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Moderator and the Body of Christ

The duties of The Moderator of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa is to chair the General Assembly and represent the UPCSA.
Moderator - Rt. Rev George

The Moderator

The Rt. Rev. Rod Botsis was inducted at the General Assembly for a two year period.

Term of Office: July 2012 to July 2014

Serving Minister at Bellville, Capetown 

Telephone: 021 948 2417


Rev Rod Botsis

The Moderator Designate

The Rev M. Mukondeleli Ramulondi was elected at the same General Assembly .

Term of Office: July 2014 to July 2016

Serving Minister at Midrand

Telephone: 011 706 6108


go to top of pageUPCSA Structures

General Assembly is the prime legislative and decision-making body of the UPCSA. In Sept 2010 a General Assembly met in Vereeniging. Documents of that assembly are available - go to Home Page -  Docs&Forms. They may also be obtained from the Central Office on CD.

Body of Christ

Note this diagram does not represent an hierarchical power and authority structure.

The people who constitute the lowest levels (in sessions / congregations) elect representatives to the highest level (general assembly) and some of these may, in turn, be elected to the post of Moderator (of General Assembly, or Synods, or Presbyteries.)

General Assembly, Executive Commissions are described on the Governance pages on top menu.

go to top of pageUPCSA Central Office & Administration

The Central Office exists to provide an efficient service to help the Uniting Presbyterian Church carry out its mission effectively in a transforming Southern Africa

Our Core Values are:

  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Belief in Unity
Gen Secretary

Rev. Prof. Jerry Pillay

General Secretary

  • Manages the Central Office.
  • Represents the church ecumenically.
  • Implements the Vision and Mission
Assembly Clerk

Mr. Tom Coulter

Clerk of Assembly

  • Oversees the secreterial functions of General Assembly.
  • Responsible for the Church Archives. Manages Central Office in absence of General Secretary
Gen Sec PA

Mrs Joan Botha

P.A to the General Secretary

  • Assists Clerk of Assembly.

Rev. Dr. Eddie Germiquet

Ministry -

  • Responsible for the selection of candidates for the ministry.
  • Guidance, supervision and training of probationers

Mr Doug Anderson

General Treasurer


Mr Geoff Jooste

Chief Finance Officer

  • Maintains financial and IT systems.
  • Monitors effectiveness of financial controls, spending, costs and budgets.

Rev Buhle Mpofu

HIV AIDS Co-ordinator

  • Provides training and project management to Presbyteries and Congregations
Assembly Clerk

Mr. Tom Coulter

Pensions Administrator

  • Attends to the administration of the two funds

Ms. Elizabeth White

Bursaries Administrator.

  • Secretary of the committee responsible for the Presbyterian Educational Fund.
  • Screens applications to the Committee
Andre Prinsloo

Mr. Andre Prinsloo

Administrative Assistant

  • Oversees the Central Office computerised accounting system. Analyses bank rceipts and handles ministers´ queries.
  • Mantains and repairs the computer system

Rev Charles Magagane

Administrative Assistant

  • Addreses financial issues.
  • Liason with Presbyteries
Christine Kasambara

Ms Christine Kasambara

PA to the Ministry Secretary

  • Manages the  support and Business functions of the  Committee
  • Provides strategic and operational support to the Ministry Committee
Bester Mahlangu

Ms. Bester Mahlangu

Accounts Clerk

  • Handles Debtor and Creditor payments.
  • Attends to medical aid applications, queries and payments.

Ms. Tshepiso Mokwane


  • Processes requests for resources
Lydia Moore

Mrs. Lydia More

General Assistant.

  • Cares for visitors and does general cleaning

Mr. Hart Mokgalapa

Driver and Messenger.

  • Responsible for visitors´ & local travel arrangements.
  • Responsible for mail.
Jan Makgoka

Mr. Jan Makgoka


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