Our Team


Sean

Sean Anderson – Managing Director

Whilst I am proudly Zimbabwean (my forefathers arrived in Africa in 1800), I have had the privilege of living and working with ACTS across the continent. I consider it a privilege to have been involved in some tremendously exciting work that combines my passions for God, Africa’s people and its wildlife – and on top of it all with a great team of friends that I consider family! I love discovering ways to not only offer an excellent service to visitors, but moreover to make a lasting impact in local communities through the local church and the various ministries we are blessed to serve. When I have a spare moment, I love escaping into the bush with my beautiful wife, daughter and son who are proving to be fast learners with those clumsy binoculars!


Barry

Barry Rawlings – Managing Director South Central Africa

“Why would you move from Cape Town to Zimbabwe?”, I’m often asked. Well, no city beats Cape Town, but Zimbabwe is where I’m meant to be and has equally won my heart. The people, open spaces and church life here are incredible. This feels like ‘real’ Africa and, for me anyway, it feels somehow easier to make a meaningful contribution.

I backpacked Southern and East Africa after university and have been travelling the continent ever since. Before I knew it my passport was being replaced as it was completely full and without a single non-African stamp! African travel and serving Jesus are in the blood, and how many people get to spend every day working in their area of greatest passion? I am in love with Africa and count the opportunity to introduce others to this continent and its people an absolute privilege.

Based out of Harare, I oversee the overland operations in Zimbabwe and the cluster of neighbouring countries. When not in the office I am involved in a variety of church related work, orphanages and enjoy playing cricket – actually anything involving a ball. I am thoroughly enjoying life with my wife and two young sons.


Mike

Michael Massingham – Managing Director Southern Africa

I have had the privilege of joining ACTS early on and serving in missions for 7 years now. It all began with a career break in 2003 when I decided to travel up to Zimbabwe from Durban to volunteer for three months as an overland guide. I fell in love with the country, the work and a beautiful local girl! After a year, I moved to Cape Town to open ACTS South Africa, which has been a wonderful experience. I love seeing God change and grow people and I love showing them our beautiful continent. ACTS is an awesome company with committed people who love God and are passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom established throughout Africa . My wonderful wife Meg and I have been blessed with a beautiful young daughter, Ella.


Adrian

Adrian Maarschalk – General Manager, East Africa

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. I finished school at the end of 1999 and moved to the UK for a gap year in 2000. After that, I spent three years at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa and then immigrated to New Zealand at the end of 2003 and lived there 4 ½ years before moving to Kenya. I recently married my beautiful wife Carmen. Working for ACTS, I have the privilege of serving many of God’s people in the work they are doing in East Africa.


Sarah

Tapiwa Makore – Operations Manager, South Central Africa

Born in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, I have lived here all my life. Ever since I was young, I always had a passion for mission work and when I heard about the work that ACTS was involved in from a colleague I decided to see if that was the direction God was sending me. I joined ACTS in 2008 and instantly fell in love with the road, the people, but most of all the work of facilitating missionary work in Africa. I now have the opportunity of being a part of the amazing work that is changing lives and communities.


Charl

Charl Ackermann – Continental Marketing & Sales

I was born & raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. My passion for people and travel lead me to study tourism and marketing management. After I finished my studies, I worked and travelled in the UK for 2 years. I now find myself living in the most beautiful city, Cape Town. I believe that God is really on the move in Africa and I am just so grateful that I can play a small part in what He is busy doing through missions.