The Reverend Dr. Isaias Chachine BTh(Hons)(Natal),
MTh PhD (Uppsala)

Dr Isaias Chachine was born in Magula-Gaza, outside Xai-xai, in Southern Mozambique. After completing his matric, he enrolled at the Instituto Superior Pedagogico for studies in pedagogy and theories of Education. Isaias holds a Bachelor of Theology Honours from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and was ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Diocese of Lebombo, in Mozambique. As a priest, Isaias was involved with various organizations of welfare in Maputo, aimed at alleviating the plight of the poor, and coordinating the Anglican Church Street Children Rehabilitation Centre in Maputo.

In 2001 Isaias joined the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown, as part of the academic staff lecturing in ethics. In 2008, he obtained his PhD in Ethics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and was appointed as a visiting scholar in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University. In 2014 Isaias was appointed rector of St John-the- Divine Anglican Church, Durban. And in 2018 became Anglican Chaplain at the University of Cape Town: a position he still holds. In 2021 he was licenced as Priest-In-Charge of Christ the King, Claremont to provide pastoral oversight during the parish interregnum.