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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.

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
Alex Milner, Prolegis Lawyers
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
Peter Wilson, Prolegis Lawyers
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
Jo Bradshaw, Chair, Baptist Union of Victoria
Paul Arnott, Q4 Rethinking Retirement
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 350+ 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 ~ Operations Manager, Acts Global Churches ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ Business Manager, Anglican Parish of Dalkeith ~ Partnership, Watoto ~ Assistant Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ The Psychologist Coach, Stress Mastery ~ Executive Director, Pregnancy Problem House ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ National Director, Elam Ministries ~ Adminstrator, Jews for Jesus ~ Retired Board Member, CMA ~ Administrator, Bendigo Baptist Church ~ National Relationship Manager, ChildSafe ~ CEO, Benwerren ~ State Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Chairman, Genesis foundation ~ Business Development Underwrite Manager , Ansvar Insurance ~ Chair of Board, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Director, Corney and Lind Lawyers ~ Insurance Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Company Secretary, WEC International ~ Principal Advisor , P Excel Ministry ~ Key Relationships Manager, Hope Media ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Treasurer, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Wycliffe Australia ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Financial Controller, Compassion Australia ~ Executive Coordinator, Willow Creek Australia ~ National Director, CMA ~ Elder, York St Church of Christ ~ Operations Manager, Presbyterian Church of Queensland ~ Secretary, Clayton Church of Christ ~ CEO, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Board Member, One Voice ~ Chief Operating Officer , Morling College ~ Finance Director , SIM Australia ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Lawyer, Moores ~ Board Member, Riverview Church ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ President, Christian Heritage College ~ Partnerships & Communication Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Director - 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Christians in Science & Technology ~ Dean of Business, Alphacrucis College ~ Chief Executive Officer, Schools Ministry Group ~ Administrator, The Baptist Union of Tasmania ~ EA, Ansvar Insurance ~ 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 ~ CEO, Ansvar Insurance ~ 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 ~ Co-Founder, Togther Financial Services ~ 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 ~ CEO, Presbyterian Inland Mission ~ Technical Solutions Manager, Daraco IT Services ~ President, Global Trust Partners ~ Administrator, Austral-Asian Community Church ~ Human Resources & Recruitment Coordinator, Alphacrucis College ~ CEO, Christians Against Poverty ~ Finance Manager, Arrow Leadership ~ Chairman, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ CEO, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Partner, KS Black and Co ~ Chief Member Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Principal, MST and Eastern College Australia ~ Communications & Fundraising Specialist, Alineado ~ Financial Adviser, Cornerstone Wealth ~ Executive Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ National Manager Commercial Lending, ACS Financial P/L ~ Solicitor Director, Prolegis ~ Special Counsel, Prolegis ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund (Australia) Limited ~ Executive Director, Katoomba Christian Convention ~ Support & Solutions Architect, Daraco IT Services ~ Legal Counsel, HammondCare ~ Founder, Unique Leaders Network ~ Relationship Manager, Compassion Australia ~ Board Chair, Medowie Christian School / Overflow Church ~ Relationship & Advocacy Director, The Freedom Project ~ National Administration Manager, Acts Global Churches ~ Finance & Compliance Manager, International Justice Mission Australia ~ CFO, Anglicare Tas ~ Accountant, Outback Futures ~ Campus Team Leader, Power to Change Australia ~ Marketing Manager, Empart ~ Business Officer, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Board Member, Arrow Leadership ~ CFO, Parramatta Mission ~ CEO, Compass Foundation (Australia) ~ Exec Pastor - Operations, Stairway Church Whitehorse ~ Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Diocesan Services ~ Administration, UNOH LTD ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ General Manager, ACC International Relief ~ Senior Pastor, Australian Christian Churches ~ CEO, Light FM ~ Finance and Operations Manager, York Street Church of Christ ~ Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Director of Finance and Administration , BUV ~ CEO, 3pFinancial ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Business Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Christian Heritage College ~ Church Engagement Manager, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Senior Associate, Macpherson Kelley ~ Registrar, Anglican Diocese of North West Australia ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Director, Purposeful