Who’s Who at KYC


Everybody who works at Kunsang Yeshe is a volunteer, there are no paid positions. As well as those in the identifiable roles below, there are so many who step forward and lend a hand with cooking, cleaning, gardening, making chai, setting up for events and packing them away – whatever is required, the list goes on and on.

Oceans of thanks to every one of our precious volunteers,
without you the Centre quite simply could not operate.

Leadership Team

Director: Craig Schuetrumpf

Spiritual Program Co-ordinator: Gill Mulholland

Secretary: Brian Hart              Treasurer: Gloria Searle

Member Representatives, KYC Board: Ngawang Choephel, Sue Emerson, Helen Patrin

Support Team

Public Officer:Susan CookeSusan Cooke

Gompa Managers: Jackie & Lesta Coughlan

Membership Co-ordinator: Penny Davies

Librarian: Fiona Forrest

Past Directors

Stephanie Brennan

Venerable Tencho 2009 – 2017

Ven. Tencho was ordained as a Buddhist Nun in 1998. She completed 6 years of formal Buddhist Philosophy study at Chenrezig Institute in Queensland and also has a foundation of teaching Buddhism and leading meditation retreats, both in Australia and overseas.  Tencho-la worked tirelessly for the Centre in every aspect of its operation. Under her leadership the Centre flourished and grew, moving to larger premises in Medlow Bath and then Katoomba.

Life Members

Margaret Bohler

Marg. Bohler

Stephanie Brennan, Venerable Tencho, Margaret Bohler, Brian and Dawn Hart, Sue Emerson.