GWF Schedule and Speakers

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June 25 | June 26 | June 27 | June 28 | June 29

25 June (Tuesday)

Opening Session (18.30-20.15)

The Global Workplace Forum kicks off with worship, music, and dance from our hosts in the Philippines. Then the stage will be set for the Forum, looking at the state of the global workplace movement in order to envision the future.

Welcome

Larry Pabiona

Senior Pastor, Greenhills Christian Fellowship

Philip Chang

Regional Director South East Asia
Lausanne Movement

Bishop Efraim Tendero

Secretary General and CEO, World Evangelical Alliance
Principal, Redcliffe Mission Training College
President, Philippine Relief and Development Services (PHILRADS)

Cultural Performance - Praise Factory Children

Panel: Vision for the Workplace

Timothy Liu, Moderator

Lausanne Catalyst for Workplace Ministry
CEO, Dover Park Hospice

Jerry White

International President Emeritus, Navigators
Member, Lausanne Board of Directors

Promod Haque

Senior Managing Director, Norwest Venture Partners

Michelle Tolentino

Co-Founder and President, Made In Hope
Lausanne Catalyst for Children-at-Risk

Global Workplace Landscape

David Miller

Director, Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative

Shaping the Future

Michael Oh

Global Executive Director/CEO, Lausanne Movement

Bob Doll

Chair, Lausanne Board of Directors
Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management

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26 June (Wednesday) – Vocation and Identity

Morning Session (08.25-12.00)

The morning plenary sessions are designed to speak to the heart as well as the mind, beginning with a devotional from the book of Daniel and followed by an exploration of the theology of work in the Bible and real-life case studies. The morning will conclude with a panel discussion with experienced influencers.

The Wednesday morning session includes:

Living Out Our Calling

Daniel 1

Steve Osei-Mensah

Managing Consultant, SDU Lee Hecht Harrison Penna

Affirming Our Call to the Workplace

Andy Mills

Executive Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Archegos Capital Management
Co-Chairman, The Grace & Mercy Foundation

Case Study: Raising Standards of Excellence in Workplaces

John Ng’ang’a

Founder and Executive, Taruma Consultancy

Panel: Leadership in the Workplace

Bob Doll, Moderator

Chair, Lausanne Board of Directors
Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management

Henry Kaestner

Managing Principal, Sovereign’s Capital
Co-Founder, Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Delphine Fanfon

CEO and Vison Bearer, Me4real International
Africa Representative, Trueface
Country Team Leader, LeaderSource SGA

Johanna Zeilstra

CEO, Gender Fair
Former Executive, JPMorgan Chase

Barry Rowan

EVP and CFO of Gogo, the In-flight Internet Company

Content Integration

Responding to the morning’s themes

Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Executive Director, Evangelicals for Social Action and the Sider Center

Afternoon Session (13.15-17.15)

Tailor your GWF experience to your unique workplace and context through afternoon seminars with seasoned experts and the Learning Lab, which helps accelerate the transformation of ideas into their practical implementations through creative and collaborative problem-solving. Network with others from your region or who are interested in similar topics.

There is no advance sign up for afternoon sessions except site visits. All other afternoon sessions are on a first come, first serve basis.

Participate in up to 3 sessions throughout the afternoon.

See all Wednesday afternoon sessions

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Evening Session (18.45-20.30)

Speakers from various regional frontlines will delve into significant issues and cross-cutting themes to see how God is working across the globe, answering the question, ‘How can we expand kingdom influence in every sphere of society?

On Wednesday, under the theme of Vocation and Identity, we will look at:

Working in Cities

Urbanization, migration, city reaching, church planting

Jurie Kriel

Lead Pastor, 5twelve City Church

Mac Pier

Lausanne Catalyst for Cities
Founder and CEO, New York City Leadership Center

Bob Doll

Chair, Lausanne Board of Directors
Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management

Migrant Workers

Diasporas in the Mission of God

TV Thomas

Chairman, Global Diaspora Network and Ethnic America Network

Joy Tira

Lausanne Catalyst for Diasporas
Diaspora Missiology Specialist, Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives, Ambrose University and Seminary

Sam George

Lausanne Catalyst for Diasporas
Executive Director, Parivar International

Job Creation / Entrepreneurship

Using business to create God-friendly environments

Joao Mordomo

Lausanne Catalyst for Business as Mission
Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, Crossover Global

Courtney Rountree-Mills

Co-Founder, Sinapis

Paulo Humaita

Founder & CEO, Bluefields Startup Accelerator
Co-Founder, GoldStreet Venture Capital

Work in the Home

Paid and unpaid; child care; elderly care

Timothy Liu

Lausanne Catalyst for Workplace Ministry
CEO, Dover Park Hospice

Loretta Lambert

Women's Ministry Leader
Temecula Hills Christian Fellowship

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27 June (Thursday) – Creative Discipleship

Morning Session (08.25-12.00)

The morning plenary sessions are designed to speak to the heart as well as the mind, beginning with a devotional from the book of Daniel and followed by an exploration of the theology of work in the Bible and real-life case studies. The morning will conclude with a panel discussion with experienced influencers.

