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2015 Conference
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The Hon. John Anderson
Former Deputy Prime Minister, now Chair of Overseas Council Australia
John Pellowe
CEO, Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Jerry Rassamni
Founder and CEO, Pulse IQ
Anne Robinson (Prolegis Lawyers) will be chairing a plenary panel exploring the implications of the Royal Commission for Christian organisations.
Closing Plenary
The closing plenary session will feature five ten-minute addresses from a diverse range of presenters.

Each year around 400 senior church, ministry and business leaders gather at the CMA conference. With over 40 sessions and presenters, this is one of Australia’s best opportunities for professional development, inspiration and networking.

Who should attend the CMA Conference?
Church: Senior Pastor, Church Administrator, Executive Pastor, Board Members
Christian Ministry: CEO, Chair, board members, fundraising managers, HR managers, finance managers, general managers, executive staff
Christian Business: Business leaders who are interested in leadership and management in the context of faith.

Topics & Streams include ...

  • CEO and Chair Symposium
  • Trends in Ministry accountability and transparency
  • Effective ministry governance
  • Church leadership and management
  • Stewardship and Generosity
  • Leading and managing people
  • Grow as a Ministry leader
  • Charity law, ACNC and our public witness
  • Much, much more!

The Global Generosity Network (GGN) is an initiative of the World Evangelical Alliance to encourage evangelical Christians to be better stewards of their resources, live more generously and give more of their income to Kingdom causes where is is most needed.

The CMA Conference will represent the inaugural Asia-Pacific gathering of this network, welcoming Dr Sas Conradie (GGN Coordinator, UK), Mr J.S. Anbu (Executive Director, Christian Institute of Management, India) and Dr Zenet Maramara (Centre for Biblical Stewardship at Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines).

Our international guests will also be involved in a brief evening session at Circular Quay - non-conference delegates welcome!

In a local church, a school, a denomination, or a charity, the Chair and the CEO form a vital partnership that can stimulate or hinder the organisation’s progress. Five panels and sessions over the two days will explore a variety of important topics for ministry chairs and leaders. Special entry ticket required, limited to 120 Chairs and CEOs.

Just some of the 300+ already registered:

