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WHO WE ARE

ABOUT EMMANUEL CHURCH

At Emmanuel Church, we all share a common vision – LOVING GOD. LOVING ONE ANOTHER. LOVING THE WORLD. In keeping with this, we are a community that is very active in a variety of ministries and outreach programmes. Read more about who we are below, or scroll down to find out about our doctrine and beliefs.

LEADERSHIP & STAFF TEAM

Rev.-Nils-Holmgren

Rev. Nils Holmgren
Rector 

Nils is married to Chantelle and they have two beautiful daughters (Keziah and Rebecca) and a son (Seth – who has more rhythm than all of them put together!). In his free time (what’s free time?) Nils loves spending time outdoors, playing squash and cooking.

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Chris Southey
Assistant Minister   |   click here to email Chris

In addition to preaching, Chris oversees the Growth Groups and Men’s ministry. Chris is married to Claire and they have two sons and a daughter. Chris is known in the office for his positive response to good coffee.

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Louis Claassen
Assistant Minister   |   click here to email Louis

Louis looks after the Youth and Seniors ministries and also heads up the Pastoral Care ministry. He is married to René and they have four children. If he had the time, Louis would be found near water with fishing rod in hand.

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Toni Mackenzie-Groom
Secretary

Toni enjoys the variety that her post offers. She shares her home with husband Richard, three teenagers, two over-enthusiastic Spaniels and one old cat. Toni considers chocolate and ice-cream the base of the food pyramid.

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Michelle Koekemoer
Admin Assistant

Michelle has a diverse role here on campus but thanks to her having worked in the travel industry prior, she is ready for any challenge. The rare times Michelle has free time, she’ll be found enjoying it with her mischievous young daughter.

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Lynette Pereira
Administrator

Lynette is married to John and they have 2 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren who are the apples of granny Lynette’s eye. When not at the office, she enjoys being busy at home.

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Angie Hogdson
Receptionist

Angie and her husband Chris have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. Angie enjoys reading and singing and lives by the adage that life is best with a chocolate in each hand.

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Anya Havenga
Childrens Worker

Anya Havenga heads up the children’s ministry to which she brings a love for children she has had since her conversion in her early twenties.
She loves cooking, gardening, running (plodding) and her three nephews Jonathan, Sam and Daniel.

EMMANUEL CHURCH DOCTRINE & BELIEFS

As a local church, Emmanuel Church is a Constituent Church in the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa or REACH-South Africa (formerly known as the Church of England in South Africa (C.E.S.A.) ) We include below a brief overview of our doctrine and beliefs, but also invite you to read more about REACH-SA and The 39 Articles of Faith to which we subscribe.

Christian
We believe that Jesus is God’s full and final revelation to us and the Bible is all about Him. His death and resurrection qualify Him alone to be Lord and Saviour.

Evangelical
We believe the Bible to be the Word of God, fully reliable and fully sufficient for a relationship with God. The Bible itself forbids us to supplement it or detract from it. Being a living and active Word, it speaks to us today, as God the Holy Spirit brings about understanding of the Scriptures, and repentance and faith in God’s people.

Reformed
We hold to the clear teachings of the Bible as reaffirmed during the Reformation i.e. the Bible alone is the source of all spiritual authority and salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone – all for the glory of God alone.

Anglican
Specifically, we trace our Reformation roots back to the Reformation in England. We hold to The 39 Articles of Faith as being a good summary of the truth of the Bible, and in our services we uphold the principles of the 1662 Book of Common prayer. We are saddened by, and distance ourselves from, recent immoral developments in the broader Anglican community.

While unconditionally welcoming all people into our church, we reaffirm our commitment to the historical and orthodox teaching of the Bible with regard to sexuality, church governance and other moral issues.

The confession of faith for REACH-SA is The 39 Articles of Faith.

THE 39 ARTICLES OF FAITH

Click here to read The 39 Articles of Faith for the denomination of REACH-SA.