Executive Team

Dr Tsae Wong


Principal of Trinity Lutheran College

Tsae has been the Principal of Trinity Lutheran College since January 2014. She joined Trinity in 2010 as Deputy Head of College after holding several senior leadership positions including Director of Teaching and Learning (Senior School), Director of Teaching and Learning (P to Year 12) and Acting Head of Senior School, at St Hilda’s School (Southport) and John Paul College (Daisy Hill). Tsae has also taught Physics at Raffles Girls’ Secondary School in Singapore and Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School as a mid-career teacher. She completed her PhD in 2018. As Principal,Tsae is the chief executive of the college. She is appointed by the College Board, i.e. College Council, and reports to the Board as regards the proper conduct, management and discipline of the staff and students of the college.


Pastor Michael Alfson

Bachelor of Theology, Ordained 1981


Michael has been in full-time ministry since 1982, serving congregations in Chinchilla, Rochedale, Caboolture and is presently serving as the school pastor of Trinity Lutheran College. Michael has been the College Pastor at Trinity Lutheran College since 2003. Michael’s role includes advising college executives and community on spiritual and theological matters. He facilitates staff and students in their spiritual development, growth and formation; and oversees the worship life of the college, whilst building an understanding and appreciation of Christian faith.


Mr Phillip Hinds

MBA, BBus, GradDip AppCorpGov, ACSA, AGIA, MIPA, MAICD

Business Manager

Phillip is a graduate of the University of Southern Queensland and has extensive experience in the commercial construction industry. In addition, Phillip has over 10 years’ experience in the education industry. He was appointed Business Manager to Trinity in January 2015. Phillip is a consultant to the College Council and College Finance Committee and a member on the Little Stars ELC Governance Committee and Trinity Foundation.


Mrs Carolyn Thistlethwaite

MEd (Learning Innovation), BEd, DipEd.

Head of Campus, Early and Junior Years

Carolyn is the Head of Campus, Early and Junior Years. She commenced at Trinity in 2010. Prior to that she was the Director of Teaching and Learning at John Paul College in Brisbane, and has taught in state and private schools in Ipswich and on the Gold Coast. Carolyn has a Master’s of Learning Innovation. Carolyn's role at Trinity is to oversee the Early and Junior Years programs at the school.


Mr Matthew Qualischefski

BA, BEd, MEd, Post Grad Cert Ed Leadership

Head of Campus, Middle and Senior Years

Matthew is the Head of Campus, Middle and Senior Years. He commenced at Trinity in 2020. Prior to that he was the Deputy Principal at Redeemer Lutheran College, Biloela and Assistant to the Principal – Special Projects at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosaville. He has taught in state and private schools in Queensland and Victoria. Matthew has a Master’s of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership and is a past student of Trinity Lutheran College. Matthew’s role at Trinity is to oversee the Middle and Senior Years programs at the college.


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