Senior Management

Dr Kevin Smith

Principal
Dr Kevin Smith
DLitt, PhD

Kevin, who is the Principal of SATS, obtained his first doctorate from Stellenbosch University and his Ph.D. from SATS. He has a deeply insightful approach to theology and has already made a significant contribution in his relatively short career.

Johannes Malherbe

Head of Academics
Dr Johannes Malherbe
DTh

Johannes, who is the Head of Academics at SATS, did his formal theological training at the University of Stellenbosch. He specialised in Old Testament Studies and evaluated medieval Jewish Bible commentaries for his doctorate which was partially done at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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General Manager
Doug Timberlake
MBA, BTh Hons

Doug is a member of the SATS Board (since July 2005). He joined the SATS staff in July 2015. Doug has a B.Com (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and a MBA (University of the Witwatersrand. He has many years of corporate and entrepreneurial business experience both locally and abroad.

Jenny Mason

Projects Director
Jenny Mason
BTh

Jenny was a member of the original team that started SATS. She has worked at SATS for 20 years and currently holds the position of Projects Director.
Prior to that she worked in the corporate world. She has a BTh.

Administrative Team

Dr Willem Semmelink

Head of Programme Delivery
Dr Willem Semmelink
DTh

Willem, who has a D.Th.in Practical Theology, heads up the Programme Delivery Team. He has lectured at various universities and colleges. Willem has written a number of academic articles and presented papers at various conferences.

Victor Kunda

Accountant
Victor Kunda
BCom Informatics, BCompt

Hugh Goosen

Ambassador
Hugh Goosen
MTh, PhD Cand.

Jane Meyer

Registrar
Jane Meyer
BA

Marilyn Schott

Registrar
Marilyn Schott
BTh

Grace Sikhosana

Head of Administration
Grace Sikhosana

Elsie Zondo

Partnership Administrator
Miss Elsie Zondo

Sharon Eagle

Enrollments Officer
Miss Sharon Eagle

Chris Ndlovu

Administrator
Chris Ndlovu

Support Team

Tawanda Maenzanise

Librarian
Tawanda Maenzanise
BPsych, MSocSci

Jabu Mgnuni

Assistant Librarian
Jabu Mgnuni

Bev van Rensburg

Student Counsellor
Bev van Rensburg
MTh

Bev has taught in secular education for about twenty five years (mainly Biology) and has worked for both Trans World Radio and Radio Pulpit. She has an M.Th. in Practical Theology, and has published a number of family oriented books. Bev’s Special joy is in training women and youth (especially where marginalised) and their carers/mentors – both males and females.

Erika Kelbrick

Student Liaison Officer
Erika Kelbrick
BSoc Psi, BAHons

Lindiwe Sibisi

Receptionist
Lindiwe Sibisi

Technical Support Team

Louis Krassoi

IT Manager
Louis Krassoi
Dip Eng

Mathieu Pelletier

MySats Manager
Mathieu Pelletier
MA

Apart from his IT skills, Mathieu has a B.A. Biblical Studies and Master’s in both Old Testament and Biblical Languages. From 2006, he worked for the Theological College of Zimbabwe as a lecturer in the Biblical Studies Department and was also their Director of IT Development.

Marno Kirstein

Media Manager
Marno Kirstein
MA

Timothy Solomon

Programmer
Timothy Solomon
BIS: Multi-Media

Ruan Huysen

Quality Assurer
Ruan Huysen
BTh Hons

Ann Steyn

MySats Support
Ann Steyn

Executive Secretary

Lonel Fisher

Executive Secretary
Lonel Fisher

Lonel and has years of experience in local church ministries, including prison ministry, but has a special interest in working with the youth. She also comes to us with a wealth of experience in administration, management and operations.

Maintenance Team

Austin Banda

Groundsman
Austin Banda

Nandipha Mtshali

Cleaner
Nandipha Mtshali

Programme Coordinators

Johannes Malherbe

Dr Johannes Malherbe
DTh
Head of Academics
johannes@sats.edu.za

Johannes, who is the Head of Academics at SATS, did his formal theological training at the University of Stellenbosch. He specialised in Old Testament Studies and evaluated medieval Jewish Bible commentaries for his doctorate which was partially done at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Dr Willem Semmelink

Dr Willem Semmelink
DTh
Programme Coordinator for HCCL & BTh
willem@sats.edu.za

Willem, who has a D.Th.in Practical Theology, heads up the Programme Delivery Team. He has lectured at various universities and colleges. Willem has written a number of academic articles and presented papers at various conferences.