Gudrun Adam (Consultant, GA Consulting) ~ Peter Adcock ~ Alice Aitken (Business Development Underwriter, Ansvar Insurance) ~ Mina Ames ~ John Anderson (Chairman, Overseas Council Australia) ~ Erika Anear ~ David Angell (Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church) ~ Paul Arnott (Executive Director, Churches of Christ Community Care) ~ Richard Attieh (Executive Producer, Pineapple Media Australia) ~ Murray Baird (Assistant Commissioner, ACNC) ~ Chris Baldry (Business Manager, Pacific Hills Christian School) ~ Jim Barry (Chief Financial Officer, The Uniting Church QLD Synod) ~ Jeffrey Bartlett (General Manager, ACC) ~ Richard Beaumont (CEO, Entrust Foundation) ~ Paul Beeston (Relationship Manager, Compassion Australia) ~ Philip Bell (Chairman, Crusaders) ~ David Bell (High School SRE Adviser , Generate Ministries) ~ Douglas Bennett (Coordinator Field Support & Partnerships, Wycliffe Australia) ~ Peter Bentley (National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations) ~ Janet Binns (Executive Officer, HART Australasia) ~ John Bond (Chairman of the Board, Compassion Australia) ~ Barry Borneman ~ Helen Boucher (Audit Manager, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants) ~ Ted Boyce (Principal, Pacific Hills Christian School) ~ Rosemary Braun ~ Gavin Brett ~ Greg Bridge (Executive Director - Christian Outdoor Education, Camps and Conferences, Youthworks) ~ Nathan Brown (CEO, Christian Media Australia) ~ Sylvia Buckman ~ Neil Bull (CEO, EA Insurance) ~ Phil Burgess (General Manager, Churches of Christ in SA and NT) ~ Ray Busuttil (Director, European Christian Mission) ~ Paul Cameron (Executive Officer, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Stuart Campbell (National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Paul Campey ~ Ian Case (Chair , Brisbane School of Theology) ~ Spiro Cassis (Relationship Manager , Compassion Australia) ~ Steven Champion (Director of Community Ministries, Northwest Community Ministries) ~ Greg Clarke (CEO, Bible Society Australia) ~ Ken Clendinning (Director of Ministries, Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT) ~ Julie Cleyne (Operations Manager, Discovery Church) ~ Susan Coates (Human Resources Manager, Global Interaction) ~ Anne Cock (Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church) ~ Kathi Cohen (Director, Moringa Associates) ~ Heather Coleman (CEO / General Director, Global Interaction) ~ Daryl Collins ~ Graydon Colville (Chair, Wycliffe Australia) ~ Sas Conradie ~ David Cook (Business Development Underwriting Manager, Ansvar Insurance) ~ Darren Copland (CEO, Emu Gully Adventure Education Group Inc.) ~ Douglas Crocket (Administrator, St Hilary's Church - Kew) ~ Tony Crook (CEO/National Director, Steer Incorporated) ~ Joshua Crowther (Director Strategic Services, Dunham+Company) ~ Philip Curtis (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria) ~ Moyra Dale (Board Chair, SILA) ~ Tim Davey ~ Sally-Ann Davis ~ Cliff Dawson (Partner, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants) ~ Claire Dawson ~ Julie de Jong (CEO, Assured Home Care) ~ Jennifer Dean ~ Anthony Denman (Chief Financial Officer, Anglicare Tasmania Inc) ~ Andrew Denton (Executive Director, Hillscorp) ~ Grant Dibden (National Director, The Navigators) ~ Ross Dinnar (General Manager Mission Enterprise, Churches of Christ in Queensland) ~ Omar Djoeandy (National Director, SIM Australia) ~ Nick Dube ~ Bruce Dutton (Member, Board of Trustees, Fusion Australia Ltd) ~ Kathy Dwyer (Admin Manager, Bathurst Baptist Church) ~ David Eames (Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church) ~ Richard Earley (Associate Director, CMS SANT) ~ Chris Edwards (Board Director, Anglican Retirement Villages) ~ Richard Eggington (Chief Executive Officer , African Enterprise ) ~ Inpa Eliezer (Founding Director, NaCE, Cambodia (Local Christian NGO)) ~ Chris England (General Manager Health & Community, Wesley Mission) ~ Jennie Everist (Director, Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation) ~ Rachel Faris-Cornwell ~ Cliff Fielding (Director of Marketing, Tabor College Victoria) ~ John Gagliardi (Director of Development, Haggai Institute ) ~ Steve Galambosi (Senior Pastor & College Chairman, Rockingham Baptist Church & South Coast Baptist Church) ~ Adrian Geering (MD, Geering Solutions) ~ Philip Gerber ~ Anthony Gerber (National Communications and Partnerships Officer, Diamond Pregnancy Support) ~ Liam Glover (Executive Director, Arrow Leadership) ~ Eliezer Gonzalez (Managing Director, Good News Unlimited) ~ Mike Gore (CEO, Open Doors) ~ Paul Gould (General Manager, CCCVaT) ~ James Gow ~ Lawrence Green (Director, Tyndale KSG) ~ David Green (Accountant, The A21 Campaign) ~ Richard Grellman (Chairman, Bible Society