ALWS Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of the following individuals:

Reverend Peter Hage, BTh GradDipMin — Chair

Mr John Braun, Btech Electronic Engineering — Victoria Director & Vice Chair

Dr Judith Murray, BA (Hons) DipEd BEdSt PhD MAPS BNurs RN — Queensland Director

Ms Morgan Brookes, BA, B Ed — South Australia / Northern Territory Director

Mr Ian Rentsch, BA Dip Ed, BSocAdmin, MBA


Board Advisory Group

Our Board and Executive Secretary are advised by a Board Advisory Group made up of the following individuals: 


Mr Ron Asquith, CPA BA Comm, Director ATS Accountants - Finance Advisor

Mr Don Elder, BBus(HRM/IR)JPNSW, LAC HR Manager - Human Resources Advisor

Ms Jodie Hoff, BTeach, BEd, Grad DipED(Theology),MEdLeadership, Principal LORDS College - Education & Service Learning Advisor

Mr Fred Kleinschmidt, BA/LLB, Solicitor & Former Mayor Hervey Bay - Legal Advisor

Ms Jamie Davies, MInterAffairs& African Studies, Int Programs Director Caritas Australia, Program Advisor

Dr Julianne Stewart, PhD, Board of Mission, Program Advisor



We’re blessed with professional, skilled and experienced staff members.

Those in management are:

Mr Chey Mattner – Executive Secretary


Ph: 02 6021 5329


Ms Anne Fitzpatrick – Deputy Executive Secretary & Programs Officer

Ms Chris Elies – Office Manager & Accountant

Mr Jonathan Krause – Community Action Manager

Ms Lauren Kathage – Programs Focal Point & Programs Officer