Machiel pastoral servicesIntro:

Academics, weekly speeches, spirituality, secular business experience, sport, marriage, family life etc. I have always been a people’s person and therefore have connected with people from different walks of life. I believe my balanced life experiences together with my academic studies and people connections have equipped me to be able to talk just about any topic in a relevant and effective manner to any audience. Over the last two years I worked with a Petroleum Company in the launching of a new Retail Petroleum Brand, Econo Petroleum.

Ministry Experience & Training:

I served as a church minister for eight years in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Recently completed my Masters Degree in Theology from the University of Pretoria. Theology and psychology were my majors in undergraduate studies.

My Family:

I am married to my lovely wife Alfrieda for eight years now and we have two beautiful boys Micah (2) and Neo (1).We live out on a beautiful game farm in Skeerpoort, just east of Hartebeesport Dam. God has enabled me to have a very balanced life.

My Inspiration:

I live my life in service to others, trying my best to follow the greatest man that ever lived, Jesus Christ.

When I’m not spreading the love:

I am also an avid triathlete. I completed Ironman South Africa (PE) in 2013 and since have done many smaller triathlons in between.