Board of Trustee Members
The Board of Trustees comprises six to nine members, of whom one is designated by the Protestant Church in Switzerland (PCS), the remaining members as well as the President being elected by the PCS Assembly of Delegates. The term of office is four years. The Board of Trustees currently comprises three women and six men.
President of HEKS/EPER (term of office 2020 to 2023), Winterthur
Walter Schmid, Dr. iur., Lawyer, Lecturer and Project Director. Former Head of the Swiss Refugee Council, Head of the Office for Youth and Social Welfare of the City of Zurich (Amt für Jugend- und Sozialhilfe der Stadt Zürich), Director of the Lucerne School of Social Work, President of the Swiss Association of Welfare Organisations and Vice-President of the Federal Commission for Foreigners (Eidgenössische Kommission für Ausländerfragen). Former Chairman of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and Vice-Chairman of the Migration Policy Group.
(Term of office 2020 to 2023), Vernier
Theology Studies, former State Councillor of the Canton of Geneva, former City and Municipal Councillor, currently responsible for the Business Taxation Department of the Municipality of Thônex, Vice-President of a Cantonal Foundation for Social Housing and a Foundation for Municipal Housing.
Simone Fopp Müller
(Term of office 2020 to 2023), Köniz
Dr. theol. at the University of Berne in Practical Theology; Pastor, Zollikofen Evangelical Reformed Church Parish; Trainer of pastors; CAS, Inter-Cultural Theology and Migration; Dipl. Movement Analysis iba; Founding and board member KARIBU Intercultural Women's Meeting; President Schäferei 43 AG - a house for refugee projects and intercultural dialogue.
(term of office 2018 to 2021), Zug
(Term of office 2020 to 2023), Dompierre
Training as a computer scientist and in crisis communication, Senior project manager of a major bank, Member of the Synod of the Reformed Evangelical Church of the Canton of Fribourg, former President of the Parish of Estavayer-le-Lac and la Broye fribourgeoise, former Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Dompierre Municipality.