Academic Faculty

RevPMakaiRev Paul Makai
MA Christ.Ed (NEGST), Cert. Leadership (Day Star), BSc Bib.Ed., Dip.Teach (CIU, USA), Dip Bib.Instr (BCCA)

Student Dean & Lecturer
Christian Leadership, Pastoral & Contextual Theology

Pastor Makai has extensive experience both in theological education and in church leadership. Before joining NETS in 2010 he served as the Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Zambia, taught at the Baptist Theological Seminary, lectured at the Theological College of Central Africa, and served on the Board of the Theological College of Central Africa from 1989 to 1995. He is happily married to the beautiful Febby. They have six adult children (4 girls and 2 boys), though their third born went to be with the Lord in 2012. All who know him know that he is a servant-hearted leader with a passion for studying and teaching God’s word, a burden to help build God-honouring marriages and families, and a commitment to training Christlike servant leaders who will build the Lord’s Church.

DrMRoeRev Dr Mike Roe
PhD, BTh Hons (ACT, Ridley), BTh (ACT, BCSA), BE Civil (Adelaide)

Academic Dean & Lecturer
Systematic Theology & Pastoral Ministry

Before joining NETS in 2016 Rev. Roe served in various Anglican churches in both Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia). Mike completed his PhD under the supervision of Peter Adam and Rhys Bezzant, looking at the significance of eschatology within kingdom based theologies of social transformation. Mike is passionate about training men and women to both preach the gospel and engage society. He and his wife Karen have two young children. They are mission partners supported by CMS-Australia.

RevDvdKraanRev Daan van der Kraan
MTh, BTh (PThU, Netherlands)

Biblical & Systematic Theology

After his Bachelor in Theology, Rev. van der Kraan completed a three-year Masters program specialising in Biblical Theology. He has served as an associate-pastor in the Protestant Church of the Netherlands, and was ordained as a missionary pastor prior to coming to Namibia. Daan is married to Judith, who is a trained psychologist and serves with Imago Dei, the Trauma Healing Network and Phillipi Trust; training people throughout Namibia to deal with difficult situations and emotions. They are mission partners supported by GZB-Netherlands.

MrPGunningMr Paul Gunning
BD Hons (Aberdeen), BSc (Aberdeen)

Biblical Studies & Pastoral Ministry

Before joining NETS in 2006 Mr Gunning spent ten years teaching at the Evangelical Bible Institute in Rundu, Namibia. Since 2010 he has been a part-time lecturer at NETS, enabling him to spend time supporting the Evangelical Bible Church congregations in Windhoek. He is currently studying for an Master of Arts in Theology at Aberdeen University, specialising in biblical interpretation. Paul is married to Hilary, and they have four children. They are mission partners supported by SIM-UK.

RevMKnightRev Michael Knight
MA Theo. (RTS), BBS (CSU)

Youth Ministry & Biblical Studies

Prior to joining NETS in 2014 Rev. Knight served in various roles of youth and children’s ministry for over 15 years. He serves as a part-time lecturer at our Windhoek campus, and also has specific responsibilities for making youth ministry training accessible to local churches throughout Namibia. He is a mission partner supported by SIM-USA.

Rev Dan Webster
MA Theo. (RTS), BBS (CSU)

Biblical Studies

Rev Joram joined NETS in 2018. They are mission partners supported by CMS-Australia.


Rev Joram Oudshoorn
MA Theo. (RTS), BBS (CSU)

Biblical & Systematic Theology

Rev Joram joined NETS in 2018. They are mission partners supported by GZB-Netherlands.


Adjunct Faculty

NETS is committed to continuously developing its Adjunct Faculty that is made up of qualified Namibian pastors and academics who have significant ministry experience. These adjunct members make a tremendous contribution to our students’ education by teaching a range of subjects related to their area of expertise within the Namibian context.

RevLKatendaRev Lukas Kaluwapa Katenda
MTS (Virginia), DipTh.Min (TEE RSA), DipNur (UNam)

Rev. Katenda is an ordained Anglican minister, and leader within the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of Namibia (REACH-Namibia). He served at NETS from 2016-2018 in the roles of Academic Dean and Principal. He previously worked as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Anglican Diocese of Namibia. Lukas is married to Aune Kashikuka, a mathematics teacher by profession. They have a son named Leuyanoshinge Latumbala Livingstone.


RevChristaBiwaRev Christa Biwa
BTh (NETS), DipPA (Polytech of Namibia).

Adjunct Lecturer
Biblical Studies & Preaching


Rev Biwa is a graduate of NETS, and served on our full-time faculty from 2014 to 2017. She is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Windhoek and loves to serve God and His people. Christa is in the final stages of her Bachelor Honours degree, researching a minor thesis on the Pastoral Epistles.