Rev Dean Carelse is married to Aurelia whom he met at university while pioneering a vibrant student ministry. Dean and Aurelia have been married for 18 years and they have 4 children, named, Michael, Courtney, Hannah, and Isabella. The family enjoys the outdoors and their favourite holiday place is Balito in KwaZulu-Natal. They have lived in various cities in South Africa where they were actively involved in business, civil service and ministry.
As a couple they are a formidable ministry team and have planted various campus ministries, bible schools and churches in Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg. Pastor Dean joined the ministry order of the Full Gospel Church of God in 2008 when served the Calvary Sanctuary FGC assembly. Before he started his tenure at Shekinah, the family served The Village FGC in Parklands. Aurelia have been serving on the Regional Women’s Ministry Committee since 2013.
Pastor Dean and Aurelia have a servant leadership approach to ministry and they are passionate about developing people to fulfil their life’s calling and purpose. They believe that the mandate of the church to be salt and light to the world is best achieved with a focus on genuine relationship building by expressing the love of God in real and practical way.
Pastor Dean and Aurelia love to encourage and to exhort the believers through the ministry of song and preaching. They have travelled South Africa extensively as well as abroad to preach and teach at seminars, and conferences. Pastor is a prophetic motivator who preaches and teaches the word of God in an uncompromising manner using humour and real life experience to minister hope and healing.