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The committee


Joshua Pfeiffer is the chairperson of Lutherans for Life. He is a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia and serves as associate pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adelaide. Previously he served for five years as the pastor of St Paul's Lutheran Church in Nundah, Brisbane, which incorporated a chaplaincy role at Zion Lutheran Aged care. Joshua is married to Kimberley and together they have three children.


Chelsea Pietsch is the secretary of Lutherans for Life and has been on the committee for about 10 years. Chelsea trained as a lawyer and has worked in various fields, including bioethics and legal research, legal practice, religious freedom advocacy, and natural family planning education. Her passion for life issues was born, in part, out of love for those who have journeyed through difficult, unexpected or long-awaited pregnancies. She is married and Mum to an active toddler.

Janet Schoell is the treasurer for Lutherans for Life. She has worked in finance and administration for over 20 years. She is married and has one daughter. Her passion for life issues has grown out of her involvement with LFL and she is committed to sharing information about life issues to the wider community.


Margaret Pearce is a mother and wife living in Adelaide. Margaret is involved in music at her family's church, and at Australian Lutheran College. In her part-time job she visits schools to talk about sex and relationships through Genesis Pregnancy Services (part of a scheme which aims to educate and help reduce crisis pregnancy).


Kimberley Pfeiffer is the editor of Life News. She became interested in “life” from a biological, philosophical and theological perspective after spending far too much time studying disease and death whilst majoring in Pathology at University. Kimberley worked as a researcher at the Southern Cross Bioethics Institute in Adelaide and the Queensland Bioethics Centre and has undertaken some further studies in Bioethics. She is married and busy raising three young children, but occasionally surfaces to learn Latin, read, bake and build lego houses.