Tim Ross - Regional Character & MENtor
Tim grew up in Johannesburg before pursuing forestry as a career at the University of Stellenbosch – mostly to avoid the traffic and pursue fly-fishing and enjoy great coffee! Forestry has enabled him to live in some beautiful places locally and travel to breathtaking vistas around the globe.
He currently works for an East African based forestry company and often travels to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and less exotic destinations like Zimbabwe.
Tim married up – an industrial engineer in the forestry sector – and lives in Pretoria with his amazing wife, son and daughter. Growing up without a dad, but surrounded by capable MENtors, having a son of his own, and seeing the impact of absent dad’s through his travels, has given Tim a burning desire and passion for fathering and sons.
By partnering with TCC, Tim hopes to raise men that will live pure, speak truth, drink great coffee, act justly, read Lord of the Rings, right wrong, catch big fish, walk humbly, hike far, love hard, stand strong and honour the king!
Thando Malepe - MENtor
Thando has a B.Com degree in Accounting, but a heart for community development. He is determined to change his community for the better, whether it’s running a small children’s ministry every Saturday or the proactive work he does organizing wheelchairs for those in need in his community.
He is an active member of Network of Caring and is working to procure more community members. He has a quiet demeanour and compassionate heart. He is enthusiastic and always helpful, willing to be accountable and takes instruction or guidance with an open heart. Thando is our MENtor Intake Coordinator and an active MENtor in the Johannesburg North Region.
Laurie Morkel - MENtor
Laurie has been in the corporate environment for 40 years and MENtoring younger colleagues have been his forte. He is enthusiastic, energetic and a realistic-optimistic person. He is even-tempered, predictable and keeps his promises and commitments to people. He has a faith-bases worldview and highly respects and loves people of all ages and walks of life. He is a team-player and will constantly share all positive life-experiences with the younger generation.
Thembinkosi Ngema - MENtor
I have a life experience of 54 years and I have four Children 2 boys and 2 girls.
I have a passion of MENtoring and I’m currently running a MENtoring program for older men equipping them to MENtor young men using the model that was used by Jesus Christ. I am also passionate about taking care of vulnerable and orphaned children which I have been doing since 1998. I am a Deacon in our congregation responsible for Benevolence Program.
I am a Police Officer and have served for the past 32.I am a man of intergrity, honest and forward looking. I like to always expand my knowledge. I am currently doing a course as a Neuro Lunguistic Practitioner / Transformational / Life Coach.
I believe my life experience will help me as I venture into a new territory of MENtoring young Men and building their character.
My motor in life is by Ray Crok:- “As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.”
Siphumuze Gama - MENtor
Siphumuze is very passionate about young people and the great exciting potential they have in them. He is a firm believer that young people must focus on bringing out what is inside of them to realize their great potential.
Believing that the inside should influence the outside and not the other way around. MENtoring is an important part of countering the life challenges have on youth realizing their dreams and helps sharpen their God given talents and potential.