Ministers’ Bios & Contact Information
Reverend Roux Malan
Reverend Roux Malan is our current minister. He attained a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology at the University of Stellenbosch and practiced for ten years as a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church. During this period he developed an interest in other religious traditions and attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Cape Town in 1998. He left the Dutch Reformed Church in 2003 and during his stay in the Helderberg discovered Unitarianism. He became our minister in 2008 and underwent training at the Unitarian training facility at Manchester College (UK).
Roux has two teenager daughters, a lively interest in life coaching, art, poetry, horses and a deep appreciation for the beauty and preservation of nature.
Roux is a licensed official for weddings and also is available for child blessings, memorial services, and other ceremonial services.
He can be reached at 021-686-2622 or 084-679-5466. Click here to address an email to Roux.
Reverend Gordon Oliver
Reverend Gordon Oliver retired from the active ministry in 2008 but still serves as our Minister Emeritus and is very active with interfaith activities. 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 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 .