ABOUT ME … Revd Wim Vermeulen
The idea of a non-judgmental religious organisation consisting
of small caring Christian ‘communities’ serving the Lord in building Bible-based relationships with one another
and within the communities which they exist at a time when I had become disillusioned by the institutional ‘Church’
was what drew me to TACOTSA.
Born of Rhodesian farming stock I completed my school career
and military service in Rhodesia before embarking on a career in hotel management at the Wits Technicon Hotel School in 1977.
After working in managerial positions with Holiday Inn (Pietersburg & Harrismith), Southern Suns (Kimberley) and The Mount
Nelson Hotel (Cape Town) I joined the Human Resources Department of the Anglo American Corporation in Welkom in 1984. From
here I moved to the Development Bank of Southern Africa in Midrand. I returned to the Free State to own and manage a Coffee
Shop and re-joined Anglo American before studying full-time for my BA (Theology) degree at The University of the Orange Free
State in Bloemfontein.
My call to the ordained ministry came early one Monday morning
in 1990 as I sat in my office in the Development Bank in Midrand. On completion of my BA(Theology) degree I was ordained to
the diaconate in the Anglican Church in December 1997 and served my diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Andrew & St. Michael
in Bloemfontein. Ordained to the priesthood the following year I served my curacy in Bloemfontein for a further year before
relocating to Kroonstad as rector of St. George’s. With experience in both hospitality and human resources I transferred
to Ladybrand in 2005 to become Warden of St. Augustine’s Priory Conference Centre and B&B and rector of St. James’.
After I questioned the unauthorised use of Church Trust Funds
an unfortunate impasse developed between the Bishop and I. This led to my resignation from the stipendiary ministry in the
Anglican Church to buy a guest house with a friend in Cradock, Eastern Cape in January 2007.
My futile attempts to secure a post within the Anglican Church
in the Eastern Cape never dampened my passion for my calling to serve the Lord’s people and I turned to the Internet
to find a suitable alternative … and I found TACOTSA.
After an initial inquiry to Revd Daniel Brits in September 2011
and the due process I was appointed as Revd and TACOTSA Representative for the newly established TACOTSA-EC in March 2012
with an area stretching from Plettenberg Bay to Grahamstown and inland to Colesberg.
There are so many people who have been part of my journey to
this day. I have believed in God from a very early age and that belief has grown
and deepened throughout my life, encouraged and influenced by many including my family and friends.
I have had many conversations over the years in which I have
learnt and shared about the faith with a wide variety of people. Through all of these I have been helped to appreciate more
the immensity of God’s working in the world. With hindsight, maybe there
were signs of God’s calling me to ministry for some time before I finally listened, heard, trusted and became obedient
For all who have played an important part in my journey and
who have helped, challenged and supported me, I give thanks to God.
I look forward to the new challenges offered by a ministry within
the TACOTSA-EC fold.
Please contact me for Marriages and Civil Unions, Baptisms,
Holy Communion, Funerals, Memorial Services and Counseling in the Eastern Cape.
CONTACT ME firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 072 321 3920
WEDDINGS without BOUNDARIES – EASTERN CAPE
Design your dream day in conjunction with Revd Wim Vermeulen,
the Eastern Cape’s popular registered Civil Union and Marriage Officer.
From game farms in the Karoo, beach weddings at Cape St. Francis
, up-market hotels in Port Elizabeth, small and intimate home ceremonies, unique chapels ... Wim has presided over many ceremonies
in vastly different settings and venues and will chat with you about all the aspects of your wedding day and marriage to give
you the unforgettable personalised event that it is meant to be.
Equally at home with personalised contemporary non-religious
as well as traditional religious ceremonies, Wim is the Eastern Cape’s popular and well-respected non-denominational
wedding minister. With almost 20 years’ experience he is a popular choice for Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Same-Sex
Marriages, Vow Renewals, Christenings and Blessings.
Wim is the Eastern Cape’s
representative and reverend for the non-denominational, non-judgmental 'The African Church of Truth'. He is
also the vice Chairman of the National Board of Directors of TACOTSA. He understands the complexities of today’s weddings
and civil unions and is registered with the Department of Home Affairs to conduct Section 2 and Section 5 Marriages and Civil
Unions. He will also advise you of the legal requirements and documentation you will need
TROUES sonder GRENSE – Oos-Kaap
Ontwerp julle droom dag in samewerking met Eerw Wim Vermeulen,
die Oos-Kaap se gewilde burgerlike huweliks- en huweliksbevestiger.
Van wildsplase in die Karoo, strand troues op Kaap St. Francis,
luukse hotelle in Port Elizabeth, klein en intieme tuis-seremonies, unieke kapelle … het Wim al vele seremonies in ‘n
verskeidenheid verskillende omgewings en plekke waargeneem en sal hy met graagte
met julle gesels oor alle aspekte van julle troudag en huwelik om vir julle die onvergeetlike en verpersoonlike geleentheid
te bied wat dit versonderstel is om te wees.
Ewe gemaklik met albei verpersoonlike kontemporÍre nie-godsdienstige
asook tradisionele gelowige seremonies, is Wim die Oos-Kaap se gewilde en gerespekteerde nie-kerklike huweliksbevestiger.
Met amper 20 jaar ervaring is hy die gewilde keuse vir huwelike, burgerlike- en gay huwelike, hernuwings van huweliksbeloftes,
dope en seŽnbede.
Wim is die Oos-Kaap se verteenwoordiger en geestelike leier vir die nie-kerklike
en nie-oordelende ‘The African Church of Truth’. Hy is ook die Visie Voorsiter van die Nationale
Kerk Raad van Direkteure van TACOTSA. Hy verstaan die ingewikkeldheid van vandag se huwelike en is by die Dept
Binnelandsesake geregistreer om beide Sek. 2 en Sek. 5 huwelike en burgerlike huwelike te voltrek. Hy sal ook raad gee rakende
die regsvereistes en dokumentasie wat benodig is.