Since 2018 she has started her own pratice specialising as a Consultant / Trainer / Facilitator / Spiritual Coach / Marriage Officer
Rev Judith Kotzé qualified as one of the first Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) female ministers at Stellenbosch University (US) in 1995 in South Africa. She served in the DRC from 1996 to 1999 and deepened her passion for practical theology, especially in regards to sexuality as it intersects with spirituality in the life journeys of people of faith. Judith did part-time research for Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) in 1996 and 1997, joined IAM Board until she was employed part-time at IAM in 2000. Judith completed a Master’s degree in Missiology at the US in 2001, working on Interreligious Dialogue as a model for the Intra-faith Dialogue around sexual orientation.
In June 1996 she did her basic More To Life (MTL) training weekend and in 2002 became the first Senior Trainer in the More To Life Program in South Africa. She developed her skills in facilitation through the MTL training program underpinned by the Kairos foundation.
In 2008 she was appointed full-time as Senior Programme Manager and from 2011 to 2016 served as Director of IAM. In 2017 she was part-time Global Collaboration Manager for IAM, with special focus on the collaboration with the Global Interfaith Network and the World Council of Churches. IAM has been a founding member of the Global Interfaith Network for people of all sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions (GIN) during her term as director and since June 2017, Judith serves as co-chair of the GIN Board. She also serves on the Reference Group on Human Sexuality (RGHS) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) since August 2014.
She is currently self-employed as Consultant / Trainer / Facilitator / Spiritual Coach.