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    Region 1

    The Venerable Trevor Prince

    Fr Trevor Andrew Prince was born in Schauderville, Port Elizabeth and is married to Gail and they have 2 children, Tarryn and Earl.  Trevor believes that part of his formation came out of his years of growing up in a community that had to deal with alcohol and drug abuse and the vast array of people who lived under the bread line.  

    Trevor came to Johannesburg 29 years ago as a pipe organ tuner for Cooper Gill and Tomkins, a job he enjoyed thoroughly as it exposed him to so many churches, people and experiences.  Whilst working for Cooper Gills and Tomkins he then went through the process of discernment under the Diocese of Johannesburg.  Trevor was sent to seminary as a candidate from at St Mary’s Cathedral under the guidance of Fr Godfrey Henwood.  Trevor was ordained as deacon in 1993 and priested the following year.  Trevor has worked in the archdeaconry of the East under the guidance of Revd Errol Dengler and first became Rector at St Patrick’s Malvern after spending a number of years at Bishop Bavin school.  He is currently Rector of St Stephen’s Sunninghill and enjoys every moment of it.  
    One of his favourite topics of discussion is his  rugby team, the Blue Bulls.

     REGION 1 comprises the following Parishes and Schools:

     Group A Group E Schools 
     Carletonville Fourways St Peter's Prep
     Fochville Halfway Gardens St Peter's College
     Khutsong Rabie Ridge  
     Wedela Sunninghill  

    Region 2

    The Venerable Shona Fleming

    After a deep and powerful experience of the healing love of God at the age of 14, Shona felt that God was calling her to help others connect with God and experience themselves and others as beloved by God. She took a long and convoluted journey to ordained ministry but was always involved in ministry where ever she has found herself. 

    Shona first completed a BSc(Med) from the University of the Witwatersrand and worked in the corporate world. Both at university and at work Shona started cell groups and met with others for prayer, study and reflection. 

    After she and Mark, her husband, were blessed with two children, Shona  completed her PGDE(Cum Laude) and began teaching. She taught every grade from grade 0-12 ending up teaching Grade 11 and 12 Maths and Science before entering full time ministry as a youth pastor. During this time she completed her BTh(Cum Laude).   In fulltime ministry Shona was able to follow her passion for God, teaching, learning and exploring new things, as well as connecting with young people. One of the most exciting projects was  starting a Diocesan youth program together with a colleague called Transformers. In this group young people were helped to explore their relationship with God, exposed to new theological thinking and encouraged to ask anything they wanted. Out of this group several young people started to explore a calling to the ordained ministry and some are in the ordination process. Shona also completed a two year course in Inner Healing and has recently started two meditation groups. 

    After her ordination she was appointed as the Assistant Priest of a parish in Weltevredenpark and licensed as one of the Youth Chaplains of the Diocese.  On the retirement of her Rector, Shona had the opportunity to be the Priest in Charge, under the guidance of an Interim Rector.

    In January 2013, Shona was appointed as the Rector of St Mark, Northriding and enjoys leading and sharing in this diverse and deep community. She has been able to continue her involvement in schools as there is a Vuleka School at St Mark and she is on the board for Vuleka/SSB. She is also involved in Growing the Church and POST and was licensed as an Archdeacon in January 2015.

    Shona is deeply grateful to God for her family and the many amazing and gifted people that have guided and directed her as well as the opportunities that she has been given.  

    She has a wide range of interests including adventure sports, reading, growing orchids and aviculture but  likes nothing better than to connect with God, her family, and people of all ages from all walks of life.

    REGION 2 comprises the following Parishes:

    Group D Group B 
    Cosmo City  Kagiso - St Bartholomew 
    North Riding Kagiso - St Thomas
    Weltevreden Park Krugersdorp


    Region 3

    The Venerable Oupake Moruthane

    REGION 3 comprises the following parishes:

    Group F Group C 
    Doornkop Discovery 
    Meadowlands  Florida 
    Mzimhlophe  Rangeview 
    Orlando - Holy Cross  Roodepoort 

    Region 4

    The Venerable Diana Thorburn

    Revd Diana has lived in the Johannesburg area all her life.  She became actively involved in church life from high school - before that, she "just attended church".

    She was made a Deacon on 9 October 1993 and served both at St John the Divine, Belgravia and at St Margaret of Scotland, Bedfordview in that capacity.

