I was born as Wendy Van Zyl. I married my childhood sweetheart in 1990 and my name became Wendy Deacon. My first husband was killed tragically in an industrial accident at Denel Aircraft in 1994. I was re-married in November 1996 and became Wendy Wiemers.
I worked as a bookkeeper for Russel Aizen from 1993 until 1996, after which I stopped working to settle into my role as a Methodist Minister's wife and to complete my BCom degree studies through Unisa. Unfortunately, Russel Aizen emigrated to Australia and I have did not have a reference letter from him.
We moved form Johannesburg to Cape Town at the end of 2000. I founded and volunteered for Sikhula Sonke from 2001 until 2005, and was appointed Executive Director at the beginning of 2005. I have served in this position until August 2010.