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Our team


Our Theme for 2021

The FCD team consists of a small group of staff members, interns and part time trainers who look after the day to day operational activities.

Staff and interns

We are reminded that, like the Ephesians Paul was writing to in Ephesians 2 vs 10: “We (and our students, volunteers and partners) are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”.

Our permanent staff

Jane Gelderman: Chief Executive Officer
Chantelle Engelbrecht: Head of Marketing, Events and Partnerships
Cheryl van der Merwe: Head of Training
Rene Alford: Finance Officer
Unita Lakay: Administrative assistent
Nonka Dube: Training Coordinator (JRP & OB)
Chanell Barnard:Life Skills Trainer
Sibabale Komanisi:Junior Trainer

Jane manages the facility with wisdom and gentleness ensuring that training goals and objectives are met, while developing relationships with partners and seeking funding to ensure the ongoing continuity of the centre.

Chantelle is responsible for FCD marketing, events and developing new and nurturing existing relationships with volunteers and partners. 



Cheryl is primarily responsible for the efficient running of all the training courses, overseeing the facilitation of the training by trainers and volunteers.  


Rene  is primarily responsible for the efficient running of all FCD’s finances. 



Unita is our primary support officer. She supports all staff in day to day administration but works directly with Head of Marketing.


Nonka is our head PC trainer. She trains all office basics classes as well as PC skills to our job readiness students.  

Chanell is our life skills champion, she fills the training gaps and supports the administration around her role. 

Siba focuses mostly on PC skills training for our Job Readiness and Office Basics classes. 

Our interns

Zinathi Makuhanjwe & Sithobele Mhlakaza
Genavive Booysen
Adele Mienies

Our part-time trainers

Magda Scheepers: Frail Care trainer
Anita Grove: Satellite life skills trainer
Elzette de Bruyn Bake for Profit trainer


Various Pastors from the Durbanville area are committed to the spiritual development of every person who spends time at FCD. We are extremely grateful for the Bible-based teaching, spiritual guidance and prayer support of:

Grant Hopkins from Protea Valley Church

Sean McGuigan and Londiwe Xulu from Durbanville Methodist Church

Mark Parris from Durbanville Community Church

Desmond Barry from Lofdal Fisantekraal

Tinus Van Zyl from NG Kerk Durbanville

Sharrol Ramukhubathi from Commong Ground Church Durbanville

Mike Moerdijk who heads up our Alpha Course (part of Common Ground Church)

Our volunteers