Board of Directors - Lutheran Education Australia Limited
McDonald, Cain - Chair
BTh, GradDipMin, GradDipEd, Certificate in Quantity Surveying, Certificate in Applied Linguistics, GAICD
Thomas Bohmert is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Over the last 24 years he has served and ministered in a variety of contexts, including Lutheran school communities initially at Luther College, Croydon Vic. He is currently serving as Senior Chaplain at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly Qld.
BA (Hons), MA
Susan Wood’s most recent position was as Executive Coordinator with the SACE Board of South Australia, responsible for policy development and legislative compliance. Previously she worked within the SA Government in various positions related to education, training and policy development with a specific focus on young people’s education and employment pathways. She is an active member of St Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Adelaide.
BT (JunPrim), GradDipThEd
Debbie taught in Lutheran schools until 2010 when she resigned to fulfil the administration demands the family business – firstly their own Almond property, moving into Almond Harvest Contracting, and then as the Australian distributors of spare parts and service and maintenance providers for three US manufacturers of nut harvesting equipment. Since ceasing teaching, she has served on her local Trinity Lutheran College Council (Mildura Vic) – the last nine years as Chair, and more recently on the Council for Lutheran Education – Vic, NSW, Tas. Debbie is an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Congregation, Mildura.
Jeremy brings to the board his passion for technology and theology, having worked as a computer programmer in Brisbane before moving to Adelaide to study in the pastoral stream at ALC. Jeremy is eager to serve the students, teachers, families, and communities of Lutheran schools in Australia by supporting them in their role in the mission of the church.
Heather Vogt has been involved in Lutheran education for many years, both as teacher, school leader and Principal of Endeavour College. Recently, Heather spent six months in a temporary capacity as Principal at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Howard Springs, NT. Heather brings a range of skills to the LEA Board including strategic planning, public relations and communication, risk management and human resource management.