The Thursday morning session includes:

Whole-Life Discipleship

Daniel 2

Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Principal, Redcliffe College
Director of Church Relations, United Bible Societies

Going to Where People Work

Mats Tunehag

Chairman BAM Global
Chairman Freedom Business Alliance

Jo Plummer

Lausanne Catalyst for Business as Mission
Co-Chair, BAM Global

Case Study: Discipling in the Workplace

Discipleship in a postmodern digital age

Richard Higginson

Chair of Faith in Business, Cambridge

Kina Robertshaw

Curate, St. Peter’s Church Bromyard

Panel: Living Faith at Work for a Lifetime

Global snapshots of sustainability

Timo Plutschinski, Moderator

Director of the WEA Business Coalition

Stephen Mbogo

Lausanne Regional Director for EPSA
International Team Leader and Chief Executive, African Enterprise

Edna Mercado Ortiz

Program Manager, Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation

Adel Azmi

Executive Committee Member, Lausanne YLG Middle East/North Africa (MENA)
Founder, NABLA Initiative

Content Integration

Responding to the morning’s themes

Gordon Preece

Director, Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy

Afternoon Session (13.15-17.15)

Tailor your GWF experience to your unique workplace and context through afternoon seminars with seasoned experts and the Learning Lab, which helps accelerate the transformation of ideas into their practical implementations through creative and collaborative problem-solving. Network with others from your region or who are interested in similar topics.

Participate in up to 3 sessions throughout the afternoon.

See all Thursday afternoon sessions

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Evening Session (18.45-20.30)

Speakers from various regional frontlines will delve into significant issues and cross-cutting themes to see how God is working across the globe, answering the question, ‘How can we expand kingdom influence in every sphere of society?

On Thursday, from the perspective of Creative Discipleship, we will explore:

Women at Work

Jenny Yang

Lausanne Catalyst for Freedom and Justice
Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, World Relief

Vulnerable Children

Pranitha Timothy

Lausanne Catalyst for Freedom and Justice

Economic Justice for the Poor

Craig Greenfield

Lausanne Catalyst for Freedom and Justice
Founder and Director, Alongsiders International

Edielyn Beltran

Pastor and former domestic worker

June Inabayan

Help Desk Director, Global Filipino Movement Foundation

R'Love Rojas

Support Staff, Center for Community Transformation

The Call to Rest

Bishop Glenn Davies

Archbishop of Sydney, Australia

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28 June (Friday) – Tomorrow’s Workplace

Morning Session (08.25-12.00)

The morning plenary sessions are designed to speak to the heart as well as the mind, beginning with a devotional from the book of Daniel and followed by an exploration of the theology of work in the Bible and real-life case studies. The morning will conclude with a panel discussion with experienced influencers.

The Friday morning session includes:

Facing Challenges in the Workplace

Daniel 3

Rosalee Velloso Ewell

Principal, Redcliffe College
Director of Church Relations, United Bible Societies

Building Sustainable Workplace Ecosystems

Work in a rapidly changing world

Wendy Simpson

Order of Australia
Chairman, Wengeo Group

Case Study: Letting God Do the Impossible - Overcoming Challenges

Letting God do the impossible

Ruth Callanta

Founder, Center for Community Transformation

Panel: Changing the Workplace Landscape in Manila

Breaking debilitating cycles of bondage

David Lim, Moderator

President, China Ministries International and the Asian School of Development and Cross Cultural Studies
Board Chair, Lausanne Philippines &
Executive Committee Member, Lausanne Asia

Chonabelle Domingo

Executive Director, Early Childhood Education, Mission Ministries Philippines

Eduardo Jimenez

President and Vice Chair of the Board, KMBI Bank

Content Integration

Responding to the morning’s themes

Bob Harp

Lausanne Catalyst of Marketplace Ministry
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Adjunct Professor at the Crowell School of Business, Biola University

Afternoon Session (13.15-17.15)

Tailor your GWF experience to your unique workplace and context through afternoon seminars with seasoned experts and the Learning Lab, which helps accelerate the transformation of ideas into their practical implementations through creative and collaborative problem-solving. Network with others from your region or who are interested in similar topics.

