Our Team


Craig Rowe - Founder and CEO

Craig has extensive experience in working with individuals as well as teams of people. Craig qualified originally as a teacher, he now has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as an Honors Degree in Theology from the South African Theological Seminary. Craig serves on the Boards of Skateistan and the YFC Training Centre. He is part of the leadership of the COTN Makarios Cluster and Community Ministries. He has held a number of positions at Monash South Africa and has helped grow and support the influence of Monash South Africa in the local community as well as nationally and globally.

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Lawrence Mabokela - Project Coordinator

Lawrence coordinates CDR equipping projects. He is an experienced facilitator and has facilitated for more than five companies. He is currently studying graphic design through Boston Business College.

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Fernando Nhone - Intern Coordinator

Fernando coordinates the CDRE interns as they serve in children's and youth ministry. Fernando is currently studying teaching at UNISA. He is part of the ACSI More Than a Teacher Program. He  has led highly successful Holiday Programs in Video Centre and at Community Ministries.

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Dr Andrew Brough - Director

Andrew is a Leadership Development Specialist, Professional Speaker, & Chartered Marketer. Andy Brough qualified as a Chartered Marketer in 2001. He has worked in corporate as well as community environments. He currently lectures at both the Gordon Institute of Business Science as well as Monash South Africa where he is the specialist on leadership in the MBA programme.

Linda Ngoma - Director

Linda is passionate about serving the community. She left the retail world to work with people in the community. She is a qualified ECD teacher as well as an Auxiliary Social Worker, she is also continuing her studies in IT. She mentors young women and mothers in the community as well as running the youth class at Community Ministries. Linda has established Thoriso Pre-school. Linda is currently also working in Golang Education Aftercare Centre and providing much needed academic as well as emotional and spiritual support to the children.

Bronwyn Dugtig - Board of Advisors

Bronwyn is the Head of Community Engagement at Monash South Africa (MSA Bronwyn is also the National Director for YouthActionNet at MSA, Bronwyn is a member of MSA’s Centre for Transformative Research, multidisciplinary research node focused on positively impacting society. Bronwyn is passionate about social change and is committed to developing a generation of socially conscious young leaders. Bronwyn is a board member of the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum, has consulted for the Department of Trade and Industry on business development networks and has been an advisor for The National Youth Development Agency. Bronwyn has a BA degree from the University of South Africa in Development Studies and African Politics and is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Management specializing in Corporate Governance from MSA.

Lynda Smith - Board of Advisors

Lynda has a passionate love of people and the development of future leaders. She is a master networker, innovator and big-picture thinker. Lynda has 38 years business experience and a unique set of skills and knowledge. She is the CEO of Refirement Network, she has been the CEO of Brainboosters, where she helped pioneer a social enterprise helping to change early childhood development. She was for a number of years the Sales and Marketing Director of Smile Education. Her diverse set of abilities include: strategic thinking, leadership development, sales and marketing, coaching, counselling, facilitation, writing, public speaking and networking.

Interns and Volunteers

Agos Maphunye Monama – Youth Class and Saturday School Tutor

Sylvia Selealo Nchaupa – Youth Class

Thulani Hector Magagula – Childrens Class

Patience Banda – Toddlers Class

Anna Letlela – Toddlers class and Saturday School Tutor

Megan Ridley – Administrator

Mpho Hadebe – Bethany house children and youth class leader

Lebogang Dube- Children’s class and mentor

Keabetswe Molotsi – Scouts leader

Boitumelo Mongale – Scouts leader and sound engineer

Bursary Students

Isaac Nhone – UJ 2nd Year BSC Mathematical Sciences – Saturday School Director and Tutor

Russel Shabalala – NWU – 1st Year BA