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2019 Conference Speakers

Dr Jenny George - CEO, Converge International

Jenny has been the CEO of Converge International since 2016. Converge is one of Australia’s largest mental health providers to Australian workplaces, with services that include EAP, training and consulting and with a portfolio of more than 1000 clients in every Australian state and territory. Converge is a social enterprise which has expanded from workplace chaplaincy in the 1960s and which still provides chaplaincy and, via its parent company Reventure, funds research and development into Faith and Work throughout Australia and other parts of the world. A former Dean of the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, since 2007 Jenny has been a non-executive director of businesses in the finance, retail and services sectors and has served on the boards of many not-for-profit organisations.

Dr Graham Leo

Graham is a member of Robina Anglican Church, Gold Coast, Queensland. He most recently served for 18 years as Principal of Emmanuel College, a Christian K-12 school of over 1700 students, from which he retired at the end of 2013. Together with his wife, Mieke, they have three children, and nine grandchildren. Graham holds both Arts and Education degrees from the University of Queensland, a Master of Education from the University of Tasmania, and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Graham is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has studied in Oxford (UK), at Wycliffe Hall as part of the RZIM Institute. He currently does occasional consulting roles in coaching, Board and CEO appraisal and performance advice, and Strategic Planning. He also occasionally lectures at Christian Heritage College in the Education faculty, and to Theology students at Trinity College in Brisbane.

Vanessa Hall - Entente

Vanessa Hall was one of the first Compliance Managers in Australia's Finance Industry, and lead the largest boutique Compliance and Risk Consultancy through the biggest changes in regulation in the industry - assisting in policy, process and system design for over 45 Banks and Financial Institutions through the then new licensing regime. With a focus on training and understanding the purpose and origins of legislation, Vanessa found herself moving from the reactive end of things to the proactive, discovering the truth about trust and developing a model that helps individuals, organisations and communities to build and restore trust. Now having trained leaders through Germany, Russia, Jamaica, Canada, South Africa, Uganda, Columbia, Sweden and the USA in trust, Vanessa felt moved by God to build a solid theological base to her work, working through the Master of Arts in Christian Studies at Morling College. She now brings her Compliance, Risk, and Trust skills together in a variety of ways, including serving on several ministry boards, and as Chair of the CMA Standards Panel.

Michael Blue - Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning (USA)

Michael Blue serves as the Director for Professional and Church for the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. Prior to his role with the Ron Blue Institute Michael practiced for ten years as an attorney focusing on business and securities law, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, and estate planning. Michael earned his law degree from Baylor University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Managing Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. Prior to his career as an attorney, Michael worked as a financial planner for Ronald Blue Trust where he earned his CFP™ designation in 2002. Michael has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin where he was also a four-year letterman on the tennis team, earning All-American honors his senior year.

Gary Hoag - The Generosity Monk and President, Global Trust Partners

Dr Gary Hoag has dedicated his life to encouraging Christian generosity as the Generosity Monk. He provides spiritual and strategic counsel to denominational leaders on nurturing a culture of generosity in local church settings and helps ministry leaders rally God's people to participate with them in God's work. He formerly served as Vice-President of Advancement at Denver Seminary and Colorado Christian University and continues to teach at seminaries around the world. He coauthored The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources, served as Content Review for the NIV Stewardship Study Bible, and authored chapters in other books as well as numerous articles. Gary has visited Australia several times in recent years, and many people have requested that we continue to provide an opportunity to hear Gary's biblical messages on topics of governance, stewardship, fundraising and generosity.

 

The faculty for 2019 is still being determined. This page will update as speakers are locked in.