Participate in up to 3 sessions throughout the afternoon.

See all Friday afternoon sessions

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DINNER (17.15-18.30)

Evening Session (18.45-20.30)

Speakers from various regional frontlines will delve into significant issues and cross-cutting themes to see how God is working across the globe, answering the question, ‘How can we expand kingdom influence in every sphere of society?

On Friday, our evening session focuses on Tomorrow’s Workplace:

Creation Care

Ed Brown

Lausanne Catalyst for Creation Care
Director and CEO, Care of Creation

Las Newmann

Global Associate Director for Regions

Rocio Parra

Environmental Lawyer, Law of the Sea Centre, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile)

Dave Bookless

Director of Theology, A Rocha International

New Technologies

Artificial intelligence in the workplace

Ruth Thorogood, Moderator

Consultant and Connector for Christian Non-Profits and Organizations

Joanna Ng

Founder, Devarim Design

Sherol Chen

Co-Leader, Christians@Google

Kamesh Sankaran

Professor of Engineering and Physics, Whitworth University

Dan Sinclair

Chairman of the Board / CEO, Lausanne Canada

Joseph Vijayam

Lausanne Catalyst for Technology
CEO, Olive Technology

Shawn Ring

Lausanne Catalyst for Technology
Chief Information Officer, Seed Company

Brokenness and Hope

Pursuit of mental and physical health in communities of shalom

Brad Smith

Lausanne Catalyst for Mental Health and Trauma
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Belhaven University

Gladys Mwiti

Lausanne Catalyst for Mental Health and Trauma
Consulting Clinical Psychologist
Founder and CEO, Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology and Trauma

An invitation to ongoing engagement

Bob Doll

Chair, Lausanne Board of Directors
Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist,
Nuveen Asset Management

Menchit Wong

Director of Leadership Engagement,
Compassion International

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29 June (Saturday) – Activating Faith

Morning Session (08.25-12.15)

The morning plenary sessions are designed to speak to the heart as well as the mind, beginning with a devotional from the book of Daniel and followed by an exploration of the theology of work in the Bible and real-life case studies. The morning will conclude with a panel discussion with experienced influencers, followed by a communion service.

The Saturday morning session includes:

An Integrated Team ‘Shining as Stars Together’

Daniel 4-6

Steve Osei-Mensah

Managing Consultant, SDU Lee Hecht Harrison Penna

Strategies for Developing Church Workplace Synergies

Clint Le Bruyns

Director, Postgraduate Theology & Development Programme, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Case Study: Moving the Secular to Holy Ground

LT Jeyachandran

Former Director of Ministries, RZIM
Senior Civil Engineer, Government of India

Panel: A Fully Activated Workplace

Becoming communities of worship and new life

Willy Kotiuga, Moderator

Programme Chair, Lausanne Global Workplace Forum
Senior Director, Strategic Studies

Christeen Rico

Program Manager of Retail Expansion, Apple
Co-Chair, Apple Christian Fellowship

Jeff Haanen

CEO and Founder, Denver Institute of Faith and Work

Gladys Mwiti

Lausanne Catalyst for Mental Health and Trauma
Consulting Clinical Psychologist
Founder and CEO, Oasis Africa Center for Transformational Psychology and Trauma

Ruslan Zagidulin

Central Asia Ministry Coordinator, OneHope

Content Integration

Responding to the morning’s themes

SG Cheong

Executive Director, P.O.D.
Director, National Economic Empowerment Coalition

Communion

Bishop Noel Alba Pantoja

National Director, Philippines Council of Evangelical Churches
President, Philippines Relief & Development Services

Evening Closing Celebration (18.00-20.45)

The closing session will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel and will include dinner, forum highlights, and testimonies. The evening will conclude with a call to action for moving forward to see ‘Kingdom impact in every sphere of society’, as each participant takes the fruit of GWF back to their various contexts.

Dance Performance - Visions of Hope, Center for Community Transformation

Call to Action

Taking the fruit of GWF to the world

Bishop Efraim Tendero

Secretary General and CEO, World Evangelical Alliance
Principal, Redcliffe Mission Training College
President, Philippine Relief and Development Services (PHILRADS)

Michael Oh

Global Executive Director / CEO, Lausanne Movement

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