LIFE STORY….I grew up in Retreat, in the Cape. I have been married for almost 35years to Aleric Dreyer, Pastor of Bellville South Baptist Church since February 2016 and prior to that we spent 24 years ministering at Springwood Baptist Church. We have 3 sons and one daughter in-law.
TESTIMONY….. It was at the age of 13years that God led me to my knees early one Thursday morning in November 1977—it has been almost 44years and I have never had any reason to look back. God has been my pillar, my strength, my shield, my refuge and the lifter of my head. Situations, big and small has done nothing other than strengthen my inner being and matured me as a daughter of the Most High. I have throughout my life desired to be humble before our great God and to obey His plan and will for my life, be it at work, home or church. I am constantly aware of the scripture 1 Peter 5:6 “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honour.”
CAREER…. I am the Business Manager of Western Province Prep School in Claremont, where I have been employed for the past 20 years. I am privileged to be able to use my financial skill in ministry, and have enjoyed every moment of assisting WP Baptist Association with their Financial Books as well as churches from other denominations. I am continually enhancing my knowledge in this field and praise God that in 2014 He enabled me to become a University of the Western Cape graduate and in 2017 I completed the LDP (Leadership Development Program) at Wits University.
MINISTRY…..I am passionate about Pastor’s Wives & Women’s ministry and long for women to possess an authentic faith that will cause them to influence their families and society. Of late, with the rise in awareness around GBV as well as the countless incidents, I have developed a keen interest in educating our churches and communities in this regard, especially my own church and surroundings. I have had the privilege of being the President of WP Baptist Women's Department during 2014 – 2016, and I thank God for all the opportunities He has afforded me to share His Word with the ladies in our Province. Without a doubt, I have become richer spiritually because of the preparation of the spoken Word. My personal moto “not to share with others what I myself have not lived”. I am at present treasurer of the WP Baptist Women’s Department and also serve on Metochai (Pastor’s Wives Fellowship) committee.
I also love Missions and have enjoyed being part of Springwood Baptists’ Annual 10 dayUpington Mission for about 13 consecutive years. My best missions experience was a missions trip to Zambia in 1998—a wonderful experience that changed my life forever.
At this time, I am grateful that I can serve the Baptist Women of South Africa in my capacity as President. I am excited about the privilege of enriching and blessing our women as I humbly serve them. I also serve as treasure of the Baptist Women’s Department of South Africa.