The Curatorium is an assembly of ministers of the
Word that has the unique governance task of providing,
overseeing and supervising the training of ministers of
the Word. It manages the concerns of the Theological
School by inter alia appointing professors to subject
fields, caring for acting and retired professors;
conducting input and quality control of study guides and
learning plans; administrating the admission and
termination of students; setting examinations for
student sermons; and awarding candidate certificates as
well as bursaries from the Fund for Theological
Each regional synod elects, the year preceding the
general synod, three curators (four by Regional Synod
North West) and alternates for a term of three years,
which is known as the Broad Curatorium. The Broad
Curatorium calls and appoints professors to the
Theological School and exercise discipline over them.
Dr. Douw Breed is the chairman of the Curatorium at
The Rector of the TSP is Prof. Gert Breed is, Prof.
Francois Viljoen the Vice-rector Academic Affairs and
Prof. Henk Stoker the Vice-rector Student Affairs.
The Senate consists of all the theological professors of
the Theological School, called by the Curatorium; the
Registrar of the TSP; the Rector of the North-West
University (Potchefstroom campus) or his/her alternate,
representing the NWU; a curator (usually the chairman);
and one of the ministers of the Word of the
Gereformeerde Kerke in Potchefstroom that has been
appointed by the Curatorium for a term of three years.
The Senate executes the decisions of the Curatorium and
report back on the activities of the professors as well
as supervise the teaching and life of the professors;
training and examination of students and termination of
All the professors are also affiliated with the NWU and
have proven, over the past couple of decades, to be of
the best and most productive researchers at the NWU.
They actively participate in theological societies and
work communities, both on national and international
level, which has made the TSP widely known for its
outspoken Reformatory tradition and approach.