Dr Gerrit Heino
Dr Gerrit Heino (BSc, BEd (VU – Amsterdam); BTh (CHE); Hons BTh, MTh and DTh (UNISA)). Gerrit was born in the Netherlands and was trained as a computer programmer in 1974 while studying part-time for BSc and BEd. In 1980 he changed career and joined Education. His first qualification in Theology was obtained in 1987.
In 1986 he and his wife, José, came to South Africa where he served as teacher and principal in the previous Bophuthatswana, which is now part of the more rural areas of North West Province. In 1991 they returned to the Netherlands and Gerrit started teaching at the Driestar College in Gouda and from 1996 at the Wartburg College – location Revius in Rotterdam. In the meanwhile he continued his studies in Theology and also followed three accredited courses for Supervisor, Learning Supervisor and Certified Coach. He is a registered member of the Dutch association for supervision and coaching (LVSC). In 2005 Gerrit was appointed on a part-time basis as teacher educator at Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education in Gouda. He is a registered member of the Dutch association for teacher educators (VELON). Presently he is serving the International Network for Christian Education in the Netherlands (Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education/Woord en Daad) for one day a week. Gerrit and his wife returned to South Africa in early 2017 when he joined Mukhanyo on a full-time basis as senior lecturer. They have three sons and one daughter in law who all live in the Netherlands.