Our Team

George Sander


George is married to Cecile and they have two married children. They have been married for more than 35 years and has been involved in mission and pastoral ministry all of their married lives. They have served as missionaries in Lesotho (10 years); Madagascar (2 years) and at CfC since 2015. George also served as Pastor in Dundee Baptist Church (3 years); Northcliff Union Church in Johannesburg (5 years) and the Baptist Church of the North in Mauritius (4 years). George not only directs the work of CfC but is also in involved in the maintenance of Silver Oaks; the Farming venture; lecturing in the SCBS; and regularly preaching in churches.

Cecile Sander

Silver Oaks Retreat & Conference Centre Manager

Cecile married George in 1985 and were involved in missions even before they got married. She has a heart for people and enjoy using her gift of hospitality and passion for discipleship whether it is at home, in her circle of friends, or in the daily happenings at CFC. She did some training in Christian Lay Counselling and find it rewarding to join people in their journeys to wholeness. She also did some training in Theology and value teaching the Word of God. Her greatest joy is to minister to women of all cultures and more specifically ministry wives. In this regard she thrives in teaching Food Technology in the Skills4Life program with all the wonderful opportunities it brings

Marius de Kock

S4L Computer Training Tutor & IT Manager

Marius came to CfC initially as an intern from Margate Baptist Church in 2018. Since 2019, Marius has been on the CfC staff. Having worked with computers and running businesses since early childhood, he loves using his experience to teach computer skills as an avenue to teach the Gospel. He also assists with the farm when possible. He is passionate about “second chances” and helping people heal from past trauma, believing that job skills are vital to this healing process. He is also studying part-time towards his BTh with SATS.

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