Mickey jansen van Rensburg
I believe that it is people who make the world a great place and that is why I became involved in Missionet. It is people, not things, that makes our lives full and that satisfy our inner most being's need to belong.
I love travel and exploring the in’s and out’s of a country. People are my passion and that brought me to a place where I realised that each individual is unique and everyone has a unique story. Therefor spending time with people slows me down and opens my eyes and ears to hear what’s not being said.
Through creating a place where people can connect with each other I sincerely believe that they can learn from each other and the possibilities are endless… My task will be to help the rest of the team not to be so task-orientated and help them to dream about places and people who are, at this point, still strangers whom we haven’t met yet!
My name is Icel Burger and I originally come from Durban, South Africa.
I really like creative and strategic problem-solving on a work and interpersonal level. I enjoy wrestling with layouts and structures in order to make information easy to understand and grasp. I am interested in design and would like to constantly improve this aspect of my work.
In this season of my life I seem to be learning about the importance of the relationships my life and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn this the hard way.
I currently enjoy the freedom of a mobile office and would like to keep exploring its possibilities in conjunction with multi-careering.
I was born in Johannesburg and then moved to Pretoria. I studied electronic engineering for two years and switched to Theology in Potchefstroom. I tried church planting and worked at a church in Rustenburg. I did some training of church leaders in Morocco. I founded Watu Youth Village where I now do coaching and training of organisations and churches.
For me, mission started when I realised that God is busy in the world and I'm missing out. I'm always confronted with the question: What is God doing and how can I join Him?" That is also the heart of Missionet.
My responsibility in Missionet is leading the team in vision and coaching others in faith formation and to utilize the technology to enhance their work.
My thoughts and work was formed through a tertiary study in the fields of psychology and sociology leaving me with a passion for the relevance of things as well as human behaviour . As a self taught Designer and Creative Director I have learned the value of keeping up my passion of learning awesome new skills and challenging myself. In my designs as in my life I have a love for a clean, no fuss, feel with a hint of perfectionism.
When I am not working I enjoy a sip of great espresso and a manual of my latest gadget. Or you will find me out and about with my rucksack and some dirt on my shoes...