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Just some of the 300+ delegates who came to our 2018 conference.
National Sales Support Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Bursar, Pacific Coast Christian School ~ Director, Cooloola Christian College ~ Director, MPG Equip ~ Finance Director, Church Missionary Society - Australia Ltd ~ COO, The Bush Church Aid Soc ~ Executive Pastor, Overflow Church Medowie ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ Finance Manager, The Babes Project ~ Speaker Coach MC , www.tarrandeane.com ~ Director, rdl Accountants ~ Chair, Power to Change & Global Aid Network ~ Principal, HillSide Christian College ~ Regional Officer QLD/NNSW, Bush Church Aid Society of Australia ~ Director, Mueller College ~ Director, Anglican Aid ~ Partner, Corney & Lind Lawyers ~ Senior Manager - Major Partnerships, CBM Australia ~ Executive Pastor, City on a Hill ~ Chair of Board , PeaceWise ~ Business Development Leader, ChildSafe ~ Human Resource Manager, CityLife Church ~ Principal, Moores ~ State Director, Global Interaction ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Arrow Leader, Arrow Leadership ~ Chairman, Genesis Foundation ~ Director, Wycliffe Australia ~ Business Manager, Toowoomba Christian College ~ Partnership Director, Christians Against Poverty Australia ~ Company Secretary, Grace Communion International ~ Deacon , South Pine Community Church ~ CEO, CMAA (Christian Media & Arts Australia) ~ Senior Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ Leadership Development & Community Impact, CityLife Church ~ Director and Treasurer, MAF Australia ~ Director, Margaret Scott & Associates ~ Financial Controller, Compassion Australia ~ Scientist/Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ Chairman, Youth for Christ ~ International President Emeritus, The Navigators ~ Finance Manager, Apostolic Church Australia ~ Assistant Group Business Manager, Pacific Group of Schools ~ Northern Relationship Manager, ChildSafe ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Administrator, Birkdale Baptist Church ~ Founder and Director, Innovation Edge ~ CEO, Brown Box Digital ~ CEO, Intercultural Training Australia ~ Professor Emeritus, QUT ~ Company Secretary, WEC International ~ Chief Financial Officer, Empart ~ Church Board Member, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Partner, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants ~ National Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ CEO, Christian Venues Association ~ Campus Pastor, CrossLife - a baptist church ~ Executive Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ Business Manager, Outback Futures ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Director, Power to Change ~ Chair, Solutions 4 Learning ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ CEO, Plymouth Brethren Christian Church ~ General Manager Business Operations , Concern Australia ~ WBTA Senior manager / YFC Board , Wycliffe Bible Translators and Youth For Christ ~ General Manager, CCCVaT ~ National Director, Youth for Christ ~ Principal, Prolegis Lawyers ~ CEO, Churches of Christ ~ Business Development , Alphacrucis College ~ Key Relationships Manager, Hope Media ~ CEO, Bible Society Australia ~ Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Chief Operations Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Lay Leader, Encounter Church Asia ~ International Liaison, ECFA ~ Managing Director , Loan Market ~ Clinical Supervisor, Outback Futures ~ Executive Pastor Mission & Corporate Services, Bridge Church ~ National Director, Grace Communion International ~ Chair, Qld Christian Religious Instruction Network ~ Advancement Director, Alphacrucis College ~ Business Manager, Christian Brethren Trust ~ Finance Director, City on a Hill ~ Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Secretary/Director, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Partner, Corney & Lind Lawyers ~ Director, Eagle HR Consulting ~ CEO, Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Aus ~ Executive Director, Elam Ministries Australia ~ Head of Corporate Services , Seventh-day Adventist Church ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Marketing Consultant, Clarety ~ Senior Minister, St Stephen's Anglican Coorparoo ~ Chairman, Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Aus ~ Managing Director, Reventure Ltd. ~ National Director, Australian Baptist Ministries ~ ED Q4Connection, CMA ~ Consultant, Uniting Church - WA ~ CEO, IFLA ~ Team Leader QLD Branch, Bethel Funerals ~ Media and Development Manager, Dunham+Company ~ State Manager - Queensland, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Managing Director, Creation Ministries International ~ CEO, aifc ~ BDUM, Ansvar Insurance ~ Finance Manager , NewHope Baptist Church ~ Chairperson, CMA ~ General Manager Risk Solutions, Ansvar Insurance ~ Head of Finance & Administration, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Business Manager, Robert Menzies College ~ Campus Director, Alphacrucis College ~ National Director, The Navigators ~ Director, Cadence Media ~ Chairman, Clayton Church of Christ ~ CEO, TEAR Australia ~ Manager, ANIP ~ Director, Reposition ~ Senior Lawyer, Moores ~ CEO, Wealth with Purpose ~ Business Manager, Bridgeman Baptist Community Church ~ Head of Donor Relations, Youthworks ~ National Director, SIM Australia ~ Executive Pastor, Crosslife ~ Board Chair, aifc ~ Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators ~ State Director/CEO, Scripture Union NSW ~ Business Development Manager, Christian Super ~ Manager Insurance Operations, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ General Manager, Ansvar Insurance ~ State Executive Member, Australian Christian Churches ~ CEO, Concern Australia ~ CEO, Fusion Australia ~ Partner , Occulus International ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Professor of Economics and Dean of Business, Alphacrucis College ~ Accountant, Add Ministry Inc ~ CFO, Korus Connect ~ Chairman, Mt Tamborine