The Soul Provider Trust was founded in 2008 (IT 1763/2008). It is a non-denominational, social development agency, a registered Non-Profit Organisation (154-608 NPO). The Trust is also a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO#930028235) in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act.  It is funded exclusively by the generosity of its benefactors and donors. These range from philanthropic agencies, corporate and individual donors.  All donations to the Trust qualify from Section 18A tax deductions.

The auditors are Stein Auditors.


Phone: 011-886-0987


Address: Suite 204, Second Floor, South Office Block, Hyde Park Corner Mall, Corner William Nichol Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.



The Trust is managed by an independent Board of Trustees. At present the trustees are:

Mr J-P Fourie (Chairman) Head of Investor Relations at Metier Private Equity. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics at the University of Johannesburg. He was the head of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange strategy team from 2001 to 2006 and was then appointed as the Executive Officer of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) until joining Metier in 2012.

Rev Brent Chalmers (Founder & Managing Trustee). He is a former Commanding Officer of the Transvaal Horse Artillery, Head of Communications at First National Bank and Commissioner of the PGA Tour of Southern Africa. He has served as a deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg since 2007. 

Rev Prof Maria Frahm-Arp (Trustee) Executive Director of the Library and Information Centres at the University of Johannesburg. Until recently she was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. 

Mrs Thembakazi Chagonda (Trustee) Chairperson at Resilient REIT, managing director of Global Business Solutions and a leading Human Resources consultant on BBBEE and Employment Equity.

Mrs Julia Lamberti-Morreira (Trustee) Jazz vocalist, journalist and manager of the Julia Lamberti Jazz Quartet.

Ms Nosisa Mokoka (Trustee) Executive Director Cabogenix, Board Member by Ministerial Appointment of UNISA.

Mr Ciaran Whelan (Trustee) Global Head of Investec Private Bank, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ireland), Higher Diploma in Tax (RAU), Advanced Management Course (Insead University – Paris)






The Soul Provider Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the service of all. It is unapologetically Christian - but Christianity, for us, is not a matter of inner states or private convictions, still less an embrace of gassy abstractions such as “justice and peace.” Rather, it is a set of very definite, embodied practices, things that one does on behalf of another.

Everything that the Soul Provider Trust does is, directly or indirectly, related to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The Trust has two projects to shoulder these works:

SOUL PROVIDER engages in the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, bear patiently the troublesome, comfort the afflicted, forgive offences, administer the Sacraments (baptisms, marriages, funerals), pray for the living and the dead.

SOUL FOOD tackles the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick and counsel the imprisoned (not just the incarcerated but also the addicted, the abused, the abandoned).



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