Prof Kumalo joined SMMS from the School of Religion, Philsosophy and Classics, UKZN, where he served as the Acting Head, senior lecturer and researcher. He was the Director of the Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research. He has a PhD in Theology and Development with a specific focus on Education, Religion & Governance and Methodist Transformation. He is an internationally recognised scholar and author.
Rev Luvuyo Gladstone SifoDean of the Chapel & Head of Formation BCur, Dip. Nurs. (Critical Care: General), BTh, BA Hons (Theol.), MA (Theol.)
Rev Luvuyo Sifo comes to SMMS after serving the local church for ten years. As a qualified and specialised professional nurse, he served in the healthcare industry both in public and private institutions for 9 years before candidating for ministry. Registered with the Association of Christian Religious Practitioners and the Council for Pastoral and Spiritual Counsellors, Rev Sifo is a Level 6 religious specialist in Christian Pastoral Counselling. He has served in various leadership portfolios in the MCSA both as a lay person and as a minister.
Dr Rowanne MarieAcademic Dean PhD
Dr Marie was the first appointed staff member of the SMMS in 2008. Prior to this, Rowanne was the Head of the Church and Development Programme at the Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa (ESSA), where she served for 8 years. Her experience in Higher Education has allowed her to successfully steer the Seminary through its accreditation and registration as a Private Higher Education Provider.
Ms Christel RobinsonRegistrar BA, HED, BEd, Dip Bib. Studs.
Ms Robinson served for 12 years as national director of an international Christian media ministry, developing “Equipping to Share”, a discipleship programme. Her interests include Christian Counselling and prison ministry. She served as the undergraduate administrator at the former School of Religion and Theology, UKZN, before commencing her position as Administrator at SMMS in January 2011.
Heads of Units
Dr Eraste NyirimanaPhD (UKZN)
Head of Community Life
Rev Thembeka MkabeniBA (Hons), BTh (Hons)
Head of FEM
Dr Kennedy OwinoPhD (UKZN)
Head of Special Programmes Unit
Dr Ken ChisaPhD (Unisa)
Kudzai TaruonaMA (UZ)
Communications & Institutional Development Officer
Ms Sandra Knoop
P/A to the President and Receptionist
Coordinator of Special Programmes
Ms Gaynor Harvey
Ms Ntombifuthi MthombeniBSocSc, PG Dip Information Studies