Meet The Team

Walter Thomas

Home Church: Ottery Baptist Church

Main Responsibilities: Senior Pastor; Project Leader, & Administrator for IWC. Responsibilities include managing projects and logistics ahead of and during each project, administering the financial aspect of the project as well as participant information.

Number of years served in Student Ministry: 9 years

Originally From: Cape Town

Family Information: Married to Bernadette and have one 5-year old daughter: Sadie

Fun Fact: Plays 7 different musical instruments (Jack of all…master of none). I’m the Cook & baker in the Thomas residence. I use every pot and pan available, but clean none.

Wesley Marshall

Home Church: Hope City

Main Responsibilities: Church Planter; Site Representative for IWC. Responsibilities include securing logistics ahead of each project, forming and maintaining good relationships with local churches and leaders in the communities that we host our projects, recruitment, and training.

Number of years served in student ministry: 12years

Originally from: Cape Town

Family Information: Wesley and Nicole Marshall were married in 2012 and little Jaxon Wyatt was added to their family in 2018, bringing his mom and dad so much joy. The Marshall Family are in the pre-launch phase of planting Redemption City Church in Woodstock Cape Town. They enjoy walks on the beach and the hustle and bustle of the city.

Fun Fact: In addition to planting a church Wesley supplies coffee shops with a real mean batch of donuts on a weekly basis.

Rhoda Claasen

Home Church: Ottery Baptist Church

Main Responsibilities: Teacher and Youth Leader; Ministry Coordinator for IWC. Responsibilities include planning and coordinating ministry for projects; Recruit and train participants.

Number of years served….: 8yrs

Originally from: Cape Town

Family Info.: Youngest & most beautiful daughter of Des & Heather Claassen and sister to Abigail & Alison

Fun Fact: Loves planning parties and functions and is a keen photographer

Tyrone Fenton

Home Church: Ottery Baptist Church

Main Responsibilities: Teacher, Preacher & Worship Leader; Logistics & Worship Coordinator for IWC. Responsibilities include transport management, administration & coordinating the preachers and worship leaders throughout the project.

Number of years served…: 12yrs

Originally from: Grassy Park, Cape Town

Family info: Husband to Amber Lauren Fenton and father of (Oden Son, PS stole this from Thor) Tyler Fenton.

Fun Fact: Dream job is being a postman or a soccer manager. I would love to travel the four corners of the earth.