Saturday, 20 August 2011

Speakers' Profiles

It's our pleasure to have the following speakers with us this year:

Dr Living Lee
Dr Lee is Professor in the Department of Geology, University of Malaya, specializing in palaeontology or the study of fossils. Dr Lee holds a B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. in Geology from University of Malaya and a Ph.D. from University of Liverpool. He is a past president of the Graduates' Christian Fellowship and Vice Chairman of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students of Malaysia and of the Research Commision of the National Evangelical Fellowship. He is Chairman Elder of the Peoples Park Baptist Church, Petaling Jaya.

Mr Lai Tak Meng
Tak Ming is currently Director of HR and Admin with Gamuda Bhd, a regional civil engineering and infra-structure group responsible for, inter-alia the SMART Tunnel, Sg Selangor Dam, Electrified Double-tracking Project from Ipoh- Padang Besar and the Klang Vallley MRT.
He has an MBA -HRD (1st in order of merit) from the University of Hull, England. His first degree BSc Ed (Hons) is from the University of Malaya, Malaysia’s premier university 
He has more than 26 yrs work experience with 16 yrs in Corporate HR (HRM, HRD and OD) and more than 5 years in HR consulting.

He worships in Agape Chapel, Kota Damansara, a Brethren Assembly and was part of its original church planting team.
He’s married to Christina and they have 1 daughter, Stephanie.
He’s very passionate about training, people development and justice and truth for the Malaysian society.

Mr Goh Keat Peng

Keat Peng has been blessed with opportunities to minister to churches in and out of the country, school and university students, poor communities in East Timor, and Malaysian politicians across the parliamentary divide. 
Through the Christian Federation of Malaysia and the Malaysian Consultative council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism, he has also been engaged in efforts to encourage Christian unity and also the resolution of religious conflicts through genuine dialogue and to safeguard the status of religious freedom in Malaysia. 

Believing that there must be a Christian voice in Malaysia, he has set up a personal blog at http://ongohing.wordpress.​com/ as well as a web portal at http://www.themicahmandate​.org/ where his perspectives and reflections on issues of national importance are regularly published.  At present he is creating awareness of the role of Christians as a witness of the biblical message to neighbour and nation.

Dr Voon Choon Khing
Life has been an adventure with God for Choon Khing ever since her conversion from traditional Chinese beliefs in 1966. God’s primary call on her as God’s beloved has found varying expressions as a trained nurse & midwife (UK), Christian ministry among overseas students & nurses (UK), Christian social work with mentally ill women (Malaysia), and theological education as librarian (1986-2001), counselor and lecturer with Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (full time 1992-2008; part-time 2009-). Her academic training includes MA in Library & Information Studies (London Uni, UK), Master in Theology (Duke Uni, USA) and DMin in Spiritual Direction (Graduate Theological Foundation, USA). Married to Dr Chow Heap Yeong, gynaecologist & obstetrician in 2004.

Mr Steve
Steve joined the disaster relief scene with CREST in 2004, in the wake of the Tsunami. He currently heads the Operations and Training function, and leads teams into disaster zones which has taken him to many disasters in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Myanmar and lately the tsunami in Japan. He also heads the training arm of CREST and his field experience provides hands-on insight into the training modules. He has conducted numerous training sessions with churches both in East and West Malaysia and internationally, in Philippines, China, Egypt and Uganda.  He worships at FGA KL and is married to Cynthia George.

Mr Cheong Seng Gee
Seng Gee is the Executive Director and founding partner of Professional & Organisation Development Sdn Bhd (a Human Resource Consultancy Firm). He holds a MBA in Finance & Investment from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is currently an adviser to the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) of Malaysia, Chairman of the Local Church Executive Committee of Sungai Way-Subang Methodist Church where he worships and a member of the Discipline Review Council of the Methodist Church of Malaysia.
He is married to Eng Bee and they have 3 grown children, Yew Weng (25 years), Yen Ling (24 years) and Yen Li (22 years).

Mr Erik Lai
Erik Lai is currently the General Manager of Glad Sounds, a leading Christian bookstore in Malaysia. He has been in full time Christian ministry for 16 years.

Erik is now the national director for Crown Financial Ministries which is based in Atlanta, USA. Crown Financial Ministries®, founded in 1976, is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to equipping people around the world to learn, apply, and teach biblical financial principles. Its vision is: To see the followers of Christ in every nation faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives.

He is married to his wonderful wife, Julia and they have 3 God-loving children, Sarah (28), Jonathan (25), and Ian (18 years old); and a son-in-law, David Lim.

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