Cheri and Gee Swart


Serving: Emergency Disaster Response Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Agency



Cheri has been serving with Youth with a Mission since 2001. Cheri studied psychology with a heart to help people in the area of counseling. The Lord lead Cheri to Switzerland to work with YWAM for 6 months and then she felt God leading her to South Africa where she has been for several years. Cheri is involved in trauma debriefing and counseling victims of crime with a local Victim Support room (in partnership with SA police services). Advocating for vulnerable women and children in Masiphumelele community through discipleship, job creation/skill training, connecting to community services, parenting workshops and supporting vulnerable children and child-headed homes in partnership with All Nations' Vulnerable Children SA project.

In 2012 Gee started a non-profit organization called EDR - Emergency Disaster Response.  His focus area is diasater prevention and relief on a local and national level within South Africa.  He also volunteers with local services in emergency medical and sea rescue.

In 2012 Cheri and Gee became the proud parents of Zoe.