CS Staff

CSALT Training Manager

Heinrich has decided to step down from his role as CSALT Program Manager and rather focus his energy and attention on his passion for teaching and equipping the volunteers during the Training Phase. He is a proper coffee snob and also runs a little cafe out of the CS house called First Light. He really enjoys surfing longboards and doesn’t take it too seriously, pure fun and enjoyment (probably cause he is not really good ;). If he is not busy with CS you will find him helping out at the local Baptist church, running the Youth program and playing in the worship band.

heinrich@christiansurfers.co.za  Tel: +2742 2962956

National Director

Francois is married to Marieta, dad of 3 groms and a Civil Engineer by profession with 15 years experience in project management. In 2015 he made a radical course diversion in pursuit of a calling to Christian Surfers to follow his passion for surfing, the ocean and reaching those far from God.

For him, the stoke of pulling into a stand up barrel is only surpassed by the joy of seeing someone find the love, joy and peace when they experience a true living relationship with Jesus Christ. Francois joined Christian Surfers in Jbay in January 2016.

francois@christiansurfers.co.za / 2742-2962956

CSALT Program Manager

A previous student of CSALT, Henku is passionate about Jesus, surfing and equipping young people for surf mission. He will be leading the team and volunteers going forward.

henku@christiansurfers.co.za / Tel 042-2962956

Office Manager and Events Coordinator

A Durban girl, Janine joined CS in Jan 2013. Tho not a surfer herself, God has placed her in the midst of the surfing community, in the middle of His Kingdom. Janine is the office guru,  holding the fort while everyone is in “board” meetings. It’s her friendly voice you hear at the end of the phone when calling the office, except when Brad intercedes and takes over her job. She also co-ordinates the staff/volunteers for all the surf contests that happen in town, like WSL 2016 JBay Open of Surfing. She project manages our annual conference.   Chained to her desk, Janine owns this place and loves every minute of it.

janine@christiansurfers.co.za  Tel: +2742 2962956

South African Women’s Director

Shannon is a former graduate of the volunteer program who ended up falling in love with South Africa and stayed to work for CS. Originally from California she came here back in 2012 to pursue God and His calling on her life to mentor and train women of God. Nicknamed sleepy Shannon because she never would wake up for dawn patrols, she loves to longboard and cross-step and all that retro stuff. She used to help run the volunteer program until mid 2014 switched over to the women’s director role.

shannon@christiansurfers.co.za / Tel: +27422962956

National & Financial Manager

Stephanie AKA STEP ON ME is 5ft tall, has an expired helicopters licence. She has studied charted management accounting and has a gifting for structural organisation. She is married to Kelvin, who owns and runs JBay Son Surf School. She joined the team in January 2011. Her and Janine work very hard together to keep order in an office full of frothing surfers.

steph@christiansurfers.co.za  Tel: +2742 2962956

Missions Phase and events coordinator

Jason lives and breathes the CS vision to give every surfer in every surfing community the opportunity to know and follow Jesus. He will lead the volunteers when they mission up and down the coast.

jason@christiansurfers.co.za  / Tel 042-2962956


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Craig Cuff
Christian Surfers Port Elizabeth

Heinrich Thiart
CSALT Volunteer Program Manager

Stephanie Zehmke
National & Financial Manager

Chris vd Merwe
Christian Skaters & I2B Director

Mik Thomspon
Son Surf School Strand – Director

Rees Lewis-Thomas
Christian Surfers Western Cape Regional Coordinator


Shannon Brooke Bolotin
South Africa’s Women’s Director

Contact: info@christiansurfers.co.za / Tel: +27422962956