THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Greg Walker – Chairperson Greg Walker is currently the chairman of St Peter’s Child Care. In 2002, with the assistance of St Peter’s by the Lake congregation he started St Peters Child Care. Greg was born in Johannesburg and attended La Salle College. After Matric he studied Engineering at the University of Natal. In 1987, he started his own Company Mitech Control Valves. He is married to Monique and has four 4 children Adelaide Mangena – Social Worker I am originally from Tzaneen a town in Limpopo Province. I came to Johannesburg in 1997 to study BA Social Work at Wits University which I completed. I have worked at different places such as Counselling centres, Remedial School, Children `s Home and now I have been with St Peters Child Care since 2009. Initially I had no desire to work with young kids, but my experiences at St Peters have changed all that. I enjoy the challenges that come with helping Foster mothers raise Orphans. To watch them grow and excel in their own way gives me such joy and satisfaction. I am looking forward to my journey ahead with St Peters Child Care. I have Masters Degree in Occupational Social Work from Wits University. My daughter is currently a BA student at Wits University. Committee Members Julietta.Wolff
Marcus Heise Jochen Volker Jochen was born on 16 June and raised in Vryheid, Natal. He studied Theology at the University of Johannesburg and completed a Masters Degree in Theology in Tübingen and Erlangen in Germany. He Pastored the Rosenberg Congregation in Stuttgart Germany, Augsburg and Braunschweig in Mpumalanga and Natal. For the past 20 years he has been the Pastor of the West Rand Lutheran Community Church in Wilro Park, Johannesburg. Jochen is married to Yvonne Volker and they have a daughter and son. Catherine Makwakwa Karin Meyer Karin Meyer grew up in Cape Town and Johannesburg, matriculated at the German International School Johannesburg and holds a BA LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a member of the congregational council of the Thomaskirche Lutheran Church, Bryanston, and has served on the St Peters Child Care committee since 2006. She is currently practising as an Advocate of the High Court. She is married and has one daughter.
Hartmut Köstlin (Pr.Eng.)
Hartmut was born in Germany and emigrated to South Africa In 1951. He matriculated at the German School, Johannesburg. He studied at University of Cape Town, graduating with a B.Sc electr.Engineering. He married Hildegard in 1961.
He is a founder-member of the German Lutheran Congregation Northrand Thomaskirche Bryanston. Thomaskirche Child Care (TKCC) is affiliated to StPCC and was launched on 17 October 2006. TKCC take care of two families with 4 children each. “Blessed with a dedicated team of helpers, and motivated by our Christian calling, we are able to perform our task, in the face of many challenges”.