MEET THE SPEAKERS
MOST REV MARK EDWARDS OMI
Bishop Edwards is the Episcopal Vicar for Tertiary Education and Youth. Bishop is on the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s (ACBC) Commission for Family, Youth and Life. He values the Church and community very highly and identified himself as being a missionary.
MOST REV . BISHOP BOSCO PUTHUR
Bishop Bosco Puthur is the first Bishop of Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia). Bishop is also appointed as the Apostolic Visitor to the Syro-Malabar faithful in New Zealand.
Most Rev. Dr Terence Curtin DD
Bishop Curtin is Episcopal Vicar for the Northern Region. He is also Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Mission. He was Head of the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University, Victoria, from 1996 to 2002.
Paul is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Real Talk International and has a passion for seeing people fulfill their potential in Christ. He uses his powerful life story and 15 years ministry experience to present the life-changing Real Talk message to over 10,000 young people each year. He has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and postgraduate qualifications in Sexual Health and Theology. Paul is married to Emma and has there beautiful children.
Fr. Ken Barker
Fr Barker is the moderator of the Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL), which came into being in 1986 . He is also a member of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community.He was ordained in 1974 and finished a degree in theology, graduating with honours. He then returned to the University of Sydney and finished his science degree.In 1976 he was sent to the US to study at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he obtained a Ph.D. in religious education. He travelled to various communities in the US and experienced the charismatic renewal of Catholic life. He is the author of 5 books His Name is Mercy, Becoming Fire, Radical Way of Love, Amazing Love, and the best-selling Young Men Rise Up.
FR ALEX VICKERS OP
Fr Alex is a passionate Dominican Friar who has a ‘big heart’ for young people. He is presently the Prior of Dominican Community in Brisbane. Fr Alex is also the Chaplain of both Jesus Youth (JY) Brisbane and JY Australia’s University Project.
FR CHRIS EATON
Fr Chris is a priest in the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL) and is well - known as the 'rapping priest'. Originally from Christ Church, New Zealand, he now lives in Melbourne in the MGL formation house, where he helps to train young men in their initial stage of formation as MGL's priests and brother. Fr Chris is passionate about bringing the message of God’s love to young people in new and creative ways.
Ellen has been deeply immersed in the youth discipleship movement in Australia. Ellen has served with a range of ministries, National Evangelization Teams (NET), Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia (CSYMA), Asia Pacific School of Evangelization, Suluhisho Children’s Home Kenya and Christian Surfers. She is training and coordinating teams of school-based Youth Ministers in the Lismore Diocese and pursuing every opportunity to be a vessel of the Holy Spirit in this fast-paced secular culture.
DONY PETER CHACKO
Dony is a speaker and Leadership Trainer. Has spoken to audiences in 27 countries and he has been involved in youth ministry for 19 years. Dony travels frequently conducting youth retreats, sessions on Leadership, Peer pressure, Chastity, Faith & Evangelisation. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and daughter.
Joseph is the present Jesus Youth Int'l Coordinator and an acclaimed speaker & presenter for Youth Conferences and Retreats in over 30 countries. He is married to Diana and father of Edna, Joan and Maria. Joseph (Director – Fourth Wave Foundation) has over 20 years of diverse experience handling international projects at professional, educational and social levels for organisations. An exemplary communicator, he travels to many countries, carrying the Gospel and preaching to young hearts, inspiring them to deepen in their call.
Jethin is an engineer by profession and a member of the JY National Council. He is a guitarist, a worship leader and brings a wealth of experience in music and faith. He lives in Adelaide with his wife Debbie and son.
DR. PRIYA ALLENCHERRY
Consultant - Psychiatrist & Passionate Speaker who loves spreading the good news of life and love. She has been part of Jesus Youth Movement since she first started Medical school in India almost 30 years ago. Currently working as a psychiatrist in public mental health in Victoria, and blessed with a lovely family including 3 teenagers. Her life prayer and passion is to share the love of Jesus and the new meaning and purpose for her life in Him during from her own teen years.Her husband and she are very involved in Ministry as the Lord leads.
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The Chosen Youth conference is organized by Jesus Youth Australia bringing together young people from all walks of life celebrating Jesus. With an array of highly sought after international and local speakers coupled with award winning music bands, the conference is not to be missed. Register now.