Our Church Council

Our Church Council

Marcus Badach
People's Warden

Married to Jolene, father to Anakin and Tallissa, grandad to little Grayson.

Community and group leader and entrepreneur in the software industry. 

David Beukes
Rector's Warden

Married to Michele for twenty years. We don't have two-legged kids but love our dogs, Bob, Grace and Angus to bits.

We've been at Gracefields Church for many years and are currently part of Steve Aarons fellowship group.

During the day I keep myself busy by looking after technology for an online payments company.

Craig French

Married to Shannon, father to Abigail and Noah.

Part of Marcus Badach's fellowship group.

Product specialist in the asset management industry and drummer in the making.

Jeremy Louw
Building & Maintenance Portfolio

Married to Jo Louw, have an 9 year old daughter and 6 year old twin boys.

I have been part of the Gracefields Church family since 2010. I am in a fellowship group led by Marcus Badach and our families are regulars at the 8am service.

I am a self employed builder and enjoy spending as much time as possible in the sea.

Michelle de Freitas
Human Resources Portfolio

Married to Manny and we have two children, both married, and one grandson.

Worked for over 40 years in various fields in the financial services industry with 20 years experience as a HR professional and consultant. Currently serving as chaplain at GWC and on the board of SIM as head of personnel committee.

Garth Barnes
Diversity Portfolio

Married to Keryn; dad to Jordan (4 years old) and Kenya (2 years old).

A happy community group participant and environmental manager working for national government. 

Wilhelm Janse van Rensburg
Governance & Policies Portfolio

Married to Loyde Villarroel and they have been part of the Gracefields Church family since moving to Cape Town in 2011.

They have formed part of several small groups over the years and are currently part of the small group of Steve and Amy Aaron.

Wilhelm is a Defence Researcher for the Parliament of South Africa and has an interest in military affairs and governance accountability structures