Our Staff Team

Geoff Geoff Gertzen BCom HDipEd LTh(hons) BA(hons) MTh

Team leader and Rector.
Geoff has been married to Tracey for over 20 years, they have two teenagers Tim and Caris. Geoff loves teaching the Bible, cricket and eating nougat. He is a terrible gardener and even worse at golf…both of which he loves to try his hand at. He is happiest when people love Jesus!!
email: info@ststephens.org.za

me  Jo-Anne Taylor LTh BA (Theology)

Jo is our childrens worker and loves sharing Jesus with kids. She loves Cape Town and is always happy to show people why it is the best city in the world to live in! Apart from being out and about in Cape Town, Jo loves movies, series and watching live music.
email:  jo@ststephens.org.za

Chris Ramsbottom BBusSc PGCE BTh

Chris is married to Cath (10 years this year!) and they have two little munchkins, Joshua and Faith. Chris loves Jesus, running, movies, reading, board games and spending time with the family. Chris looks after preaching in the evening service and co-ordinates life groups.
email:  chris@ststephens.org.za

Jared Hey LTh (Theology)

Jared just recently married the lovely Charissa and he is our Youth Pastor here at St Stephens. He is passionate about sharing the gospel and his life with teens, in the hope of seeing them come to know Jesus personally as their Lord and Saviour, and growing to become more like Jesus. Jared enjoys making things with his hands, playing soccer and watching movies.
email: jared@ststephens.org.za

Jaki North BSc(hons) BTh

Jaki serves at St Stephens as the Women’s Worker Curate. She came to Cape Town in 2009, just for a year… She is still here and actually never wants to leave! Jaki is a missionary with Crosslinks and her passion is to share Jesus and to train others to do the same. She has a particular love for the homeless and is seeking to integrate this into her ministry at St Stephens.
email: jaki@ststephens.org.za

Matt Banks MTh, Bsc (Hons)

Matt came to know Jesus whilst at uni, and so knows first hand the eternal significance of faithful, Christ-centred student ministry. As well as being responsible for the student work at St Stephens Matt is also trying to work more broadly within REACH SA to equip and support student ministry. Matt is married to Megan (who grew up at St Stephens) and they have two young daughters Abigail and Sophia. Apart from Jesus and his family Matt also loves video games and Jujitsu!
email: matt@ststephens.org.za

Jill Stevenson Dipl (Med Tech)

Jill has been married to Dave for over 37 years. They have three children and 3 grandchildren. Her many years of admin experience at UCT are put to good use as she serves the Lord working mornings at the church office before spending the afternoons as an au pair for one of her granddaughters. She is also a certified copy editor and proofreader. She loves music and singing, crosswords and detective novels. Her favourite TV programmes are Bones and any of the CSI series.
email: jill@ststephens.org.za

vb2 Velma Bedderson (BSocSci UCT)

Velma is married to Gary and considers being wife, and mother to Josh & Charis her full-time job, but enjoys her mornings @ St Stephens trawling through church admin jobs! Her family serve at St Thomas Church in Heideveld and love sharing Jesus with the folk on the Cape Flats. Her secret passions are Lindt chocolate(dark) and foreign films.
email: velma@ststephens.org.za


Armstrong Naka

Armstrong is responsible for building and garden maintenance and has been on the staff at St Stephens for over 10 years. He is known amongst the staff for his friendly smile.