Board members

CHAIR: Alison Walter.  Alison has been a Board member since 2010.  She is married to Peter and they have three adult children.  Alison together with her husband operate the family nursery business on the outskirts of Hamilton. She has served on various committees in a volunteer capacity and is an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran congregation, Hamilton.  In her leisure time Alison enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, reading and music. 


VICE CHAIR: Jim Sawyer.  Jim is a semi-retired Accountant who hales from Warrnambool where he has lived since 1979.  Jim has extensive financial experience and has been a valued member of many community groups.  Jim is the Treasurer of the Warrnambool Lutheran Parish and the Warrnambool Cemetary Trust. He is also the incoming Treasurer and past President of the Rotary Club of Eats Warrnambool.  He is father to four adult children and grandfather to four.  Jim loves spending time with the grandchildren in Adelaide. 


SECRETARY: Neil Schurmann.  Neil has been a member of the Board since 1996.  Neil is a farmer and has worked on the family farm at Dunkeld since 1975.  Neil is a congregation member of the Warrayure Lutheran Church and has served in executive positions on various committees since 1975.  


MEMBER: Wayne Schild.  Wayne joined the Board in 2017. Wayne was in Melbourne for 15 years where he worked as a Paramedic before moving to the farm at Penshurst where he operates a tree removal and sawmilling business.  He is married to Tracey and they have two adult children.  Wayne has held various congregational positions including School Council at Good Shepherd Primary School Croyden.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends and developing and diversifing the farm.  


MEMBER: Jan Welch.  Jan has been a Board member since 2001.  Jan is married to Geoff with three adult children. Jan has worked in the library at Hamilton College and Good Shepherd College.  She is involved with the Railways reunion and the Hamilton Sportswomen Association.  At present she is actively involved with Good Shepherd congregation and volunteering at Eventide. 


MEMBER: Karel Walkenhorst.  Karel has been a Board member since June 2004.  Karel volunteers at Eventide and works full time as a dental assistant. Karel is married with two adult children and enjoys playing golf, knitting and reading.


MEMBER: Trevor Schultz.  Trevor has been a Board member since 2011.  Trevor is a retired farmer, a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and married with three children.  Trevor has served in many CFA positions and is the former Treasurer of Good Shepherd congregation and Good Shepherd College council.  He is presently Secretary of Hamilton Bowling Club, Hamilton Parish Treasurer, and an Elder of Good Shepherd congregation. Trevor loves gardening, stamp collecting, old cars and travelling overseas.


MEMBER: Lyn Linke.  Lyn is a Registered Division 2 Nurse.  Lyn has many years experience in the Nursing and Community Health fields and is also very involved in the local Community and Church groups.


We are always looking for new Board Members who are community minded and have a focus on quality service and outcomes to our Aged community. You do not need to be a member of the Lutheran Church but must adhere to the Christian values of Eventide Lutheran Homes. Please contact either our CEO or Board Chair on 03 5571 0444 to discuss your interest.