Conference Centre ~ CFO, Sinclair Brook ~ Senior Association and Head of Not-for-Profit, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Insurance Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Financial Controller, C3Church Sydney Ltd ~ UX & Design, Brown Box Digital ~ Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ CFO, Mueller College ~ Regional Director Qld, aifc ~ Philanthropy Officer, QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations ~ Board Deputy Chair, CMS QNNSW ~ Business Manager, Anglican Parish of Dalkeith ~ Executive Officer , Churches Housing Inc ~ Account Director, Corporate Risks, Edgewise Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd ~ Public Affairs & Religious Liberty, Seventh-day Adventist Church South Pacific ~ Principal, Providential Ventures ~ Chair, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ National Director, Missions Interlink ~ Director of Development, Haggai International ~ Interim Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Business Manager, Life City Church ~ Senior Manager, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants ~ Accountant, UNOH ~ Executive Coordinator , Willow Creek Australia ~ Supporter Engagement Manager, Vision Christian Media ~ Managing Director, Feldman and Associates ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services ~ Senior Business Development Manager, ACS Financial Services ~ CEO, Bethel Funerals ~ Chief Partnerships Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Practice Manager, Tri-meridian Corporate & Commercial Law ~ Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ CFO, Anglicare Tasmania ~ Chief Executive Officer, Sports Chaplaincy Australia ~ Executive Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Administrator, Sunnybank Baptist Church ~ Senior Pastor, Runcorn Christian Church ~ Projects Coordinator, NewHope Baptist Church ~ General Manager, MAF Australia ~ Assistant Commissioner - General Counsel, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ~ Chief Development Officer, Vision Christian Media ~ Director of Strategic Relationships, Empart ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ Future Students, Alphacrucis College ~ Chief Executive Officer , Christian Super ~ Chief Operating Officer, Empart ~ Manager & Registrar, Malyon College ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Founder, Clarety ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ Founder, Clarety ~ Chair, Brisbane School of Theology ~ CMS QNNSW Council Member, CMS ~ Founder / President, Empart ~ Director of Corporate Services, Global Interaction Inc ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ Partner, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ~ Chief Operating Officer, Sports Chaplaincy Australia ~ Director of Strategic Partnerships, Crossway ~ Executive Director Ministry Services, Compassion Australia ~ Operations Manager, Anglican Aid ~ Senior Pastor, The Project Church ~ General Manager, Christian Youth Camps Ltd ~ CEO, Anglican Diocese of Willochra ~ Finance Manager, Arrow Leadership ~ CEO Wycliffe Relief and Development, Wycliffe Australia ~ Business Manager, Cooloola Christian College ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ Head of Marketing, Heartburst Digital ~ Queensland State Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Business/Compliance Admin, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Deputy National Director & Member Services Leader, Power to Change ~ Legal Counsel, HammondCare ~ Church Engagement Manager , CBM Australia ~ State Manager, Ansvar Insurance ~ Partner, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services Ltd. ~ Senior Associate and Head of Workplace Relations, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Finance Manager, MAF Australia ~ Assistant to the CFO, Seventh-day Adventist Church South Pacific ~ CEO, Payton Foundation ~ National Director, William Wilberforce Foundation ~ QLD State Director, Compassion Australia ~ Chief Executive Officer, Empart ~ Church Liaison Officer, Presbyterian Church of Queensland ~ Chairman, Cooloola Christian College ~ Director Admin Services, Queensland Baptists ~ Mobiliser QLD, SIM Australia ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ Board Member, CMA ~ CEO, Axx ~ National Director, CMA ~ Pilgrimage Consultant, Magi Pilgrimages ~ Executive Officer, Willow Creek Australia ~ Director, NewHope Community Care ~ Advocacy & Communications Director, The Freedom Project ~ Business & Operations Director, Interserve Australia ~ Chairman, Australian Not for Profit Accountants Network ~ Development Manager, The Salvation Army ~ Ministry Services Director, Gateway Baptist Church ~ CEO, Outback Futures ~ Safe Ministry Coordinator, City on a Hill ~ Director of Finance & Administration, Scripture Union Queensland ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ CEO, The Babes Project ~ Founder and Principal, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Board Chair, Health Serve Australia ~ Administrator, Northreach Baptist Church ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ Human Resources Manager, Alphacrucis College ~ Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers ~ CEO, Mt Tamborine Conference Centre ~ Director, Brisbane School of Theology ~ Panel Member, CMA Standards Council ~ Financial Controller, Alphacrucis College ~ CEO, CBM Australia ~ Director, What'sOn Consulting ~ Principal, Toowoomba Christian College ~ National Relations Manager, Reach Beyond ~ Executive Director, AusHEAL ~ Director of Finance & Administration, Baptist Union of Victoria ~ CEO, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director of Governance , Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Creative Director, Cadence Media ~ CEO, Steer Incorporated ~ Chief Operations Officer, Eastern College Australia ~ Executive Assistant to the Principal, Qld Theological College ~ National Networking Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~
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