How to use Solace-Kafka-Connectors in a Kubernetes distributed environment

I'm trying to connect my solace broker, running in a kubernetes cluster on a cloud provider, with my kafka pods also running in kubernetes on another cloud provider.
In order to do so (using the solace-kafka-connectors) do i need to create my own kafka image with the connectors already inside and configured? or is there any other way that i didn't think of.