Plenary 1: Laying the Foundation of Understanding
Plenary 2: The Canada Experience, Director: ACSI Eastern Canada
Plenary 3: Genetic and epigenetic factors underlying sex differences
Plenary 4: God’s Word , Vineyard Church
Ps Alexander Venter
Alexander is married to Gilli and they have two adult children. The Venter’s lived in intentional Christian community for 23 years on “The Field”, south of Johannesburg. Since 2013 to 2018 they have been pastoring a Vineyard church called Following Jesus in Northern Johannesburg, where they now reside. Alexander was ordained to the ministry in 1975 and has planted and pastored churches in Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto.
Plenary 5: Biblical Worldview for Sexual Identity Development, El Shaddai Church CT
Ps Andre Webster
Plenary 6: Inclusive and Affirmative Ministries Director: IAM
Rev Ecclesia de Lange
Plenary 8: An African Perspective, Good News Community Church, PE
Ps Afrika Mhlope
Afrika Mhlophe is the leading pastor of Good News Community Church, Port Elizabeth. He ministers in various platforms in South Africa and abroad, including being a regular speaker a various Mighty Men conferences. Afrika is the author of three books: ‘Christianity and the Veneration of Ancestors – Should a Christian consult the dead?’, ‘Freed by God but Imprisoned by Culture and ‘A Passion for Positions.’
He is a chairperson of Gateway News, an online Christian news portal and is an associate member of African Enterprise (AE). He is married to Lindelwa Mhlophe and they are blessed with two children – an 9 year old son and a 6 year old daughter.
is a former high school teacher and a Zimbabwean living in South Africa. A Christian, Catholic and a human rights activist, Dube has a passion in fighting for LGBTI rights across all spectrums. Dube has been involved in the LGBTI activism for the past 20 years. Having worked for an LGBTI organisation in Zimbabwe from 1998.
The Reverend Canon Vernon Foster grew up in Pretoria, and continues to live in Pretoria while he dreams about sailing around the world. He matriculated at Pretoria Boys’ High School in 1990. He is a self-taught flutist who enjoys all sorts of music genres. He enjoys reading fiction and travelogues.
He is a board member of Out Well-being, an organisation that provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay,