About Us

Brief History

Cross Connect Community Outreach was started by Pastor Kyle and Nicole Tolman in 2017 after working in ministry and on the mission field for various years. While driving through the streets of Krugersdorp their hearts broke when they saw waves of children wondering the streets without a purpose while drug dealers and criminals were louring these children into a life of destruction. They knew they needed to do something to change the narrative. Cross Connect Community Outreach was born.

Today more than 3000 children, youth and families are served on a daily basis all over the Westrand through various community programs.

We believe all children and youth can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Cross Connect focuses to partner with local churches, organizations, government, businesses, and individuals to facilitate transformational change in communities by changing children’s lives.

We offer various programs for children and youth of all ages to create a healthy alternative to drugs, alcohol and crime.

Our Main Objectives

Train - Cross Connect is committed to train children and youth through Life Skills programs, Scholarships, and internships.


Educate – Cross Connect is committed to educating the next generation by providing resources and for pre-schools, primary and high schools to provide quality education.

Care – Cross Connect is committed to offering specialized care for children and youth by providing a loving environment designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a child.


Partner – Cross Connect is committed to partner with the local community, churches, organizations and businesses to start and sustain relevant upliftment programs.

Change – Cross Connect is committed to changing children’s lives through exciting Christian based outreach programs.

 

Our Founders and Board Of Directors

Gerhard
Taljaard

Chairman 

Gerhard Taljaard holds a B Comm (Fin Man) degree. Worked from 1993 to 2005 in the corporate world. He now owns Image Two Couriers He is 24 years happily married to Jacqueline and they have two daughters.

gerhard@imagetwo.co.za

Nicole
Tolman

Co-Founder and Board member

Nicole Tolman is a dietitian and teacher, She has a passion to help people in need. She is committed to do community development to change tomorrow's children today. Values family and friends. Married to Kyle

Nicole@crossconnect.co.za

Kyle
Tolman

Founder and Executive Director 

Kyle Tolman is a Pastor, Community Leader, Voice for the voiceless, child advocate, lover of children and youth, passionate for the lost and broken, Married to Nicole.

Kyle@crossconnect.co.za

Brian 
Schuster

Vice Chairman 

Brian Schuster is a Learning and Development Facilitator, a former Human Resources Manager and has been on the pastoral staff of several churches. These days he helps people unlock their God-given potential by encouraging them to change their thinking and realise a preferred future. “The world of the generous grows larger and larger.” Proverbs 11:24

brian@crossconnect.co.za

Mmatu
Mzaidume

Treasurer

Mmatu is a qualified chartered accountant. He has a passion for small businesses. He believes strong communities lead to a strong country. 

Mmatu@crossconnect.co.za

Elmarie
Tredoux

HR Board Member

Neo
Mosaase

Fundraising Board Member

Our Team

Kyle
Tolman

Founder and Executive Director 

Kyle Tolman is a Pastor, Community Leader, Voice for the voiceless, child advocate, lover of children and youth, passionate for the lost and broken, Married to Nicole.

Kyle@crossconnect.co.za

Kabelo
Phaedi

Administrator

Shereen 
Gadebe

Admin Manager

Lisa
Kok

Fundraiser and Development Manager

Mpho
Mahashe

Program Coordinator 

Tebogo
Ramatlho

Administrator

Douglas
Ngwenya

Program Coordinator

Abel
Aarons

Head program Coordinator

Khaohelo
Xolilizwe

Administrator

Francine
Grobler

Project Esther Coordinator

We Need Your Support Today!

Cross Connect

To Find out more about our programs or how you can get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Email: info@crossconnect.co.za

Phone: 010 10000 75

Registered Charity: 189 402 

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