Brad Carter, President
As President, Brad Carter oversees academic and Tree of Life operations, serves on the leadership faculty, and is responsible for the college’s fund raising and macadamia business in the United States. He has vast experience in NGO and church leadership having served on the faculty and administration of Abilene Christian University, as an urban minister, and as a nonprofit chief executive and consultant before joining the ACC administration. He has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Though he first visited the college in 2011, Brad had been familiar with the work at ACC since 2003, when his parents first came as administrators. Brad and his wife, Rachael, have three beautiful daughters.
Manuel De Oliveira – Dean of Students
Manuel and his wife Pam have spent their lifetime as kingdom servants in many countries. They have served at ACC for years with Manuel teaching Bible and Leadership courses and led a church plant in Swaziland’s capital city, Mbabane. Manuel serves as Dean of Students at ACC. He holds a MA in classical Hebrew from University of South Africa. He and his wife Pam have three grown daughters and several precious grandchildren. They both lead with servant hearts.
Paul Shupikai Chimhungwe, Lecturer & Acting Academic Dean
Lynn Rhodes, Lecturer
Lynn Rhodes brings vast experience as a preacher, minister, and professional counsellor in and out of classrooms at African Christian College. Lynn joined as a full-time faculty member in 2012 and teaches general education, counselling courses, spiritual formation, marriage and family and Bible courses. He holds B.A in Bible from Harding University, and M.A in counselling from University of Northern Colorado.
Celeste Jacobs- Richards, Lecturer
Celeste is a private professional Clinical psychologist. She holds a Masters in clinical psychology from Rhodes University. Celeste Joined ACC faculty in July 2014, she teaches Theories of counselling 1 and Trauma Counselling. Since 2014 she has been volunteering as a psychotherapist at Elusitsweni (Challenge Ministries Swaziland) -residential home for woman with life controlling habits. She is Married to a Swazi English speaking Christian.
Tsitsi Nherera, Finance Manager
Tsitsi joined the ACC administration as an Administrative Coordinator in 2014 January. She graduated from African Christian College in 2013 with BTh (Counselling major). She also holds a Diploma in Topflight Secretarial Studies.
Tsitsi is married to Justice Nherera a preacher at Fairview Church of Christ.
Ndumiso Dlamini, Admissions Coordinator
Ndumiso is a 2014 graduate of African Christian College. He holds a BTh (Organizational Leadership major).
Since January 2015 he has been part of the ACC administration working as an Admissions Coordinator.
Precious Sincedzile Zwane, Administrative Assistant
Promise Mabuza, Writing Centre Coordinator
Promise Mabuza holds a Bachelors Degree in Theology from South African Theological Seminary. He is married to Nonhlanhla Dlamini and they have two children, Sinethemba and Brian. Promise Mabuza graduated from African Christian College in 2006. He started working as an assistant teacher in January 2007. Currently, he oversees the writing center and is the preacher at the Mbekelweni Church of Christ.
Misozi Mhango, Librarian
Misozi Mhango serves as the ACC librarian having completed her Library and Information Studies at the University of Zambia prior to marrying Sydney in 2004. In addition to raising two sons, Benjamin and Mluleki, Misozi has dedicated her time at ACC to the continual classifications of library assets that have blessed ACC. Many students and student wives find a listening ear and calm, Christian advice from the Mhango household. Misozi displays a quiet strength that is respected by the ACC community.
Sydney Mhango, Tree of Life, Farm and Campus Operations Director
Sydney Mhango graduated from Manzini Bible School in (2001) and returned to his home in Lusaka, Zambia. Before he came to Swaziland he had acquired a certificate in accounting. Remembering his skills and dependability as a student, Sydney was asked to return to Swaziland as a member of the campus staff in mid 2003.
He married Misozi in 2004 and they now have two sons, Benjamin and Mululeki. Sydney is the Operations Manager for the campus, orchards and maize seed production. Sydney Holds a BTh from South African Theological Seminary, attended various seminars for growing macadamia nuts in South Africa, and workshops in Zimbabwe for maize seed production. Sydney and his family work with a Timbutini Church of Christ planted by the Fairview Church. Sydney not only blesses ACC with his abilities in operations, but displays a Christian heart that is respected by all who know him.
S’kumbuzo Matisa, Campus Maintenance Manager
S’kumbuzo Matisa is from the Zombodze area of Swaziland and is a leader in his home church where his brother is the preacher. S’kumbuzo joined the ACC operations staff in 2010 and spends his days keeping the campus and orchard equipment working smoothly and seeing to the daily upkeep of campus buildings. Matisa and his wife, Rosebell, have two children, Hlakanipo a boy, and a Daughter Zwile. The Matisa’s are examples for all families on campus and have already proved to be blessings to ACC which we hopes to enjoy for many years to come.
Sydney Zwane, Coordinator of Agricultural Sustainability
Sydney Zwane, joined the team at African Christian College in September 2015. With a degree in horticulture from University of Swaziland, he oversees many agriculture-related projects. These include our seed production, gardens, chickens, and livestock. He is single.
Tree of Life & Operations Staff
Tree of Life and operations staff are recruited from local communities and throughout Swaziland. During harvest time, the Tree of Life often hires over ten local, unemployed Swazis as temporary workers (February to June). These workers include Fremino Mondlane, Jabulani Maphalala, Andile Thwala, Thembi Mdluli, Linda Malindisa, Fana Simelane, Enock Mathonsi, Ntombie Mndzebele, and Sifiso Masango.