Our Committee

Dedicated, Passionate,

Carrying on the "Ubuntu" tradition as taught by Nelson Mandela and the Archibishop Desmond Tutu.

Karen Burge

Vice President

“I am the co-founder and Vice President of The Church of Ubuntu and the Manager of our Ubuntu Wellness Clinic in Newcastle. I run the Compassionate Palliative Care program at the Church and support the overall running of the clinic as well as research and support programs.”

Barry (BJ) Futter 

President

” I am the founder and President of The Church Of Ubuntu. Originally from South Africa, I have made it my life mission to carry on the “Ubuntu” tradition as taught by Nelson Mandela and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”

BJ is an experienced enthusiastic advocate for a holistic understanding of humans and their place within nature.