Pastor & Chaplain: Fr Graham Pugin, S.J.
Fr Graham Pugin, S.J. is an English scholar, national chaplain to Christian Life Communities, parish priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and chaplain to the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg. Before joining the Society he completed his BA at the University of Natal, majoring in English and Biblical Studies. He joined the Jesuits after being one of the early conscientious objectors in 1979. He studied at Heythrop College in the University of London, earning his MTh, and then studied and taught English Philology, reading for his MA and MSt at the University of Oxford as a member of Campion Hall. He was a previous pastor at Holy Trinity and during that time he introduced and ran the annual Trinity Arts Festival. He was ordained in the Archdiocese of Cape Town on the Feast of St Ignatius, 31 July 1991.
Assistant Pastor & Assistant Chaplain: Fr Matthew Charlesworth, S.J.
Fr Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. was born in Cambridge, England and completed his schooling at St Stithians College and studied Information Systems and Management at Rhodes University. He entered the Society of Jesus in 2005 and completed the usual pattern of Jesuit formation: a two year novitiate (Birmingham, England) doing the 30-day silent retreat at Manresa House (Dublin, Ireland), with studies in Philosophy at Heythrop College (London, England); a school regency at Canisius Secondary School (Chikuni, Zambia), where he taught high school mathematics and computer science; and theological studies at Hekima College (Nairobi, Kenya) and Regis College (Toronto, Canada). Since 2005, his Jesuit formation has taken him to Canada, France, Ireland, Kenya, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He was ordained to the Priesthood at Holy Trinity Catholic Church by Bishop Duncan Tsoke, auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg on 23 September 2016.
Deacon: Rev. William Davies
Rev Deacon William Davies was born and grew up in Benoni. He completed High School at Christian Brothers College Boksburg. Since shortly after leaving school his career has been in Leadership and Organisation Development, in which he consults internationally to some of South Africa’s leading organisations. After he matriculated he joined Life Line as a volunteer lay counselor. He later studied Trauma Counselling and Crisis Intervention through UNISA and uses these skills in his private practice, in his role as a Permanent Deacon, and in his corporate work where he assists clients to manage Burnout and executive stress.
He completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration. His research, entitled “Sharing the gold with the Rainbow” received a distinction and focused on the development of Small and Medium sized enterprise, as a means to create jobs and reduce poverty, through the building of linkage relationships with successful multinational businesses. He runs his own business and specialises in Strategic Planning, Conflict resolution, Facilitation of group process, Executive and Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction and trauma debriefing.
He was ordained a Permanent Deacon at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Johannesburg by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI on 30 April 2011, and requested to be assigned to Holy Trinity Parish. He is married to Wendy who works with him in his business and provides a vital supportive role to enable him to carry out his work and fulfill his ministry. Wendy is also actively involved in life at Holy Trinity.
Residence Manager: Cathy Setlogelo
Cathy Setlogelo is Swazi born and went to a convent boarding school: Our Lady of Sorrows, where she matriculated and then went on to study at the then University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. After university she went into the then unknown world of hospitality almost by chance, after training as a high school teacher, she spent 12 years working in this exciting industry in Swaziland.
Cathy had opportunity to work for a while in England and recalls her time there well. She moved to Johannesburg in 1984 to work for a new Hospitality Group: Sun International. Her responsibilities at this company ranged in time from producing and documenting operating standards, processes and procedures for the hotels to documenting operating specifications for the development of computer systems for hotels’ front office administration. The systems implementation and training of staff also formed part of her responsibilities and so her 26 years at the Head Office were totally filled and she was completely in her element. She worked at Sun International until her retirement at the age of 61.
After a 9 month sabbatical, she is now the Residence Manager at Trinity House Catholic Residence – she claims, “a better position I could not have arranged, or asked for in my days of retirement – completely fulfilling”.
Cathy is a parishioner at Holy Trinity, married and blessed with 3 loving children and one delightful grandson. Having spent 10 years at a convent boarding school it is very easy be around the parish every day which is where the Trinity House Residence is situated.
Parish Administrator: Kelsey Hauptfleisch
Kelsey Hauptfleisch born in Sandton and grew up in Boksburg. She attended St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls from grade 00 until completing her Matric. Thereafter, Kelsey embarked upon studies for a BA in Corporate Communications at the University of Johannesburg (U.J.). She then pursued a career as an au pair looking after children, while studying for a teaching qualification at UNISA.
She wishes to continue her studies in the future but is now taking some time out to discern where her passions lie. Kelsey says that “working in the Church has opened my eyes to the kind and good work the church does for the less fortunate, especially in the Soup Kitchen. The amount of work the church does is remarkable and has influenced me for the better.”
Director of Music: Cameron Upchurch
Cameron Upchurch was born in London and grew up in KwaZulu-Natal. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music and is a full time member of the music staff at St John’s College in Houghton. His work at Holy Trinity includes the overseeing of the music programme, which focuses principally on the celebration of the Office and Mass on a Sunday morning and on other Solemnities. He is responsible for training the Schola Cantorum, planning the music of the liturgy and preparing the weekly orders of service. Cameron also shares organ duties with the assistant organists.