Our Ministers’ Bios & Contact Information

Reverend David Clements (Minister) 

Reverend David Clements joined Cape Town Unitarian as an interim minister in January 2018. He brings to this position the benefits of  undergraduate and graduate education and considerable experience in business and organizational development. He has a Masters of Divinity degree and is an ordained  minister as a Unitarian (Universalist.)

He is joining us from Cleveland, Ohio, in the USA.  His mother was Jewish and his father was Catholic, so he was exposed to two religious practices before joining a Unitarian church in later life. After a divorce, he raised four children as a single parent for several years while studying for advanced degrees.  He is now in a partner relationship with Jerry Devis, also of Cleveland.

Click here to reach Dave Clements by email.

Reverend Gordon Oliver (Minister Emeritus)

Reverend Gordon Oliver has continued to serve our church after his retirement and is very active with interfaith activities.  He has been instrumental in supporting the world-wide International Council of Unitarians and Universalists and maintains contact with American Unitarians through the Unitarian Universalist Association.  Gordon has had a number of careers, most notably including a term as mayor of Cape Town. You can learn more about his role in the city here. He recently earned a Master’s degree in Religious Studies. You can watch a short YouTube video about Gordon below on this page.

Gordon is a licensed official for religious or non-religious weddings (including same-sex marriages, gay or lesbian) and also is available for child blessings, funerals and other ceremonial services.

He can be reached at 072-500-4987.  Click here  to address an email to Gordon.

YouTube video courtesy of www.GreatGuides.org

Reverend Roux Malan (Community Minister)

Reverend Roux Malan served as the minister in residence to the Cape Town Unitarian Church from July 2008 untill June 2017. Now, as a  Community Minister he can conduct marriage ceremonies, child blessings and funerals. He runs a Clinical Pastoral Practice as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist and Life Coach and is registered with the Council of Pastoral and Spiritual Counsellors (CPSC). Should you wish to find out more about the services he offers, please visit his website: www.rouxmalan.com