Pilgrimage for Leaders

The Pilgrimage for Leaders is a spiritual formation leadership journey that in Harmonie presents across one year to invest in a prayerfully selected group of servant leaders across South Africa. As sojourners we reflect on our own personal journeys of leadership; the context of the community where we serve; and what God is doing in the broader context of South Africa, to see how we may partner with Him, and one another.


We were grateful to journey with our first group of 23 pilgrims from across South Africa in the course of 2023. We share some of the testimonies below.



Niklaas Arangies

Moolmanshoek Leadership Development Centre

I am passionate about the outdoors, especially the mountains.  I love adventure and the inside of a tent.  I am married to the love of my life, Isabel.  Together we share in the adventure of raising our four children.  I love to read and building puzzles during holidays.  Something that gives me great joy is to facilitate moments of life change.

Isabel Arangies

Moolmanshoek Leadership Development Centre

I am a Free State born and bred farm girl. I have been married to Niklaas for 18 wonderful years, and we have four children who teach us a lot.  My love for Jesus, the outdoors and people are all combined in my everyday work. We host youth camps, marriage retreat weekends and eco-care camps.  Helping children and adults to learn and develop new skills in nature and beautiful surroundings, fills my cup.

Nielen Bekker

Inceba Trust

I am a son of the best Father in the universe, I am loved, accepted and whole in Him. I am a good husband and father. I am privileged to be involved at Inceba Trust, an organisation that aims to build God’s Kingdom by serving small children. I absolutely believe the future and opportunities lays with young people. That’s why me and my wife run a small group, through our church, discipling young people.

Emmanuel Brace

Harvester Reformational Church

I've been married to Salomé for 27 years and have a son and daughter. We have been leading the Harvester Reformational Church in Delportshoop for the past nine years, celebrating our 25th Ministry Anniversary this year! Besides our ministry, I enjoy working in our community and love seeing children benefiting from our projects.


Salomé Brace

Harvester Reformational Church Northern Cape

My husband, Emmanuel and I live in a small town called Delportshoop in the Northern Cape. I am passionate about children and youth and their development, helping them to reach their full potential and purpose in life.


Meiring De Wet


My core identity is a beloved son of the Father, committed follower of Jesus and bringer of the Good News in the power of the Spirit! I'm married to Jeannette and we have a beautiful 15 month-old daughter, Ariël. Originally from the Free State, we currently live in Pretoria. I use my work as a full-time marriage officer as a platform to share the Gospel with couples. I'm passionate about discipleship, evangelism and worship. I received a clear calling from God to plant churches in the future, so this year we are just resting in the Lord to hear His voice on where, for who and with whom we are supposed to do it. In everything I do and in all my relationships I strive to experience the joy of the Lord!

Jeannette de Wet

Nederduits-Gereformeerde Kerk

I am a tinkerer of things, ideas and words. I like to spend many hours deep in thought, pondering existential questions and asking lots and lots of questions. I am as curious about people, the reality of things and the being and workings of God as I am about how to live a life of practical wisdom. I abound with creative energy which I pour out in all kinds of projects, some more feasible than others.


Boitumelo Dikoko

Dikoko Technologies

Originally from Welkom, I now reside in Cape Town with my wonderful wife, who is both wise and beautiful. God has blessed us with a delightful and strong-willed 3-year-old son, and we are excitedly expecting a second. My passion lies in helping others reach their full potential by equipping them with the necessary tools. I draw inspiration from Jesus and His example of servant leadership, which I considerably fall short of.

Thobeka Dodo


I am young person who loves God, enjoy helping others, making a difference even if it’s small and I’m passionate about my work. I enjoy meeting new people, and learning and challenging myself with new things. I end my day with a good read. I write poems and recite when I get the time.


Anthony Geard

Thembalitsha Foundation

I am a husband to Phillipa, father and church elder in the Every Nation family. My passion for social justice and community development has led to an involvement in township and rural area church plants. I am a stockbroker by day.

Phillipa Geard

RecruitMyMom & RecruitAGraduate

I connect skilled working mothers to local and global employers through my recruitment company, offering permanent, contract and independent contracting in-office and remote positions. With a passion for empowering women and youth economically, I am not only a CEO but a wife, mother and social entrepreneur dedicated to making a meaningful impact in South Africa. My faith in Christ's redemptive purpose for the earth grounds me in all I do.


Heinrich Grobbelaar

Stellenbosch University & Stellenbosch Football Club

I am happily married to Bianca! I love the outdoors, the ocean, sunsets and travelling abroad. I need GOOD coffee when I wake up, otherwise my personality only kicks in at 10am. Physical activity and sport is part of my daily routine ... mountain biking, trail running, in fact, most sports. I work with athletes and students, aiming to develop their ability and identity in Christ.

