The local church has a wealth of passion, knowledge and experience
John is passionate about helping people in business using his financial expertise in a God given way by applying biblical principles. He studied as a Chartered Accountant in Zimbabwe, worked commercially in finance for a number of years and then spent three years studying fulltime at an Evangelical bible school in Cape town. He subsequently served over 20 years as the Treasurer for SIM South Africa, an international mission agency working in over 70 countries. He also helps fundraise for the mission and missionaries working with business as mission. John also serves as the Treasurer for a small Christian school Grades 1 to 7, and runs a small business from his home in Kommetjie selling frozen berries.
Andy was brought up in a Christian home with parents who set a wonderful example for him to follow, so he has known the Lord all his life. After his studies and national service (as a chef in the SA navy) he started out his professional life with a career in food and restaurants. But in his late twenties he stumbled into a job as a software developer and found a hobby that folk were prepared to pay good money for. He loves his work and has developed software for many different businesses. He currently leads a team of developers writing software for insurance companies.
"The Lord has blessed me greatly throughout my life and instilled in me a servant heart and a desire to uplift people in my surroundings with the skills I have and the knowledge I have acquired."
Jason is passionate about training, developing, empowering people to be the best they can be. A journey walked with someone is powerful. As Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov 27.17) With a Business Degree from Stellenbosch and a Mechanical Engineering Diploma, this has provided him with over 25 years of experience in financial and senior management sectors in business. He believes that the Lord gives us gifts not just for our own benefit but that of others.
Karen started her working career in the bank, working in most departments but mostly as a Training officer. After hitch hiking around Europe for 8 months, she got involved with a cosmetic company in the Direct Selling Industry for more than 25 years. From there her passion developed for training, developing, empowering and encouraging people.
Dalien has always been interested in personal development and is an experienced adult educator. She has lived in four different provinces in South Africa over the past 14 years, which gave her the privilege to meet a variety of different people. And although still learning herself, she has a desire to share the gospel (Luke 5:11).