Australia) ~ Lesleigh Hall (Church Liaison Officer, Presbyterian Church of Queensland) ~ Vanessa Hall (Director, Entente Foundation) ~ Luke Hall ~ Shayne Hamilton (National Strategy Director, CCCA) ~ Tim Hanna (CEO, Compassion Australia) ~ Gayle Hardiman ~ Trevor Harvey (Director, Reventure Ltd / Converge Intl / Fusion Australia) ~ Graham Hasler ~ Karen Haynes (Director, More than Enough) ~ Liezl Healy (Business Operations Manager, Riverview Church) ~ John Hibberd (Board Member, Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation) ~ Terry Hicks (Projects Consultant, BCWA) ~ Gary Hill (Executive Director, Crusaders) ~ Russell Hoath (Insurance & Risk Management Director, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Jason Hoet (President, Baptist Churches of South Australia) ~ Paul Holdway (Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers) ~ Greg Holland (Business Manager, Baptist Churches of WA) ~ Matthew Holland (Customer Risk Solutions Advisor, Ansvar Insurance) ~ Suellen Holmes (CFO, International Network of Churches) ~ Jeremy Horn (Executive Advisor, Compassion Australia) ~ Dave Huddleston (Member Care Leader, Campus Crusade for Christ Australia) ~ Dave Hughes ~ Matthew Hunt (Lead Pastor, CrossLife - a baptist church) ~ Rob Hurrell (Partner, ~ Paul Hutchinson (Owner/Manager, Finder Sites) ~ Elizabeth Hynes (Assistant Accountant, The A21 Campaign) ~ Martyn Iles (Chief of Staff, Australian Christian Lobby) ~ Ian Ireland (General Manager - Business Development, Ansvar Insurance) ~ Graeme Irwin (Executive Principal, St Philip's Christian College) ~ Graeme Janes (General Manager, Australian College of Christian Studies) ~ John Jeffries (CEO, CBM Australia) ~ Paul Jeyachandran ~ Keith Jobberns (National Ministries Director, Australian Baptist Ministries) ~ David Jordison (Office Manager, Grace Communion International) ~ Stephen Judd (Chief Executive, HammondCare) ~ Marcus Judge (Chairman, Christian Surfers International) ~ Kevin Keegan (CEO/National Director, FEBC Australia) ~ John Kendall (Business Manager, Calvary Christian Church) ~ Travis Keyser ~ Terry King (Executive Director, Mission Educate) ~ Libby Klein ~ Rosemaree Knight (Tour Co-ordinator & Board Member, Beyond Sight & Stand Tall Event) ~ Jeanette Korporaal (Director, Benkorp Management Services) ~ Gabriel Lacoba (Executive Pastor, Christ Church Inner West) ~ Steven Lam (Finance Manager, Shirelive Church) ~ Jim Lambie (Company Secretary, WEC International) ~ James Lane (Deputy Chair, SMBC) ~ Greg Lanyon (Principal, Greg Lanyon Financial Services) ~ Elliott Lauder (Marketing & Sales Manager, ChildSafe) ~ Lynette Leach (Chair, Stirling Theological College) ~ Terry Leister (Director, Brisbane School of Theology) ~ Janine Lenigas (CEO, Lutheran Disability Services) ~ Adam Leonard (General Manager Human Resources, Anglican Retirement Villages) ~ David Lewis (Company Secretary, HammondCare) ~ Jame Lewis (Director, Lewis Counsel) ~ Jean Lim (Manager Insurance Operations , Baptist Insurance Services Ltd) ~ Andrew Lind (Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers) ~ Mauritz Lindeque (Services and Communications Manager, Gideons International Australia) ~ Vanessa Lister (General Manager, Concern Australia) ~ Duncan Locke (Assistant Territorial Public Relations Secretary, The Salvation Army) ~ Stephen Lockrey (Risk Management Advisor, Baptist Insurance Services) ~ Pam Loneragan ~ Gregory Low ~ Stephen Lowe (Director, Treasury Made Easy Pty Ltd) ~ Alistair Macpherson ~ Claire Madden ~ Mark Mann (CFO, Fusion Australia) ~ Zenet Maramara (Director, Strategic Leader Development Center, Asian Theological Seminary) ~ Nicholas Marks (CEO, AIFC) ~ Don Marshall (Consultant, Manage To Lead Consulting) ~ Matthew Maury (CEO, TEAR Australia) ~ Peter Mayrick ~ Phillip McCallum (Director Administration, Queensland Baptists) ~ Peter McCrindle (General Manager, Morling College) ~ Rob McDonell ~ Cindy McGarvie (CEO, Youth For Christ) ~ Jenni McKee (Finance Manager, Enfield Baptist Church & Lifewell) ~ Heather McKillop (Venue & Office Manager, Citywide Baptist Church) ~ Tony McLennan (CEO, Bible League) ~ Lindsay McMillan (MD, Reventure Ltd) ~ Richard Menteith (Board Member, CMA) ~ Stephen Meredith ~ Anton Meyer ~ Tim Mildenhall (Associate Pastor, Trinity Chapel Macquarie) ~ Andrew Mills (HR Consultant/Board Member, Shirelive Church) ~ Ian Minnett (Chief Financial Officer, The Salvation Army) ~ Andrew Mitchell (General Manager, EV Church) ~ Glenda Mitchell ~ Frank Morabito (Finance Director, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Chris Morey (Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers) ~ Trevor Morgan (Finance Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia) ~ Kirk Morton ~ Jeff Nagle (Chief Executive, International