Wilbert Chipenyu, Principal & Lecturer/Facilitator
Wilbert has been involved in teaching virtually all his life and comes from a family of Christian educators. He taught in schools while being a preacher in Zimbabwe and then studied theology and has since also been teaching theology. He is with Timothy Two International and has lead workshops in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and taught at theological colleges in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He served as an evangelist for Maritime Missions in Pusan, South Korea and as a pastor for the English Church there. His wife is Perpetua also a teacher and they have four children. He is with the GKSA Zim.
Cert Educ University of Zimbabwe .
Bachelor of Technology in Education Management, Tshwane University of Technology
MPhil in curriculum policy,evaluation, & implementation, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
MDiv Kosin University, South Korea
PhD (cand) North-West University!
Vernon Vera (Acting Registrar)
Rev Vera and his wife have recently served as missionaries in Lesotho and now have come to the Eastern Cape through their sending church in East London to serve at Dumisani in the role of acting registrar. Rev Vera has served in theological education in KZN.
Patrick Diniso, Vice Principal & Lecturer/Facilitator
Patrick Diniso is a chaplain with the South African National Defence Force. He has also pastored congregations in the Free Church in Southern Africa and studied at Dumisani. He is involved with Christian counselling and has done some part-time teaching at Fort Hare University. Patrick is married to Nokwanda and they are blessed four children.
Diploma in Bible, Centane Bible College
DipTh Dumisani Theological Institute & Bible School
BA Theology, North-West University
MPhil Chaplaincy studies, Stellenbosch University
PhD Practical Theology, University of Fort Hare
Steven (Tabo) Choi, Adjunct Lecturer
Pastor Steven Choi has been a missionary of the Kosin Presbyterian Church for seven years. His family have served in Lesotho before coming to the
Eastern Cape. He works with Living Waters Church in Scenery Park in the East London area. He and his wife have three children.
BA Kosin University, South Korea
MDiv Korea Theological Seminary, South Korea
ThM (cand) Korea Theological Seminary, South Korea
Jack C. Whytock (Visiting Lecturer & Governor)
Dr Whytock grew up on a farm in Bruce County in Canada and was called to Gospel preaching and teaching when seventeen. He has been involved in church planting, prison ministry, college chaplaincy, and rural ministry; and has also been extensively labouring in theological education for over twenty-four years in Canada, East Africa, South Africa, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
He is married to Nancy and they have four grown children. Dr Whytock has been active as an author and an editor. One of his books is, An Educated Clergy. He is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland and a board member of the World Reformed Fellowship and Convener of its Theological Education Commission.
BA, University of Renison College, University of Waterloo;
Dip.CS, Regent College, Vancouver;
MATS, Regent College, Vancouver;
MTh, University of Glasgow
PhD, University of Wales
Lecturer/Facilitator and Governor, and Extraordinary Professor in the Reformed Study Unit, North-West University.
Wayne A. Gratz (Communications Officer)
Rev. Gratz grew up in the Eastern Cape, spending most of his childhood in King William's Town. He was a primary school teacher for 14 years and he and his wife, Megan, have always been involved in children's ministry. Wayne resigned from teaching, sensing a call to full-time Christian ministry. In 2008 he began his theological training at Dumisani, and in 2012 he joined the staff as lecturer and marketing manager.
Wayne and Megan have two daughters. Wayne is an ordained pastor of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa and serves as an elder and church secretary in a local congregation. Megan continues as a primary school teacher at a local all girls school.
HDE, Port Elizabeth College of Education;
BTh, North-West University;
BA Hons, North-West University;
MA, North-West University
Lecturer/Facilitator (part-time) & Communications Officer
Rev/Ds Nikolaas Pienaar (Adjunct Lecturer & Governor)
Rev. Pienaar served first at the Pretoria West GKSA congregation (2012-2017) and then in 2017 came to the East London GKSA congregation.
BA, North-West University
BTh, North-West University
Hons BTh, North-West University
MDiv, North-West University
Dumisani: Lecturer/Facilitator and Governor.
Nancy J. Whytock (Visiting Lecturer & Consultant Librarian)
Mrs Whytock grew up in Canada, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Much of her childhood was spent in the company of visiting missionaries from various parts of the world, and the Lord used this to develop in her a love for missions at home and abroad. When she left home for college, she sensed a call to prepare to be a teacher. In 1986, she married Jack and together they have raised their four children while serving in various congregations and colleges where she has taught English and music and worked in libraries.
BA History and Music, Mount Allison University, Canada;
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Canada;
MA Applied Linguistics, Lincoln Christian University, USA
Other Adjunct & Visiting Lecturers & Tutors in 2020:
Hlalanathi (Hombie) Mathiso