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 in 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 about this. Cross Connect Community Outreach was born.
Mission & vision statement
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 training children and youth through Life Skills programs, Scholarships, and internships.
Educate– Cross Connect is committed to educating the next generation by providing resources and supporting 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
Our Founders and Board of Directors:
Founder and CEO
Pastor, Community Leader, Voice for the voiceless, child advocate, lover of children and youth, passionate for the lost and broken, Married to Nicole.
Nicole is a community dietitian, 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
Elize is married to Pine and has two daughters.She has been a teacher for more than 30 years and loves working with children. She also enjoyed spending times with her family.
Pine Pienaar is a General Manager (Finance) with extensive experience and management skills and works for a Municipal Owned Entity. Pine has a B.Com. Honors in Accounting from the University of South Africa (1991)
Pastor and teacher. Currently a grade 4 teacher at the Westrand School. He is passionate about ministering to children and has a heart for the wounded.
Chairman of the Board
Worshiper, lover, and follower of Jesus. Husband to an amazing woman.
Adventurer and lover of life
Leader at Elevate and kingdom builder.
Brian Andrew Schuster
Brian is a Learning and Development Facilitator, a former Human Resources Manager and Lead Pastor at Liberty Church-Rumsig. His passion is to help people get to the next level by changing them-self, their families , their future and their city.
Gerhard holds a B Comm (Financial management) degree. Worked from 1993 to 2005 in the corporate world in several financial positions. He is 24 years happily married to Jacqueline and they have two daughters.