The James 1:27 Trust is staffed by a diverse and committed group of professionals and volunteers including ministers, psychologists, IT professionals, marketing professionals, accountants, diplomats, and interns from South Africa and other nations.

Rudi von Staden - CEO

Rudi was named CEO in September 2017. Before joining the Trust in 2013 as its technical development coordinator, Rudi co-founded an NGO focused on assisting non-profits to use technology strategically and build effective sustainability models. He has a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Stellenbosch.

Simone Crouse - Care Coordinator

Simone is responsible for coordinating care for the families we support. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2014 as a social worker and furthered her studies in cultural policy and management, currently pursuing her studies in Social Development and Policy.

Marlie Holtzhausen - Executive and Research Support

Marlie is part of the Executive and Research Support at the James 1:27 Trust. She has earned her Masters in Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, focusing on social justice and democracy, and is currently busy with a doctorate, while working as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department.


Mike Noviskie - Technical Support

A missionary from the Houston, Texas, USA area, Mike works on the development and support of the Trust's IT platforms and is responsible for customer support.

Anine Erasmus - Music Therapist at Zama Zama

Anine has been working as the Music Therapist at Zama Zama preschool, where she does both individual and group therapy work with the children and carers at the school. She holds a M.Mus in Music Therapy, as well as a B.Mus with Psychology.


Support the Development of the Trust

The James 1:27 Trust partners with organisations who care for children, giving them access to a model for delivering care, a data management system that supports care, and a social market for fundraising and sponsor relationship management. Your sponsorship helps us build our systems to serve them better.