Management Team

Ewald Jansen van Rensburg

Director and co-owner
Top selling children’s author in South Africa and Africa. Currently completing his PhD on the 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.

Stephan Spies

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 CTI (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.

Maryke Spies

Chief Operating Officer
Maryke Spies is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She completed her articles at PwC in 2012, after which she was appointed as Manager and later as Senior Audit Manager at the firm. She left PwC in 2018 to join the CMP Team, and she now holds the position of COO.

Madeleine Fourie

Financial Manager
Madeleine Fourie is studying towards her CIMA CGMA designation. She completed her SAIPA articles in 2016 at Accuity Chartered Accountants. In 2017 she obtained the position as Financial Manager at a development company and left end January 2019. She joined the CMP Team from February 2019 and now holds the position of Financial Manager.

Noeline Neumann

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.

Mariëtte du Toit

Head of Marketing
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.

Stefan Dippenaar

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.

Johanna Pretorius

Sales & Admin Assistant

Wayne September

Admin Assistant & Messenger

Zelda Botha

DTP/Designer
Zelda Botha has been involved in the Christian Publishing Industry for the past 21 years. She started her career with CUM books as DTP and later moved over to Christian Art Gifts as DTP/Designer. She later joined Carpe Diem Media where she spend 12 years as Senior DTP and Graphic Designer. Books has always been a passion for her and she has devoted herself into mastering her skill. Zelda decided to join the Christian Media Publishing team in 2018, she brings her extensive experience, creativity and passion for Christian products and books to CMP.
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