Meet the Christ Church staff team 2016 below.

DougDoug Wannenburgh – Senior Minister
Doug and Marike joined Christ Church in 2003 and led the student ministry until taking up the overall leadership in 2010. They have 4 small children – an attacking midfield (Kyle, Luke & Douglas) and the kindest princess in the land (Lara)! He studied at GWC, BISA, UNISA and Stellenbosch University. He enjoys reading, painting, football and cheesecake! He loves telling people about Jesus, and enjoys the challenge of teaching God’s Word in a way that’s ‘correct, clear and courageous’.
JPJohn-Paul Harper – Assistant Minister (Head of Maturity and Apprenticeship)
John-Paul (JP) has been attending Christ Church for many years and joined the staff team in 2010 as our apprenticeship trainer. After graduating from Stellenbosch University, JP did an apprenticeship at Christ Church in 2004. He then worked as a Software Developer in 2005/2006 and went on to train at GWC from 2007-2009. During this time he also got married to Julia and have subsequently had the joy of two girls Emma and Adele. As a family they are committed to the work of the gospel and to seeing a new generation of faithful gospel ministers trained and equipped for kingdom service.
SeanSean de Kock – Assistant Minister (Head of Ministry and Student Work)
Sean joined the staff team of Christ Church in 2012 as a Student Worker. He was raised in Somerset West and studied Engineering at Stellenbosch University, after which he spent two years doing at apprenticeship at St Helen’s church in London. He met and married Lauren during his time in the UK and they have returned to take up gospel work in South Africa. Sean completed his studies at George Whitefield in 2011 and is passionate about seeing gospel growth amongst students. He enjoys good coffee, reading Christian books, as well as writing computer software. 
JayThea Viljoen – Assistant Minister (Head of Membership and Children’s Work)
Thea joined the Christ Church staff team in 2015 as our Children’s Worker.
JayJay Stoms – Assistant Minister (International Student Work)
Jay joined the Christ Church staff team in 2015 in order to serve amongst international students.
JPEJean-Philippe Engel – Assistant Minister (Head of Magnification and a Student Worker)
JP hails from Grassy Park and joined us in 2014 as an apprentice, having graduated from BI in 2013. In 2016 he joined the staff full-time as a student worker and director of music.
ChengetaiChengetai Mapira – Groundsman
Chengetai is our faithful Zimbabwean groundsman who oversees our parking, grounds, and practical administration of our facilities and ministries. He’s married to Buli and they have two children.
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