The James 1:27 Trust is staffed by a diverse and committed group of professionals and volunteers including ministers, psychologists, IT professionals, marketing professionals, accountants, diplomats, and interns from South Africa and other nations.

Robert Botha

Robert Botha

Robert founded the James 1:27 Trust in October 2004 after 18 years in international relations. Robert is committed to social justice through the development of an integrated approach to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

Marlie Holtzhausen
Executive and Research Support


Marlie is part of the Executive and Research Support at the James 1:27 Trust. She has earned her Masters in Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, focusing on social justice and democracy, and has just submitted her doctorate, while working as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department.

Pieter van Eeden
Operations and Special Projects


Pieter worked in the construction industry from 2004 until 2019. In 2019 he felt called to build homes instead of houses and has since been a part of the James 1:27 Trust.


Philip van den Ordel
Legal services


Philip is an advocate with 10 years’ experience running his own consultancy. He oversees and drafts all our contractual commitments as well as assisting with proposals, advice on funding, business development, and collaboration with other organisations.

Victoria Simango
Care Coordinator


Victoria was one of our first beneficiaries and is now a care coordinator for the Trust. She looks after the needs of the families and assists them emotonally, psychologically and spiritually.

Leonie du Bruyn
Finance Administrator

Leonie is the financial administrator for the Trust. More to come! 


Alex Botha-Green

Alex is a freelance creative with a background in motion graphics, screenwriting and web-design. She coordinates the communications strategies for the Trust.

Mike Noviskie
Technical Support

A missionary from the Houston, Texas, USA area, Mike works on the development and support of the Trust's IT platforms and is responsible for customer support.

Support the Development of the Trust

The James 1:27 Trust partners with organisations who care for children, giving them access to a model for delivering care, a data management system that supports care, and a social market for fundraising and sponsor relationship management. Your sponsorship helps us build our systems to serve them better.