Mervin van der Spuy

Prof. Mervin van der Spuy
DTh
Programme Coordinator for HCCLC
mervin@sats.edu.za

Mervin obtained his doctorate at UNISA and served as the Head of the Association of Christian Counsellors of South Africa, before being appointed as Professor of Counselling Psychology at Providence Seminary in Canada. He has served as Vice-Chair of the International Network of Christian Counsellors.

Jesse Kipimo

Dr Jesse Kipimo
DTh
Programme Coordinator for BTh Honours
jesse@sats.edu.za

Jesse obtained his D.Th. from the UNISA. He is currently heading and lecturing at Central African School of Missiology in Lubumbashi, DRC and is the dean in charge of academic affairs at Exousia School of Theology and Ministry in Zambia. Jesse has published three books.

Robert Falconer

Dr Robert Falconer
PhD
Programme Coordinator for MTh & PhD
robert@sats.edu.za

Robert, holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from SATS and also studied Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). He is the author of ‘Spectacular Atonement: Envisioning the Cross of Christ in an African Perspective’. Currently he is involved in research development at SATS.

Teaching Team

These are the course lecturers (facilitators) who teach courses for SATS. All the listed qualifications are from accredited institutions.

Seyram Amenyedzi

Dr Seyram Amenyedzi
PhD

Brigitte Seyram Amenyedzi (Rev) has a strong passion to help marginalized people in society especially persons with disability, women and children. She obtained her PhD from Stellenbosch University.

Robert Brodie

Dr Robert Brodie
PhD

Robert completed his doctoral Studies at St. Augustine. He has many years of experience in education at various levels, particularly distance education. He served as a teacher trainer and senior administrator at a College of Education that provided further education for serving teachers by means of distance education.

Zoltan Erdey

Dr Zoltan Erdey
PhD

Zoltan is the Head of Academic Quality Assurance at SATS. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (SATS). His academic interests also include, inter alia, parable interpretation and apologetics.

Robert Falconer

Dr Robert Falconer
PhD

Robert, holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from SATS and also studied Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). He is the author of ‘Spectacular Atonement: Envisioning the Cross of Christ in an African Perspective’. Currently he is involved in research development at SATS.

Jesse Kipimo

Dr Jesse Kipimo
PhD

Jesse obtained his D.Th. from the UNISA. He is currently heading and lecturing at Central African School of Missiology in Lubumbashi, DRC and is the dean in charge of academic affairs at Exousia School of Theology and Ministry in Zambia. Jesse has published three books.

Pieter Labuschagne

Dr Pieter Labuschagne
PhD

Pieter completed his doctorate at the University of Pretoria and is Managing Director of Service D’Instruction et Mobilisation. He has served as a pastor in Mauritius, and as Chancellor of the MBTI.

Daniel Lioy

Dr Daniel Lioy
PhD

Dan completed his doctoral studies at North-West University. He is widely published and has a particular interest in intertextuality between the testaments, Biblical ethics and spiritual care in professional settings. Dan has extensive experience in tertiary education and a passion for scholarly excellence.

Modisa Mzondi

Dr Modisa Mzondi
DLitt et Phil (x2)

Modisa earned two doctoral degrees in theology from the University of Johannesburg. He is a founder and director of Back to Basics- Kago Leswa, and is also a pastor of Let My People Go Ministries. In addition, Modisa has taught theology at a licentiate level in partnership with several Bible Colleges and written several books.

He has a passion for children, youth, families and leadership training. His interests are in anything to do with Ubuntu, African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, African theology, African womanism and Pentecostalism.

Mark Pretorius

Dr Mark Pretorius
PhD

Mark, who began his academic journey at SATS, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria, where he focused on the interaction between science and theology, including integrating evolution and the creative acts of God found in Genesis 1-2. He has published many journal articles.

Mervin van der Spuy

Prof. Mervin van der Spuy
DTh

Cornelia van Deventer

Dr Cornelia van Deventer
PhD

Mervin obtained his doctorate at UNISA and served as the Head of the Association of Christian Counsellors of South Africa, before being appointed as Professor of Counselling Psychology at Providence Seminary in Canada. He has served as Vice-Chair of the International Network of Christian Counsellors.

