Gawie de Lange
Gawie has wide experience in business development and
served as sales manager at Struik Christian Media the last two years.
He is well known in the Christian book market in Southern and West Africa.
Susan van der Schijff
Susan is well known in the Christian Book market.
She was in senior management at Leisure Books South Africa,
Bertelsmann in the UK and the past two years GM at Struik Christian Media.
Ewald Jansen van Rensburg
Director and co-owner
Top selling children’s author in South Africa and Africa. Currently completing his PhD in New Testament at Radboud University, Netherlands. Pastor at HH Familiekerk in Somerset West. Years of experience in youth and family ministry. Co-founder and author of Nous (a weekly one-stop website that helps congregations to have family-friendly worship services). Several ATKV awards for children’s books.
MD and Co-Owner
Stephan Spies, Executive Chairman, is one of the most experienced and respected leaders in the Christian industry globally. He is trained as a theologian and holds a Master’s Degree in Theology (Cum Laude). He completed his doctoral exams and served 14 years in a local congregation before he was appointed as MD of Lux Verbi.BM where he served for 15 years. Stephan has served in leadership roles throughout his life: He was Chairman of the Student Council at Stellenbosch University, received the International Abey Bailey Leadership Award and Bursary and served on the CTAI (Christian Trade International) for the past seven years. Stephan is seen as one of the experts on GLOBAL SOUTH issues with regards to the Christian industry.
Editor-in-Chief: Content and Product Development
Noeline Neumann, Publishing Project Manager, has been involved in the Christian Book Industry for the past 14 years. Her experience includes retail (Managing Scripture Union Bookshop), wholesale (National Sales Manager, Struik Christian Books) and publishing (Lux Verbi.BM). Prior to joining Scripture Union she was involved for 15 years working extensively with Churches in the area of Bible Study materials. Noeline was employed by LifeWay Christian Resources based in Nashville, USA as their local South African Consultant for five years. She has 28 years experience in the management of International agencies, consultancy, training, and sales within the Church and Christian Publishing environment. Noeline brings her extensive experience, vision, creativity and passion for Christian product to this new venture.
Emile Retief is the Financial Manager of CMP and responsible for the company’s financial management and reporting as well as all import and export requirements. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial field ranging from large corporate to smaller start-up business. He completed his Bcom degree at University of South Africa (UNISA) and majored in Financial and Risk management, he also holds a National Diploma in Finance from the University of Technology. He is also part time involved in the financial management of a non profit company.
Mariëtte du Toit
Mariëtte du Toit, Marketing Manager has a national diploma in food and clothing technology. She started her career working in the marketing and events industry. From there she went on to work for Die Burger Newspaper in their Marketing and Promotions Department. Mariette joined Lux Verbi Retail in 2005 working in Sales and Marketing. In 2007 she moved to Lux Verbi Publishers working in the Sales Department and then later in the Marketing and Advertising Department as Marketing co-ordinator. Mariette’s experience in retail, wholesale, events organising, design, website development and digital experience together with her unusual combination of practicality and creativity makes her a valuable asset in the CMP team.
Print Production and Logistics Manager
Stefan Dippenaar, Print Production and Logistics Manager, is a DTP professional. He joined one of the largest printing groups as agent and sales manager. He has a thorough knowledge of Bible printing, which requires the highest skill level in the printing industry. As a dedicated Bible production manager, Stefan was the team leader of one of the largest Bible printing programs over the past years in Africa.