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2019 Conference Plenary 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.


Elective Speakers - More Details Coming 17 April

Mark Sneddon - Executive Director, Institute for Civil Society
Jeannue Trudel - President, Christian Heritage College
Adriaan den Dulk, Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar Risk Management
Lyall Mercer - Principal, Mercer PR
Dean Phelan - Co-Director, Uplift Centre
Marg Perry - National Program Manager, Kids Hope Australia
Steve Kerr - Executive Director, CMA Standards Council
Tim Hanna - CEO, Compassion
Ross Piper - CEO, Christian Super
Suhanya Mendes - Legal Counsel, ACNC
Alistair Macpherson - Director, Corney and Lind Lawyers
Danny Hunt and Allan Demond, NewHope Baptist Church
Penny Mulvey, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Bible Society
Peter Baynard-Smith, CEO, Duty of Care
Deb Adams, Executive Director: Ministry Services, Compassion Australia
Jarrod Graetz, CEO, Light FM
Melissa Binks
Paul Holdway, Principal. Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Krystyna Kidson, The Psychologist Coach | Paraclete Initiative
Rebecca Lambert-Smith, Team Leader, Moores
Bruce Burgess, National Director, Peacewise
David Cox, CEO, Daraco I.T. Services
Michelle Blicavs, Founder, Unique Leaders Network
Gary Hoag, President, Global Trust Partners
Reshma Farrer, Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Jonathan Green, Moores
Michael Blue, Ron Blue Institute
Michelle Farrall, Claire Bonnor, Janie Alcock
Andrew Russell, Prime Value Asset Management
Lindsay Mcmillan, Managing Director, Reventure
... more to come ...
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Just some of the 300+ delegates already registered for CMA's 2019 conference.
National Networking Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Founder, Leader, Heart For Kids / LST Group ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Director Q4, CMA ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ Business Manager, Anglican Parish of Dalkeith ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ The Psychologist Coach, Stress Mastery ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Office Manager, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Adminstrator, Jews for Jesus ~ National Relationship Manager, ChildSafe ~ State Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Chair of Board, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Director, Corney and Lind Lawyers ~ Insurance Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Director, Manage Media ~ Key Relationships Manager, Hope Media ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Advocacy and Communications Manager, The Freedom Project ~ Treasurer, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Wycliffe Australia ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Coordinator, Willow Creek Australia ~ National Director, CMA ~ Elder, York St Church of Christ ~ Church Liaison Officer, Presbyterian Church of Queensland ~ CEO, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer , Morling College ~ Finance Director , SIM Australia ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Board Member, Riverview Church ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director, BST ~ President, Christian Heritage College ~ Partnerships & Communication Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Chair, Jews for Jesus ~ Chairman, Genesis Foundation ~ Manager Insurance Operations, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Deputy National Director, Power to Change ~ Associate Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Victoria Chairperson, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ CFO, Empart ~ Manager, ANIP ~ Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Victorian Rep, Barnabas Fund ~ Financial Controller, C3 Church Sydney ~ Executive Pastor, City on a Hill ~ Company Secretary, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer, Empart ~ Chairman, Baptist Financial Services ~ Executive Director, Institute for Civil Society ~ CEO, KIDS HOPE AUS ~ CEO, MTCC ~ National Finance Manager, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ Operations Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Director Ministry Services, Compassion Australia ~ Master of Leadership Program Director, Alphacrucis College ~ National Director, Mukti Australia Inc ~ National Treasurer, Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia ~ CEO, Bible Society Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ National Account Executive, Media Sales Australia ~ CEO, Health Communication Resources Inc. ~ National Director, Interserve Australia ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group Pty Ltd ~ Chief Community Life Officer, Morling College ~ Board Chair , PeaceWise ~ Victoria Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Business Manager, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Senior Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Chair, Baptist Union of VIC ~ General Manager, Bayside Church ~ Chair, Australian Not for Profit Accountants Network ~ Business Development Manager, Christian Super ~ Compliance Director, City on a Hill ~ Board Chairman, MMM Australia ~ Business Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Administrator, Willow Creek Australia ~ Human Resources Manager, Alphacrusis College ~ Chief Executive Officer, Meaningful Ageing Australia ~ Senior Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Assistant Pastor, HillSide Church ~ State Director, Global Interaction ~ Operations & Development Manager, Newtown Mission ~ CEO, Converge International ~ Operations Manager, Mission Travel/Selah ~ Senior Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Operations Manager, Alpha Australia ~ National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations ~ Church Engagement Manager, Christians