Sheldon Hallis

Wellspring Ministries

I have been married to beautiful Christen for 23 years and together we have four amazing children. My family is my happy place. I have lived in the small town of Piet Retief for the last 29 years. I am apart of Wellspring Ministries and have served fulltime in this local church for 26 years. I am passionate about people, I am an extra extrovert and I love listening to people share their testimonies.


Christen Hallis

Wellspring Ministries

I'm an American who came to South Africa in 2000, and basically hasn't left. I met Sheldon and got married in the same year. We have four children, two who have left home and two still in school.  My life has been focused on being a wife and a mom. Only recently have I really started to branch out by starting up a pregnancy support center in our town, Piet Retief.

Michelle Janse van Rensburg

NXT Move

My mission is to be a pillar of strength for the Kingdom. I am called to establish, activate and enhance organizations, ministries, visions, processes and people. I studied Business Psychology and specialised in employee wellbeing, and am passionate about youth ministry and youth development. I am currently serving as COO of NXT Move. I have been married for 15 years and have 2 daughters.


David Krynauw

David Krynauw Design

I am a furniture designer/maker born in Piet Retief and now based in Hartebeespoort.  I am passionate about the work that the Lord is doing and living in the belief that Jesus is the way and the truth and the light. This faith inspires me to run the race to the fullest of my ability so that I might be counted worthy to be called His servant.

Jasmyn Krynauw

David Krynauw Design, Kleine Rijke & Skote Petoors

I am a child of God which underlines and defines my existence and gives me purpose and hope. He has gifted me with creative talents such as photography, design, writing, cooking and creating. I work with my furniture designer/maker husband, David, at his company, David Krynauw Design. We also have an events venue, Kleine Rijke, and a chilli oil product, Skote Petoors. We strive to let God lead our paths and are currently going through a big transformation but, as always, we are excited to see where He leads.


Simeon Labuschagne

Precept South Africa

I'm a family man, recently married, with two daughters. Leading a ministry, I'm passionate about teaching the Word of God. My love for music, competitive spirit in board games, enjoyment of hiking, coffee, chicken burgers and reading round out my diverse interests. I'm always engaged in serving at my local church, balancing a fulfilling life at home and in my ministry.

Maruping Harold Leberegang

Lifeline Christian Center

I'm a leader at our church and administrator at my workplace. I'm passionate about reaching out to the youth as I believe they are the future of tomorrow. Reaching out to one person and walking the journey with that person brings joy to me.


Leslene Leberegang

Lifeline Christian Centre

I'm the daughter of a living God. I believe in changing the community and people around me for the better, through skills and prayer. I love the Lord Jesus and I’m passionate about encouraging young married women.

Mkhululi Letsatsi

Heal Our Land

I am a follower of Christ, an avid Kingdom-builder and passionate about community transformation, discipleship and raising up transformational leaders. I currently lead Heal Our Land, an initiative bringing role players across the nation together to serve communities during times of disaster. I am also a qualified soccer coach and co-founded Ubuntu Football Forward, which scouts players in the townships to get scholarships.
Me, my wife Anja and our beautiful baby daughter, Eliyah live in Cape Town.


Melt Loots

TECH 3:23

Me and my wife Jana live in Paarl with our two beautiful daughters. I love proclaiming the Gospel, telling people what the Lord has done in my life, and wants to do in theirs. I am grateful that the Lord has given me the opportunity to do this through my involvement at Every Nation Paarl North, as well as through my company, TECH 3:23, which supplies and installs CCTV and alarm systems, inverters, as well as gate and garage door motors.

Jana Loots

Inceba Trust, in Harmonie & Bergkroon Faith Centre

Apart from being a wife and mother of two girls, I also get to live out my calling as communications manager for in Harmonie, Inceba Trust and Bergkroon Faith Centre. Here I get to tell the stories of hope and change in the lives of spiritual leaders, ECD practitioners, parents and children, which really stirs my own faith. I’m grateful to do my little part in sowing seeds and growing the Kingdom of God.


Olefile Masangane


Born and raised in Lehurutshe Zeerust in the North West province, I am married to Mmathapelo Masangane.  We are blessed with two children.

Nkosinathi Mbuyazi

24-7 Prayer

I’m a husband to Ziyanda and father to 3 beautiful girls. I lead 24-7 Prayer in SA and am a staff member at Signal Church in Cape Town. I’m passionate about family, people, prayer, and long runs.

