Elders and Staff


Hilmar von Fintel (Pastor)

Hilmar has been in full-time ministry since 1992. He has been the pastor of 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 – trail running, hiking, camping 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 practising as an actuary in Cape Town. He is married to El-Charis, and they have been blessed with six children. Tapuwa loves to celebrate the newness of God’s mercies each new day.

Secretary: Sandra Stramrood