she worked as a clinical psychologist at Bethlehem Hospital, Caulfield South with patients with progressive neurological diseases and in palliative care.

Kate Prowd is Bishop of the Oodthenong Episcopate, which covers parishes in the northern and western growth areas of Melbourne and Geelong.