The Catholic Institute


Nick Wilson

nick wilson

Position: TCI Site Co-ordinator, Diocese of Palmerston North

Location: Te Rau Aroha - The Diocesan Centre, 33 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North

Qualifications: B.Ed (Victoria); Dip Religious Studies-RE; PGDipEd-Guidance and Counselling (Massey)

Contact: 06 350 3824  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nick hails from Nelson. He trained as a primary school teacher in Wellington. After 3 years teaching overseas in Japan he returned to working in Catholic boarding school and teaching RE at Garin College.

In order to marry Lorraine, he moved to Wellington and worked in the boarding and day schools at St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream. He worked with the Society of Mary on the JC Colin Youth Project and then took a job teaching RE at St. Bernard’s College.

Nick joined the Palmerston North Diocesan Education Team in 2014 and enjoyed working across the diocese. He is passionate about working in the pastoral area of church. In 2018, Nick took the role of leading the Diocesan Youth Team in Palmerston North.

Nick just finished his PGDipEd (Guidance and Counselling) at Massey. He is currently working towards the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture, the exciting new venture between TCI and the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Nick is active in Passionist Family Groups. He is also working as the Manawatu Tertiary and Young Adult Chaplain and loves bringing people together to encounter Christ!