Practice ~ CEO, MMM AUSTRALIA ~ Archdeacon Emeritus , Anglican, FCCV ~ Director, rdl.accountants ~ Scientist/Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ General Manager, Grace Communion International ~ CFO, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Compassion Australia ~ Corporate Secretary, SDS ~ Relationship Facilitator, Compassion Australia ~ CEO, BFS ~ Communications Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Ministry Assistant, Missions Interlink ~ Co-Senior Pastor, Living Faith Community Church ~ Executive 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 ~ ReStore Manager, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Business Manager, Northreach Baptist Church ~ People Manager, Crossway Baptist Church ~ Chairman, Integricare ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ Co-Director, Uplift Centre ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group ~ Principal, Cameron & Mills Financial Solutions ~ Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Melbourne Campus Director, Alphacrucis College ~ Safe Church Facilitator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Relationship Manager, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Chief of Staff, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ Lay Leader, Lighthouse Church Pattaya ~ Business & Operations Director, Interserve Australia ~ Account Director, Corporate Risks, Edgewise Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd ~ Business Manager, Christian Brethren Trust ~ Accountant, ACC International Relief ~ Board Member, Encounter Youth ~ General Manager, CCCVaT Ministries Ltd ~ Principal Solicitor/Director, Tri-meridian ~ Director, BFS ~ Director, CityLife Community Care ~ Business Development Underwrite Manager, Ansvar Insurance ~ CFO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Group Manager – Strategic Mission Development, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ COO, Sports Chaplaincy Australia ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Business and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Christian Life Assembly Inc ~ General Manager - Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ CEO, Daraco IT Services ~ Director, SafeMinistryTraining.com.au ~ Executive Assistant, The Leprosy Mission Australia ~ Executive Minister, CityLife Church ~ Managing Principal, Moores ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ President, ICFM ~ General Manager, Faith Christian Church ~ CEO, Duty of Care ~ General Manager, Childsafe ~ Commercial Risk Manager , Ansvar Insurance ~ CEO, Nutrition Plus Enterprises Pty Ltd ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Director, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Operations Manager, Discovery Church ~ Pastor, Reach Community Church ~ Board Member, Wycliffe Australia ~ Chair, Mt Tamborine Convention ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Co-Founder, Together Financial Services ~ Board of Elders, Gateway Baptist Church ~ 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 ~ Communications Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ GM to Client Solutions, Ansvar Insurance ~ National Program Manager, Kids Hope Australia ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ Executive Manager, Outback Futures ~ CEO, Halftime Australia ~ 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 ~ Financial Controller, Qld Theological College ~ Principal, Mercer PR ~ Director of Corporate Services, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Church Health Pastor, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Bible Society Australia ~ Relationship Manager, Compassion Australia ~ CEO, Reach Beyond ~ Head of Fundraising, Habitat for Humanity Australia ~ CEO, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Business Manager, Robert Menzies College ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Advocate for, TWR360.org ~ Lawyer, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Managing Director, Circle Tree ~ Board Vice Chair, Mt Tamborine Convention ~ Interim National Director, SIM Australia ~ Managing Director, Reventure Ltd ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Principal Air Chaplain - Anglican, Air Force ~ National Relationship Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Legal Counsel, ACNC ~ Senior Associate, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Board Chair, Riverview Church ~ Audit Manager, Saward Dawson ~ Business Development Manager, ACS Financial ~ Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Executive Pastor, Overflow Church ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Cash Plus Portfolio Manager, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Relationship Facilitator , Compassion Australia ~ 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 ~ Business Manager, Schools Ministry Group ~ Australian Program Director, TEAR Australia ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ Board Member, Schools Ministry Group ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ CEO, Christian Venues Association ~ Secretary / Director Administrative Services, QLD Baptists ~ Enquiries & Student Engagement Co-ordinator, Eastern College Australia ~ Business Support Administrator, Riverview Church ~ Administrator, TLC Church ~
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