Meet our trustees
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Chris Welker is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University where he obtained his degree in Economics. After graduating, Chris worked as a financial planner for Programmed Insurance Brokers in Elmira where he sold life insurance, investments and group health benefits plans. In 2001, Chris joined his father’s insolvency practice, Peter Welker Trustee in Bankruptcy. In 2006, Chris decided it was time to step out on his own and founded Welker & Associates. Chris meets with clients in the Kitchener, Cambridge, Stratford and Guelph offices.
In the summer months you can find Chris teeing off on the golf course. In the winter, like many Canadians, he can be found at the hockey rink playing recreational hockey with “The Bankrupts”, a team sponsored by Welker & Associates. Chris and his wife have a son and a daughter.
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As a Trustee in Bankruptcy at Welker and Associates, Jeff travels between the Kitchener, Cambridge, Brantford, Woodstock and Simcoe offices assisting individuals experiencing financial difficulties.
Jeff Penston joined Welker and Associates in 2007 and became a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy in 2010. Prior to joining Welker and Associates, Jeff worked as a Credit Counsellor and Estate Manager. Jeff received a BA in Political Science with a Business Administration option in 2001 from Wilfred Laurier University.
Jeff, his wife, and his two young daughters are active in their local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. When Jeff isn't driving from one office to the next, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing the guitar and watching his daughters excel at their various after-school activities.
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Susan (“Sue”) Jung is a licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the Ivey School of Business. A longtime resident of London, Sue has worked in the field of insolvency for many years. In 2012 she made the decision to leave a big firm and join Chris and his team at Welker & Associates. Sue enjoys being part of a small team of knowledgeable, compassionate and devoted trustees and staff who are truly committed to providing personalized client service. Sue meets personally with clients in the London, St. Thomas, Chatham, Sarnia and Huron county offices.
In her spare time, Sue treasures time spent with friends and family. She describes herself as a “crazy dog person”; sadly, she recently lost Bailey, her faithful canine companion of 16 years, but she is looking forward to welcoming another puppy to honor Bailey, whose job it will be to fill some very big paws.