Brad Carter, President
As President, Brad Carter oversees academic and Tree of Life operations, serves on the leadership faculty, and is responsible for the college’s fund raising and macadamia business in the United States. He has vast experience in NGO and church leadership having served on the faculty and administration of Abilene Christian University, as an urban minister, and as a nonprofit chief executive and consultant before joining the ACC administration. He has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, USA and is a candidate for a Doctorate in Education from Lamar University, USA.
Though he first visited the college in 2011, Brad had been familiar with the work at ACC since 2003, when his parents first came as administrators. Brad and his wife, Rachael, have three beautiful daughters.
Manuel De Oliveira – Lecturer
Manuel and his wife Pam have spent their lifetime as kingdom servants in many countries. They have served at ACC for years with Manuel teaching Bible and Leadership courses and led a church plant in Swaziland’s capital city, Mbabane. Manuel serves as Dean of Students at ACC. He holds a MA in Classical Hebrew from University of South Africa. He and his wife Pam have three grown daughters and several precious grandchildren. They both lead with servant hearts.
Celeste Jacobs- Richards, Lecturer
Celeste is a private professional clinical psychologist. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Rhodes University. Celeste joined our faculty in July 2014. She teaches Theories of Counselling and Trauma Counselling. Since 2014 she has been volunteering as a psychotherapist at Elusitsweni (Challenge Ministries Swaziland), a residential home for women with life-controlling habits. She is married and active in her home congregation.
Tsitsi Nherera, Administrator & Registrar
Tsitsi joined the ACC administration as an Administrative Coordinator in 2014 January. She graduated from African Christian College in 2013 with BTh (Counselling major). She also holds a Diploma in Topflight Secretarial Studies. Tsitsi completed a MBA with Abilene Christian University in 2020.
Tsitsi is married to Justice Nherera, also an African Christian College graduate.
Ndumiso Dlamini, Academic Dean
Ndumiso is a 2014 graduate of African Christian College. He holds a BTh (Organizational Leadership major) and a Masters in Educational Leadership (2020) from Abilene Christian University.
Since January 2015 he has been part of the ACC administration working as an Admissions Coordinator and now Academic Dean. Ndumiso is married to Ncobile, also a graduate of African Christian College, and they have a son and daughter.
Misozi Mhango, Librarian
Misozi Mhango serves as the ACC librarian having completed her Library and Information Studies at the University of Zambia prior to marrying Sydney in 2004. In addition to raising two sons, Benjamin and Mluleki, Misozi has dedicated her time at ACC to the continual classifications of library assets that have blessed ACC. Many students and student wives find a listening ear and calm, Christian advice from the Mhango household. Misozi displays a quiet strength that is respected by the ACC community.
Sydney Mhango, Tree of Life, Farm and Campus Operations Director
Sydney Mhango graduated from Manzini Bible School in (2001) and returned to his home in Lusaka, Zambia. Before he came to Swaziland he had acquired a certificate in accounting. Remembering his skills and dependability as a student, Sydney was asked to return to Swaziland as a member of the campus staff in mid 2003. He completed a MBA degree with Abilene Christian University in 2020.
He married Misozi in 2004 and they now have two sons, Benjamin and Mululeki. Sydney is the Operations Manager for the campus, orchards and maize seed production. Sydney Holds a BTh from South African Theological Seminary, attended various seminars for growing macadamia nuts in South Africa, and workshops in Zimbabwe for maize seed production. Sydney and his family work with a Timbutini Church of Christ planted by the Fairview Church. Sydney not only blesses ACC with his abilities in operations, but displays a Christian heart that is respected by all who know him.
S’kumbuzo Matisa, Campus Maintenance Manager
S’kumbuzo Matisa is from the Zombodze area of Swaziland and is a leader in his home church where his brother is the preacher. S’kumbuzo joined the ACC operations staff in 2010 and spends his days keeping the campus and orchard equipment working smoothly and seeing to the daily upkeep of campus buildings. Matisa and his wife, Rosebell, have two children, Hlakanipo a boy, and a Daughter Zwile. The Matisa’s are examples for all families on campus and have already proved to be blessings to ACC which we hopes to enjoy for many years to come.
Tree of Life & Operations Staff
Tree of Life and operations staff are recruited from local communities and throughout Swaziland. During harvest time, the Tree of Life often hires around thirty local, unemployed Swazis as temporary workers (February to June). These workers include Jabulani Maphalala, Andile Thwala, Thembi Mdluli, Fana Simelane, and Sifiso Masango.