Against Poverty ~ Director, Selah ~ Human Resources Manager, Compassion Australia ~ Business Operations Manager, Riverview Church ~ CEO, Focus on the Family Australia ~ Chair, Power to Change ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd ~ Team Leader, Moores ~ Safe Church Compliance & Administration Officer, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Interim Director of Mobilisation and Partnership Development, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Senior Pastor's Wife, Christian Life Assembly ~ Managing Director, Good News Unlimited ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Acting CEO, Encounter Youth ~ President, Global Trust Partners ~ Human Resources & Recruitment Coordinator, Alphacrucis College ~ CEO, Christians Against Poverty ~ Finance Manager, Arrow Leadership ~ Chairman, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Chief Member Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ National Manager Commercial Lending, ACS Financial P/L ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund (Australia) Limited ~ Director of Development , Haggai International ~ Legal Counsel, HammondCare ~ Founder, Unique Leaders Network ~ Finance Manager , International Justice Mission ~ CFO, Anglicare Tas ~ Campus Team Leader, Power to Change Australia ~ Marketing Manager, Empart ~ CFO, Parramatta Mission ~ CEO, Compass Foundation (Australia) ~ Administration, UNOH LTD ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ CEO, ACC International Relief ~ CEO, Light FM ~ Finance and Operations Manager, York Street Church of Christ ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Head of Finance & Administration, BUV ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Senior Pastor – Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, MMM AUSTRALIA ~ Archdeacon Emeritus , Anglican, FCCV ~ Director, rdl.accountants ~ Scientist/Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ CFO, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Compassion AU ~ CEO, BFS ~ Communications Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director, Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning ~ Director, What'sOn Consulting ~ National Director, ABM ~ Manager, Malyon College ~ CEO, Insight for Living ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Business Manager, Northreach Baptist Church ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ Co-Director, Uplift Centre ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group ~ Melbourne Campus Director, Alphacrucis College ~ Safe Church Facilitator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Relationship Manager, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Chief of Staff, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Lay Leader, Encounter Church Asia ~ Business Manager, Christian Brethren Trust ~ CEO, Daraco I.T. Services ~ Accountant, ACC International Relief ~ Board Member, Encounter Youth ~ General Manager, CCCVaT Ministries Ltd ~ Principal Solicitor/Director, Tri-meridian ~ Director, BFS ~ CFO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Group Manager – Strategic Mission Development, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Business and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Christian Life Assembly Inc ~ General Manager - Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Executive Minister, CityLife Church ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ President, ICFM ~ CEO, Duty of Care ~ CEO, Nutrition Plus Enterprises Pty Ltd ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Director, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Operations Manager, Discovery Church ~ Director, Wycliffe Australia ~ Chair, MTCC ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Administrator, Edwardstown Baptist Church ~ CEO, Concern Australia Welfare Services Inc ~ Chief Executive, International Justice Mission ~ Chaplaincy Manager, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ CEO, Empart ~ Executive Pastor, Newhope Baptist Church ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ National Program Manager, Kids Hope Australia ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Engagement and Equipping Director, SU Victoria ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Director, The Future Leader Group ~ Finance Director, City on a Hill ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ Executive Assistant to the Principal, Qld Theological College ~ Principal, Mercer PR ~ Director of Corporate Services, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Church Health Pastor, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, Reach Beyond ~ CEO, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Business Manager, Robert Menzies College ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Managing Director, Circle Tree ~ Board Vice Chair, MTCC ~ Interim National Director, SIM Australia ~ Managing Director, Reventure Ltd ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Principal Air Chaplain - Anglican, Air Force ~ Legal Counsel, ACNC ~ Senior Associate, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Government Relations and Operations Manager, International Justice Mission ~ Board Chairman, Riverview Church ~ Audit Manager, Saward Dawson ~ Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ People and Culture Manager, Christians Against Poverty ~ Legal Associate and Assistant Company Secretary, HammondCare ~ Ministry Services Director, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar Insurance ~ Australian Program Director, TEAR Australia ~ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Bible Society ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ Secretary / Director Administrative Services, QLD Baptists ~ Business Support Administrator, Riverview Church ~ Administrator, TLC Church ~
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