    She was priested on 24 June 2000 and served at Bedfordview as Assistant Priest before moving to her present position as Rector of St Patrick's Malvern.

    She sees herself as a person who loves God and wants to share His love in whichever way God leads and guides. "Being open to the Holy Spirit through prayer enables me to be a vessel for God".

    She is married to Ian, a wonderful and caring person. They enjoy going to the theatre, reading, gardening and travelling. To keep fit and healthy, they "Walk for Life".

    REGION 4 comprises the following Parishes and Schools:

    Group N Schools 
    Bedfordview Bishop Bavin School 
    Bez Valley  

    Region 5

    The Venerable Rodger Lekoko

    The Revd Serame Rodger Lekoko, the Rector of St Mary’s Bekkersdal and Church of The African Martyrs since his arrival in the Diocese of Johannesburg in December 2008, came from the Diocese of Matlosane where he served since his ordination to the diaconate on the 1st December 1991 and to priesthood on the 12th December 1992.

    He was a teacher before his vocation to the ordained ministry was discerned while he was a lay minister in his home parish of St Luke’s Bloemhof, which incorporates Christiana, and Schweizer Reneke, under Revd Rodrick Greville and the late Revd Lucas Sephai.

    He is married to Emma and they are blessed with 2 sons, Phemelo and Aobakwe, and nephew, Oratile Pako. He loves classical and choral music, reading being with family and friends. He grew up playing soccer and now keeps fit by jogging and doing gardening occasionally. He is an ardent supporter of Kaizer Chiefs F C.

    He takes delight in doing pastoral ministry as he finds interaction with people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds enriching in many ways. He also cherishes his quite time in solitude, meditation and prayer whence he draws inner strength to cope with everyday challenges.

    REGION 5 comprises the following Parishes:
    Group T Group Q 
    Bekkersdal Emdeni 
    Simunye Protea Glen 
    Westonaria  Protea South 

    Region 6

    The Venerable Michelle Pilet

    The Revd. Michelle Pilet was born and grew up in Queenstown, in the Eastern Cape.  She was blessed to be actively involved in both the Anglican and Dutch Reformed Churches from a young age, and grew up in a dual-medium household speaking English and Afrikaans.  After attending Rhodes University, Grahamstown, from whence she graduated with a BA. Hons (in English and Afrikaans-Nederlands), she came to Johannesburg to work back her bursary from SABC.  During her time at the SABC, she picked up her theological studies with T.E.E.C. (Theological Education by Extension College).  At the same time, she became part of the Johannesburg Diocesan discernment process.  Michelle was ordained deacon in 1989 and priested in 1994.  She has administered with God in the faith-communities of St. Peter’s (Auckland Park), St. Michael’s (Bryanston), and St. Margaret’s (Bedfordview).  At present, she is serving as the Rector St. Paul’s (Parkhurst).

    Michelle is privileged as well to be a trained counsellor, spiritual director, retreat facilitator, prayer lay facilitator “art as a prayer of the heart”, supervisor of spiritual directors, public speaking.  She enjoys learning about new discoveries and insights across a wide spectrum.

    One of her cherished Scripture verses is “God is love” (1 John 4: 16b).  She finds it inspiring, uplifting and exciting that all life-forms are aspects of emanations of God’s Love.  The adventure and delight of discovering this “face”-of-love, uncovering what this looks like, and how to affirm and nurture this in self and others.

    Michelle is single by vocation.  For the past 2 years, it has been her joy and blessing to be sharing a home together with her youngest sister, Verlene, and her eldest niece, Kayleigh.

    Michelle relishes reading, silence, creativity (e.g. art, handwork), the theatre, music...the gift of life itself

    REGION 6 comprises the following Parishes and Schools:

    Group R Group I Schools 
    Diepsloot Chapel  Orchards St Mary's School 
    Linden  Parktown   
    Parkhurst Parkview   

    Region 7

       The Venerable Kagelelo Mphetolang

    He was born and raised in Gaborone, Botswana, is married to Lineo Lipholo-Mphetolang and is a father of 2 girls Thabelang and Letlotlo.

    He was trained in the College of Transfiguration, graduated in 2007, spent time in Rippon College, Cuddesdon, England and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Theology, majoring  in Ethics from The University of The South, Tennessee, USA  in 2010.

    His areas of interest are African philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology and Christian counseling.