George Coon

Dr George Coon
PhD

Jan Grobbelaar

Dr Jan Grobbelaar
PhD

Jan obtained his D.Th. in Practical Theology from the University of Stellenbosch. Jan served as Principal of Petra College, Western Cape. He has written numerous papers and published several articles on children’s ministry and serves on the governing bodies of several organisations.

Abraham Byeong Jun

Dr Abraham Byeong Jun
PhD

Byeong obtained his doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (2008). He serves as a missionary in Serving in Mission International and his areas of speciality are practical theology, Christian doctrine, missions, comparative religion & theology.

Bert Watson 2019

Dr Bert Watson
PhD

Bert Watson holds an MAGL from Fuller Seminary and a PhD from SATS. In addition to serving as an executive pastor in the USA, Bert Watson is the founder of Leading Edge Christian Ministries, an organisation devoted to the development of biblical leaders in the Majority World.  Bert lived and ministered in Africa for 35 years.

Jose de Carvalho

Jose de Carvalho
MTh

Jose was General Manager of Sulzer SA 1989–2007 and Chairman of the board of Sulzer Zambia 2006–2007. He is an external marker for Lewende Woord Bible College and is part of the academic staff of SATS.

Felix Kantondo

Felix Kantondo
MTh

Originally from the Congo, Félix has served since 2006 as the Associate Pastor and Sunday School Director of Bellevue Baptist Church. As well as being a course supervisor for SATS, he is responsible for translation of courses into the French language.

Pelham Lessing

Pelham Lessing
MPhil

Pelham holds an M.Phil. from the University of Port Elizabeth and is registered for a Ph.D. in Development Studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He is registered as an educator with the SACE and a Counsellor Specialist with the Council of Counsellors in South Africa.

Tawanda Maenzanise

Tawanda Maenzanise
MSocSci

Batanayai Manyika

Batanayai Manyika
MPhil

Mathieu Pelletier

Mathieu Pelletier
MA, MA

Apart from his IT skills, Mathieu has a B.A. Biblical Studies and Master’s in both Old Testament and Biblical Languages. From 2006, he worked for the Theological College of Zimbabwe as a lecturer in the Biblical Studies Department and was also their Director of IT Development.

Bev van Rensburg

Beverley van Rensburg
MTh

Bev has taught in secular education for about twenty five years (mainly Biology) and has worked for both Trans World Radio and Radio Pulpit. She has an M.Th. in Practical Theology, and has published a number of family oriented books. Bev’s Special joy is in training women and youth (especially where marginalised) and their carers/mentors – both males and females.

David Woods

David Woods
MTh

Hendry Mashile

Hendry Mashile
BTh, MBA

Mzayifani Mzebetshana

Mzayifani Mzebetshana
MTh, PhD cand.

Mzayifani holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree (Electrical Engineering Heavy Current), Durban Institute of Technology, 2004. He has worked for Eskom since 2003 and is presently employed in Middle Manager Project Engineering in Eskom Group Technology, Engineering. Mzayifani has been working as a tutor for SATS since 2012.

Izaak Connoway

Izaak Connoway
BTh Hons

Izaak obtained his B.Th. hons. from SATS. He works as an academic assistant for both SATS and the Timothy Ministry Team.

Estelle Crafford

Estelle Crafford
BTh

Jill Gorven

Jill Gorven
BTh Hons

Ruan Huysen

Ruan Huysen
BTh Hons

Patrick Mutombo

Patrick Mutombo
BTh

Patrick obtained his B.Th. in 2005. He then taught at the world Revival School of Ministry. From 2007 to 2008, after assessment by the Alliance Française, he was involved in translating didactic materials from English to French

Marian Smith

Marian Smith
BTh Hons

Bert Barnes

Bert Barnes
MTh Cand.

Bert is a successful pharmacist, having bought or started a chain of 12 retail pharmacies in the course of his career. In 2006 he sold the last of his pharmacies and retired. Bert is known to have salvaged the Middelburg branch of child welfare from being disbanded, to be a viable organisation again. He has widely divergent interests; from playing the piano to wildlife to flying his own plane.