Ziyanda Mbuyazi

24-7 Prayer South Africa

I serve as part of the team for 24-7 Prayer South Africa and 24-7 Prayer International. I also work as a HR business partner for an IT company called Hexagon Asset Life Cycle based in Newlands, Cape Town. I am married to Nkosinathi Mbuyazi and a mom of three gorgeous girls. I am passionate about family, prayer and community development in its many facets. I love providing  encouragement, guidance and assistance with my skills to non-profit organisations supporting various underprivileged communities around Cape Town.

Nevelia Moloi


I'm a Jesus-loving girl who wants to bring God glory through my life-walk, my words, creative expressions and relationships. I believe life is too short to be boring and I want to embody joy and encouragement to everyone I meet. Leadership spheres include head of communications and a senior facilitator at Heartlines, running a small-business alongside my husband, serving as lay leader at Every Nation Rosebank and being an overprotective coach mom.

Cobus Pieterse

59 on True North Guest Rooms

I have been married to Elserina for nearly 42 years and am a father of four children and grandfather to four grandchildren. I studied to be an educator and am an owner of businesses. I am passionate about fathering the fatherless in basic skills development and raising sons. We love to minister pre-marriage counselling. I dream of establishing restoration centres for human trafficking victims, as well as establishing organic, off-the-grid farms.

Elserina Pieterse

Multi-Level Neuro Processing Coach

I am a daughter of the Most High God! My love for Him and His Kingdom drives me. Family is our greatest investment, people are God’s currency, and my passion. I am called to love, equip, evangelise, serve and cheer people on. Me and my husband Cobus see ourselves as friends to pastors. I love nature, am creative and a life/neuro coach. My greatest desire is to fulfil His scroll for my life.

Shaun Pretorius

The Message Trust

I am married and we have a beautiful daughter aged 7. I grew up in a community called Northpine and now reside with my family in Kuilsriver. I am blessed to lead an organisation that lives to serve youth at risk. This is one of my major passions in life – to see young people thrive in both their faith and their lives.

Elgin Raas

Kingdom Power Ministries

I am a full-time pastor, residing in Bloemfontein. I'm passionate about evangelism outreaches, soul-winning and tending to the people God has entrusted to me.

René Raas

Kingdom Power Ministries

I serve in our church as a worshiper alongside my husband Pastor Elgin Raas. My passion is to do the work of the Lord and winning the lost souls for Christ.

Motseki Sosibo

Students' Christian Organisation

I am a leader, a father and a husband. I am passionate about young people, students in particular, and about the development of emerging young leaders.

Victor van Bellins

Reach Our Community Foundation & CFC Church

I am a husband and a father, which is my primary purpose. I am everything else after this – leader, friend, speaker, pastor, etc – for I represent something different to people as per their perspective. I am passionate about uplifting people, living life to its fullest and enjoying this journey called life. I believe life must be lived and not endured and always have fun!

Vanelee Van Bellins

ROC Foundation and CFC Church

I am a wife to Victor and a mommy to our two boys. I'm very passionate about raising my children in the ways of God, but they must also know about the dangers of life. I have a great passion for women's ministry and the upliftment of women, young and old. Cheering for our sisters should become part of our daily lives.

Edwin van den Heever

24/7 Goeie Nuus

I have joy deep down in my soul. I’m a husband, father, friend, son, maker of jokes, plans, furniture, mistakes and also an avid taker of naps. I’m a meat eater who enjoys manual labour and physical exercise. Happy to help when and where I can. I love all people from all people groups. Me and my wife are in the preparation stage of planting an Afrikaans church in Pretoria, trusting God to seek out and save that what is lost. I have faith.

Salomé van den Heever


I am a wife to Edwin and mom to two beautiful girls. Residing in Pretoria, we are working towards planting a church in 2025. Vocationally I am a finance manager at a nonprofit organisation delivering  HIV and AIDS prevention programmes across South Africa. I aim to live an intentional and purpose-filled life and am motivated by the fact that what I do contributes to a bigger, more positive picture.

Jan van Reenen

City of Hope Church

I'm passionate about life, sports, God's church and kingdom, along with the gorgeous girl I've had the privilege of calling my wife for the past 22 years. We share three wonderful children. I've been in fulltime ministry for 28 years. Together we've served all across the world, but right now we're leading the thriving City of Hope Church in Kimberley, which we call the Holy City (for obvious reasons). My life purpose includes developing The Christian Growth Track, which offers a modular discipleship process to help believers and churches grow in faith, victory and purpose. To this end I have authored and published over 10 books. The one thing that frustrates me is unfulfilled purpose and potential.

Katinka van Reenen

City of Hope Christian Church

I am married to Jan and we have three amazing kids. I am passionate about helping women tap into their inner-beauty and express it through outer beauty. I have my own hair salon and love to spend time bringing out the beauty out of ladies. I am a creative spirit who needs to paint, decorate, or beautify something or someone!