    One of his greatest achievements was working as a presenter in one of the local Television stations, back home. He is currently the rector of St Stephens in Diepkloof and has extensive work and Youth Ministry. 

    REGION 7 comprises the following Parishes:
    Group O  Group U 
    Diepkloof - St James  Bryanston 
    Diepkloof - St Stephen  Parkmore 
    Orlando - St John   
    Orlando - St Mary   

    Region 8

    The Venerable Jerry Dibetso

    Father Jerry Dibetso was born in Driemanskap, near Nigel, and was raised in Vosloorus where he started worshiping at St Boniface. He has been a priest for 27 years, having been ordained in 1987 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg, this was after he completed his theological studies at the St Peter’s College at the Federal Theological Seminary in Pietermaritzburg. He started his priesthood ministry by being a deacon at his current station of St Paul’s Jabavu, Soweto where he served previously as a curate. From there he proceeded to be a priest in charge at the Parish of Sekhukhuneland and later became rector of St Francis, a Parish whose jurisdiction covers a 100 km radius stretching from Groblersdal to Burgersfort with 32 congregations. This led him in developing an interest in evangelism and church planting as a means of growing the church. While he was still at the parish of Sekhukhuneland he served on the council of St Marks College

    He returned to the Diocese of the eastern Transvaal, now Highveld, in 1992 and served 10 years at All Souls Tsakane, four years at St Phillip’s Thokoza and seven years at St Andrew’s in Kwa Thema, before being appointed Rector at St Paul’s in February 2014.

    Father Dibetso has been married to Timenyana Dibetso, nee Mogotlane, for 25 years and they have two children, Palesa and Lehlohonolo. During his free time, he spends time with his family, reading books and socializing with friends. Father Dibetso has great passion for community development.

    REGION 8 comprises the following Parishes:

    Group P Group S 
    Dobsonville  Mohlakeng 
    Jabavu  Randfontein 
    Moroka  Toehomsrus 

    Region 9

    The Venerable Lynda Shimmin

    Lynda explored a call to full time ministry in the UK at Trinity College, Bristol in 1972, twenty two years before women were ordained to the priesthood!  The then College Dean of Women and Principal (Joyce Baldwin and Alex Motyer) recommended gaining life experience and coming back in a few years ‘if the call hadn’t gone away’.  Actively involved in her church at the height at the Charismatic renewal in the UK, Lynda met and married her husband Graham and before they’d been married a year his company posted him to South Africa.

    After 15 years of ministry together in their Johannesburg parish church, and now with two daughters, Graham died in 1994. After her girls had matriculated Lynda explored once more ‘if the call hadn’t gone away. She joined FOX and was mentored by many of our fine senior clergy in the diocese before being deaconed in 2007 and priested in February the following year. She served as a deacon and assistant priest in St Luke’s Orchards and has been the fulltime priest at St Augustine of Canterbury in Orange Grove since 2010.

    In line with the Diocesan Vision she is passionate about equipping people for both personal growth and ministry within the community; fresh expressions of being church and singing!

    She has a love for the bush and birding and visits the Kruger as often as possible!

    REGION 9 comprises the following Parishes and Schools:

    Group G  Group M  Schools 
    Ferreirastown  Alexandra  St John's College 
    Hillbrow  Bramley   
    Houghton  East Bank   
    Yeoville  Orange Grove   

    Region 10

        The Venerable Basil Matthews

    Originally from the Diocese of George, Father Basil moved to Johannesburg in January 2010. He was made a Deacon on Sunday 17 December 1989 in All Saints Church Mossel Bay and ordained Priest on Sunday 30 September 1990 in St James Church Knysna where he served his curacy. In Johannesburg he settled in Christ the King Church Coronationville where he is still serving. He sees himself as a facilitator and enabler allowing the people of God to reach their full potential to his honour and glory. In his free time he enjoyed watching sport on TV and life, braaiing with family and friends and makes a mean “skenkel-potjie”. He is married to Ivy and they have a son Luke and his niece Chiana who is living with them.


     REGION 10 comprises the following Parishes and Schools:

    Group H  Group K  Schools 
    Bosmont  Auckland Park  Vuleka 
    Coronationville  Brixton   
    Newclare  Mayfair   

    Region 11

    Region 11 comprises the Parish of the Cathedral

    Archdeacon to the Ordinary

    The Venerable Douglas Torr