Rainer is married to Lorraine and they have two adult children, one of whom is a teacher while the other runs his own business. Rainer began his first year as a teacher at Immanuel Primary School in Novar Gardens in 1985, after a seven year career in hospitality. Less than four years later he was appointed Principal of Our Saviour Lutheran School in Happy Valley for seven years followed by a thirteen year stint at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School as Principal. Circumstances were right for Rainer and Lorraine to leave Adelaide in 2008 and spend a year abroad, based in London. Since his return in 2009 Rainer has intentionally embarked on different pathways with the view of broadening his skill set in educational leadership. To this end he has held roles that included Head of Junior School at Walford Anglican School for Girls, Head of Middle School at Tatachilla Lutheran College (where he commenced his ‘mentoring’ role of Mr Neuman), a couple of stints as Acting Principal of primary schools, started a college for the Shia Muslim community in Adelaide’s north and recently held the position of Acting Principal at Geelong Lutheran College. Rainer comes to Unity with extensive leadership experience and is excited at the prospect of being a part of our community from Term 4.