Jonothan Tudhope

Jonothan Tudhope
BTh Hons

Michelle Kleynhans

Michelle Kleynhans
BTh Hons

Louie Naidoo

Louie Naidoo
BTh Hons

Sue Pnematicatos

Sue Pnematicatos
BTh Hons

Susan’s background is in administrative management; however, she has a passion for studying of God’s Word in order to teach others to seek Truth for themselves. Sue purposefully seeks to practice hospitality as she enjoys spending time with people and mentoring and encouraging them.

Yvonne Roberg

Yvonne Roberg
BTh Hons

Selma Rudd

Selma Rudd
BA, HCCC

Adrian Tamblyn-Watts

Adrian Tamblyn-Watts
MTh

Adrian obtained his M.Th. from SATS. He is the academic director at Charis Communications, and serves part time as an associate pastor (teaching) at Kingdom Exchange Ministries.

Suzanne van der Merwe

Suzanne van der Merwe
BTh Hons

Supervising Team

Johannes Malherbe

Dr Johannes Malherbe
DTh, Old Testament, SU

Johannes, who is the Head of Academics at SATS, did his formal theological training at the University of Stellenbosch. He specialised in Old Testament Studies and evaluated medieval Jewish Bible commentaries for his doctorate which was partially done at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Dr Annang Asumang

Dr Annang Asumang
PhD, New Testament, SATS

Annang, a Clinician in Intensive Care Medicine, obtained his Ph.D. from SATS in 2010, and has made a signifi cant contribution as an academic and researcher.

Robert Brodie

Dr Robert Brodie
PhD, Practical Theology, St Augustine’s

Robert completed his doctoral Studies at St. Augustine. He has many years of experience in education at various levels, particularly distance education. He served as a teacher trainer and senior administrator at a College of Education that provided further education for serving teachers by means of distance education.

Dr Bill Domeris

Dr Bill Domeris
PhD, New Testament, University of Durham

Bill obtained his doctorate from Durham University. He is one of the most widely published theological scholars in Africa, especially in the field of Biblical Studies, where he has made substantial contributions at international level.

Zoltan Erdey

Dr Zoltan Erdey
PhD, New Testament, SATS

Zoltan is the Head of Academic Quality Assurance at SATS. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (SATS). His academic interests also include, inter alia, parable interpretation and apologetics.

Robert Falconer

Dr Robert Falconer
PhD, Systematic Theology, SATS

Robert, holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from SATS and also studied Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). He is the author of ‘Spectacular Atonement: Envisioning the Cross of Christ in an African Perspective’. Currently he is involved in research development at SATS.

Jesse Kipimo

Dr Jesse Kipimo
DTh, Missiology, UNISA

Jesse obtained his D.Th. from the UNISA. He is currently heading and lecturing at Central African School of Missiology in Lubumbashi, DRC and is the dean in charge of academic affairs at Exousia School of Theology and Ministry in Zambia. Jesse has published three books.

Mark Pretorius

Dr Mark Pretorius
PhD, Systematic Theology, UP

Mark, who began his academic journey at SATS, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria, where he focused on the interaction between science and theology, including integrating evolution and the creative acts of God found in Genesis 1-2. He has published many journal articles.

Modisa Mzondi

Dr Modisa Mzondi
DLitt et Phil, Biblical Studies, UJ DLitt et Phil, Theology, UJ

Modisa earned two doctoral degrees in theology from the University of Johannesburg. He is a founder and director of Back to Basics- Kago Leswa, and is also a pastor of Let My People Go Ministries. In addition, Modisa has taught theology at a licentiate level in partnership with several Bible Colleges and written several books.

He has a passion for children, youth, families and leadership training. His interests are in anything to do with Ubuntu, African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, African theology, African womanism and Pentecostalism.

Cornelia van Deventer

Dr Cornelia van Deventer
PhD, New Testament, SU

Seyram Amenyedzi

Dr Seyram Amenyedzi
PhD, Missiology, SU

Brigitte Seyram Amenyedzi (Rev) has a strong passion to help marginalized people in society especially persons with disability, women and children. She obtained her PhD from Stellenbosch University.

Pieter Labuschagne

Dr Pieter Labuschagne
PhD, Old Testament, UP

Pieter completed his doctorate at the University of Pretoria and is Managing Director of Service D’Instruction et Mobilisation. He has served as a pastor in Mauritius, and as Chancellor of the MBTI.