Grace Presbyterian Church

Elders and Staff


Hilmar von Fintel (Pastor)

Hilmar has been in full-time ministry since 1992, and has been pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church since 2001. Initially a mechanical engineer, he studied for ministry at the Bible Institute of South Africa and George Whitefield College. He is married to Rose and they have two adult children. Outside of ministry he enjoys the outdoors – hiking, camping, mountain biking and cycling.

Barry Haschick (Children’s & youth worker)

Barry hails from the Eastern Cape where he studied Education at the University of Port Elizabeth and Theology at the Bible Institute Eastern Cape. After graduating he served with the Students’ Christian Organisation in student ministry. He joined Grace Presbyterian Church in 2013. Barry is married to Charlene and they have two children. Barry enjoys fishing (preferably off a kayak) and playing tennis.

Tapuwa Katsidzira (Session Clerk)

Tapuwa grew up in Zimbabwe, and is currently practicing as an actuary in Cape Town. He is married to El-Charis, and they have been blessed with five children. Tapuwa loves to celebrate the newness of God’s mercies each new day.


Sandra Stramrood