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Rev. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel

Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel is the WCC president from Africa.

WCC president from Africa

Rev. Dr Mary Anne Plaatjies van HuffelMary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel is a minister at the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa congregation Robertson-East and actuarius of the Regional Synod Cape. She obtained her doctorate in theology from the University of South Africa on the topic Women in the Theological Anthropology in the Afrikaans Reformed Churches (2003).

She currently teaches Church History and Church Law and is a co-minister at the URC church in Scottsdene, Kraaifontein. In November 1992, she was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church family. She acted as actuarius (church law expert) of the Cape Regional Synod and as vice-moderator of the General Synod of the URCSA.