Corpus Christi Garsfontein

 

Church Wardens

  • Mr. Andre Joubert

Andre Derek Joubert was born at Florence Nightingale Nursing Home in Hillbrow in Johannesburg on 15 May 1946. He spent his primary school years in Polokwane, and in Sabie. In 1959, he became a boarder at Pretoria Boys High School. It was around this time that he attended the Sunnyside Anglican Parish of St. Michaels and All Angels, where the late Reverend Don Martyn prepared him for confirmation by Bishop Knapp Fisher.

After school, he spent 3 years at the University of Pretoria doing a BSc, which was never completed. He joined Barclays Bank in 1967, where he completed an Institute of Bankers Advanced Diploma in 1973. This resulted in his being awarded a scholarship for full-time study at a university of his choice, and in 1976 he graduated with a BCom degree. Two years later, in 1978, he received his 1st managerial appointment and spent the next 22 years serving Barclays as a marketing and credit manager. In 1982, he was seconded to the London Head Office of Barclays for 4 months of training. He is now retired.

He was married to his wife, Pamela, in January of 1975 and they were blessed with 2 sons who are both engineers and reside in Cape Town. No grandchildren, as yet. Andre has been involved with the Anglican church for many years in various capacities. His interests are varied, but he enjoys playing a round of golf whenever the temptation arises.

  • Mr. Obed Rabede

My name is Gcinumuzi Obed Radebe, and I was born in a township of Bohlokong, Bethlehem (in the Free State) where I studied until Matric (Grade 12) in 1988. I later obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Computer Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (former University of Durban Westville, UDW). I also hold a Master of Aviation Safety, Aircraft Airworthiness degree from two prestigious French Aviation schools, École Nationale Supérieured’ Ingénieur de Construction Aéronautiques (ENSICA) and École Nationalede l’Aviation Civile (ENAC).

I started my working career as an associate lecturer at the Durban University of Technology (former M. L. Sultan Technikon) where I lectured Information Systems and End-User Computing for a year. I then proceeded to join the parastatal, Armscor, where I have held various Quality Assurance positions up to senior management. Currently, I am a senior manager of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Operations for the same organization.

My wife Evah and I make every effort to bring up our daughter and three sons in Christian values. This led me to be involved in the Parish life in different capacities. I am currently one of the Church Wardens of Corpus Christi Garsfontein and have been a Lay Minister since May 2015. As the member of the Church Council, I am responsible for outreach programmes in which our parish is involved, and these include Tumelong Mission (Maboloka Haven and food parcels), Irene Homes, Louis Botha Homes and Women Against Rape (WAR).

  • Mr. Les Rudman

Leslie (Les) Rudman is a soldier by profession who retired from the South African military service on 31 March 2015 after 42 years of service.

He is married to Elsje and the two of them have been members of Corpus Christi Garsfontein since 1997. All three of their children, Stan, Beth and Martin have careers of their own and are all married.

Les has been involved on the Church Council of Corpus Christi since 1999. He has served in the role of council member for much of that time, only agreeing to take on the extended role of church warden following his retirement.

Since his retirement he has been involved as an independent contractor providing defense and security advice and analysis to various countries, companies and corporates. He is also a certified director with the Institute of Directors Southern Africa.

He has many interests. He is a regular attendee of the annual fly fishing weekend away at Corpus Christi, which is an organized weekend involving the men in the parish (along with a few interested others). He has contributed to a written history of the Anglican church for Corpus Christi, providing detail for inclusion in the website. He also has written an extended piece on the subject of ecumenism in the church.

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