Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. We are here for you.

Todd Harder

Managing Funeral Director

Email: todd.harder@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Todd Harder – Managing Funeral Director. Todd has been involved in the funeral industry for many years. Together with his wife MaryLou they moved from Winnipeg to Steinbach to start working at Birchwood in February 2001. They are thoroughly enjoying their young daughter Vada and son Sam.

Brad Unger

Funeral Director

Email: brad.unger@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Brad joined the Birchwood staff in 2008, becoming a licensed funeral director in 2010. He, his wife Korine, and his children Elijah and Emma, live in Steinbach. Brad really enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in children's ministries in their church.

Jarrod Chamberlin

Funeral Director

Email: jarrod.chamberlin@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Jarrod joined Birchwood Funeral Chapel in June of 2014. Jarrod, along with his wife Sue, have four children. Jarrod was in pastoral ministry for thirteen years before his move into the funeral industry. When not at work, he enjoys fishing, old cars, but most of all, his grandchildren.

Sheldon Schroeder

Funeral Director

Email: sheldon.schroeder@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Sheldon Schroeder has come with many years of experience in the funeral industry. He and his wife Kerri make their home in Kleefeld, with their daughter. They attend the Kleefeld EMC Church. Sheldon enjoys gardening, travelling, football and spending time with his family. 

Kris Bachmeier

Funeral Director

Email: kris.bachmeier@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Kris joined Birchwood Funeral Chapel in November 2016. Kris resides in Steinbach, Manitoba, with his wife, Kari, and four children: Tara, Andrew, Jasper and Ryker. Kris enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, catching a baseball game, and being involved in Christian Service Brigade.

Ernest Dyck

Funeral Director Assistant

Phone: (204) 346-1030

Ernie joined our team in summer of 2007. He comes with a rich background in music ministry and carpet installation. Ernie and his wife Marlene live in Grunthal. They have 2 adult sons – both married, and six grandchildren. 

Henry Giesbrecht

Funeral Director Assistant

Phone: (204) 346-1030

Henry joined the Birchwood staff in the summer of 2019, as an apprenticing funeral director.  He, his wife Martha, and their children Kazar, Jessilyn, Kyle, Kendall and Jenessa live in the RM of Labroquerie.  Henry and his family really enjoy the outdoors, camping, and are very passionate about GFA Missions and the Solid Rock Refuge.

Eunice Falk


Email: eunice.falk@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Eunice joined the staff in our Steinbach office in the summer of 2006. She comes with many years of experience working in office settings and is a real asset to Birchwood. Eunice and her husband Tony have three sons, one of whom is married and living in Killarney. They attend and are actively involved in the Southland Church in Steinbach.

Desiree Plewman

Office Administrator

Email: desiree.plewman@birchfc.com
Phone: (204) 346-1030

Desiree Plewman joined our office staff in August 2017.  
She has been married for 14 years to Dustin Plewman. Together they are raising a family of 6 children and reside in the Grunthal area. She and her family attend the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Grunthal. As a family they enjoy spending their free time during the summers out on the lake and in winter at the arena watching their son play hockey. 

Erna Hiebert

Lunch Co-ordinator

Erna Hiebert – Lunch Co-ordinator Erna has faithfully served Birchwood and its shareholders since May 1998 when the doors were first opened. After working fulltime in the Steinbach office for many years, she has become our lunch co-ordinator. Erna has four married children and nine grandchildren and loves to spend time with her family and friends. In her “spare” time she tends to her spacious yard on the outskirts of Steinbach. She is a member of Southland Church in Steinbach.