About Us

Reaching a Generation Leadership Academy

A ministry training programme that is affordable, accredited, practical, relevant and proudly African.

This Academy is being being launched by the Reaching a Generation Group: www.reachingageneration.org – Reaching a Generation is a Christian NGO that has many years of leadership training experience all across Southern Africa. Our passion is to equip the church and community organizations with relevant, creative, fresh and collaborative strategies to reach the next generation.

We are interdenominational and currently offer a post MATRIC qualification in Christian Leadership. Our programme runs online and in community – Find out more about this study path on our programme page. 

Our Mission

  • EQUIPPING leaders through in-community training with the leading skills needed for ministry today

  • EDUCATING leaders though e-learning with our leading experts who will challenge and stretch the thinking of leaders

  • EDIFYING leaders by motivating for spiritual growth as they engage with like-minded visionaries

  • EMPOWERING leaders by sharpening their leadership mandate and response to their calling

  • EXCELLING by graduating Christian leaders who are ready to change the world

Our Values

  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Christ Centered
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Vision
  • Family 
  • Hard Work
  • Good Communication
  • Discipleship
  • Sustainability 
  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Christ Centered
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Vision
  • Family 
  • Hard Work
  • Sustainability
  • Discipleship
  • Sustainability 

Reaching a Generation Leadership Academy Staff

Jacques van Bommel

CEO

Jacques is the founder and CEO of Reaching a Generation and Shikwaru Holdings. He is a pilot and has started RAG Zambia and Namibia. Jacques is in his second year working on a Masters Degree in Missional Leadership.

Prof. Sam Ndoga

Leadership Academy Principal

Sam is a Leadership Consultant – Passionate about raising up and training leaders in Africa who will spearhead transformational causes on the continent. Sam has an international footprint as a researcher and speaker.

Charmaine Manuel

Academic Dean

Charmaine loves the arts and creative communication. She has a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership and has been a Children’s Ministry Coach and Missionary for 21 years – training care-givers and church leadership in Southern Africa.

Leon van Huyssteen

Community Liaison Officer

Leon was a managing director at Eskom for several years before pursuing a career in ministry. Leon serves as the Community Wide Outreach Coordinator for Reaching a Generation, building relationships with community pastors and leaders. He is designated as a Christian Religious Professional with the Association of Christian Religious Practitioners.

Anneli Wickham

Administrator and IT Director

Anneli is pursuing a Degree in Business Administration. She leads the International Leadership Academy for Reaching a Generation and is the Chief Operating Officer for the Organisation.

Michelle Geldenhuys

Finance Officer

Michelle has a Bachelors of Accounting Science. She loves numbers, therefore her love for finances.

Roelene van Tonder

Office Manager

Roelene is a qualified nurse and served in the National Defense Force and in private hospitals. She has been with Reaching a Generation since 2008 working as Mission Teams Coordinator.