Our Leaders


Our Minister – Douw Grobler

Douw and his wife Ans have joined us in December 2020 and bring with them vast and varied ministry experience that spans more than 2 decades. Douw is the Warden of the Order of Deacons, and a respected member of the Synod and Connexional leadership.  He is dedicated and committed to serving our church and community in love and guidance of God. With a passion for justice and reconciliation, and a love for people, they have found a home at Hilton Methodist Church.


Our Children’s Pastor – Michelle Hoctor is our part-time Children’s Pastor who is a trained Godly Play facilitator who co-ordinates our Children’s Ministry. She is married to Shannon Hoctor, a Law Professor at UKZN, and they have two daughters, Kezia and Eliana. Her enthusiasm and energy makes her a huge asset to our team and community.

Our Youth Pastor – Charles Steyn is our part-time Youth Pastor. He is married to Roxanne and they have two boys, Denver and Austen. Roxanne is a Methodist minister in training and has started her Theological studies at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary this year. Charles’ vast experience in working with youth, his understanding of technology and his passion for music makes him a key member of our team as we serve the community.


Lay Leaders


Society Stewards 2021

Eric Erskine

Irene Rodda

Odin Axelson

Gary De Winnaar

Tsungai Mukomba

Kirsty Price

Gary De Winnaar

Treasurer:  Les/Dawne Williams

Trust Properties: Clive Rodda

Admin: Ans Grobler