Our Team


As a Leadership Team at Willows, we desire to see our community, city, country and continent healed and transformed by the love and truth of Jesus Christ our Lord. We are committed to seeking God’s face in our attempts to accomplish this goal.

If you have any questions for or about, our staff, our leadership, our congregational volunteers or anything else, please contact Lillian, our office administrator Contact Lillian

As a Leadership Team at Willows, we desire to see our community, city, country and continent healed and transformed by the love and truth of Jesus Christ our Lord. We are committed to seeking God’s face in our attempts to accomplish this goal.

If you have any questions for, or about, our staff, our leadership, our congregational volunteers or anything else, please contact Lillian, our office administrator Contact Lillian

1.	Graeme Mercer, Senior Pastor 2.	Simisile Ngomane, Deacon 3.	Julie Viljoen, Children’s Pastor 4.	Lillian Viljoen, Administrator 5.	Vacant, Young Adults Pastor 6.	, Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor


  1. Graeme Mercer, Senior Pastor 1.	Graeme Mercer, Senior Pastor Contact Graeme

    Graeme provides vision, leadership and guidance to the ministry team at Willows and empowers the lay members of the church according to their gifting to fulfil the purpose for which God has planted His church in this community.

    Having qualified initially as a Metallurgical Engineer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Graeme first worked in industry for 11 years before God called him into the full-time itinerant ministry in 1995. After acquiring his B Theology degree at the University of South Africa, he was ordained and has ministered in three churches prior to coming to Willows in 2011.

    Graeme and Kathy married in 1984 and have three adult children, Thomas, James and Amber-Rose. Outside his passion for Jesus and ministry, his interests include rugby, cricket, golf, music and the outdoors.

  2. Simisile Ngomane, Deacon2.	Simisile Ngomane, Deacon Contact Simi

  3. Julie Viljoen, Children’s Pastor 3.	Julie Viljoen, Children’s Pastor Contact Julie

    Julie is new to our Childrens ministry and we will update this soon.

  4. Lillian Viljoen, Administrator4.	Lillian Viljoen, Administrator Contact Lillian

    Lillian is the secretary for the resident minister and offers administrative support to the church staff, congregation and various ministries. She has been employed by the church for over 20 years, having started when it was still Hatfield Methodist Church with Rev Dudley Goodenough. She was part of the building and the move of the church to the Willows.

    Lillian and her husband, Dawie were married in 1984 and they have two adult children, Elaine and Stephan.

    She is involved in the counselling ministry and her greatest passions are her Lord, this church and its people. Lillian loves spending time with her friends and family and enjoying a good movie or theatre production.

  5. Vacant, Young Adults Pastor5.	Vacant, Young Adults Pastor Contact Youth Pastor

    HTis position is vacant, and if you are interested please get in contact with our office

  6. , Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor6.	, Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor Contact PA

    Details coming soon



Willows Church organisational structure

Willows Methodist Church Org-Structure