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Our Team2019-08-13T13:00:21+00:00

President

Dr Rowanne Marie PhD
Dr Rowanne Marie PhDPresident
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.

Management Committee

Rev Luvuyo Gladstone Sifo
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.
Christel Robinson
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.
Rev Hennie Storm
Rev Hennie StormFinance Officer - BTh (Hons) N Dip Financial Accounting
A passion for finances and administration in non-profit organisations, Hennie has been involved in finances since 1990. He took a break in 2007 to study theology, BTh (Hons), at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary until end of 2010. He served at the Estcourt Community Church as Pastor in 2011 and then back to finances at the Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa as Financial Manager from 2012 until February 2019. Hennie joined SMMS in March 2019.

Heads of Units

Dr Eraste Nyirimana
Dr Eraste NyirimanaPhD (UKZN)
Head of Community Life
Rev Thembeka Mkabeni
Rev Thembeka MkabeniBA (Hons), BTh (Hons)
Head of FEM
Dr Kennedy Owino
Dr Kennedy OwinoPhD (UKZN)
Head of Special Programmes Unit
Dr Ken Chisa
Dr Ken ChisaPhD (Unisa)
Head Librarian
Dumi Zuma
Dumi Zuma
Properties Manager

Support Staff

Sandra Knoop
Sandra Knoop
P/A to the President and Receptionist
Nonhlanhla Mbanjwa
Nonhlanhla Mbanjwa
Coordinator of Special Programmes
Gaynor Harvey
Gaynor Harvey
Book Keeper
Ntombifuthi Mthombeni
Ntombifuthi MthombeniBSocSc, PG Dip Information Studies
Librarian
Rev Joey Naika
Rev Joey NaikaMPhil
FEM Assistant
Prosperity Ngubane
Prosperity Ngubane
General Admin
Emmanuel Dlomo
Emmanuel Dlomo
Library Assistant
Kudzai Taruona
Kudzai TaruonaDiploma - Media & Communication Studies (UZ)
Communications & Institutional Development Officer
Nokuthula Mkhize
Nokuthula Mkhize
General Admin
Nelisiwe Madlala
Nelisiwe Madlala
Book Keeper
Clement Luthuli
Clement Luthuli
Caretaker
Thandi Sibisi
Thandi Sibisi
Cook
Nosipho Zwane
Nosipho Zwane
General Admin
Prudence Madondo
Prudence Madondo
General Admin
Sphindile Mchunu
Sphindile Mchunu
General Admin

Adjunct Staff

Jenny Stanier
Jenny StanierTeacher’s Senior Diploma
Rev Dr Roger Scholtz
Rev Dr Roger ScholtzPhD (UKZN)