Gerhard is a career missionary who has as main focus the development of people to become the best they can be for the work that the Lord has called them to. He is passionate to see men being established in their relationship with their Heavenly Father, to see fathers taking up their God-given role as servant leaders of their families and young men being prepared for this awesome task of being a father.
With his family he has been in the mission field since January 1995. After having developed a ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) here in South Africa, they moved to France to work there for six years as frontline missionaries. In 2004, the family moved to Switzerland, where he took on the responsibility of the European Headquarters of CEF. Among some of his responsibilities were the leadership and care for a multi-cultural team of 21, teaching at the Leadership Training Institute of CEF Europe, developing a department of Member Care in CEF Europe, overseeing European finances for CEF and organizing and leading several teams responsible for the renovation and upkeep of CEF property.
He is happily married to Valerie since 1991. His daughter, Valene, is 19 and his son, Merveille, is 15.
Gerhard has obtained the N.D. in Clinical Technology (Pulmonology)(1989), a two year certificate in theology, a Diploma in Evangelism of Children, a Certificate in Leadership Matters and a Certificate in Biblical Counselling and Human Social Functioning.