Staff & Apprentices

Senior Pastor: Dave West 

Assistant Pastor: Simon Banda

Secretary: Jayne Howes

Youth Worker: Amilcar Bhiman

Administrator: Gill Windram

Worship Director: Esté Meerkotter

Hospitality: Gina Manson

The Intern: Peter Thomson

Children’s Ministry: Dorothy Seekoei

Pastoral Care: Hilary Baker



Senior Pastor

Dave is married to Liesl, and they have 2 children, Robyn and Jonathan. He was a school teacher at Crossroads School which educates bright children with learning challenges, prior to becoming a pastor. Dave is a family man, a keen golfer and is passionate about wildlife.



Simon is married to Lindiwe. They have a six year old son, Esihle, and are guardians of Nathan (13), and Olwethu (14). Simon headed the Ministry Apprenticeship Training Program for Reach SA, Eastern Cape region. He also lectured at the Bible Institute of the Eastern Cape, in Port Elizabeth. In his spare time, Simon enjoys running and playing football.

Jonathan Veeren

People’s Warden

Jonathan is an attorney and a partner at Webber Wentzel.
He enjoys reading, watching cricket and sampling Jo'burg's eateries.

Tyrel Manson

Peoples' Warden

Tyrel is married to Gina, and they have two children, Leo & Skye. Tyrel grew up in Settlers, went to Pretoria Boys High, and was introduced to CCB by his friend, Rory Steyn, upon moving to Blairgowrie in 2013. Tyrel owns a ceiling & partitioning company, based in Honeydew. Tyrel is an avid fly-fisherman, and also enjoys long distance swimming, running, reading and having quality outdoor adventures with his family.

Leon Liebenberg


Leon is married to June, and they have two adult children, Clara and Ben. He is a Senior Investment Professional with Old Mutual. He is a keen golfer and loves travelling.



Amilcar is studying part time with the South African Theological Seminary, and is the Youth Worker here at CCB. Prior to this, he worked for a marketing agency. Amilcar is married to the lovely Jeanelle, and in his spare time he enjoys video games, watching Naruto, preaching at the Sunday evening service, and half price sushi on Mondays.

Doris Ledbitter

Doris Ledbitter was married to the late Peter Herbert Ledbitter, at Christ Church Blairgowrie in 1992, during the time of Dr Jack Allan, and they became members of CCB that same year. Her husband got cancer and she looked after him until his death in 2016. After he was buried in the same church by the late Norman Richard, Doris decided to come back to CCB because of her love for this church.
She is an entrepreneur, doing business with Eskom as a Vegetation Management contractor for the past 10 years, and is blessed with one daughter, who also got married in the same church 15 years ago.

Siyabonga Mthembu

Siya grew up in Ladysmith, in Kwa Zulu Natal, where he attended the Lutheran Church Ondini. He came to Johannesburg 4 years ago to further his studies, and graduated with a BSc IT in 2017. He is currently an intern for one of the biggest telecommunications companies in SA, and the largest Microsoft Dynamics company in Africa. He enjoys sport, especially football, and is big fan of Orlando Pirates.


Kathy works at Nedbank delivering Strategic IT transformation programmes. If she’s not organizing teams at work, she's organizing her friends for coffee dates or holidays. She loves her dog and enjoys gardening, entertaining, slack packing, and keeping fit by juggling boot camp, Pilates and running.


A butcher by trade, Nick is employed in corporate retail and oversees the production processes for Cavalier Foods. He has three sons and a daughter, and four grandchildren. Nick enjoys reading Popular Mechanics, Time Magazine and Christian literature, he supports Chelsea in the British Premier League & McLaren Mercedes in F1. Some of his other hobbies include squash, DIY building projects and chicken farming.