The Soul Provider Trust was founded in 2008 (IT 1763/2008). It is a non-denominational, social development agency, a registered Non-Profit Organisation (154-608 NPO). The Trust is also a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO#930028235) in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act.  It is funded exclusively by the generosity of its benefactors and donors. These range from philanthropic agencies, corporate and individual donors.  All donations to the Trust qualify from Section 18A tax deductions.

The auditors are Stein Auditors.


Phone: 011-886-0987


Address: Building 12, Burnside Island Office Park, 410 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall, Johannesburg



The Trust is managed by an independent Board of Trustees. At present the trustees are:

Mr J-P Fourie (Chairman) Head of Investor Relations at Metier Private Equity. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics at the University of Johannesburg. He was the head of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange strategy team from 2001 to 2006 and was then appointed as the Executive Officer of the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) until joining Metier in 2012.

Rev Brent Chalmers (Founder & Managing Trustee). He is a former Commanding Officer of the Transvaal Horse Artillery, Head of Communications at First National Bank and Commissioner of the PGA Tour of Southern Africa. He has served as a deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg since 2007. 

Rev Prof Maria Frahm-Arp (Trustee) Executive Director of the Library and Information Centres at the University of Johannesburg. Until recently she was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. 

Mrs Thembakazi Chagonda (Trustee) Chairperson at Resilient REIT, managing director of Global Business Solutions and a leading Human Resources consultant on BBBEE and Employment Equity.

Mrs Julia Lamberti-Morreira (Trustee) Jazz vocalist, journalist and manager of the Julia Lamberti Jazz Quartet.

Ms Nosisa Mokoka (Trustee) Executive Director Cabogenix, Board Member by Ministerial Appointment of UNISA.

Mr Ciaran Whelan (Trustee) Global Head of Investec Private Bank, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ireland), Higher Diploma in Tax (RAU), Advanced Management Course (Insead University – Paris)





1. SOUL PROVIDER is a daily email to over 76,000 people from different cultural backgrounds and communities, who may not necessarily have access to a church or church related services due to a number of varying circumstances, for example living rural communities, the armed forces, prisons, expatriates etc. SOUL ENCOUNTER is a weekly podcast on Saturdays by Rev Prof Maria Frahm-Arp and the SUNDAY DEVOTION is a weekly podcast by Rev Brent Chalmers

2. SOUL FOOD provides 2,4 million meals a year by managing a logistic operation that collects surplus food from farms, supermarkets, manufacturers, hotels and restaurants and then delivers it to schools, orphanages, old-age homes, shelters and hospitals. It has branches in Johannesburg, East Rand, Sedibeng, Tshwane, Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown.

3. SOUL LEADERSHIP funds the education of certain selected students at universities.



The Soul Provider Reflections on YouTube are