Justice Mission) ~ Karen Naylor (HR Manager, CityLife Church) ~ Michael Newton-Brown (CEO, The Freedom Project) ~ Rob Nicholls (Church Engagement Lead, cbm Australia) ~ Paul Oslington ~ Cheryl Osment (Chief Operations Officer, Tabor College Victoria) ~ Luceille Outhred (Corporate Leader, GEM College of International Business) ~ Lisa Owen (Operations Manager, Urban Neighbours of Hope) ~ David Owens (Business Manager, CCCVaT) ~ Eddie Ozols (Operations Manager, Anglican Aid) ~ Jean Paas ~ Helen Parker (Executive Director, The Babes Project) ~ Doug Patching (Business Manager, Perth Christian Life Centre) ~ John Peberdy (Chairman, CMA) ~ Alison Peisley (Accountant, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ John Pellowe (CEO, Canadian Council of Christian Charities) ~ Andrew Perry (Managing Director, Community Builders Australia) ~ Christine Platt (CEO, GRN) ~ Stanley Plyler (CEO, WorldShare) ~ Edwin Porter (General Manager, Anglican Board of Mission) ~ Allan Priest (Director, Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd) ~ Ken Pullen (CEO, Christian Venues Association) ~ Jerry Rassamni (CEO, Pulse iQ) ~ Jim Rawson (Chair Board, Campus Crusade for Christ Australia) ~ Brian Read (Treasurer, Add-Ministry Inc & Morley Baptist Church) ~ John Reed (Director, Reposition) ~ Kaye Reid (Transitional Team Leader, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Josh Reid (CEO, Pulse 94.1) ~ Peter Ridley (CFO, Hillsong Church) ~ Anne Robinson (Solicitor / Director, Prolegis) ~ Barry Rodgers (Chair, Emu Gully Outdoor Education Group Inc) ~ David Ryan (Executive Director, ChinaHeart / LST Group) ~ Erica Sainsbury ~ Ina Sanders (Managing Director, Informed Strategies) ~ Laurie Scandrett (Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation) ~ Paul Scully (Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Care SA) ~ Craig Segaert (Chairman/Rector, Claremont College/St. Nicolas' Ang. Church) ~ Andrew Severin (Network Business Manager, Trinity Network of Churches) ~ Elizabeth Shalders (Head of Not for Profit , Lewis Holdway Lawyers) ~ David Sharrock (Principal, Sharrock Pitman Legal Pty Ltd) ~ Peter Shields ~ Mark Short (National Director, The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia) ~ John Sikkema ~ Janet Simpson (Director, Communications & Fundraising, Youthworks) ~ Steve Slade (Director - Governance, Churches of Christ in Qld) ~ David Slinn (CEO, Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd) ~ Simon Smart (Director, Centre for Public Christianity) ~ Leeanne Smith (Owner and Manager, Equip Events) ~ Michael Smith ~ David Smith (Chairman, Genesis Foundation) ~ Dale Smith (Senior Pastor, The River Church) ~ Greg Smith (Operations Manager, Catalyst Church) ~ Alan Soden (Director, Baptist Financial Services) ~ Surette Southwood (Ministry Support Leader, NewHope Baptist Church) ~ Howard Spencer (Company Secretary, AFES) ~ Rod St Hill (Dean, School of Business, Christian Heritage College) ~ Lance Staer (Vice-Chairman, Aust NFP Accountants Network) ~ Dale Stagg (CEO, Reach Beyond) ~ Ian Steward (Chairman, Anglican Retirement Villages) ~ Cristina Sugiarto (Accountant, Riverview Church) ~ Greg Swanton (General Manager, SMBC) ~ Liza Tan (Operations Manager, Matthias Media) ~ Nigel Tapp (Communications Manager , Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Vic & Tas) ~ Monique ten Hoopen (Director, NewHope Community Care) ~ Pam Thyer ~ Jeff Tidswell ~ David Tran (Procurement Manager, Anglican Retirement Villages) ~ Jeanine Treharne (Co-Chairman, Stand Tall - The Event) ~ Bruce Tucker (CEO, Concern Australia) ~ Kelly Tulk (Compliance Officer, Interserve Australia) ~ Jeff Tulk ~ Matthew Turnour (Chairman, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers) ~ Gavin Tyndale (CEO/Registrar, Anglican Diocese of Willochra) ~ Michael Vanderree (Team Leader: Communities Functional Area, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas) ~ Jim Varelas (Strategic Partners Manager, Ansvar Insurance) ~ Neil Venables (Secretary for Communications, The Salvation Army (AUS)) ~ Gary Wallis (Business Manager, St Matthias Anglican Church) ~ Steve Wiggins (Operations / Men`s Pastor, Southport Church of Christ) ~ Debbie Williams (PA to National Director, CMA) ~ Robyn Williams (National Administration Manager, The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia) ~ Gary Williams (National Director, CMA) ~ Charles Wilson (CEO, Integricare) ~ Peter Wilson ~ Judy Wong-See (Principal, Credence International) ~ Anna Wood (Marketing & Development Director, Crusaders) ~ Craig Wright (Director - Mobilisation, Partnership & Development, Global Interaction) ~ Mitchell Zadow (Principal, Sharrock Pitman Legal Pty Ltd) ~


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